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I Must Speak: A Plea To The American Woman
What is the cause of ophthalmia neonatorum? It is a specific germ communicated by the mother to the child at birth. Previous to the child’s birth she has unconsciously received it through infection from her husband. He has contracted the infection in licentious relations before or since marriage....
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Title: I Must Speak: A Plea To The American Woman
Creator: Helen Keller (author)
Date: 1909
Format: Article
Publication: Ladies Home Journal
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: vol.26, no.2
Keywords: Advocacy; Children; Disease; Family; Health & Medicine; Medicine; Prevention; Public Health; Science; Sensory Disability; Sexuality; Social Welfare & Communities; Venereal Disease; Women & Gender
Topics: Disability By Category; Science, Health & Technology; Social Movements & Advocacy