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This infographic conveys that there are more new cases of syphilis and gonorrhea each year compared to other infectious diseases.

"3 out of 4 syphilis infections are acquired between 15 and 30 years of age."

This infographic breaks down the percentage of new cases of syphilis each year by age. Most who acquire the disease do so between the ages of 15 and 30.

"Five out of six babies of untreated syphilitic mothers are born dead or diseased."

This infographic breaks down the syphilis status of babies based on the among of treatment their mothers received during pregnancy.

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,…

"Gonorrhea Strikes Same Age Groups But is 3 Times More Prevalent"

This poster compares the prevalence of primary syphilis among different age groups of men and women. The text and the bar graph indicate that young people have the highest rates.

This infographic shows the community groups involved in industrial health committees and the programs and services they provide.

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

This photograph shows a group of people listening to a woman discuss social hygiene at the ASHA's exhibit on the subject at the 1939 World's Fair.

This photograph shows a display about syphilis created by the Hartford Public Library. It includes infographics and charts along with some items used in syphilis control. Some of the images are reprints of ones from Parran's work.

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 is the cover of a reprint of an article from the July 1936 issue of Survey Graphic.

This is a pictorial statistic about syphilis rates from the article "Stamp Out Syphilis!" from the July 1936 issue of Survey Graphic.

This is a pictorial statistic that breaks down the incidence of syphilis by age and sex. It also includes a graphic to compare the total population distribution by age and sex. It is from the article "Stamp Out Syphilis!" from the July 1936 issue of…

This pictorial statistic shows the results of syphilis treatment during pregnancy. It is from a reprint of the July 1936 article "Stamp Out Syphilis!" in Survey Graphic.

This pictorial statistic shows the results for patients who underwent treatment according to different schedules--continuous, intermittent, and irregular. Continuous treatment led to the most satisfactory outcomes for patients while irregular…

This pictorial statistic shows the incidence of syphilis in Sweden 1916-1934. While there was a sharp increase in 1919, new cases decreased dramatically in the 1920s and 1930s. It is from the article "Stamp Out Syphilis!" from the July 1936 issue of…

This pictorial statistic compares the incidence of syphilis in New York and Scandinavia. Even though the two areas have approximately equal populations, New York has 50,000 new cases annually, while Norway, Sweden, and Denmark only have about 2,000.

This is a reproduction of the 1/10 infographic originally from the Reader's Digest and Survey Graphic articles by Parran. Here it is included in a pamphlet by Pictorial Statistics, Inc. to highlight their work and the effectiveness of infographics.
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