A film still of a framed poster that says VD at the Movies: Public Health Service World War II Venereal Disease FilmsNEWEST ESSAY
By John Parascandola, Ph.D.
The United States Public Health Service (PHS) released education films in the 1930s and 1940s as part of a campaign against VD. Two of the best of these, produced in cooperation with the Hollywood filmmaking industry, were Know for Sure (1941) and To the People of the United States (1944).