Prevent Disease: Careless Spitting, Coughing, Sneezing, Spread Influenza and Tuberculosis


Title:
Prevent Disease: Careless Spitting, Coughing, Sneezing, Spread Influenza and Tuberculosis
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.
Extent:
1 pages
Creator:
Rensselaer County Tuberculosis Association (Troy, N.Y.)
Source:
Original Repository. History of Medicine Division. Prints and Photographs Collection. 11611. Free Text. 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
Original Repository:
The History of Medicine Division. Prints and Photographs Collection
Publisher:
Rensselaer County Tuberculosis Association (Troy, N.Y.)
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
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. and http://www.lungusa.org/
Subject:
Tuberculosis and Public Health
Profiles in Science ID:
VCBBBH
NLM ID:
101584655X5
Genre:
Posters and Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Format:
Still Image