Pamphlet created by the American Women’s Hospitals (AWH) highlighting their work around the world, including Greece, Albania, Greece, India, and the southern United States, and appealing for contributions. Features a reprint of a 1932 New York Times article about the AWH’s rural health service work in the Spartanburg County, South Carolina, where deaths from pellagra were cut in half in two years. Four pages. Illustrated with photographs.
Why It Matters
The AWH reprinted the New York Times article “Win Fight on Pellagra: Medical Unit at Spartanburg County Reduces Deaths by One-half.” The 1932 article reports on the successful efforts of the AWH to fight pellagra in Spartanburg County, where the disease was widespread and often fatal. By printing this article from a respected national news source such as the Times, the AWH built credibility and hoped to gain more financial support for their work in in the rural Southern United States.
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Analyze this evidence
- What is the purpose of this pamphlet? Who was it created for/was its intended audience?
- Why do you think a health-mobile ( a car with a trailer full of medical supplies and medicine) was the best way for the doctors of the AWH to reach people in Appalachia?