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

These stamps were created to promote blood tests in NYC.

"See Your Doctor : Be Examined : Have a Blood Test : Bureau of Social Hygiene : N.Y.C. Health Dept. Cooperating with N.Y. State Health Dept. & U.S. Public Health Service"

This photograph shows a mural on the medicine and public health building at the 1939 World's Fair. It shows a scientist doing lab work.

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

This photograph shows a chemistry exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair.

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

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 to a syphilis pamphlet created for African American audiences. It shows a mother getting her blood drawn for a blood test while her husband and daughter look on.

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.

"See Your Doctor To-day : Syphilis Can Be Prevented : Syphilis Can Be Cured : Bureau of Social Hygiene : 125 Worth St. N.Y.C."

This is the cover of a pamphlet about syphilis.

"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…

Cover of a educational pamphlet by the USPHS on syphilis.

This poster advises audiences that "bad blood" is another name for syphilis, how the disease is spread, and that six months to a year of treatment is required.
"Your blood is bad means you have syphilis : You can give it to others through sexual…
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