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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 pictorial statistic compares the incidence of syphilis in New York State and Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden). Though they have roughly equal populations, Scandinavia has a much lower rate of disease. It is a graphic print for an image that…

This pictorial statistic shows syphilis atop a list of health threats including scarlet fever, TB, auto accidents, and diphtheria. It is a graphic print for an image that appeared in Parran's 1937 book, Shadow on the Land.

This pictorial statistic shows syphilis rates among different African American communities. It uses a symbol of a man with a spirochete on his chest to represent the statistic. It is a graphic print for an image that appeared in Parran's 1937 book,…

"3 out of 4 syphilis infections are acquired between 15 and 30 years of age."

This infographic breaks down the percentage of new cases of syphilis each year by age. Most who acquire the disease do so between the ages of 15 and 30.

This infographic conveys that there are more new cases of syphilis and gonorrhea each year compared to other infectious diseases.

This is a reproduction of the 1/10 infographic originally from the Reader's Digest and Survey Graphic articles by Parran. Here it is included in a pamphlet by Pictorial Statistics, Inc. to highlight their work and the effectiveness of infographics.

This is an ASHA order form for posters versions of cartoon titled, "Isn't it fair to warn her?""'Three-fourths of all syphilis infections are acquired by young people between the ages of 16 and 30 years.' : Isn't it fair to warn her? : Syphilis Can…

This pictorial statistic compares the incidence of syphilis in New York and Scandinavia. Even though the two areas have approximately equal populations, New York has 50,000 new cases annually, while Norway, Sweden, and Denmark only have about 2,000.

This pictorial statistic shows the incidence of syphilis in Sweden 1916-1934. While there was a sharp increase in 1919, new cases decreased dramatically in the 1920s and 1930s. It is from the article "Stamp Out Syphilis!" from the July 1936 issue of…

This is the cover of a reprint of an article from the July 1936 issue of Survey Graphic.
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