Sent to me by Lee Sherman, this scan comes to us from a dated
health guide simply called the "Blue Book:"
I'm always a big fan of cartoon germs, and these little guys are just precious! I love the
grumpy paramecium under the microscope, though my favorite is the weird-looking,
possibly racist interpretation of "bacteria." Come to think of it, all of these germs look
subtly (alright, not that subtly) like hateful caricatures of Asian people. I'm guessing the
original artist might have been fresh off the World War propaganda bandwagon.
Surprisingly enough, this would be the first scrapbook entry ever submitted by a reader.
Don't be shy! Send me your own creepy finds! I might not use most of it, but I'll certainly
enjoy keeping it.