Families used a black cover notebook that they took to the warehouse, where the storerman wrote down the details of the purchases and payments, which were made effective when collecting the fortnight. It worked perfectly for a long time, but there was another notebook, the work of prostitutes. Until 1936, prostitution was legal in the country and it was mandatory to use a black cover notebook, sealed and initialled at the police station. Failure to do so meant the payment of a fine of 30 pesos or ten days of arrest. If they were recurred, the fine amounted to 100 pesos or, failing that, 30 days of arrest. Medical care for sick women was provided by doctors from the Municipality and was recorded in the Book. He had a photo of 3 by 3 centimeters and it contained the first name, surname and other personal data. The sheets had boxes for the weekly annotation of the state of health. If pupil notebooks were not updated, the brothel was closed for 3 days. If they relapsed, then the closure was complete, followed by the eviction from the building. Control measures strictly enforced in yesterday's Buenos Aires.
Soy Odontólogo, Médico Oncólogo y Periodista Médico.
Fui Presidente del Primer Congreso Internacional de Periodismo Médico. Actualmente integro la CD de SAPEM (Sociedad Argentina de Periodismo Médico) con sede en la Asociación Médica Argentina.
Enamorado de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, registré en el Blog "El Buenos Aires que se fue", personajes, viñetas y hechos ocurridos en la primera mitad del Siglo XX. Trabajé en Radio Nacional en la producción y conducción de los programas "Salud, Periodismo en Acción" y "De todo un poco y de aquello, también". En 97.9 Cultura: "Salud, Periodismo en Acción", "Música, Recuerdos y Algo Más" y "Tango y Cultura Porteña". Este último nominado al premio "Faro de Oro", como mejor programa cultural.