"Public health doctor giving tenant family medicine for malaria, near Columbia, S.C."
Marion Post Wolcott, photographer. Created June, 1939.
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection.

As the caption tells us, this photograph was taken by Marion Post Wolcott in the late 1930s. Wolcott was one of many photographers employed by the Farm Security Administration (FSA) in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The FSA, one of the many social programs started under Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal, was intended to address the difficulties faced by farmers and the rural poor. These efforts included a medical care program that brought federally-sponsored clinics to remote and impoverished regions of the United States.