Venereal Disease Visual History Archive

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This comic strip is one in the "Health Helps" series. It shows a worker, Jerry, who visits a quack for syphilis treatment. His employer advises him to see his family physician. It is featured in the NSHD broadside.

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 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.

"See Your Doctor of Health Officer"

This poster conveys that gonorrhea can easily be cured.

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

"Get a blood test for Syphilis"

This poster advises audiences to be tested.

"Enlist employees in a campaign against it"

This poster urges workers to get involved in anti-syphilis efforts.

"Consult Health Authorities"

This poster urges viewers to not take chances with syphilis and visit a health care professional.
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