Maisons tolerees (licensed brothels) and British troops in France 1

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- carbon copy of letter to War Office on prophylactic packets for the army (27 Oct 1939)

- correspondence concerning the question of the medical examination of prostitutes and to campaign against the methods of control employed by French authorities

- correspondence concerning tolerated brothels and their use by British troops in France

- copy of letter sent to Clement Attlee (with letter dated 15 Dec 1939)

- report of meeting with Dr Anwyl-Davies on prophylactic packets and maisons tolerees (30 Jan 1940)

- correspondence concerning leaflet 'What does sex mean to you?' by Douglas White for distribution to the Armed Forces (leaflet attached) (with letter dated 5 Mar 1940)

- copy of parliamentary debates on navy, army and air force institutes (27 Feb 1940)

- manuscript, typed reports and correspondence regarding and Dr Levy Bing's report to Henri Sellier, French Minister of Health, on regulation of prostitution under medical control (14 Mar 1940)


- 'A warning to men going abroad', the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, 1917 (for copy consult The Women's Library printed collections catalogue ref 305.420941 JOS)

- 'Expert medical opinions on the regulation system', the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, c 1932

- 'Venereal disease. Its prevention and treatment on active service' by ET Burke, from 'The Lancet' (18 Nov 1939)

- 'Chemotherapy in the treatment of gonorrhoea in males', pages from 'The Medical Journal of Australia' (20 Jan 1940)

Press cuttings concerning: campaign to put brothels out of bounds to British Expeditionary Force; treatment of venereal diseases