Medicine: Facts of LIFE

By a squeamish generation-before-last, "the facts of life" were considered shameful. That the process of which every human is a product is still considered so by countless people is not only a shameful but a dangerous state of affairs to U. S. doctors and health officers. Nevertheless, the old taboos die hard. Last week produced an interesting anomaly in the record of modern public health education: a four-page spread of text and pictures of how babies are born. Although it had been approved by the U. S. Post Office, it was banned by...

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