Josephine Butler to Professor James Stuart

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Copy of letter. Written from Hotel Pension Suisse, Montreux

She will continue her historical account in Montreux.

'It was a blessed thing that these dear ladies so thoroughly beat these doctors about applying the regulations to Lausanne'. (See letters of 18 Jan 1895; 31 Jan 1895; 13 Mar 1895). The doctor stated that unless there is a body of certain number of women guaranteed to them by the State as subjects to experiment upon periodically then 'Scientific Progress will be arrested'. The next day at a Committee meeting which Josephine Butler attended, the ladies voted to remain part of the Federation but were outvoted. Went the next day to a Conference at the house of Mme Renevier, a member of our Executive Committee. The next day she went through all the Federation business with M. Minod and agreed what further letter he should write. Refers to a statistical mistake in the reckoning of 'admissions to Hospital' and hopes he will make it the subject of one of his strong and convincing speeches at Colmar (International conference held in Sep 1895).

Administrative / Biographical History

Biog: M de Meinon, Mr Bergner, Mme Renevier, Frances Power Cobbe, James Stuart