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Comic Books

comic Books

ca. 1950s

In an effort to educate the public about venereal diseases, the Public Health Service published comic books featuring colorful characters like...

Tags: Georgia | Health | Venereal Disease
Sports Facts

Sports Facts


The popularity of sports and their statistics supported the Public Health Service's somewhat subliminal venereal disease education campaign...

Tags: Georgia | Health | Venereal Disease
Cancer and March of Dimes

Fundraising for Research

ca. 1940-1950

The Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as other government agencies, helped with fundraising efforts in the battle against diseases like cancer and polio...

Tags: Georgia | Health
Prison Health

Prison Health


The documents and photographs contained in this civil case file record accusations of unsafe and unsanitary conditions in the state prisons of Alabama...

Tags: Alabama | Health
HIV / Aids

Hiv / Aids

February 5, 1988

Dr. James Curran, a pioneering HIV/AIDS expert, authored an article for Science Magazine in 1988 which recounted the rapid spread of the...

Tags: Georgia | Health | Venereal Disease

Wyeth Polio Problem

August 1955

In an unpublished report prompted by the infamous "Cutter Incident," the Epidemiology Branch of the Communicable Disease Center investigated...

Tags: Georgia | Health
Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Tuskegee Syphilis Study


Records of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study confirm the deception perpetrated upon unsuspecting African-American male participants from...

Tags: Alabama | Health | Venereal Disease
Toxic Shock Syndrome Lawsuit

Toxic Shock Syndrome


Carr v. International Playtex, Inc. and the Proctor and Gamble Distributing Company is one of at least 100 civil suits brought to...

Tags: Florida | Health
Black Lung

Black Lung


Merica I. Johnson v. Caspar Weinberger is one many cases filed against the Secretary of Health Education and Welfare seeking benefits under...

Tags: Health | Kentucky
Indian Health

Health on the Reservation


Dating from the early twentieth century, these documents offer a glimpse into the health conditions on the Cherokee Indian Reservation in...

Tags: Health | Native Americans | North Carolina