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July 1935

Sex Hygiene: What to Teach and How to Teach It.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1935;56(1):208-209. doi:10.1001/archinte.1935.03920010216012

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Ten years ago in Boston a dinner was given in honor of Dr. Alfred Worcester because his seventieth birthday was approaching. It was said at the time that he represented as well as any one could a physician who had been a strenuous youth for seventy years and who always had been a pioneer and a crusader—a pioneer in introducing new methods for being more helpful to humanity and a crusader in attacking fearlessly all abuses within the medical profession. It is not surprising, therefore, that at 79, still young at heart, still a pioneer and still a crusader, he should assemble a book defining his conception of that much abused term "sex hygiene" and describing how, as professor of hygiene at Harvard University, he has found this subject can best be taught.

The volume is a collection of essays illustrating how Dr. Worcester more than thirty years ago first

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