April 1965

Sexual Pleasures in Marriage.

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By Jerome and Julia Rainer. Price, $5.95. Pp 251. Julian Messner, Inc., 8 W 40th St, New York 10018, 1959.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;115(4):507-508. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03860160133033

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Sexual Adventure in Marriage. By Jerome and Julia Rainer. Price, $5.95. Pp 320. Julian Messner, Inc., 8 W 40th St, New York 10018, 1965.

It is an arresting fact that physicians are considered the final experts in some fields where their medical training, massive as it is, does not encompass what they are supposed to know. An example experienced personally by many of us was that physicians were presumed to be authorities in human behavior even though training in behavior had been conspicuously lacking in schools of medicine. In the early 20th century it seemed to be expected that some knowledge of medicine, particularly neurology and its basic sciences, might somehow accomplish this. Indeed it was sometimes tacitly assumed that expertness in the neurological field made one by reason thereof a psychiatrist. There is still some dedication to this curious attitude. It occurs to me to wonder if this orientation

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