Healing the human sore
Dorothy Dunbar Bromley, A.B.
DOROTHY DUNBAR BROMLEY, a leading journalist and radio commentator, is noted for her writings on problems connected with sex, maternity, marriage and divorce. With Florence Haxton Britten she was co-author of one of the first important books which systematically analyzed and gathered data on sexual behavior -- Youth and Sex ( Harper and Brothers, 1938), a questionnaire and interview study of 1300 male and female college students. Another book by Mrs. Bromley, Birth Control, Its Use and Misuse, ( Harper and Brothers, 1935), which included an introduction by Dr. Robert L. Dickinson, America's foremost pioneer in sexual matters, was read widely in the United States and England, and was translated into Spanish for South America. She has also written numerous articles on marriage and divorce, from the legal, religious and social viewpoints, which have appeared in England, France and the Scandinavian countries as well as in the United States.
Mrs. Bromley began her career in book publishing, and her first magazine article, exposing the high maternal mortality rate at the time, appeared in Harper's Magazine in 1927. Since then she has published frequently in Harper's, the women's magazines and other journals, has written daily columns for the New York World- Telegram and the New York Post, and has been a feature writer, and editor of a Sunday page, for the New York Herald Tribune. Since 1952, she has been conducting a weekly half-hour program on a wide variety of social and political subjects for radio station WMCA.