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Anti-Tuberculosis Brick Made by Patients of the Southeast Kansas Tuberculosis Hospital - Imprinted "Don't Spit on Sidewalk"

Anti-Tuberculosis Brick Made by Patients of the Southeast Kansas Tuberculosis Hospital - Imprinted "Don't Spit on Sidewalk"

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Description
Inscriptions on the commemorative display read:
"This brick was laid in a Kansas sidewalk in the early day campaign against tuberculosis and other communicable diseases. Dr. S.J. Crumbine's slogan, "Don't Spit on the Sidewalk', spearheaded the early voluntary Christmas Seal fight to keep Kansans healthy and free from tuberculosis and should be a constant reminder to all citizens that tuberculosis is a contagious disease.
This brick was presented by your Tuberculosis and Health Association in 1958, the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Kansas Tuberculosis and Health Association.
Made by patients of the Southeast Kansas Tuberculosis Hospital, Chanute, Kansas"
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
brick, commemorative, tuberculosis prevention
date made
ca 1958
maker
Southeast Kansas Tuberculosis Hospital
American Lung Association
place made
United States: Kansas, Chanute
Physical Description
wood; brick; ceramic; grout; paper; ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 13 3/8 in x 9 3/8 in; 6.35 cm x 33.9725 cm x 23.8125 cm
ID Number
MG.M-11152
catalog number
M-11152
accession number
259205
Credit Line
Gift of Institute for Advancement of Medical Communication
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
The Antibody Initiative
Health & Medicine
Antibody Initiative: Tuberculosis
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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