Showing posts with label influenza. Show all posts
Showing posts with label influenza. Show all posts

Saturday, June 14, 2014

A forgotten Clifford Berrryman poster

I'm reading Nancy K. Bristow's book American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic, and she mentions a US Public Health Service poster drawn by a "well-known Washington cartoonist.

The poster is titled "Use the handkerchief and do your bit to protect me!" The National Library of Medicine has a scan online.They don't credit the artist though.
It was pretty obvious that Clifford  Berryman is the cartoonist. A little more research found the article about the poster that Nancy cited, Droplet Infection Explained in Pictures (Public Health Reports 33: 46, November 15, 1918) is online in the Internet Archive.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

PBS cartoon on film premieres in DC yesterday

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Lisa Henson, CEO of the Jim Henson Company, will join local DC-area school children for a screening of the new Sid the Science Kid special episode on the flu on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009. The Department of Health and Human Services has teamed up with the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) through a cooperative agreement to work with the Henson Company and its partners to create a special episode of PBS' Sid the Science Kid, in which Sid explores the science behind flu vaccinations. The episode, which is also supported by PBS kids, will premiere on PBS on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009. The title is "Getting a Shot: You Can Do It!"


You can view the video at

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

OT: Flu comic book

In my professional life, I dabble in medical history. Dave Lasky's done a comic book "No Ordinary Flu" about the 1918 influenza epidemic for King County in Washington State. You can download it as a pdf in multiple languages. Their website reads:

To promote pandemic flu preparedness, Public Health - Seattle & King County has developed a 12-page comic book on pandemic flu. Targeting readers of all ages, this story tells the tale of a family’s experience of the 1918 influenza pandemic. It also explains the threat of pandemic flu today, illustrates what to expect during a pandemic (such as school closures), and offers tips to help households prepare.

You can also hear Lasky on KUOW's Sound Focus for August 6th - "No Ordinary Flu and Recipes for Peaches." Here's a direct link.

Thanks to cartoonists Scott Gilbert and Scott Faulkner for the tips!