Thursday, June 06, 2013

Unusual U.S. Government Publications, Part Two: Dr. Seuss Fights Malaria

From an NPR article:

“Before he cooked up green eggs or taught us to count colorful fish, Dr. Seuss was a captain in the U.S. Army. And during World War II, the author and illustrator, whose given name was Theodor Geisel, spent a few years creating training films and pamphlets for the troops.

One of Geisel's Army cartoons was aimed at preventing malaria outbreaks among GIs by urging them to use nets and keep covered up.”  Read his malaria prevention pamphlet here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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