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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 :…

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.

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

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.

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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"These gleaming spirals are Spirochaeta pallida. It would take 3,500 of them, ent to end, to make an inch." Detail from an educational pamphlet by the USPHS on syphilis. The photograph shows a microscopic view of spirochetes, the germs that cause…

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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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"Self-treatment and the quack are useless in syphilis. See your doctor of local clinic for adequate treatment."

"Find syphilis early. Serum from the first sore may reveal syphilis even before the blood test will show it."

Detail from an…

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"A special dark-field microscope is needed to see the tiny, pale spirochete--the germ that causes syphilis."

Detail from an educational pamphlet by the USPHS on syphilis. The photograph shows a man looking through a darkfield microscope at…

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"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…

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Cover of a educational pamphlet by the USPHS on syphilis.

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.

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.

1942-44 How to Take a Pro.jpg
"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.

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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…

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 :…

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…

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…

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.

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

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 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.
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