National Geographic : 1943 Feb
Two Important Letters to the American Public Metropolitan Life Insurance Company is glad to publish these letters from two prominent government officials To my fellow Americans: One of the first duties of our people in wartime is to avoid, so far as possible, sickness and disease. Venereal diseases are such a serious threat to our military and industrial effici ency that their control is especially impor Stant. It is largely a community responsibility. By using their influence to see that existing laws operate effectively, public-spirited cit izens can do much to clean up local conditions PAUL V.McNUTT,Chairman, which favor the spread of these diseases. Other War Manpower Commission steps to take are the organization of educa tional programs to acquaint every man and woman with the facts about venereal diseases-how to avoid them, where to go for diagnosis and treatment; and a community program of recreation and leisure-time activities for service men, industrial workers, and others. Let every American do everything possible to defeat this enemy within our gates. .To the People of America: Every community must organize its health forces against the venereal diseases. They can be controlled like other epidemics. For the individual, the solution of this prob lem is a personal matter of basic clean living -of avoiding the sources of infection. If every person in our country accepts full personal and community responsibility, we shall have tremendously improved national health and THOMAS PARRAN. Surgeon Gnral greater strength in prosecuting the war. U. S.Public Health Service COPYRIGHT1943-METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCECO. Seventh National Social Hy /4 giene Day is being observed on Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Wednesday, February 3rd, 1943. A MUTUAL CMA The American Social Hygiene (A MUTUA L COMPANY) Association headquarters, 1790 Frederick H. Ecker, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Leroy A. Lincoln, PRESIDENT Broadway New York City, will MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, N.Y. gladly send you literature and 1 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, N. Y . full particulars.