February 1964

Determinants of Human Sexual Behavior.

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By George Winokur, MD, editor. Pp 230, with 14 illustrations and 47 tables. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave. Springfield, Ill, 1963.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1964;10(2):218. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1964.01720200114018

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To the initiate, reading the proceedings contained in this book will undoubtedly clarify many misconceptions that he might have had, and further will convey to him many new and perhaps surprising facts. To the initiated, this book should review and confirm pre-existent knowledge and perhaps channel certain conclusions into a potentially controversial arena. Although Freud was a pioneer in his interpretations of human sexual behavior, Kinsey was responsible for putting such behavior into perspective by his statistical studies and classifications. The recorded proceedings of this conference go beyond this in attempting to correlate the psyche with the genetic and anatomic. Most of this information is contained in the first seven chapters under the section devoted to research findings.

F. J. Kallman, after briefly reviewing some of the more pertinent aspects of normal and abnormal genetics as related to hermaphroditism and similar congenital developmental problems, raises the controversial point that genetic

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