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September 18, 1926

Birth Control and the State. A Plea and a Forecast.

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By C. P. Blacker, M.C., M.A., M.R.C.S. Cloth. Price, $1. Pp. 87. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1926.

JAMA. 1926;87(12):963. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680120073043

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Abstract

This is one of the volumes in the "Today and Tomorrow" series. Although these volumes are small and are published to retail at a dollar each, many of them are fascinating contributions to the literature of man and his future. This little volume maintains the high standard of the series. It is a sort of primer of birth control. But to write a good primer requires a master; and Blacker lives up to that requirement. The first half of the book is devoted to a brief but illuminating summary of, first, the more serious arguments against birth control, and, then, of those for it. In thirty-eight small pages of 125 words each, the two sides of the argument are summarized. Any one who becomes familiar with these thirty-eight pages has before him a perspective of this highly important subject. The exposition has been done not by a propagandist, but by

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