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Superboy The Superboy Souvenirs no.36 OCT 1954 2.jpg
Buzzy has the answer to "School Blues!" Public service comic published as a part of the National Social Welfare Assembly Comics Project. The Comics Project lasted from August 1949 - July 1967 and produced over 200 pages promoting citizenship and…

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Venereal disease bulletin, no. 54. Public health pamphlet arguing that prostitution spreads venereal disease and cannot be "segregated, licensed, and made sanitary."

VCU_NC 1300_C37  v4 n3 Oscar Cesare cartoon 1913 rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by Oscar Cesare originally published in the New York Sun. Republished here in Cartoons Magazine, vol. 4, no. 3 (September 1913), p. 271. A poor mother kneels beside her sleeping child. She dreams of the "Mother's Home at Sea…

Valentine Influenza Virus Vaccine_WHClark_I_V_85_37_2477 rsz.jpg
After the influenza virus was finally identified in 1933, researchers immediately started to develop a vaccine. The first flu vaccine was approved for U.S. military use in 1945 and for civilian use in 1946. Unfortunately, the flu has several types,…

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Published by Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), The Southern Frontier was a monthly newsletter, first issued in January, 1940. Aiming to share the stories overlooked by traditional newspapers, the newsletter published stories of social…

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Published by Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), The Southern Frontier was a monthly newsletter, first issued in January, 1940. Aiming to share the stories overlooked by traditional newspapers, the newsletter published stories of social…

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Published by Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), The Southern Frontier was a monthly newsletter, first issued in January, 1940. Aiming to share the stories overlooked by traditional newspapers, the newsletter published stories of social…

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In the early-20th century, Europe and the U.S. saw the rise of “open air” schools intended to create healthy environments to combat tuberculosis using the principles of sanatoria. Sometimes purpose-built, and sometimes converted spaces, open air…

Valentine Cook_Anti-TB_Show 1921 rsz.jpg
French bacteriologists Albert Calmette (1863–1933) and Camille Guérin (1872–1961) finalized the Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine for tuberculosis in 1921. The vaccine remains the only tuberculosis vaccine in use today. While not perfect,…

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Pamphlet issued by the Consumers' League of Eastern Pennsylvania as an exposé of workplace accidents involving children. The authors make an appeal to regulate child labor, and “To break down the conspiracy of silence” (p. 11) about illegal…

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Informational comic book "created as an educational component of the American Psychiatric Association 'Let's Talk About Mental Illness' public awareness campaign, produced through an educational grant from The Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, MI." (from…

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Dorothea Dix’s 1843 speech petitioning the Massachusetts Legislature for funds to improve the living condition of people with mental illnesses at Worchester Hospital. Her speech includes detailed descriptions of conditions in state and privately…

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"I've Had My Chest X-Ray" button with red double-bar cross that was the emblem of the National Tuberculosis Association anti-TB crusade.  People can be exposed to tuberculosis bacteria and become infected. Some who are infected go on to develop…

VCU_HV 43_L4 1905 Lathrop_Suggestions for Visitors cover rsz.jpg
Cover title: Suggestions for Institution Visitors.A small volume that offers guidelines or suggestions for those undertake the investigaton of county poorhouses, public hospitals, asylums for the insane, children's homes, and industrial schools…

VCU_NC 1300_C37  v3 n4 Apr 1913 p226 Macauley rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by C. R. Macauley, originally published in the New York World. Republished here in Cartoons Magazine, vol. 3, no. 4 (April 1913), p. 226. A skeletal spectre waits outside an office with a plaque labelled "Dr. Friedman."Friedrich…

VCU_M 9 Box 35 Hiking the Health Road_National Health Circle for Colored People p1 rsz2.jpg
Informational pamphlet about the National Health Circle for Colored People, Inc. The National Health Circle for Colored People developed out of the Circle for Negro Relief, an organization that helped meet the needs for black soldiers and their…

VCU_M71 Women in the Home NY State Woman Suffrage handbill rsz.jpg
Handbill published by the New York State Woman Suffrage Association.Excerpts:"WOMEN IN THE HOMEWe are forever being told that the place for women is in the HOME. Well, so be it. But what do we expect of her in the home? Merely to stay in the home is…

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This pamphlet was created by Dr. Valeria H. Parker, National Chairman of the Social Hygiene Committee of the National League of Women Voters, and outlines outlines the League's general platform and stances regarding the abolition of commercialized…

Valentine_Candlelight AIDS Memorial Vigil_Don Pennell_ I_V_88_68_144 rsz.jpg
In 1981, Dr. Michael Gottlieb of UCLA identified a new disease that, among its many signs, severely weakened the immune system. Named acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), this disease was initially seen among gay men in large cities.  Human…

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Bond, issued in 1917 in return for a donationof $1.00 toward the construction of Piedmont Sanatorium. The Piedmont Sanatorium was established in Burkeville, Virginia, in June, 1918. At that time, tuberculosis was one of the leading causes of death…

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Lantern slide. Image taken in Richmond, Va in 1907. The Richmond Health Department formed in 1906. One of its early initiatives (1907) was to investigate 433 cases of typhoid fever, creating the city’s first systematic study of infectious disease.…

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Informational comic book aimed at teenagers provides basic facts about sex, reproduction and birth control, as well as suggested sources to learn more.Story: The Amazing Spider-Man discovers that the alien villain, the Prodigy, is convincing…

VCU_NC 1300_C37 v5 n2 Feb 1914 Edgar F Schilder White Plague p127 rsz.jpg
Editorial cartoon by Edgar F. Schilder. A hooded figure of Death, carrying a scythe and labelled "The White Plague" flies over a graveyard. In the distance a sun marked "Red Cross" rises. Originally published in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.…

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Binky says "Give Your Pet All the Breaks!" Public service comic published as a part of the National Social Welfare Assembly Comics Project. The Comics Project lasted from August 1949 - July 1967 and produced over 200 pages promoting citizenship and…
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