Fighting Tuberculosis

15 Medical Posters from Global Campaigns Against TB

Tuberculosis infection has been found in human remains as far back as the Neolithic Era. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, TB was the leading cause of death in the United States. Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau promoted and established isolation techniques to fight TB in the 1880s. His efforts established an era of prevention and public education. Since then, many visual campaigns have promoted illustrative posters to fight the diseases spread. All of the posters in this series were downloaded from the History of Medicine (IHM)collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM). The posters provide an interesting international case-study of the various approaches designers have taken to convey public health information. Vintage Prints on Photistoric.

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1984. “Soins de santé primaires la tuberculose.” Photomechanical Print. Print by Comité antituberculeux de Côte d’Ivoire.


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1977. “Allaitement au sein” Photomechanical Print. Print by Comité antituberculeux de Côte d’Ivoire.


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19??. “Achetez le timbre antituberculeux” Photomechanical Print. Print by Comité national de défense contre la tuberculose (France).


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1918. “Il faut vaincre la tuberculose comme le plus malfaisant des reptiles.” Photomechanical Print. Print by Dorival, Géo, b. 1879.


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19??. “Journée nationale des tuberculeux anciens militaires sauvons-les.” Photomechanical Print. Print by Faivre, Abel, 1867-1945.


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19??. “Tuberculosis the foe of youth” Photomechanical Print. Print by ?.


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1920. “Italiani, aiutate la Croce rossa nell’assistenza ai tubercolosi.” Photomechanical Print. Print by Cascella, Basilio, 1860-1950.


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195?. “A fine body may conceal tuberculosis, but modern methods uncover it before it does harm.” Photomechanical Print. Print by American Lung Association Christmas Seals.


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19??. “Tuberculosis, find it, treat it, conquer it” Photomechanical Print. Print by American Lung Association Christmas Seals.


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19??. “A good X-ray is your doctor’s best aid in discovering early tuberculosis.” Photomechanical Print. Print by American Lung Association Christmas Seals.


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196?. “Yu fang fei jie he, bu yao sui di tu tan.” Photomechanical Print. Print by Tianjin ren min yin shua chang.


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19??. “Yu fang jie he bing bu yao sui di tu tan.” Photomechanical Print. Print by Beijing Shi jie he bing fang zhi suo.


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1955. “Yu fang fei lao bing, yao jiao zheng sui di tu tan de xi guan Zhonghua…” Photomechanical Print. Print by China. Wei sheng bu.


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196?. “Jie zhong Ka Jie miao yu fang jie he bing.” Photomechanical Print. Print by Wulumuqi Shi di 2 ren min yi yuan.

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