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October 10, 1925


Author Affiliations

New York. Secretary, Committee on Maternal Health.

JAMA. 1925;85(15):1153-1154. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670150051029

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal, September 19, p. 908, a resolution on birth control is reported from a recent meeting of the Rock Island County Medical Society condemning affiliation by any member with the American Birth Control League and labeling such affiliation unethical and unprofessional conduct. This action impels me to state briefly the experiences of the Committee on Maternal Health with the officials of this league.When the committee's review appeared in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mrs. Sanger sent their medical director to ask how the criticisms of the league contained in that report could be met. He was referred to the Public Health Committee of the Academy of Medicine and submitted to it a proposition from the league to carry out any alterations in method that would make its practice professionally ethical. It developed that 7,000 physicians had applied to the league for

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