Sexual behavior in American society an appraisal of the first two Kinsey reports. by Jerome Himelhoch

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Subjects:

  • Kinsey, Alfred C. 1894-1956.,
  • Institute for Sex Research.

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Bibliography: p. 417-435.

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StatementEdited for the Society for the Study of Social Problems by Jerome Himelhoch and Sylvia Fleis Fava.
ContributionsFava, Sylvia Fleis, 1927- joint ed., Society for the Study of Social Problems.
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LC ClassificationsHQ18.U5 I65
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 446 p.
Number of Pages446
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Open LibraryOL6180297M
LC Control Number55013801
OCLC/WorldCa534992

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