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Child Welfare Special Vehicle

Date: 1937
Description: Wisconsin State Board of Health's vehicle the "Child Welfare Special".
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Bathing Baby in Tub

Date: 1937
Description: Dr. Hunter of the Wisconsin Board of Health bathes a baby in a tub of water.
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Rat Poison Distribution by Boy Scouts

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Description: A man distributes rat poison, which was invented by Dr. Link, to a Boy Scout to place in rat-infested areas. They are standing in front of the Village Hall...
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Meeting "Happy Tooth"

Date: April 24 1989
Description: Children meet "Happy Tooth," a robot sponsored by Colgate toothpaste on a 30-state tour to promote dental hygiene to young school children.
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Beach Toss

Date: August 12 1984
Description: A bikini-clad woman snaps a self-portrait with a long cable release attached to a camera as she is tossed into the air by a group of men on the beach. Othe...
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Polio Shot Time

Date: November 15 1955
Description: All seven siblings in the Marnell family lining up for their polio inoculations.
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Community Polio Vaccine

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Description: Tables are set up at a City Hall basement lobby as a venue for public access to the polio vaccine.
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Beating the Bug

Date: December 13 1968
Description: A firefighter gets a flu shot made available to city workers in the lobby of the municipal building to avoid contracting the Hong Kong flu.
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Health for Victory Stage Set

Date: September 17 1942
Description: Health for Victory stage, set up with posters, stove and refrigerator for Oscar Mayer at the Eastwood Theater. On the stage is a woman pointing to a poster...
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Children at Morningside Sanitorium

Date: June 01 1935
Description: Group portrait of children with tuberculosis and their attendants, and with a man and woman in Salvation Army uniforms, sitting in a classroom at the Morni...
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Kiddie Camp Display Window

Date: April 27 1934
Description: Three little girls, members of the Emerson Fresh Air school and the Longfellow Nutrition room, playing with puppies in the Capital Times Kiddie Camp...
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Kiddie Camp Children

Date: April 27 1934
Description: Three members of the Emerson Fresh Air school and the Longfellow Nutrition room eating at a table to demonstrate that the Kiddie Camp's provision of good n...
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Vocational Students Mail Christmas Seals

Date: November 29 1933
Description: A group of Madison vocational school students preparing Christmas Seals for distribution by the Madison Anti-Tuberculosis Association.
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Boy Scouts with Christmas Seal Posters

Date: November 25 1933
Description: A group portrait of Boy Scouts and adult leaders armed with tacks, hammers and posters to promote the sale of Christmas Seals.
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The Health Of The Child Is The Power Of The Nation

Date: 1918
Description: A group of children walking up a grassy hill together, with text that reads: "The health of the child is the power of the nation," and "Children's Year." C...
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Tuberculosis Must Go

Date: May 25 1928
Description: Cover of a booklet produced by International Harvester's Agricultural Extension Department to help prevent the spread of tuberculosis. Includes the text:...
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Important Causes of Death in Wisconsin 1912

Date: 1912
Description: Illustration of a chart listing "important causes of death in Wisconsin". Extra text reads "You Make Life What It Is!" and "What will the Future bring You...
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Mrs. Lawrence J. McCormick, Christmas Seal Chairman

Date: November 08 1955
Description: Mrs. Lawrence J. McCormick, former patient at Lake View Sanatorium, looking at her chest x-ray with Dr. John K. Shumate. Mrs. McCormick was chairman of the...
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Nurse with Native Americans

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Description: A nurse poses on steps with a Native American mother and four children.
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Visiting Nurse Service Staff Nurses

Date: April 11 1944
Description: L. Lee, 1822 Helena Street, Norma Epermann, 217 North Orchard Street, and Mary Sherburne, 222 South Carroll Street, preparing supplies. Public health visi...

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