Media Information

Collection name:
Images from the History of Medicine (NLM)
Sanitary privies are cheaper than coffins ...
Publication Information:
[Georgia?] : Walker County Board of Health, [1920?]
Publication Country:
United States
Copyright Statement:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
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Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
Restrictions on Access:
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Exhibited in:
Exhibited: "Images from the History of the Public Health Service," organized by Ronald J. Kostraba, Parklawn Conference Center, 1989.
Call Number:
PP55244 sub
Record UI:
Subject (Genre):
Pictorial Works
Subject (Genre):
Subject (MeSH Term):
Toilet Facilities standards
Subject (MeSH Term):
Communicable Disease Control
Note (General):
Picture caption: How to keep a safe privy: 1. Have the back perfectly screened against flies and animals. 2. Have a hinged door over the seat and keep it closed when not in use. 3. Have a bucket beneath to catch the excreta. 4. Venilate the vault. 5. See that the privy is kept clean inside and out, or take the blame on yourself if some member of your family dies of typhoid fever.
Note (General):
Photograph of a poster.

Sanitary privies are cheaper than coffins ...