Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre), Mount Helen
A carboard box with two tubes of ointment - an anti-Venereal Disease outfit supplied to Australian Armed Services
Tube number one is filled with brown contents known as 'No. 1 ointment BROWN' and has a long, tapered opening, with black pastic lid.
Tube number two is filled with a thick white ointment 'No. 2 ointment WHITE', with a normal opening and metal lid.
The tubes contained 3 percent Argyrol Jelly for gonorrhea and 33% Calomel Ointment for syphilis prophylaxis.
The bluelight outfit was offered to members of the armed services in an attempt to prevent venereal disease.
Australia colloquial language defines a Blue Light clinic as a venereal disease clinic.
Inscriptions & Markings
Directions for Use
1. Rub head and shaft of Penis with half the tube of No. 2 Ointment, White.
2. Always wear a sheath
1. Pass water IMMEDIATELY
2. Wash thoroughly Penis and Scrotum with soap and water.
3. Inject the whole of the contents of the Tube of No. 1. Oitnment, Brown, into pipe and massage back 2 inches.
4. Rub remainder of tube No. 2 Ointment, White, on head and shaft of Penis and Scrotum
5. Hold urine some hours after treatment
6. Report at V.D. Prevention Depot (Blue Light Depot) as soon as possible.
7. Having read directions and understood them, destroy by tearing up or by burning.