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She's Waiting, Take Atabrine



She's Waiting, Take Atabrine
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Title: She's Waiting, Take Atabrine
Description: Private Leopold Blaha, a barber from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, looks at a poster with a pretty woman depicted on it that urges the soldiers to take their Atabrine. The camp was located on Kiriwina Island, in the Solomon Sea, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). Atabrine was an effective anti-malaria drug that was not popular with the troops due to the bitter taste and side effects such as yellow skin, headaches, nausea and vomiting. Yet Atabrine was effective, if only the men could be made to take it. To ensure that the medication was actually swallowed by the soldiers, medics or NCOs from the combat units stood at the head of mess lines to carefully watch the soldiers take their little yellow tablets.

Image ID: 99548
Creation
Date:
August 15, 1943 
Creator
Name:
Doyle, Robert
Collection
Name:
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
Additional
Information:
Robert Doyle was a civilian war correspondent for the Milwaukee Journal during World War II, covering the experiences of Wisconsin troops in the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division, an infantry division of the United States Army National Guard. The "Red Arrow" Division consisted mainly of soldiers from Wisconsin and Michigan.
Subjects: Tents
Soldiers
Hats
Medicine
Armed Forces
Military uniforms
World War, 1939-1945
Men
Outdoor photography
Military camps
Signs and signboards
Islands
 

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