Showing posts with label Anti Malaria. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anti Malaria. Show all posts

20 November 2013

1940's Self Tanning & the importance of Malaria drugs



Suntan vending machine, 1949. I have never seen this machine before, I am surprised it ever existed. I always thought it was cool to be pale in the 40s and 50s and the self tanning phenomenon was a modern thing. Based on the size of it and the likelihood it was very expensive I am guessing it never really took off, maybe people mistook it for a gas machine.


Advertisement for Atabrine, an anti-malaria drug. Papua, New Guinea during WWII. I assume the person/organization who wanted to get the message across thought this would do the trick. New Guinue one believes was horrendous for bugs/viruses of this sort and soldiers going in had no real clue of the ramifications of catching these. My Grandad contracted Malaria in WWII, it would come and go throughout his life, many times he would be bed ridden from it.