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Know For Sure

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This film begins with the story of a young Italian-American couple whose baby is stillborn due to syphilis. It also tells the story of a young man who contracts the illness from a brothel. The film explains the effects of syphilis, emphasizes the importance of treatment, and warns against quacks. (Click on the link below to download from OPA.)

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National Archives, Record Group 90: Records of the Public Health Service, 1794-1990, Series: Motion Picture Films, 1924-1973, http://research.archives.gov/description/13270.

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Academy of Motion Picture Sciences, “Know For Sure,” Venereal Disease Visual History Archive, accessed June 24, 2017, https://vdarchive.newmedialab.cuny.edu/items/show/420.

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