These Posters from Mao’s China Taught Public Health Awareness

In 1955, Chairman Mao Zedong established a small committee to find ways to stem the spread of schist psoriasis, an infectious disease caused by water worms. The first subcommittee plan was to eradicate schist psoriasis from the Yangtze Basin provinces. It was scheduled to take about seven years, including a few years to learn about the disease.

These changes in public health in China began a few years before Chairman Mao’s Great Leap Forward, and became known as the Patriotic Health Campaign. As economist and policy development expert Xuzhou Peng explains in the Population and Development Review, “The Great Leap Forward was a different approach to China’s Soviet development, an effort to focus on producing commodity farmers’ commissions at major commissions and social mobilization to bring about agricultural technological change. ”The industrialization of health care also meant embracing health practices and the purity of Western style and traditional Chinese medicine. . As Chinese scholar David M. Hampton described China Quarterly, in 1958, as “a general medical treatment Many Chinese people wanted infectious diseases to be controlled quickly and did not want to wait years to get study results.

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These Notices from Mao’s China Teach Public Health Awareness
A series of changes known as the Patriotic Health Campaign has brought colorful posters depicting hygiene and safety at work.

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Prevent Hepatitis. Left: A person buries a patient’s trash. Right: A woman hangs clothes on a fence; Inset Circular: washing clothes with boiling water. March 1960 by JSTOR
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In 1955, Chairman Mao Zedong established a small committee to find ways to stem the spread of schist psoriasis, an infectious disease caused by water worms. The first subcommittee plan was to eradicate schist psoriasis from the Yangtze Basin provinces. It was scheduled to take about seven years, including a few years to learn about the disease.

These changes in public health in China began a few years before Chairman Mao’s Great Leap Forward, and became known as the Patriotic Health Campaign. As economist and policy development expert Xuzhou Peng explains in the Population and Development Review, “The Great Leap Forward was a different approach to China’s Soviet development, an effort to focus on producing commodity farmers’ commissions at major commissions and social mobilization to bring about agricultural technological change. ”The establishment of the healthcare sector also meant adopting Western health and hygiene practices and traditional Chinese medicine.

Disable Dysentery. A diagram of how diseases are transmitted by flies from the toilet to human food.
While parts of Chinese culture were developing rapidly, many people viewed medical professionals as part of or influenced by the capitalist class, who did not have their own good hearts. As Chinese scholar David M. Hampton described China Quarterly, in 1958, as “a general medical treatment Many Chinese people wanted infectious diseases to be controlled quickly and did not want to wait years to get study results.

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At the All China on Disease Parasitic conference later in November, attendees “intensified the campaign against the virus,” notes Hampton, and intensified their efforts to eradicate major infectious diseases. While Chinese health experts studied the emergence of infectious diseases, many public health campaigns focused on educating the public on what steps they should take to prevent the spread of disease. As part of these public health campaigns, the government created and distributed slides to schools and communities addressing environmental concerns, personal hygiene, and children’s health.

The slide selection of slides, “Eliminating four pests, preventing disease, and increasing productivity,” published in July 1956, show four types of insects that spread infectious diseases and explain how humans can eradicate them. While the slides have text on them, the pictures alone are designed to show what a person should do to prevent illness: in the 1950’s in China, only 20 percent of the population could read and write,

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