Medicine: Knock-Out Campaign

For almost two weeks, Chicago had been breaking out in a rash of cryptic signs: "KOVD." The letters were stenciled in red on Loop sidewalks. They flowered 10,000 feet overhead in sky writing and billboards showed them painted on a giant boxing glove. The city's Health Department was getting a message to Chicagoans: KNOCK OUT VENEREAL DISEASE.

In its own flamboyant fashion, Chicago had given a lusty preview of the national anti-VD campaign which opened last week in more than 300 cities in 28 states. The U.S. Public Health Service, helping to plan and...

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