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July 12, 1952

A Sex Guide to Happy Marriage

JAMA. 1952;149(11):1077. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930280099039

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This book, originally written in 1935, has gone into 25 editions, which have had a wide sale in England and in the Commonwealth countries. This American edition has been specially prepared and brought up-to-date. Robert Latou Dickinson, who was a pioneer in sex education in the United States, has written an introduction. The book provides a liberal education for the lay person concerning the role that sex plays in an enlightened society. The door of sex behavior has been thrown wide open, and ignorance and fears have been completely dispelled. Scientific information properly presented to adults must result in wholesome rewards.

The author describes in detail and by well-chosen illustrations the anatomy and the function of the reproductive organs. He discusses the problems of the single man and woman, their premarital relations, and normal and desirable sex conduct after marriage. He discusses the facts concerning the spacing of children and

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