An Analysis of the Kinsey Reports on Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Female

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ANALYSES OF THE FIRST FOUR
IMPORTANT REVIEWS
OF THE FEMALE VOLUME

Four of the first and foremost authorities to weigh the Female Kinsey on their particular kinds of scales were Clyde Kluckhohn, Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University, Professor John Dollard of The Institute of Human Relations at Yale University, Dr. Karl Menninger of The Menninger Clinic and Foundation at Topeka, and Professor Hadley Cantril, head of the Department of Psychology and Director of the Office of Opinion Research of Princeton University. The findings of these scholars appeared, respectively, in The New York Times Book Review, The Herald-Tribune Book Review, The Saturday Review of Literature, and The Nation.

It is apparent that the search for truth, or good or bad, becomes more and more intensified as time goes on. In the daily press, people look at things with the naked eye of the reporter; in the weeklies, magnifying glasses are used. But by the time the critical reviews and commentaries come in, high- powered microscopes are brought into play, with more and more attention being paid to specific aspects of the Report. That is why a book of this sort benefits from a quantity of contributing authors who are experts in their fields. Kinsey himself has listed more than thirty-three scholarly disciplines that are related to his research. This detracts in no way, however, from the breadth and depth of experience and wisdom that Kluckhohn, Dollard, Menninger, and Cantril have contributed.

Briefly, their reactions were as follows:

A distinguished anthropologist, Professor Clyde Kluckhohn of Harvard University, said this about the second Kinsey Report in the New York Times Book Review,* September 13, 1953: "This book makes an enormous contribution of fact not only to our knowledge of sexual behavior and sexual biology but also to our information on the social organization and cultural patterns of large sectors of our population." According to Professor Kluckhohn, Dr. Kinsey and his associates did a

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Material from Professor Kluckhohn's review in the September 13, 1953 New York Times Book Review is reprinted herewith by permission of the New York Times and Professor Kluckhohn.

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