Medicine: Sanger Milestone

Last week Mrs. Margaret Higgins Sanger Slee's tireless 31-year campaign to make birth control legitimate in the U. S. passed another successful milestone. Three years ago Mrs. Sanger's good Japanese friend, Baroness Shizue Ishimoto, sent Mrs. Sanger's good Manhattan friend, Dr. Hannah Mayer Stone, 120 rubber pessaries. Dr. Stone intended to try the devices on 120 women clients of the Manhattan Birth Control Bureau, first and busiest of 283 similar centres now disseminating information and supplies in 42 states. U. S. customs officials promptly confiscated the pessaries under the Tariff Act of...

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