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This film begins with the story of a young Italian-American couple whose baby is stillborn due to syphilis. It also tells the story of a young man who contracts the illness from a brothel. The film explains the effects of syphilis, emphasizes the…

This comic poster shows servicemen talking about women. One brags he can tell from looking at a woman if she has syphilis. They seek out the medical officer to settle the debate. He explains that only a blood test can confirm if someone has syphilis…

This photograph shows a display in a pharmacy window. It includes posters, infographics, and objects related to syphilis control.

This poster shows an image of a scientist in a lab and a microscopic view of syphilis microbes. It also explains the long-term effects of the illness and the effectiveness of early treatment.

"Syphilis may affect any part of the body, including…

This photograph shows a demonstration of the milk pasteurization process at a 1939 World's Fair.

This is a planning sketch for an exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair.

This photograph shows an exhibit about syphilis titled, "The Shadow on the Land" that appeared at the 1939 World's Fair. It features a large microscope, photographs of family and children, and a map of the United States. Fair visitors are shown…

"Clinics give free : Blood Tests : Medicine : Advice : Pamphlets : These are given confidentially : Any one who has been exposed should go at once to a good doctor or a good clinic : By certain tests : The presence of syphilis or gonorrhea germs can…

This brochure shows the PHS version of the "Keeping Fit" poster exhibit for young men.

This photograph shows a woman examining a syphilis sample under a microscope.

This is an article by R.A. Vonderlehr in Survey Graphic giving an update on the state of syphilis control in the US.

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.

This photograph shows a display about syphilis created by the Hartford Public Library. It includes infographics and charts along with some items used in syphilis control. Some of the images are reprints of ones from Parran's work.

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.

"What the average person should know about a very dangerous and prevalent disease"

This pamphlet includes short entires about syphilis in alphabetical order. It was included in National Social Hygiene Day Program Kits.

"A special dark-field microscope is needed to see the tiny, pale spirochete--the germ that causes syphilis."

Detail from an educational pamphlet by the USPHS on syphilis. The photograph shows a man looking through a darkfield microscope at…

"Self-treatment and the quack are useless in syphilis. See your doctor of local clinic for adequate treatment."

"Find syphilis early. Serum from the first sore may reveal syphilis even before the blood test will show it."

Detail from an…

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