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October 18, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(16):1191-1192. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720160051022

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Congress of League for Sexual Reform  The fourth Congress of the International League for Sexual Reform on a Scientific Basis, held in Vienna, September 17-24, was attended by 650 physicians, psychologists and sociologists from all countries of the world. The chief topics dealt with by the scientific part of the session were: (1) the bad housing situation and sexual reform; (2) sexual stress; (3) sexuality and the inner life; (4) internal secretions; (5) the history of sexual morality; (6) sexuality and the judicial system; (7) birth control and economy of the human species, and (8) the rights of children. Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld of Berlin served as chairman. The inaugural address was delivered by the president, who pointed out that the purpose of the congress was to apply to life itself and to its manifestations the range of modern scientific knowledge that had been gained in regard to the relationships growing

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