May 1965

Prostitution and Morality.

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By Harry Benjamen, MD and R. E. L. Masters. Price, $12.50. Pp 494. The Julian Press, Inc., 119 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10003, 1964.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;115(5):624-625. doi:10.1001/archinte.1960.03860170106035

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This is an excellent discussion of prostitution written by two able men who for many years have done research on the human and economic problems of the subject. Their research has made it possible for them to write this fine book. They give much information on such subjects as why women become prostitutes, and how they either go willingly into the game or slowly drift into it. Most of them come from families of low income, and many of them have a low intelligence. Some Preferred prostitution to the life that had become a bore to them, and some wanted less labor, more money, and better clothes.

There are a number of ways in which a woman can slip into this life, and once in, a woman commonly stays. Actually, however, quite a few marry. There is no question that the life is so hard on a prostitute's body that

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