Dr. Aletta Jacobs's memoirs
Herinneringen van Dr. Aletta Jacobs
Herinneringen van Dr. Aletta Jacobs
Amsterdam, Holkema & Warendorf, 1924
Aletta Jacobs
Call number:
N 1116/23
"I have never had any sympathy for the work of the NMB in our country." (p. 88). Apparently Aletta Jacobs did not have fond memories of her cooperation with the NMB. According to Mineke Bosch, her biographer, this may have had something to do with the controversy over the employment of non-medical councellors (the so-called expert collaborators) for supplying contraceptives. Aletta Jacobs felt that this was something that could not be left to lay persons. Bosch deals extensively with the somewhat troubled relationship of Aletta Jacobs with the NMB in her biography, Een onwrikbaar geloof in rechtvaardigheid. Aletta Jacobs 1854-1929 (Balans 2005).