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October 9, 1948

Por nuestro niños. Guide y proteja a su niño... la tuberculosis ataca a la niñez!

JAMA. 1948;138(6):463. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900060067037

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This booklet, published in Spanish by the Health Department of the City of Havana, is a series of short articles illustrated by cartoons dealing with the prevention of disease. The first cartoon shows the three major elements in combating tuberculosis; namely, air, light and water. The following article has to do with poor milk and other factors in the spread of tuberculosis, including a rather horrible cartoon showing how the disease may be spread. This cartoon has been ingeniously designed to show how everything possible could be wrong in a street scene, including exposed food, milk distribution from cans, the shaking of dusty rugs above uncovered food and the hanging of meat in the open, unprotected against flies. To complete the scene there is a coughing victim of pulmonary tuberculosis, another on crutches representing white swellings, and another in a pushcart representing Pott's disease. The suggestions for hygienic living are

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