False Hypocrites

The surgeon, white-robed and with immaculate gloves and instruments, must probe and lay bare the infections of the flesh, that it may be sterilized and heal. Recently, at the height of the Browning-Peaches orgy of pornography (TIME, Feb. 7), conscience-stricken editors tried hypocritically to explain that in probing into the sex life of a babbitt-Iecher they were acting as "surgeons to the public mind." The false hypocrisy of this excuse appeared, last week:

"THAW BREAKS LOOSE!" screamed the Bernarr Macfadden pornoGraphic tabloid last week, even...

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