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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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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.
Location
Currently not on view
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
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 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
MG.M-10405
accession number
246434
catalog number
M-10405
Credit Line
Gift of Intrafraternity Council, Kansas State University
subject
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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