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-is more important than a picture of your face. "I feel swell!" you may answer when your friends ask, "How are you?" But you can "feel swell" and still have tuberculosis. The X-ray picture will show whether your lungs are as healthy as you feel. AN X-RAY picture is good health insurance and good job insurance for workers. Tuberculosis takes its biggest toll among men and women of working age. War workers putting in long hard hours on their battlefront are good targets for tuberculosis. X-ray pictures spot this sniper. TUBERCULOSIS IS CAUSED BY A GERM. These germs come from people who have tuberculosis. Their germs enter your body through your mouth or nose. They don't make a noise when they go in. They don't bite. They don't turn on a red light. By the time a person feels sick, the disease may be far advanced. Then the sick person will lose years from work. "BUT I'VE NEVER BEEN AROUND PEOPLE WITH TUBERCULOSIS!" Nobody can say that because nobody knows for sure. Thousands of people in the United States have the disease. Many of them don't know they are sick. They go to school or to work. They eat in restaurants. They go to the movies. They use drinking glasses and set them down for others to use. They wipe their hands on the nearest towel. They cough; they sneeze; they spit. They spread their germs. YOU MAY HAVE MET UP WITH TUBERCULOSIS GERMS -sometime in your life. It would be hard to miss them altogether. When you were a child, someone in your home or a playmate's home may have had the disease. As an adult, you may have a relative, fellow-worker or friend with tuberculosis. THE ONLY WAY TO BEAT TB is to find it-case by case. The earlier the better. An X-ray picture of every worker's lungs is part of the BIG FIGHT against TB.
YOUR X-RAY IS A TRACER BULLET IN THAT FIGHT
"Let's keep tabs on these bugs! Let's have an X-ray every year!"
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Florida State Board of Health. "You're Going to Have Your Picture Taken" - pamphlet. 1950 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/297393>, accessed 17 September 2021.
Florida State Board of Health. "You're Going to Have Your Picture Taken" - pamphlet. 1950 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/297393>.