National Geographic : 1936 May
Arrest these Enemies SHAT wouldn't mothers and fathers Shave given in Colonial days to guard their children against the diseases which today your doctor can prevent? Three of the scourges which formerly took thousands of lives can be kept under con trol. Every child, and adult too, can now be protected against smallpox, diphtheria and typhoid fever. Smallpox has practically disappeared in the States where vaccination is widely prac ticed. In communities where families ignore this protection, it still smoulders, though protected families are safe. Diphtheria is rapidly being stamped out by immunizationagainstit. Nevertheless, 3,000 children in this country died of it last year. Have your baby inoculated when he is six months old. A later test will determine whether or not further inoculation is de sirable. Then, should diphtheria break out -Z Fi vr i FMMVFI "VZ ZFF =,MF9 Z =c i ", 1 in your neighborhood, he will be immune. Typhoid claims comparatively few victims except where suitable sanitary and preven tive medical practices have been neglected. Your doctor can tell you of the means that are used to check epidemics of scarlet fever, whooping cough and measles-and of the vaccines, antitoxins and serums which soften the attacks of these diseases and make the after-effects less damaging. If, when you were little, you escaped seri ous consequences from any or all of these diseases, you were lucky. Don't let your child run the same risks. At the time of your child's regular physical examination, the doctor will be able to advise concern ing immunization and the building up of resistance against disease. Send for free copy of "Out ofBabyhood Into Childhood." Address Booklet Dept. 536-N. Keep Healthy-Be Examined Regularly METROPOLITAN FREDERICK H. ECKER, PRESIDENT LIFE "II INSURANCE COMPANY 9%. ONE MADISON AVE., NEW YORK, N. Y. @1836 M.L.I. CO. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."