National Geographic : 1925 Jun
Stamp out "TF only we had known!" | Over and over again these Swords of helpless self-re proach echo in the hearts of those whose loved ones were taken from them by diseases now known to be preventable. Perhaps in your own circle some one was stricken with typhoid fever-that sinister disease which comes without warning and strikes with deadly force, which spares neither rich nor poor, high nor low, young nor old, which so often leaves its .. -. victims physically bankrupt and subject to other ailments. DAN THIS is the sol Typhoid fever is a disease of mean typhoid family-a satisfy filth caused by a germ that is sparkling water t taken into the body through the toneknows-where mouth. The germ is conveyed wayside streams into the intestines where it rap- ho mot eoplefo idly multiplies, sets up inflam- but to be absol water must be b mation and creates a poison that Inoculation also floods the body. Sewage-con- fromthedangero right in your ow taminated water, unclean milk, cities the Healt shell-fish from polluted water, uchinolato uncooked vegetables, house flies carriers" have b< - allofthesemaycarrytyphoid. ntire families. Inoculation agai That is why it is so important relation to vaccir .1 ... and diphtheria. that rigid supervision of water, prote hctio. milk and food supplies be main tained in every section of our country. There need never be another epidemic of typhoid fever. Science has bestowed a wonderful blessing in of fering protection from typhoid. This merciless disease can be made as rare as yellow fever. In- Typhoid fever kills one out of every ten person who have it. Those who recover are left in such a weakened condition that for three years follow ing, the death rate among such persons is twice the normal rate. Wherever cities protect their drinking supply from sewage or purify the water by chlorination the death-rate from typhoid drops. A market reduction also takes place in communities where milk and food supplies are carefully protected anc food handlers thoroughly inspected. The value of typhoid inoculation was proved METROPOLITAN LIFE rt fe ing hat to o tioi rt tel oile :en fco 'n hI sft rs een nst iati Iti Typhoid! oculation by means of a simple injection of vaccine under the skin will in most cases prevent typhoid. The injection is re peated at intervals of a week until three treatments have been given. No scar is left. In the rare cases where typhoid is con tracted, even after inoculation, this protection makes the siege much less severe. Campers,hikers, vacationists and all persons who are traveling, as well as those who regularly eat in public places should be the first to be inoculated against ER! typhoid. ofthing that may ver for the whole It is true that at times people Drink of cold, came from no- who are exposed to typhoid do drink from any not contract it. They are tem ir strange wells. porarily immune. But it is never noffers immunity safe to take immunity wo or three years, safe, unknown for granted. Be inocu ds to protect you lated and advise others ntractingtyphoid to protect them home. In many Department gives selves. Could you ee. ever excuse your who are "typhoid ever excuse your known to infect self had you ad- -"' , vised a friend .. typhoid has no vised a fri d ions for smallpox against inocula- -. s an added health tion who subse quently contracted the disease? Make an appointment /, with your doctor for yourself and : all your family. Avoid danger so ^ ' far as possible regarding what you eat and drink. ' During the World War. Inoculation of our four million men was compulsory. In France and in iii - our training camps at home there was practically e no typhoid in our ranks. j Contrast this with the records of the Spanish. tractedthe disease. d The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company will e be glad to mail its booklet, "The Conquest of d Typhoid Fever" to all who are interested in stamping out this disease. "',;,:, i d HALEY FISKE, President. Published by INSURANCE COMPANY-NEW YORK Biggest in the World, More Assets, More Policyholders, More Insurance inforce, More new Insurance eachyear "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."