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'If You are Suffering from Scabies', 1942

Lithograph poster designed by Abram Games, printed by H Manly and Son Ltd, for HM Stationery Office, 1942.

This poster warns against the dangers of scabies and explains what symptoms to look out for. It also advises soldiers to seek medical attention if they suspect they are infected. Scabies is caused by a small mite which burrows into the skin. This insect can pass from person to person via body contact, or by sharing clothing, towels and bedding with someone.

From a collection of 45 posters from World War Two (1939-1945).

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NAM. 2013-07-2-5


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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