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 (9 total)

This cartoon shows the arm of medicine pulling venereal disease out from behind a curtain.

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 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 is the cover for a pamphlet created for African American audiences. It features a photograph of a black woman getting blood drawn.

These images are from a pamphlet created for African American audiences. It includes information about causes, symptoms, testing, treatment, and effects. While it does use the word "syphilis" a few times, it primarily uses the phrase "bad blood" to…

This poster advises audiences that a blood test is the only way to know if you have syphilis.

"Help Employees Get Blood Tests"

The poster promotes syphilis tests by employers.

"Thirty shots of an arsephenamine; forty shots of bismuth. For no other serious disease is there so sure a cure."

Detail from an educational pamphlet by the USPHS on syphilis. The photograph shows a physician using a syringe to inject treatment…

"A bit of blood is carefully drawn from the arm for the blood test. It's as simple as a smallpox vaccination."

"The completed blood test. The milky solution on the right shows syphilis. THe clear solution means health."

Detail from an…
Output Formats

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