Medicine: Curable Disease?

What is homosexuality? Is it curable? Some recent misleading propaganda alleges that homosexuality is an incurable, hereditary condition, and that the homosexual way of life is therefore "normal" for an unspecified proportion of the population. This view has had an assist from Kinsey statistics on the frequency of homosexual acts in youth.

Not so says Manhattan Psychoanalyst Edmund Bergler. In Homosexuality: Disease or Way of Life? (Hill and Wang; $5), published last week, he swiftly demolishes some popular misconceptions. The common definition of a homosexual as one who "derives his sexual excitement and...

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