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The British Medical Association and Birth Control
At the council of the British Medical Association, Dr. Fothergill brought forward the motion to form a special committee to consider and report whether the association should issue a medical pronouncement to the profession and public on the question of birth control. He drew attention to a report issued by the bishop of Winchester's committee on the economic, social and ethical aspects of this problem; the medical aspect had been purposely left alone. The medical profession in America had appointed a maternal health committee, which was elaborating the medical aspect. The speaker maintained that just as the private person was entitled to expect guidance from his physician on medical questions or sociological questions with a medical side, so public bodies and other groups of the laity had a right to look to representatives of the profession for similar information and guidance. There was
LONDON. JAMA. 1925;84(19):1433–1434. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660450041024
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