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La course a la mort. Death watches a thoroughbred race of deadly diseases.

La course a la mort.
(The race with death.)
Ligue Nationale Française contre le Peril Vénérién, France, ca. 1926.
Color lithograph; reproduction of a pastel drawing; 69 x 88 cm.
Artist: Charles Emmanuel Jodelet (1883-1969).

Death watches a thoroughbred race of deadly diseases. The statistics below compare the annual mortality rates of tuberculosis, syphilis and cancer.

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Endangers You: Discover the Unknown Spreaders! National Tuberculosis Association, United States, ca. 1940. A father reads the newspaper in his armchair as his happy family gathers round — oblivious to the dangers
of contagious tuberculosis carried by the dense mass of people behind them.

Endangers You: Discover the Unknown Spreaders!
National Tuberculosis Association, United States, ca. 1940.
Photomechanical print: color; 28 x 39 cm.

A father reads the newspaper in his armchair as his happy family gathers round — oblivious to the dangers of contagious tuberculosis carried by the dense mass of people behind them.

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