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

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

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"A bit of blood is carefully drawn from the arm for the blood test. It's as simple as a smallpox vaccination."

"The completed blood test. The milky solution on the right shows syphilis. THe clear solution means health."

Detail from an educational pamphlet by the USPHS on syphilis. One photograph shows a physician drawing blood from a patient. The second depicts a technician performing the blood test.

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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--Blood Test),” Venereal Disease Visual History Archive, accessed September 24, 2017, https://vdarchive.newmedialab.cuny.edu/items/show/27.

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