An American sailor sitting on a hospital bed, prevented by venereal disease from joining his ship. Colour lithograph, ca. 1948.
- United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel.
About this work
The board at the foot of the bed used for patient's case-notes says "VD". Through a window in the background, a naval vessel is departing. The hospital floor is covered with terrazzo of bright yellow, white and grey stones (or linoleum imitating such a composition)
VD. You can't get ahead on a hospital bed.
[Washington, D.C.?] : U.S. Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel, [1948?] ([Washington, D.C.?] : U.S. Government Printing Office)
1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; sheet 57.3 x 41 cm
Wellcome Library no. 580226i