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

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

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"A special dark-field microscope is needed to see the tiny, pale spirochete--the germ that causes syphilis."

Detail from an educational pamphlet by the USPHS on syphilis. The photograph shows a man looking through a darkfield microscope at syphilis samples.

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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--Darkfield Exam),” Venereal Disease Visual History Archive, accessed September 24, 2017, https://vdarchive.newmedialab.cuny.edu/items/show/25.

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