National Geographic : 1934 Feb
Fight Pneumonia It ravages with the speed of a forest fire PNEUMONIA causes the death of ap proximately 1oo,ooo people in this country every year. Many of these deaths result because the speed with which it attacks the patient is not matched by promptness of defense. In rare instances, a person apparently in the best of health is stricken with pneumonia. But usually the disease is contracted by one whose vitality has been lowered by exhaustion or expo sure, or who has been dragging himself around for several days through sheer will power or stubbornness, while suf fering from a protracted cold. During the critical stages of an attack of pneumonia the patient's chance of re covery often depends largely upon well trained, faithful nursing. nTM ago PMm I"M P EMR METROPOLITAN LIFE FREDERICK H. ECKER, PRESIDENT + There is a serum which is of great assist ance in some types of pneumonia. It has helped to save many lives. If your doctor advises its use, have it admin istered at the earliest possible moment. Time is vital. A fire may be quenched when small, but becomes uncontrollable as a conflagration. While victory over some diseases can be achieved only by months and sometimes years of patient resistance, the battle against pneumonia is usually won or lost in a comparatively short space oftime sometimes it is a matter of days or mere ly hours. Meet the speed of pneumonia's attack with greater speed in defense. The Metropolitan will gladly mail, free, its booklet "Just a Cold? Or" Address Booklet Dept. 234 -N. INSURANCE COMPANY ., ONE MADISON AVE., NEW YORK, N. Y. S134 M.L .I . CO. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."