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Title:
Prevent Disease: Careless Spitting, Coughing, Sneezing, Spread Influenza and Tuberculosis
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Description:
The National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis was formed in 1904 to unify and expand the country's regional anti-tuberculosis programs. Inspired by the identification of the tuberculosis bacteria in sputum, its mission included an aggressive campaign against public spitting. The amazing discovery that bacteria could survive in spit for an entire day even convinced many women to stop wearing their long, trailing dresses into town for fear they might pick up sputum and drag it into their homes. This poster from the Rensselaer County Tuberculosis Association in Troy, NY expresses faith in the ability to prevent disease by educating the public about transmission. Countering the stigma associating disease with poverty or filth, this illustration features a finely dressed, well-groomed young man demonstrating the proper alternative to "careless spitting, coughing, and sneezing."
NOTE: Slide of original poster image is slightly blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (762,618 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1925
Creator:
Rensselaer County Tuberculosis Association (Troy, N.Y.)
Source:
Original Repository: History of Medicine Division. Prints and Photographs Collection
This image may also be accessed from the Images from the History of Medicine (IHM).
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/
IHM Order Number: A30889
Publisher:
Rensselaer County Tuberculosis Association (Troy, N.Y.)
Rights:
Reprinted with permission. Copyright 2003 American Lung Association. For more information on how you can support to fight lung disease, the third leading cause of death in the U.S., please contact the American Lung Association.
URL: http://www.lungusa.org/Exit
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Tuberculosis
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
Tuberculosis
Exhibit Category:
Infectious Disease
Unique Identifier:
VCBBBH
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2010-06-03
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