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Title Sexual Behavior in the Human Male.
Object Name Book
Catalog Number 2014.044.0401
Collection Hoboken Library & Literary Collection
Credit Gift of Doris Conrad Brown.
Author Kinsey, Alfred C.
Author added entry Pomeroy, Wardell B./Martin, Clyde E./
Summary Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. By Alfred C. Kinsey; Wardell B. Pomeroy; Clyde E. Martin. Phila. & London: W. B. Saunders Co., 1948. First edition, fifth printing. 8vo hardcover. 804 pp.

The primary author of this seminal work, Alfred C. Kinsey, was born June 23, 1894, in Hoboken, New Jersey. His father taught at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. Kinsey attended Stevens for a year-and-a-half before transferring to Bowdoin College in Maine. See notes for a short biography posted by The Kinsey Institute.

(Published Jan. 5, 1948; the 5th printing was within a month - Feb. 2, 1948.)
Publisher W.B. Saunders Co.
Published Place Phila & London
Published Date 1948
Copy# 1.0
Physical Description 8vo hardcover
Year Range from 1948.0
Year Range to 1948.0
Notes Excerpt from biography as posted at The Kinsey Institute (

Alfred Charles Kinsey was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, June 23, 1894. He attended Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine (1914-1916), graduating magna cum laude with a B.S. in biology and psychology. He received his Sc.D. in biology from Harvard University in September 1919, and came to Indiana University as an assistant professor of zoology in August 1920. He established a solid academic reputation for his biology tests and his research in taxonomy and evolution. By 1937, American Men of Science listed him as one of their "starred" scientists. Then in 1938, Kinsey took over coordination of the new marriage course at Indiana University, and soon after began gathering case histories of sexual behavior. In 1940, President Wells gave Kinsey a choice: to continue either with the marriage course or with his sexuality research project. Kinsey chose to concentrate on his research. Kinsey and his staff collected over 18,000 interviews, and published Sexual Behavior in the Human Male in 1948 and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female in 1953. He died in 1956 at the age of 62.
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