National Geographic : 1930 Jun
Why Risk Typhoid? 20 times more dangerous than lightning! © 1930 Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. f )HEN lightning flashes and thunder roars, timid folk are often frankly scared and even the most stout-hearted are awed. They can see the threatening danger against which they are helpless. Yet most of these very people ignore an unseen danger against which they can protect themselves. It is typhoid fever, and it costs twenty times more lives than lightning. Typhoid kills one out of every ten attacked. METROPOLITAN LIFE FREDERICK H. ECKER, PRESIDENT Those who recover are left in such a weakened condition that for two or three years following an attack, the deathrate among them is twice the normal rate. Sometimes typhoid leaves after-effects from which the patient never recovers. Most cases of typhoid are contracted by people away from home-touring, hiking, camping, traveling. The disease is caused by eating or drinking something contaminated by typhoid germs. Water that tastes delicious and looks crystal clear, or raw milk and un cooked foods may carry the disease. If you swallow enough typhoid germs and are not immunized, typhoid fever is almost certain to develop. But you need never have typhoid fever. It is one of the few pre ventable diseases. By means of three simple, .r painless inoculations-entirely safe and leaving no scar-your doctor can make you immune from typhoid fever for two or more years. The United States Government tests and approves all typhoid vaccine before it reaches physicians. Before you start on your sum mer outings in the country, consult your physician as to the advisability of being inoculated. Make sure that typhoid will not claim any member of your family. Metropolitan will mail free its booklet, "The Conquest of Typhoid Fever." Ask for Booklet 63o-N. INSURANCE COMPANY ONE MADISON AVE., NEW YORK, N. Y. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."