Anti-Tuberculosis Brick from Manhattan, Kansas - Imprinted "Don't Spit on Sidewalk"

Description:

Following the 1908 International Congress on Tuberculosis, Samuel J. Crumbine (1862-1954), a Kansas physician and public health reformer, devised the slogan "Don't Spit on Sidewalk" to help control the spread of communicable diseases. This “DON’T SPIT / ON / SIDEWALK” brick came from Manhattan, Kansas.

Date Made: ca 1908

Associated Name: Crumbine, Samuel JayCrumbine, Samuel Jay

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Kansas, ManhattanAssociated Place: United States: Kansas

Subject: Public Health

Subject:

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, The Antibody Initiative, Health & Medicine, Antibody Initiative: Tuberculosis

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Credit Line: Interfraternity Council, Kansas State University

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-10405Accession Number: 246434Catalog Number: M-10405

Object Name: brick, commemorative, tuberculosis prevention

Measurements: overall: 5.5 cm x 22 cm x 10.5 cm; 2 3/16 in x 8 11/16 in x 4 1/8 inoverall: 2 1/8 in x 8 5/8 in x 4 in; 5.3975 cm x 21.9075 cm x 10.16 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-00eb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_688789

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