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blind boys 1919.jpg
This poster features a photograph of young boys and explains that they have been blinded due to gonorrhea.

"These boys are blind because their mothers had gonorrhea, in most cases contracted from the father. Most of the blindness in children is…

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"Clinics give free : Blood Tests : Medicine : Advice : Pamphlets : These are given confidentially : Any one who has been exposed should go at once to a good doctor or a good clinic : By certain tests : The presence of syphilis or gonorrhea germs can…

1922 Usually Cured.jpg
This poster describes the importance of treatment. It is part of a larger poster series called "Youth and Life."

"Gonorrhea and syphilis usually can be cured if treatment is given early enough by a reputable physician or at a clinic :…

Fitness of Mind and Body 1922.jpg
This poster associates positive attributes with mental and physical fitness. It is part of a larger poster series called "Youth and Life.""Fitness of body and mind increases: Beauty Grace Friendships Self-respect Self-reliance Initiative Leadership…

Conventions Which Protect 1922.jpg
This poster advises women where to seek out information when arriving in a new city. It is part of a larger poster series called "Youth and Life.""In A Strange City : For a suitable place to stay and for other information ask the "Traveler's Aid"…

Conventions Which Bring Freedom 1922.jpg
This poster encourages young women to socialize with young men around their family and friends. It is part of a larger poster series called "Youth and Life."

"Decent good times lead to more good times because they promote permanent friendships :…

Beware of Chance Acquaintances 1922.jpg
This poster warns women not to associate with men they don't know. It is part of a larger poster series called "Youth and Life.""'Pick-up' acquaintances often take girls autoriding, to cafés, and to theatres with the intention of leading them into…

Keeping Fit AA Posters 1920.jpg
The brochure shows the different posters included in a version of the "Keeping Fit" health exhibit created for African American men.

1940 NSHD Paper War on Quacks.jpg
This is the cover page of a broadside created and distributed for National Social Hygiene Day. It's headline addresses the year's theme--quackery.

1936 Survey Graphic Mailer.jpg
This is an advertising mailer promoting Survey Graphic and Parran's article in particular.

1940 Von Article 10 - Version 4.jpg
This photograph shows physicians and patients in a clinic run by the WPA.

1940 Von Article 10 - Version 3.jpg
This photograph shows a woman examining a syphilis sample under a microscope.

1940 Von Article 10 - Version 2.jpg
This photograph shows a woman working with blood samples. This is from an article by R.A. Vonderlehr in Survey Graphic giving an update on the state of syphilis control in the US.

1940 Von Article 3.jpg
This is an article by R.A. Vonderlehr in Survey Graphic giving an update on the state of syphilis control in the US.

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"You May Fail Your Country if You Fail to Keep Fit : Faltaria a Su Pais Si Ud. No Esta en Salud"

This poster explains how to use chemical prophylaxis in Spanish and English.

1943* ASHA AA Pamphlet Cover.jpg
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.

1941* A Million Victims.jpg
This poster conveys that a million people are infected with syphilis each year.

1941 Syphilis and Gonorrhea....jpg
"Wreck Lives, Waste Manpower, Destroy Homes, Cause Death"

This poster warns about the serious effects of VD.

1938* Syphilis its Cure! 24.jpg
"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…

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"Only a skilled physician can use arsphenamines, basic drugs in modern scientific treatment of syphilis."

Detail from an educational pamphlet by the USPHS on syphilis. The photograph shows a physician preparing drugs for syphilis treatment.
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