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CHILD IN CAR W STRAP Car seat safety has come a long way over the past 60 years. As shown here, early child restraint systems were not totally effective in fully protecting children. Tennessee was the first state to require car seats for children in 1978.

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1918 PANDEMIC FLU The Spanish flu pandemic infected hundreds of millions of people worldwide. It killed an estimated 50-100 million people, which at that time was 3-5% of the world’s population. Here we see residents of an American town wearing masks to protect themselves against the spread of flu.

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CUYAHOGA RIVER FIRE OF 1952 Prior to the infamous fire of 1969 which prompted action by the federal government, the Cuyahoga River had previously burned in 1952. A combination of oil and wood ignited a large blaze which destroyed a local shipyard and damaged several tugboats. Today, the river...

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DR. LAMBRIGHT OF FOREST CITY HOSPITAL Dr. Middleton Lambright Jr. was the first black doctor to obtain full hospital privileges in Cleveland when he was admitted to the staffs of University Hospitals of Cleveland and Mt. Sinai Hospital. Lambright Jr. and his father both founded Forest City Hospital, which...

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SCHOOL HEARING TEST A school nurse tests the hearing of a young student. A series of tones are sent through the headphones and the student responds to them by raising a hand.

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PROJECT DAWN COMES TO CCBH Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) offers free naloxone kits to those whose lives are affected by the nationwide opioid epidemic. CCBH hosts a weekly walk-in clinic which allows visitors to learn within 20 minutes how to properly give naloxone to an overdose victim....

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THE PALMOLIVE GIRL During the early 1900s, Palmolive was the world’s best-selling soap. In the name of public health (and also increasing its number of users per family), Palmolive issued posters showing children as happy and healthy users of its product. Today, we thank Palmolive for its efforts to...

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THE PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE Soon after the turn of the 20th century, public health nurses became a very important part of the budding American healthcare system. They traveled by horse to remote locations, visiting homes and schools and workplaces to help those in need. The public health nurse was...

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POLIO PIONEERS More than 1.6 million children, known as “polio pioneers,” participated in the polio vaccine trials of 1954. Dr. Jonas Salk had presented his findings for a cure to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in 1953, which then took a “calculated risk” by helping to make the...

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NURSE WEIGHS YOUNG BOY Here we see a school nurse weighing a child as part of an examination. Notice the posters in the upper left and right encouraging African-Americans to visit their doctor or clinic.

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