Venereal Disease Visual History Archive

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This film was created to educate physicians about venereal disease. It explains symptoms and how to diagnose syphilis, general control principles, treatment, congenital syphilis, and other topics.
(Click on the link below to access the film at the…

This chart shows how gonorrhea was spread among children who attended the same school. It highlights "perversion contact," school contact, and family contact.

This chart shows the spread of syphilis in a rural southern community.

This graphic shows how syphilis was spread among people in NYC. It shows "normal," homosexual, and "family and other" contacts.

This graphic shows how VD is transmitted, eventually resulting in congenital syphilis.

"About SYPHILIS..We know : 1. The Cause (Spirochetes) 2. How it is Spread 3. And How it May Be Cured"

Detail from an educational pamphlet by the USPHS on syphilis. This graphic summarizes the information included in the pamphlet about the cause,…
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