Medicine: The Strange World

Manhattan's Dr. Edmund Bergler, 60, has a distinction unique even for a psychiatrist : over the past 30 years he has examined or treated nearly 1,000 male homosexuals. From this long and intimate professional voyage into a strange world, he has put down some surprising conclusions in a book, published last week, titled 1,000 Homosexuals (Pageant Books; $4.95). Says Psychoanalyst Bergler: ¶ The homosexual is a glutton for punishment and is surely unhappy—consciously or unconsciously.

¶ His parents are not to blame for his plight.

¶ He alone controls his own fate—and thus he controls...

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