Malaria 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows


Malaria 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows


Set of three posters for pharmacy windows titled "Malaria" printed in 1960. These "ethical displays" were designed and written by Frank Pinchak, a pharmacist from Paterson, New Jersey. Published by his company Professional Advancement Plan, Pinchak sold the posters to pharmacists around the country. He donated the posters to the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy in 2013. The main poster reads: "World Health Organization and Malaria. This U.N. specialized agency backed by 90 member-nations affects the lives and welfare of over half of the world's population. W.H.O. predicts this worldwide scourge since the earliest days of man...will become almost a non-existent disease within eight years." Side poster #1 reads: "Malaria progress report: a great victory has been accomplished over this dreaded disease due to - new drugs which have conquered the ailment in persons already afflicted. And a world campaign to eradicate the disease bearing "anapholes" mosquito that is meeting with tremendous success. Millions of cases 10 years ago. Number of cases reduced to thousands today." Side poster #2 reads: "W.H.O. also battles: venereal disease, YAWS, tuberculosis, influenza, polio, cholera, trachoma, plague. W.H.O. teams provide for better sanitation, train nurses, educate the public, improve nutrition, promote mental health."




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Image copyright Brian Silverstein, 2008.






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Pinchak, Seymore Francis (Frank), 1922-2014, “Malaria 3 Poster Set for Pharmacy Windows,” American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Digital Collection, accessed March 2, 2024,