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By David M. Kennedy

The relation among Margaret Sanger's personality and the character of the contraception flow she led within the U.S. is explored from 1912, whilst her pioneering paintings started, till 1945, whilst, at the same time, the U.S. executive authorised the assumption of contraception and Mrs. Sanger retired from management of the circulate. The booklet attempts to light up, via Mrs. Sanger's existence, a facet of yank society of that interval, the context within which Mrs. Sanger labored, and the attitudinal and institutional responses she evoked. the focal point is at the public profession of Margaret Sanger, no longer her inner most existence. an intensive bibliographical essay and chosen bibliography are incorporated on the finish.

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Negative but no indication . . ” Pearson straightened up from the microscope, replaced the last slide, and closed the slide folder. ” Courtesy of Pathology, the woman patient had been reprieved. Methodically, for McNeil’s benefit, Pearson ran over the reasons for his decision again. As he passed the slide folder he added, “You’d better study these. ” McNeil had no doubt that the old man’s finding was right. This was one place where years of experience paid off, and he had come to respect Pearson’s judgment in matters of pathological anatomy.

The old man snorted. “There’s nothing to get away with. It’s a perfectly clear situation. For years the natural balance of nature kept populations in check. ” Orden Brown put in, “But surely some of that was political. ” Eustace Swayne waved his hand airily. ” Very well, O’Donnell thought, if you want an argument I’ll give you one. ” The old man’s voice had a sharper tone, but O’Donnell sensed he was enjoying this. “When there was a plague or an epidemic, it was the weak who were wiped out and the strong survived.

Swayne’s married daughter, Denise Quantz, was sitting forward, listening intently. At dinner O’Donnell had several times found his eyes traveling, almost involuntarily, in Mrs. Quantz’s direction. He had found it difficult to reconcile her as the daughter of the rugged, hard-bitten man who sat at the table’s head. At seventy-eight Eustace Swayne still exhibited much of the toughness he had learned in the competitive maelstrom of large-scale retail merchandising. At times he took advantage of his age to toss out barbed remarks to his guests, though O’Donnell suspected that most times their host was merely angling for an argument.

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