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DATE: 1941

LENGTH: 12 min.

Educational & Instructional, Sound, Black & White

DIRECTOR: Uncredited

PRODUCER/PUBLISHER: Federal Security Agency, United States Public Health Service


In this film, industrial health hazards and the illnesses, accidents, and deaths caused by them are treated as both a public health problem and a threat to the war effort. Save a Day is a typical low-budget film, outfitted with a “March of Time” stentorian narrator and canned music, and makes liberal use of stock silent footage.

Supplementary Materials

Stills from Save a Day

Other Films Featured in the Essay

Explore thirteen films considered in the “Public Health Films Go to War” essay.

In the Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Prints & Photographs Collection

These posters, produced by or for the U.S. military in conjunction with campaigns that also employed films, come from the Prints and Photographs collection of the National Library. Explore these and more from the NLM’s Images in the History of Medicine.

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