It did provide much information about syphilis demographics, and allowed health officials a chance to inform an otherwise prudish population about a sexually transmitted disease.When I watched this movie in light of the public health campaign it was more interesting, and that icky deformed foot certainly looked realistic!
Exploitation filmmakers hoped to capitalize on the taboo subjects of venereal disease, sex before marriage, lesbianism, etc.
while skirting the Motion Picture Production Code of 1930 which forbade a film from containing such content. Maybe scandalous back in the day,but very tame by today's standards.
I HAVE NO DESIRE TO SEE THIS FILM, AND MOST WAR MOVIES I DON'T LIKE TO WATCH. I don't think penicillin came into wide spread use until the 1940's.
All these years of getting laid and even becoming a grandpa i never knew that being "friendly" would make my dick fall off. everything2 on syphilis in the 1930s) First, an examination of the Chicago Syphilis Control Program.
If all these things were actually true and if jerking off caused blindness then by now I would have devolved back to a being with no eyes whatsoever like an earthworm. This program, part of a nation-wide effort in the years 1937-40, was the "flagship" of the United States' "War on Syphilis".