A the sturdy man wearing an unpressed suit and scuffed loafers strides determinedly across the Indiana University campus, students will nudge a newcomer and remark: "That's Dr. Kinsey." Beyond such modest attention, Kinsey has caused less stir in the college town of Bloomington (pop. 28,163) than almost anywhere else in the U.S.

Bloomingtonians repeat the usual Kinsey jokes. Residents driving east on First Street point out the Kinseys' brick house (which he designed) behind a riotous growth of trees and shrubs (which he planted). Friends know him by a nickname—"Prok," a contraction of Prof....

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