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World United Against Malaria: Haitian postage stamp, 1962.

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World United Against Malaria: Haitian postage stamp, 1962.

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The war against malaria viewed through historical images.

  • An advertisement for a quack malaria remedy. USA, c.1890.

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  • The benefit of sleeping under a mosquito net. By Albert Guillaume, 1873–1942.

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  • The League of Nations Malaria Commission, 1928.

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  • Members of the League of Nations Malaria Commission collecting larvae on the Danube delta, 1929.

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  • ‘Mosquito Day’ luncheon given by Ronald Ross at the Ross Institute and Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Putney, London, to celebrate the discovery of the transmission of malaria by the mosquito. 20 August 1931.

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  • Poster: A mosquito forming the eye-sockets of a skull, representing death from malaria. By Abram Games, 1941.

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  • Satirical sketches about malaria by S E Moyer, 1943.

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  • Advice to British soldiers about malaria. By Copp, c 1944.

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  • Malaria warning sign, 1942–43.

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  • A British soldier studies some advice on avoiding mosquito bites. Anzio, Italy, 10 May 1944.

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  • A US Army plane spreading insecticide on a New Guinea stream to destroy mosquitos, 2 March 1945.

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  • The 1962 UN ‘World United Against Malaria’ stamp campaign issued stamps around the world to raise awareness of malaria. This Cuban stamp shows a microscopic view of Plasmodium vivax.

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  • World United Against Malaria: Czechoslovakian postage stamp, 1962.

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  • World United Against Malaria: Dubai postage stamp. Stanley Gibbons, 1962.

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  • World United Against Malaria: Ethiopian postage stamp, featuring Haile Selassie, 1962.

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  • World United Against Malaria: Palestinian postage stamp showing the international year of malaria symbol (globe and mosquito), 1962.

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  • World United Against Malaria: East German postage stamp, 1962.

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  • World United Against Malaria: Haitian postage stamp, 1962.

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  • World United Against Malaria: Pakistani postage stamp, 1962.

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  • World United Against Malaria: Sudanese postage stamp, 1962. Blue and purple figures either side of the image clasp hands over the globe, showing unity.

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  • World United Against Malaria: Ecuadorean postage stamp, 1963.

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