Venereal Disease Visual History Archive

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This photograph shows an exhibit on public health at the 1939 New York World's Fair. It features displays on infantile paralysis (polio), tuberculosis, rickets, and other issues. There is also an iron lung displayed.

This pictorial statistic compares TB mortality rates between different income groups in white and black communities. It is from a reprint of Parran's article in Survey Graphic on syphilis, TB, and African Americans.

This graphic highlights the important steps in controlling TB and syphilis. It is from a reprint of Parran's article in Survey Graphic on syphilis, TB, and African Americans.

This is the cover for an article reprint of Parran's piece in Survey Graphic on syphilis, TB, and African Americans. The cover image features black medical professionals. The cotton on the bottom right references the South.

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.

"Almost 3 Times as Many Days Are Lost from Syphilis and Gonorrhea As from Any Other Cause"

This poster compares different causes of days lost in the military and shows that venereal disease tops the list.

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