That the birth rate in this country is surprisingly low will be admitted by all who have noticed the decreasing size of American families and familiarized themselves with the researches of prominent sociologists as to the cause of this national calamity.
This fact has been accentuated by Englemann, who believes that the birth rate in America is lower than that of any European country, except France, and who states that the birth rate of the American born population is much lower than that of France, and that the fecundity of American women is lower than that of any other country.
Cleveland devoted the major part of his presidential address at the Washington meeting of the American Gynecological Society to the destructive effects of venereal diseases on the female pelvic organs. He appointed a committee to investigate this subject and report next year. Especial prominence is to be given in this
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