Medicine: Capsules, may 4, 1953

¶In Boston, Dr. Paul S. Henshaw, research director of the Planned Parent hood Federation of America, reported that rapid technical progress is being made in the field of fertility control. "It seems likely," said Dr. Henshaw, "that within a matter of months, or a few years at the most, pills, teas, inoculation, etc. of various forms will be available for use in a variety of ways. The prospects are that fertility-control methods to fit every need and every purse will become available. Indeed, it seems likely that sex and reproduction will in reality become effectively separated." ¶Because normal liver tissue seemed...

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