Personality, Dec. 15, 1952

THE name of Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey is a household word. To those who do not know him, it stands for sex with a capital S, with special emphasis on sexual aberrations. To those who do know him, it stands for a quiet, 58-year-old academician who takes the same kind of interest in sex as he does in gall wasps.

About gall wasps, Dr. Kinsey knows just about all there is to know. About sex, he probably knows more than any other man alive, and he has built up one of the greatest collections of...

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