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In The Navy Of The 1970s, Syphilis Was A Cartoon Vampire (VIDEO)

In The Navy Of The 1970s, Syphilis Was A Cartoon Vampire (VIDEO)

Sometimes a cartoon vampire named Count Spirochete* is the only way to get sailors to use protection.

In 1973, the Navy made a 20-minute animated movie warning sailors — in graphic detail — about the dangers of venereal disease. The plot: The annual Communicable Disease of the Year Awards sees a huge upset when Venereal Disease, represented by the syphilis-carrying Count Spirochete, wins the coveted Fourth Horseman award over diphtheria and smallpox.

Read more at tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com

 

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