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Industrial Health Poster: Typhoid Fever

Industrial Health Poster: Typhoid Fever | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society
Sign warning International Harvester factory workers about about typhoid fever. The sign reads, "Typhoid Fever is Here; Here are a few facts about it: 1.Typhoid comes in early spring.  Big rains wash waste matter into wells or sewers.  Many sewers empty into the lake.  We drink the lake water. 2.Typhoid is caused by a germ which lives in water or milk and on damp vegetables.  The germ never flies in the air. 3.Boiling water and cooking food kills this germ.  How to avoid Typhoid: 1.If water reports are bad, boil all drinking water. 2.Heat milk nearly to the boiling point.  Keep it there for five minutes. 3.Cook all vegetables before using. 4. Keep your fingers out of your mouth. 5.Wash your hands before eating. 6.Never eat food that has come out of a sick room. 7.Boil all dishes used by a sick person. 8.If you don't know what to do ask your Works Doctor.
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Sign warning International Harvester factory workers about about typhoid fever. The sign reads, "Typhoid Fever is Here; Here are a few facts about it: 1.Typhoid comes in early spring. Big rains wash waste matter into wells or sewers. Many sewers empty into the lake. We drink the lake water. 2.Typhoid is caused by a germ which lives in water or milk and on damp vegetables. The germ never flies in the air. 3.Boiling water and cooking food kills this germ. How to avoid Typhoid: 1.If water reports are bad, boil all drinking water. 2.Heat milk nearly to the boiling point. Keep it there for five minutes. 3.Cook all vegetables before using. 4. Keep your fingers out of your mouth. 5.Wash your hands before eating. 6.Never eat food that has come out of a sick room. 7.Boil all dishes used by a sick person. 8.If you don't know what to do ask your Works Doctor.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:49022
Creation Date: 1921
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
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Collection Name:McCormick - International Harvester
Genre:Poster
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:MCC MSS 7Z, Album 167, Pg.66
Original Dimensions:9.25 x 7.75 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Our copy is a black and white photograph of the original sign or poster.
SUBJECTS
Industrial safety
Factories
Agricultural machinery industry
Public health
Signs and signboards

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