THE PRACTICE OF CONTRACEPTION,; an international symposium and survey, with a foreword by Robert L. Dickinson, MD. From the Proceedings of the Seventh International Birth Control Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, September, 1930.

Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1931. First Edition. 8vo, pp. xviii, 316. Bound in green cloth (spine stamping faded, label shadow base of spine, part of front flap of dust jacket pasted to front paste down, pencil markings at title and copyright page and "Duplicate" stamp front end page, rear hinge tender). This copy was found in Bloomington, Ind. at an INULA sale and is from the collection of the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research, although not specifically stated so in book. Laid in is a slip of blue paper stating "Sent by Dr. A. Genss, Moscow via Janet Chance", likely in Chance's handwriting. (Chane is also listed as one of the officers of the group), A quite interesting copy. Himes, medical History of Contraception, p. 316, note; Moore, Sanger, 741. Item #59976

This is a compilation of papers delivered at the five day conference. Includes work by Stone, Dr. Helena Wright, Wilhelm Reich, panel discussions, and much more. It is divided into sections on Contraceptive Methods, Abortion, Clinic Reports from around the world, and a summary. Stone was an associate of Mrs. Sanger and they collaborated on several pamphlets about birth control. Sanger, in her introduction, applauds the fact that it lifted the whole problem out of the troubled atmosphere of theory where it had been battered by the winds of doctrine and the brutal attacks of prejudice into the current of serene, impersonal scientific abstraction.

Price: $950.00