SI—Q

Was Dr. Seuss a wartime propagandist?

Yes, against mosquitoes. During WWII, while a captain in the U.S. Army, Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel created a pamphlet to warn against the dangers of malaria, as personified by a lady mosquito. In the Pacific, 7 out of 8 soldiers admitted to the hospital had illnesses such as mosquito-borne malaria.

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