April 1964

Advances in Sex Research.

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Edited by Hugo G. Beigel, PhD. Price, $6.95. Pp 261, with 23 tables and 4 illustrations. Hoeber Medical Division—Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 49 E 33rd St, New York 16, NY, 1963.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1964;10(4):436-437. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1964.01720220114021

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Vol 10, April, 1964


As the title implies, this compendium covers advances in sex research, but as such it is really a potpourri of relatively unrelated material. A commendable attempt at organization is made, as the various contributions are grouped into five parts which include Sex Research, Behavior and Attitudes, Regulation of Fertility, Sex and Aging, and Deviations and Anomalies. The various articles are culled from conferences that have been held from 1959 to 1962.

Dr. Ira Reiss, in the opening chapter, tries to set the stage for scientific study by the following concept. An area of research is chosen by a scientist, largely because of his personal values and interests which are often affected by the culture in which he lives. Since science requires impartiality whenever possible, the scientist must try to set aside his personal values. Five chapters later, Dr. Stokes would appear to fulfill

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