Saturday, February 02, 2013

Saturday scenes and scenery: public health posters from the 1940s

I've been helping a friend struggle through the collections of a long life. These posters were among today's finds:
TB-chest xray.jpg
The artist Ray Gordon (here he signed himself "Ramon") created these during his stint in the war time army or perhaps shortly after.

you are not a doctor.jpg
That kind of confidence that "the doctor knows best" is gone for good.

cancer kills.jpg
We're not even so certain about the value of check-ups any more, but at least they'll come free with Obamacare.

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