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August 14, 1926

Selected Articles on Birth Control.

JAMA. 1926;87(7):513. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680070059036

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This is one of the Wilson handbook series and is a valuable thesaurus of the subject. After an introductory note by the compiler, the first article is a brief on the proposition: Resolved, that the dissemination of the knowledge and means of contraception should be made legal. The brief is divided into three parts, with many subheadings under each part. The first part consists of general propositions which occupy only one page; then there is a tabulation of the affirmative arguments, which goes through eleven pages; then a tabulation of the negative arguments, which goes through twelve pages. This brief gives one a broad and illuminating perspective of the whole subject. Following this is a bibliography of birth control literature, occupying forty-seven pages. The bulk of the volume is taken up by recent articles on birth control. These, as the brief, are arranged systematically under three heads: first, the general

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