Medicine: Yale Proof

Yale's learned Neuro-Anatomist Harold Saxton Burr last year revealed that a complicated electrical device he and associates invented could tell when a woman's ovary had produced a full-grown ovum and thus put her in the essential preliminary state for having a baby (TIME, Nov. 23). Such foreknowledge might guide a woman's conduct in case she did not want to have a baby. Professor Burr immediately denied that his "vacuum tube microvoltmetre for the measurement of bioelectric phenomena" provided any such useful domestic data. Disappointed were many good citizens—not all of whom...

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