Medicine: New Anti-Fertility Factor

For a little while last week it looked as though scientists might be well on the way to finding a safe, cheap contraceptive to be taken by mouth. The journal Science, grey with age and scholarly respectability, gave its lead position and a 12½-page spread to the preliminary findings of Dr. Benjamin F. Sieve, a Boston physician, on what he calls "a new antifertility factor." On its face, the report looked promising indeed, but scientists who have spent many years looking for an oral contraceptive were far from satisfied.

Claims & Costs. Dr. Sieve's...

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