Image description: Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) illustrated this World War II poster for American soldiers about mosquitoes and malaria before he was a famous children’s book author. Warning: this document was created for adults fighting in war zones, and might not be considered appropriate for young kids.
Preventing malaria was a priority for the U.S. military in the South Pacific during World War II, as the debilitating disease sent more soldiers to the hospital than injuries from combat.
Published in 1943 by the U.S. Army. Digitized image courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
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