"Syphilis, Its Cause, Its Spread..Its Cure!" (Detail--Spirochetes)

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"Syphilis, Its Cause, Its Spread..Its Cure!" (Detail--Spirochetes)

Description

"These gleaming spirals are Spirochaeta pallida. It would take 3,500 of them, ent to end, to make an inch." 

Detail from an educational pamphlet by the USPHS on syphilis. The photograph shows a microscopic view of spirochetes, the germs that cause syphilis.

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National Archives, Box 648, Record Group 69: Records of the Works Progress Administration, 1922-1944, Series: State Project Reports and Research Publications, compiled 1933-1943, documenting the period ca. 1605-1949.

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USPHS, “"Syphilis, Its Cause, Its Spread..Its Cure!" (Detail--Spirochetes),” Venereal Disease Visual History Archive, accessed November 28, 2021, https://vdarchive.newmedialab.cuny.edu/items/show/26.

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