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March 16, 1901

Ethical Marriage. A Discussion of the Relations of Sex from the Standpoint of Social Duty.

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By Delos F. Wilcox, Ph.D. Cloth. Pp. 235. Price $1.25. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Wood-Allen Publishing Co. 1900.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(11):753. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470110055025

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Ethical marriage, the author says, is a protest against the idea that the matter is to be discussed by physicians alone. This is, therefore, a popular presentation, including certain subjects which are not commonly said to be suitable for general discussion. The author's treatment is commendable in some respects, and in others open to objection. We can not say that we think the book as a whole one to be recommended to the young, notwithstanding the excellent moral tone of many of its chapters. It is a curious fact that the author idealizes a writer who is not, in the opinion of many who have glanced over his works, the most moral in his tendencies, and for that reason we should have some suspicion of his judgment on these matters. The book is well written and doubtless will be found readable, but we do not think it as good a

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