Margaret Sanger, "HOW TO SURVIVE MENOPAUSE BY FIFTY WOMEN WHO DID Foreword," 1952.
Source: "Dorothy Brush Papers, Sophia Smith Collection Margaret Sanger Microfilm, Smith College Collections S77:70."
Sanger wrote this foreword for "How to Survive Menopause by Fifty Women Who Did," an unpublished manuscript written by Dorothy Brush and H. Hoffman. For draft versions see Margaret Sanger Microfilm, Smith College Collections S77:68 and 69.
The menopause is, of course, a normal part of every woman’s life. Nevertheless, while her glandular readjustment is, for the majority, unattended by serious discomfort, few women are fortunate enough to escape all awareness of the “change” and some, like the authors of this book have a very difficult time. Advance in medical knowledge of late years has done much to alleviate symptoms. The authors have found that there are other aids also, largely discovered by women themselves, some of which may seem trivial but which experience has proved helpful. It is their purpose to include in the book everything they have discovered of this nature. Medical information has been carefully checked by physicians.
Neither author is a physician but for that very reason an approach on this subject as of one woman to another may be illuminating. One is married, the other unmarried.
I am honored to vouch for their honesty, integrity and seriousness of purpose. I believe their book will be encouraging to many women who face the menopause with unnecessary fears and dreads.
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