Medicine: Abortion

At the indirect instance of President Hoover and the immediate request of the Child Welfare Conference (TIME, Jan. 26 et ante), Professor Frederick Joseph Taussig brought his life-long study of abortions up to date. Last week Dr. Taussig, clinical professor of gynecology and professor of clinical obstetrics at Washington University (St. Louis), completed publishing in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology* the facts which President Hoover wanted to know. Those who want or need abortions performed can get no information in the Taussig report on ways of accomplishing the operation,...

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