Notes that Marriage Hygiene's May issue described the sympathetic reception Sanger received in Bombay.
"I desire to draw your attention to the reverse of the attitude of Bombay, i.e., that of Calcutta. Hardly anything could have been more deplorable than the reception of Mrs. Sanger by the 'second city in the Empire.' I was not myself a witness of this despicable affair but my wife was. I regret that I have been unable to persuade her to commit her comments of the proceedings to paper."
Quotes a letter he wrote to the Patna Journal of Medicine shortly after his wife told him of the event:
"Quite recently (December 1935), one of the most courageous of living women who has twice suffered imprisonment for her honesty, Mrs. Sanger, was booed & heckled when delivering an address in Calcutta on contraception. Among those who behaved so discourteously were several Indian medical practitioners. When such behavior is to be expected from doctors when listening to a gifted lecturer expatiating on a topic about which no doctor can know too much, it is high time that those responsible for the education of the rising generation of physicians & surgeons in this country should try to become more fully aware of the situation of medicine in the world today. It is time to clear the minds of cant so as to enable them to behave with becoming gravity if not with sympathy whenever they happen to be confronted with a problem of gravest importance to human welfare." Says that once again the Bengalis (regardless of caste color or creed) have failed to "afford other than an unworthy example to the rest of India."
Signs as "Sd. Owen Benkely-Hill, a retired Lt. Col. in the Indian Medical Service.