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"We Can Get the Beast Out of His Lair We'll Win the Fight"

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"We Can Get the Beast Out of His Lair We'll Win the Fight"

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This is a reprint of a poster created for the first National Social Hygiene Day in 1937. It features a knight representing the "nation-wide fight on venereal diseases" attacking the monster of syphilis with a lance of "medical science and education. The syphilis monster resides in a cave labeled "mankind's ancient secretiveness adn false modesty." 

"One Newspaper's Contribution to Public Education on the Campaign Against Syphilis : A new story, an editorial and a cartoon in one issue. Other social hygiene features frequently appear in this publication, which is one of several hundred cooperating in the national campaign."

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American Social Health Association Records (1905-2005), University of Minnesota, Social Welfare History Archives, Box 177, Folder 16, http://purl.umn.edu/62565.

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ASHA , “"We Can Get the Beast Out of His Lair We'll Win the Fight",” Venereal Disease Visual History Archive, accessed September 24, 2017, https://vdarchive.newmedialab.cuny.edu/items/show/66.

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