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

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

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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.
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Object Name
brick, commemorative, tuberculosis prevention
date made
ca 1908
Associated Name
Crumbine, Samuel Jay
Crumbine, Samuel Jay
place made
United States: Kansas, Manhattan
Associated Place
United States: Kansas
overall: 5.5 cm x 22 cm x 10.5 cm; 2 3/16 in x 8 11/16 in x 4 1/8 in
overall: 2 1/8 in x 8 5/8 in x 4 in; 5.3975 cm x 21.9075 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Intrafraternity Council, Kansas State University
Public Health
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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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