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This photograph shows a trailer clinic in rural Georgia. There is a physician and some African American patients outside the trailer. This is from an article by R.A. Vonderlehr in Survey Graphic giving an update on the state of syphilis control in…

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 compares the income of white and black families in different Southern cities. It is from a reprint of Parran's article in Survey Graphic on syphilis, TB, and African Americans.

This pictorial statistic shows syphilis rates among different African American communities. It uses a symbol of a man with a spirochete on his chest to represent the statistic. It is a graphic print for an image that appeared in Parran's 1937 book,…

"Outbreak of syphilis infections in a rural county : Monroe County, Tennessee"

This is an epidemiological chart that shows how one syphilis epidemic spread. This image was created earlier in the 1930s. Here it appears with a new heading.

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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This chart shows the spread of syphilis in a rural southern community.
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