The Pill / Dr. Benjamin Major and Dr. Harold Williams

Program Title:
The Pill / Dr. Benjamin Major and Dr. Harold Williams
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Dr. Ben Major and Dr. Harold Williams at Pauley Ballroom, U.C. Berkeley, December 3, 1969, debating over the birth control pill. Dr. Major from Planned Parenthood takes issue with Dr. Williams' book "The Pill In New Perspective: Pregnant or Dead." The two men debate over the moral and physical aspects of birth control pills. Dr. Williams was a lawyer at the time of the debate, but had practiced as a doctor previously for five years. Dr. Major was a professor at the University of California School of Public Health. The debate was moderated by Maida Taylor.

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Date Recorded on: 
at University of California, Berkeley, December 3, 1969
Date Broadcast on: 
KPFA, March 23, 1970
Item duration: 
1 reel (32 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1970
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