Edward Bliss Foote (20 February 1829 – 5 October 1906 ) was an American doctor, author, and advocate for  birth control.   In 1858, Foote published  , which contained frank discussion of sexual health for the general public. Medical Common Sense He was subsequently convicted under the  Comstock Act and forced to remove information about birth control from the book. He was a co-founder of the  Free Speech League.
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Plain home talk about the human system
Medical Common Sense: Applied to the Causes, Prevention and Cure of Chronic Diseases and Unhappiness in Marriage (1864)
Science in story : Sammy Tubbs, the boy doctor, and "Sponsie," the troublesome monkey (1874)
Plain Home Talk, Embracing Medical Common Sense (1880)
A Fable of the spider and the bees : verified by the facts and press and pulpit comments which should command the serious attention of every American citizen (1881)
Dr. Foote's replies to the Alphites : giving some cogent reasons for believing that sexual continence is not conducive to health (1883)
The radical remedy in social science, or, Borning better babies through regulating reproduction by controlling conception : an earnest essay on pressing problems (1886)
Dr. Foote's Hand-Book of Health-Hints and Ready Recipes (1888)
Dr. Foote's Sexual physiology for the young (1892)
Dr. Foote's new book on health and disease : with recipes, including sexology (1903)
Dr. Foote's new plain home talk on love, marriage, and parentage. A fair and earnest discussion of human, social, and marital relations (1904)
Dr. Foote's home cyclopedia of popular medical, social and sexual science : embracing his new book on health and disease ... also embracing Plain home talk, on love, marriage, and parentage ... (1906)
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^ "Died". The New York Times. October 6, 1906.
^ Cirillo VJ. (1973) Edward Bliss Foote: pioneer American advocate of birth control. Bull Hist Med. 1973 Sep-Oct;47(5):471-9.
^ Foote, Edward Bliss. American national biography. v. 8 (1999)
^ Wood, Janice Ruth (2008) The struggle for free speech in the United States, 1872-1915 : Edward Bliss Foote, Edward Bond Foote, and anti-Comstock operations, Routledge
^ a b Rabban DM (1992). "The Free Speech League, the ACLU, and Changing Conceptions of Free Speech in American History". Stanford Law Review. 45 (1): 67–68. doi: 10.2307/1228985. JSTOR 1228985.