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CONTRACEPTION; (birth control). Its theory, history and practice, a manual for the medical and legal professions. With an introduction by Prof. Sir William Bayliss and introductory notes by Sir James Barr, MD . and Dr. C. Rolleston, Dr. Jane Hawthorne & Obscurus

STOPES, Marie Carmichael (1880-1958)

Published by John Bale, Sons & Danielson, London, 1923
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8vo, pp. 417 + 4 plates. Bound in fern green cloth with remnants of the dj laid in, end paper browned o/w a near fine copy. Eaton and Warnick 376. Scarce. With her second husband, Humphrey Verdon Roe, she founded the first birth control clinic in Britain. Stopes edited the newsletter Birth Control News which gave explicit practical advice. Her sex manual Married Love was controversial and influential: it brought the subject of birth control into wide public discourse. From Wikepedia: In July 1915, she met Margaret Sanger, who had just given an address on birth control at a Fabian Society meeting. Stopes showed her what she had written and sought her advice regarding a chapter on contraception for her book. Her book was finished before the year was out. She offered it to Blackie and Son, who declined. Several publishers refused the book because they thought that it was too controversial. It wasn't until Binnie Dunlop, secretary of the Malthusian League, introduced her to Humphrey Verdon Roe, her future second husband, in 1917 that she received the boost that helped her publish her book. Roe was a philanthropist interested in birth control and he supplied the finance to entice Fifield & Co. to publish the work.The book was an instant success, requiring five editions in the first year and elevating Stopes to a national figure. Bookseller Inventory # 54062

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Title: CONTRACEPTION; (birth control). Its theory, ...

Publisher: John Bale, Sons & Danielson, London

Publication Date: 1923

Edition: First Edition.

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