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because of its daring though chaste
invasion of a realm heretofore
'shrouded in medical and scientific
Its purpose, the writer asserts, is
to eradicate from the young mind
whatever gross associations may
have been acquired concerning the
functions of precreation.
"I transferred my story," explains
Mrs. Lawson, "from the technical
medical terms to language that
everyone may understand. I wrote it
in such a way that it may be told to
children without offense. If mothers
and future mothers can, get some
help and inspiration from 'My Birth'
I shall feel amply repaid."
Decrying the existence of "so
many trashy, sensational sex hygiene
books written for commercial rea
sons only," Mrs. Lawson continued:
"This book is the autobiography
of our Bobbie before he" was born.
"I am pleading for the mother of
today, and for the children who, be
cause of a wrong sense of modesty,
are not permitted to learn about the
greatest secret of life its origin.
"This is one of our most dreadful
conventions; its results are hideous!
"Equipped with scientific knowl
edge of the subject, I felt impelled to
write this book in response to the
urgent neeI of youth for true infor
mation concerning motherhood. It
seemed to me a solemn duty."
"My Birth" ends where other
books usually begin. It tells in sim
plest language the story of life and
its origin, based upon the newest ac
cepted biological theories. Mrs.
Lamson speaks frankly of the things
that interest every mother.
"I feel like a hero," muses the un"
born babe, "because I know it was
daring to speak of that miracle which
made my birth a possibility."
After telling how he came to be,
his book in the closing chapter has
Bobbie say: ,
"As the day approaches when this
chapter of my life will close to open
in the next realm of joys, sorrows,
hopes and realities I am speculating
on that world soon to be mine.
"Men and women they all seem
slaves of custom and fashion. I see
that cities are but gigantic beehives
where money is queen and the count
less drones are struggling and crush
ing each other to have a glimpse of
this irresistible mistress of man."
Mrs. Lamson was born in Erze
rum, Armenia, and has been in Amer
ica six years. She studied at John
Hopkins and did medical research,
work for Dr. George W. Crile of
Cleveland, one of the world's leading
EXCERPTS FROM DIARY OF MRS.
LAMSON'S UNBORN BABE
"The most interesting secret
buried in my birth seems to be my
future sex. I suppose all prospective
mothers do their utmost to guesses
It going to be a boy or a girl?
"I am happy to be a boy because
your world seems to be revolving
around manhood. Women are only
incidents, no matter how important a
part they play in the bringing and
preservation of life.
"Now that I have given out the
greatest secret In the life of man, I
wonder whythe episode which conr
cerns the beginning of man Is
barred from the conservation of all
so-called good people!"
From "My Birth."
FASHION'S EXTREME DIMENSIONS
BY BETTY BROWN
Some special equipment for both
fair and foul weather is part of ev
ery well planned Easter wardrobe.
By giving a littlle study to her se
lections, any girl can possess the ex
tremes of fashion and yet not seem
freakishly attired. On a bright and
sunny day she can go. forth to walk
in the simplest of straight-line tunica