Venereal Disease Visual History Archive

Search using this query type:



Search only these record types:

Item
File
Collection
Exhibit
Exhibit Page

Advanced Search (Items only)

Browse Items (32 total)

This map shows the distribution of state laws requiring premarital syphilis tests in 1944.

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…

"Guard them against syphilis, Get a blood test today"

This poster advises audiences to get a blood test. It features an image of an African American mother and her baby.

This poster featuring a happy newlywed couple advises people to be tested for syphilis before marriage.

These stamps were created to promote blood tests in NYC.

"Be Fit: Bureau of Social Hygiene, New York City: See Your Doctor : Be Examined : Have a Blood Test"

These stamps were created to promote blood tests in NYC.

"See Your Doctor : Be Examined : Have a Blood Test : Bureau of Social Hygiene : N.Y.C. Health Dept. Cooperating with N.Y. State Health Dept. & U.S. Public Health Service"

This poster advises mothers to be tested for syphilis as soon as they know they are pregnant.

"You Can Have A Healthy Baby : Ask your Doctor to give you a Careful Physical Examination including Blood Test as soon as you know a Baby is Coming."

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 pictorial statistic contrasts the progression of syphilis in a person who seeks medical care and one who does not. It is a graphic print for an image that appeared in Parran's 1937 book, Shadow on the Land.

This pictorial statistic shows the rates at which syphilis is detected via Wasserman exams when it is given routinely and only when the illness is suspected. The image is a graphic print for an image that appeared in Parran's 1937 book, Shadow on the…

This pictorial statistic outlines a plan for controlling syphilis. It is a graphic print for an image that appeared in Parran's 1937 book, Shadow on the Land.

"A blood test and a physical examination--every year, for you and yours."

This is the cover to a syphilis pamphlet created for African American audiences. It shows a mother getting her blood drawn for a blood test while her husband and daughter look on.

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

This comic strip shows Jane consulting her doctor and getting a prenatal syphilis test. She has a healthy baby. There is also text accompanying the strip that gives more information.

This comic strip shows a couple, Frank and Ann, who consult their physician and get premarital syphilis exams. There is also text accompanying the strip that gives more information.

"regular physical check-ups...with blood tests"

This poster promotes the inclusion of syphilis blood tests in routine physicals.

This film portrays syphilis as a threat to the war effort and urges citizens to help fight against it. It presents public health control methods and "social protection" concerns. Click on the link below to download from OPA.

"How syphilis was discovered in 1000 consecutive cases referred to the syphilis clinic by other divisions of the Johns Hopkins Dispensary : Data from Albert Keidel, M.D., Archives of Dermotology and Syphilology, Vol. 25, p. 470, 1932."

This chart…
Output Formats

atom, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-json, omeka-xml, rss2