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The brochure shows the different posters included in a version of the "Keeping Fit" health exhibit created for African American men.

This pictorial statistic compares TB mortality rates between different income groups in white and black communities. It is from a reprint of Parran's article in Survey Graphic on syphilis, TB, and African Americans.

This infographic compares the life expectancy of white and black men. It also shows changes over time in the average life expectancy for each group.

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 is the cover for an article reprint of Parran's piece in Survey Graphic on syphilis, TB, and African Americans. The cover image features black medical professionals. The cotton on the bottom right references the South.

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,…

This poster shows the locations of prophylactic stations in Panama City and Tyndall Field. There are stations for separate stations for African American and white soldiers and officers. The border has cartoon images of servicemen and pick-ups.

"Ask for a free copy of 'Furlough soldier' at the infirmary before leaving"

This poster shows an African American soldier holding a suitcase and leaving for a furlough. It also encourages servicemen to pick up a copy of a pamphlet.

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 is the cover for a pamphlet created for African American audiences. It features a photograph of a black woman getting blood drawn.

"Don't Let This Happen to You"

This pamphlet about syphilis was 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…

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 pamphlet about syphilis was 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 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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"The Work Projects Administration is Cooperating in the National Campaign to Stamp Out Syphilis! : 1. You are asked to go to your private doctor for a blood test. If you cannot pay for this go to any of the following : City Clinics : Health Center :…
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