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Title:
Tuberculosis Robs You, Public Health Protects You
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Description:
This illustration from the 1930s combines two powerful graphic motifs including the personification of disease as a thief and reference to the historical origins of the NTA emblem. The lurching thief, dressed in a tunic and holding a bag of leaking gold coins in his left hand and burning torch in his right hand, cowers before a knight holding a drawn sword and displaying the double-barred cross symbol from the First Crusade on his surcoat. The portrayal of disease as a thief robbing you of your health remains a common metaphor in public health imagery and in this case the noble Christian knight is the symbol of public health as protector. The caption at the bottom of the poster, "Christmas Seals finance the campaign against tuberculosis," is designed to inspire confidence in the value of the viewer's contribution.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (1,476,942 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1935
Creator:
National Tuberculosis Association
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: C00204
Publisher:
National Tuberculosis Association
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:
VCBBBS
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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