"Your Blood Is Bad Means You Have Syphilis"

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"Your Blood Is Bad Means You Have Syphilis"


This poster advises audiences that "bad blood" is another name for syphilis, how the disease is spread, and that six months to a year of treatment is required.
"Your blood is bad means you have syphilis : You can give it to others through sexual intercourse and in other ways : You must keep up treatments for at least six months to one year following infection : Consult a reputable physician."


Library of Congress, “Prints and Photographs Online Catalog,” Prints and Photographs Division, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3f05598.

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NYC WPA Federal Art Project, “"Your Blood Is Bad Means You Have Syphilis",” Venereal Disease Visual History Archive, accessed April 24, 2024, https://vdarchive.newmedialab.cuny.edu/items/show/8.


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