Papers concerning compulsory examination of women

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- photo-etched facsimile of the 'Rupert Blue' document - official instructions issued by the Federal Government of the United States of America for the examination for venereal disease of prisoners, paupers and suspects (1918)

- leaflet 'Under 'the Public Health Act' [1919]

- applications for writ of habeas corpus under US Health Acts: details of 12 cases where the petitioner alleges that he has been illegally restrained under quarantine regulations for contagious diseases and applies for a writ of habeas corpus

- copies of correspondence between Colonel Snow of the American Social Hygiene Society, and Maurice Gregory

- carbon copy report of Professor E von During prepared at the request of the International Abolitionist Federation conference at Lausanne held in spring of 1922 on regulation with particular reference to America, and on commercialised vice and compulsory notification

- carbon copy of report by Professor E von During at conference at Lausanne in Apr 1923 (French)

- carbon copies of letters from J Rowntree Gillett with notes by Maurice Gregory

- copy of letter from J Rowntree Gillett and rough notes of his address at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association in Oct 1922

- copy of paper by Emily Dunning Barringer on 'Preliminary report of ward treatment of gonorrohoea in the female' which was reprinted from the New York State Journal of Medicine, Feb 1921

- article 'The modern social hygiene program' by Edith Houghton Hooker in 'The Survey from settlement windows...' Mar 1920 (working of new neo-regulation laws in the United States)

- notes on letter from a medical student on medical examination of women for venereal disease by Alison Neilans

- pamphlet 'Address by Charles L Brown, President Judge of the Municipal Court of Philadelphia delivered on 14 Mar 1921 on the Municipal Court of Philadelphia

- typescript table showing changes made on 1 Nov 1922 in the rules and regulations of the Illinois Department of Public Health for the Control, Suppression and Eradication of Venereal Diseases

- bundle of printed papers on compulsory examination ('Examination for VD in 1918' correspondence between Dr Katharine Bushnell and Maurice Gregory, 'Further notes on Dr Katharine C Bushnell's statement on the research for the gonoccoccus in America', Regulation 40D reprinted from 'The Lancet', 'The hour before the dawn', 1918

Press cutting:

- 'An outrage and an infamy upon innocent women' from 'The Sacrament Bee' dated 27 Feb 1919