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The weakening of the body's resistance to germ-borne diseases as a result of alcohol consumption. Colour lithograph, ca. 1920.

Reprinted 1930
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Why America went dry.
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Westerville, O[hio], U.S.A. : Published by The American Issue Publishing Company, Reprinted 1930.

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in black and red ; sheet 91.7 x 61.3 cm.


Alcohol sides with germ enemies. Pneumonia. Tuberculosis. Typhoid. Lockjaw. Pus-forming. White blood corpuscle defends destroying germs by swallowing and digesting them. Even wine and beer weaken these defenses against disease. Prepared and copyrighted by the Scientific Temperance Federation, Boston, Mass. Horsley, Alcohol and the human body. Cut of corpuscles from "Primer of sanitation", World Book Co.

Creator/production credits

The Scientific Temperance Foundation was a successor to the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, based in Boston, Mass.

Lettering note

Printed in black and red


Wellcome Library no. 679933i



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