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This poster urges all types of people to have a blood test for syphilis.

These photographs show visitors to the World's Fair taking a quiz about syphilis and gonorrhea conducted by the ASHA.

This poster warns audiences that women may spread syphilis and gonorrhea.

This photograph shows a display about the syphilis campaign in the window of a drugstore in New York City.

This cartoon shows boats labeled law, education, scientific medicine, and public health sweeping away mines representing quackery to safeguard the "National Anti-Syphilis Campaign" ship. It is featured in the NSHD broadside.

This comic strip is one in the "Health Helps" series. It shows a worker, Jerry, who visits a quack for syphilis treatment. His employer advises him to see his family physician. It is featured in the NSHD broadside.

This infographic presents the steps industry should take to help control syphilis among their employees and within the community. It is featured in the NSHD broadside.

This is the cover page of a broadside created and distributed for National Social Hygiene Day. It's headline addresses the year's theme--quackery.

This photograph shows physicians and patients in a clinic run by the WPA.

This photograph shows a woman examining a syphilis sample under a microscope.

This photograph shows a woman working with blood samples. This is from an article by R.A. Vonderlehr in Survey Graphic giving an update on the state of syphilis control in the US.

This image is a poster warning audiences about quack treatments. It urges people to see a physician or health officer. This is from an article by R.A. Vonderlehr in Survey Graphic giving an update on the state of syphilis control in the US.

This map shows the distribution of legislation requiring pre-marital and pre-natal syphilis tests among the United States. This is from an article by R.A. Vonderlehr in Survey Graphic giving an update on the state of syphilis control in the US.

This photograph shows a trailer clinic in rural Georgia. There is a physician and some African American patients outside the trailer. This is from an article by R.A. Vonderlehr in Survey Graphic giving an update on the state of syphilis control in…

This is an article by R.A. Vonderlehr in Survey Graphic giving an update on the state of syphilis control in the US.

This poster informs viewers that syphilis can be cured if people are tested and treated adequately.

This poster warns servicemen not to let down the "team" by contracting VD from a pick-up.

"Remember -- 80% of venereal infections were acquired from pickups!"

This poster warns servicemen that contracting VD from pick-ups is common and may prevent them from contributing to the war effort.

"Don't miss a clinic visit!"

"if exposed Take a Prophylaxis promptly"

This poster urges servicemen to use prophylaxis.
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