Medicine: Wired for Love

The assorted scientists (see above] in the Ocean Hall of Atlantic City's Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel began to feel uncomfortably crowded, and the chairman had to rap for order as newcomers jostled for standing room. Clearly, they had not come to hear the speaker's closing remarks on "Protein Composition of Rat Uterine Luminal Fluid," but to be on hand for the American Physiological Society's next and daring paper: "Physiological Responses During Coitus in the Human."

Gravely and matter-of-factly, Dr. Roscoe G. Bartlett, 29, now with the National Institutes of Health, described experiments that he had...

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