Medicine: Facts of LIFE (Cont'd)

LIFE's Publisher Roy E. Larsen had himself arrested last week in The Bronx, New York City, for selling "indecent literature"—a Bronx-banned copy of LIFE containing the "Birth of a Baby" pictures* (TIME, April 18). This week, as Publisher Larsen prepared to go on trial for the first time in his life, the American Institute of Public Opinion revealed that it had cut a quick cross-section of U. S. voters, of whom 17,000,000 (by Institute estimate) had seen the disputed pictures in LIFE.

The Institute asked them: "In your opinion, do these pictures violate the law against publication of material which is...

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