A woman in white carrying a shield and axe (fasces), in front of four hissing black snakes

Postcards to raise public awareness often drew on ancient religious and cultural associations between women and health; here the nurse is imagined as a battle-axe-wielding Amazon. In 1902 an international conference, convened to discuss the problem of tuberculosis, adopted the Cross of Lorraine to symbolize the fight against the disease.
Creator: G. Saccomani
Publisher: Anti-Tuberculosis Consortium of the Province of Udine, Italy

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