Introduction for James F. Cooper




Margaret Sanger Papers Microfilm, Library of Congress, LCM 130:704


Sanger gave this introduction at the Carnegie Hall Birth Control Meeting on Dec. 6, 1924 in New York City. See her opening remarks and her introductions of other speakers, Dorothy Bocker, I. N. Thurman, and Charles Francis Potter.

For draft versions see Margaret Sanger Papers Microfilm, Library of Congress, LCM 131:56A, 61 and 62A.



It is my great pleasure to tell you that when Dr. William Allen Pusey, president of the American medical association made his inspiring address to the medical profession and called upon them not to get behind the birth control movement but to get ahead of it, to lead it, he helped us in enlisting the cooperation of the medical profession and courageous scientists. We are no longer voices crying aloud in the wilderness. It is therefore with great gratitude and pleasure that I introduce as our first speaker this evening a clinical instructor in the Boston University of Medicine, whose wide experience in his profession is not confined to this country, who has long studied the problems of birth control and is courageous enough to express publicly the results of his studies.

I feel greatly honored in introducing to you Dr. James F. Cooper.