National Geographic : 1930 Dec
The Giant and the Pygmy ITHER from your own personal experience or from observation you know how misera ble one can feel when suffering from a cold. Of course you know some of the causes-chill ing drafts, wet feet, over-fatigue, balky digestion, or an invading germ. You know it is harder to fight a cold when you are run-down. Keep yourself fit. For the sake of your own personal com fort you want to get rid of a cold in the shortest possible time. For your own personal safety and that of your friends you ought to get rid of a cold in the shortest possible time. There are many different kinds of colds -hard to distinguish one from the other. All of them are threats and one leads to another. The original cold, if not promptly cured, breaks down resistance and is sometimes t followed by a second cold more stubborn i and oftentimes more treacherous than *the first. The mucous membrane of the nose and throat is so weakened by Cold No. I that the germs to enter. © 1930M.L.I.CO. way is opened for dangerous Cold No. I is thePygmy that'crawls through the keyhole and unlocks the door for Cold No. 2, ., a the Giant. In fact, to carry the picture - further, the Pygmy Cold, which may be S nothing worse than snuffles, a slight cough, a bit of an ache or a pain, may be followed by any one of several Giant Colds-influenza, pneumonia or tuberculosis. Take no chances the next time that symp toms of catching a cold are shown by you or someone in your family. Consult your doctor and dispose of the Pygmy quickly, before he can open the door for the Giant. At such a time a skilful P doctor is your best ally and you will be wise in following faithfully his orders. IE : Metropolitan Life Insurance Company | will be glad to mail free, its booklet, . "Just a Cold? Or"-to anyone who re quests it. Address Booklet Department 1230-N. METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY FREDERICK H. ECKER, PRESIDENT . ONE MADISON AVE., NEW YORK, N. Y. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."