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A Marriage Manual:

Nature volume 140, page 445 (11 September 1937) | Download Citation



THE admirable little work by Dr. Hannah M. Stone, medical director of the Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau of New York and Marriage Consultation Centre, and Dr. Abraham Stone, surgeon to the Sydenham Hospital and director of the Marriage Consultation Centre, is written in the form of imaginary conversations between a physician and a young couple about to be married. The subjects on which the pair seek enlightenment are fitness for marriage from the psychological, sexual, and eugenic points of view, the anatomy and physiology of the sexual organs, fertility and sterility, prevention of conception, venereal diseases, the art of marriage including the technique of coitus, psychical and somatic incompatibilities and health in marriage. A bibliography of recent English and American literature is appended.

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