Lawrence K. Altman, Who goes first? The story of self-experimentation in medicine, Wellingborough, Northants, Equation, 1988, 8vo, pp. x, 430, £8.99 (paperback)

David Cantor
1989 Medical history  
Book Reviews erosion of Catholic opposition made politicians less reluctant to contemplate decriminalizing contraception. This was accomplished in the 1969 revision of the Criminal Code but, the book convincingly argues, it did not end state interference in the bedrooms of the nation. Abortion remains a contentious issue and the provision of contraceptives has more to do with the male-dominated interests of government and business than with meeting women's needs. The authors make no claim to be
more » ... make no claim to be comprehensive. The bulk of their material relates to the interwar years and concerns particular regions of the country. An in-depth study remains to be written and this useful survey, which says little about the shifts in family structure that the demographic changes entailed, should prompt further enquiry.
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