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This pictorial statistic conveys that most patients get less that 10 injections of treatment and that only a few injections commonly leads to relapses of syphilis. It uses images of syringes and men sitting and standing to represent the statistics.…

This poster advertises a new prophylaxis kit.

"Simple, Easy, Effective : Always Use Soap and Water First"

This poster advertises that a new prophylactic kit is available for servicemen.

"Prophylaxis Prevents Venereal Disease!"This poster features cartoons of the Axis leaders as syphilis, gonorrhea, and chanchroid. Two hold syringes and one holds a woman in lingere with a skull and crossbones.

This poster advises servicemen to use prophylaxis.

"Don't Ever Forget When She Has Allure, An Ounce of Prevention, Is Worth A Pound of Cure! So Bear It in Mind--When On One of Your Sprees, It Can Happen to You--Venereal Disease!"

These images are from a pamphlet created for African American audiences. It includes information about causes, symptoms, testing, treatment, and effects. While it does use the word "syphilis" a few times, it primarily uses the phrase "bad blood" to…

This infographic informs employers about the components of an industrial syphilis control program.

"1. Health every employee get a blood test, especially accident and chronic sickness cases. 2. Keep examination results condiential between doctor,…

"regular physical check-ups...with blood tests"

This poster promotes the inclusion of syphilis blood tests in routine physicals.

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.

"Thirty shots of an arsephenamine; forty shots of bismuth. For no other serious disease is there so sure a cure."

Detail from an educational pamphlet by the USPHS on syphilis. The photograph shows a physician using a syringe to inject treatment…

"A bit of blood is carefully drawn from the arm for the blood test. It's as simple as a smallpox vaccination."

"The completed blood test. The milky solution on the right shows syphilis. THe clear solution means health."

Detail from an…

This poster informs viewers that they can get blood tests locally.

"You may have your blood test free and confidentially at one of the following stations : Chicago Board of Health, Herman N. Bundesen, Pres."
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