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Dr. John Favill served as the chairman of the Middle Western States Committee on Birth Control and used his medical knowledge to campaign for access to birth control information.

From the Wellcome Library site: "Carlos Blacker (1895-1975) was a key actor in a period of extraordinary social change. His papers reflect the often bitter policy disputes that took place within the Eugenics Society during his time as General…

Amolak Ram Mehta (1894-1986) was a Western-trained public health physician who served as India's Minister of Health.

Rudolf Elkan was a German physician, who emigrated to England, changing his name to Edward, where he developed the xenopus pregnancy test and served on the medical sub-committee of the National Birth Control Association.

How-Martyn writes about her experiences in Beirut

Tadeusz “Boy” Źelinski, was a controversial Polish social critic and non-practicing physician who advocated women’s rights to civil marriage, divorce, birth control and abortion. Zelinski, who helped establish the Poradnia Świadomego…

Maximillian Thule was a Polish senator associated with the Christian Democrat Party and a physician.,

Haddad was a physician at the American University Hospital in Beirut who met with Edith How-Martyn regarding providing birth control services.

Leonard Moore was an American, born in Beirut but trained in the United States, who returned to Syria in 1931 to work at the American University, specializing in pediatrics.

Max Hodann was a German socialist, sex educator and physician associated with the Institute of Sexual Science, who ran two birth control clinics in Berlin.

Olga Ginsburg was a Russian-born gynecologist who helped found the Women’s International Zionist Organization and had worked at the Illinois Birth Control League in Chicago in the 1920s before moving to Palestine in September, 1933.

Jewish doctor in Palestine who worked with Hadassah in Jerusalem and quietly supported birth control efforts there.

Herman Rubinraut was a Polish-Jewish socialist physician who with Justyna Budzinska-Tylicka, founded the Birth Control Section of the Workers’ Society for Social Services.

Dr. Gottschalk opposed laws against birth control.
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