Medicine: Anti-Birth Insurance

Just about a year ago, according to the testimony she last week swore to in a Newark court, a wayward New Jersey girl named Anna Bartholomeo found herself pregnant and speedily learned about " 'Dr.' Harley's place." This was an eleven-room house in a respectable Newark neighborhood where one George E. Harley, a genteel little malpractitioner, conducted an anti-birth insurance business. For $2 a month, paid in advance, "Dr." Harley guaranteed that no cus tomer need have a baby. For contracep tive he dispensed a "Magic Oil." In case of pregnancy he stood...

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