This poster is an early example of a common design in public health posters that uses the photograph of a child combined with
a message of protection. In this case, the image of a child, designed to appeal to parental instincts, is framed by the NTA
emblem and instructions for protecting children from TB: "Keep them away from sick people. Insist on plenty of rest. Train
them in healthy habits. Consult the doctor regularly." In contrast to the faith in the "Fight Tuberculosis with Modern
Weapons" poster, these instructions reveal the limits of the prevailing knowledge about tuberculosis in 1930 and the general
quarantine and hygienic strategies encouraged by the medical profession.
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National Tuberculosis Association
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).
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.