By John Rock. 204 p. $3.95. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 501 Madison Ave, New York 22, 1963
This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
John Rock is a distinguished gynecologist and a devout Roman Catholic. His scientific interests, which include the development of a widely discussed contraceptive pill, have centered in the field of human reproduction. His conscience, if we interpret the preface correctly, leads him to believe that the time has come for a Catholic physician to explore the religious, ethical, and medical problems involved in controlling the rapid increase in the world's population. He accomplishes his purpose with much dignity and not a little wit. His relaxed, yet remarkably clear style, his shrewd utilization of semantics to develop his arguments, and the incisive way he makes his points suggest the maneuvers of a skilled chess player. The book is not written primarily for physicians, but is, rather, a popular work and anyone, regardless of his faith or occupation, who is concerned about the rapid increase in population growth or who is interested
Huffman JW. The time has come; a Catholic doctor's proposals to end the battle over birth control. JAMA. 1963;184(7):603. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03700200125034
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: