Venereal Disease Visual History Archive

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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 infographic shows the community groups involved in industrial health committees and the programs and services they provide.

This poster urges community participation in VD control to strengthen the war effort. This version has been personalized for use by a industrial health program in Fort Greene, an area in Brooklyn, NY.

"VD Delays Victory : Let's Know The Facts :…

This is a page from a health newsletter created for workers by a industrial health program in Fort Greene, an area in Brooklyn, NY. Each issue focused on different health issue. Two of the issues this year were on syphilis.

"Recent studies of 216,000 industrial workers show an average of 2.98% syphilitic"

This poster shows the prevalence of syphilis among different groups of workers.

This comic strip shows the initiation of an industry syphilis control program. It makes clear that screening employees for syphilis improves efficiency and that results will be confidential.

"He took treatments regularly. He didn't."

This poster contrasts the fate of two men with syphilis. It shows a happy man who got treatment and a man on crutches who did not.

This poster urges servicemen and industrial workers alike that it is their duty to remain healthy.

This cartoon conveys that venereal disease threatens workers and therefore undermines the war effort.

This film documents a mobile trailer clinic program. Though the program only served African Americans in rural Georgia, it is highlighted as a success in syphilis control that could be applied to any population in any part of the nation.
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"Help Employees Get Blood Tests"

The poster promotes syphilis tests by employers.

"Dont Lose Your Pay"

This poster warns viewers that syphilis can cause lead to loss of income.

"Support Local and State Efforts to Reduce Syphilis"

This poster urges viewers to support community syphilis control efforts.
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