Timothy Boon: ‘Film and Contestation of Public Health in Interwar Britain’

Boon, T., ‘Film and contestation of public health in interwar Britain’ PhD Thesis completed, 1999. Wellcome Institute Abstract: This is the first study to analyse and list the approximately 350 health films distributed in Britain in the interwar period. It provides a social-historical explanation for their existence, and grounds its Continue Reading →

Holiday Health and Hygiene on Vacation

‘Coughs and sneezes spread diseases. Trap them in your handkerchief!’ This slogan from a 1942 British government poster was aimed at reducing absenteeism from serious war work, but it caught on, and encouraged more hygienic habits in the population as a whole. No surprise then, to find it revived to Continue Reading →

Visual Culture and Public Health Posters

“This online exhibit is designed to introduce you to the history of images used in public health posters in the twentieth century. It utilizes the world’s largest collection of poster art dealing with questions of health in the United States, housed at the National Library of Medicine. Many of these Continue Reading →