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Fighting the VD Vampire

The DOD's Armed With Science blog digs deep into the Navy archives for The Return of Count Spirochete, a 1973 educational film about venereal disease that shows syphilis as a vampire whose survival depends on shame and social stigma.

Does anyone remember seeing this film during training? Did an entire generation of sailors think of Count Chocula whenever they found a canker sore? (via Wired)

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