Sultry women in the shadows. Skeletons peering up from under water. Rats scampering across the landscape. They’re the foreboding images emblazoned on public health posters over the last century. In a pre-television, pre-Internet era, they were often the best way to spread messages about everything from tuberculosis to gonorrhea. Kojo explores the iconography of public health in the 20th century.

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  • Michael Sappol Curator, "An Iconography of Contagion"; Historian, History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine

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