How can syphilis be prevented?
United States. Public Health Service.
United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General.
- [Washington, DC] : The Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service, 
- Moving image
- Syphilis -- prevention & control
- This film presents methods for prevention of syphilis, blood-testing to determine if infection has occurred, and treatment for a diagnosed infection. It recommends that a blood test for syphilis take place at every routine medical exam, and that pregnant women be tested so that transmission of the disease to the unborn child can be avoided. Graphics are shown illustrating dropping rates of infection in Scandinavia, where aggressive prevention, diagnosis, and treatment protocols are followed, versus numbers of cases in New York State. The film also warns against self-treatment and quackery, which are ineffective.
- The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
- 016 min.
- Black and white
- Received: (date unknown) as a donation from the United States Public Health Service.
- Live action
- NLM Unique ID:
- 8700946A (See catalog record)