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(caption title) Important! Hookworm Disease Treated Free. Durham County Commissioners, co-operating with the State Board of Health, will conduct temporary Dispensaries ...
Durham County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners
Raleigh, North Carolina
E.M. Uzzell& Co.
Call number Cb614.55 N87h (North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Durham County Commissioners, co-operating with the State Board of Health, will conduct temporary Dispensaries for the examination and treatment of Hookworm disease. These Dispensaries will be free to all from 9:30 A. M. to 3:30 P. M. at the following places:
Dr. H. L. SLOAN, of the State Board of Health, and District Director for Hookworm Disease, will be in charge of these Dispensaries, assisted by Mr. W. S. Tuttle, Microscopist. Lectures on Hookworm Disease and Sanitation will be delivered daily. You can see at the Dispensary all kinds of worms and pictures of people before and after treatment.
About one-third of the people of North Carolina are suffering with Hookworm disease and consider their trouble due to some other disease. Hookworm disease frequently causes headache, dizziness, shortness of breath, paleness, easily tired out in feet and legs, poor appetite for breakfast, indigestion, heartburn, stunted growth, and poor progress in school work on account of poor memory. If you have had ground itch or dew poison you should be examined, as this is the first sign of the disease. It takes about one drop of blood daily to feed each worm.
You can have from less than one hundred to six thousand hookworms, which live in your small bowel for from ten to twelve years, suck your blood, inject a poison into your system and produce an inflammation of the bowel from their bites. These worms each deposit from two to six thousand eggs daily, which pass with the bowel excretions of the infected person; and, if sanitary closets are not used, these eggs hatch out, and in nine days the little worms are ready to enter your body through the mouth or skin.
Parents who do not use this opportunity to rid their children of this dreaded disease, are standing squarely across their offsprings' future, condemning them ofttimes to an early death or a life of misery, which may result in making them a public charge.
If you are sick or well, come to the Dispensary and hear the doctor talk about "How to Get Well" and "How to Keep Well." There is a lot of Hookworm disease in your neighborhood. The State and county pay the bills for your examination and treatment for this short time only.
Bring on your first visit a small quantity of your bowel action in a tin box, with your name and age written thereon, as only in this way will the examination be made.
BUT FEW PEOPLE ARE CURED BY TAKING LESS THAN THREE TREATMENTS. We give but one treatment at a time, and the treatments are taken one week apart.
IF IN DOUBT, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
E. M. UZZELL & CO., PRINTERS, RALEIGH.