Medicine: In Christine's Footsteps

Before his emasculation, George Jorgensen called himself a casualty of the "no man's land of sex." Afterward, he renamed himself Christine and took on women's clothes and ways. Last week in Copenhagen, the site of Christine's transformation, another fugitive U.S. male made his way into the women's lines. His name: Charles McLeod, 28, henceforth to be known as Charlotte.

Charlotte's life story resembles Christine's. He was a sensitive boy, quiet and lonely, with a penchant for dressing up in women's clothing. Like Christine, he was drafted into the Army; unlike Christine, he found...

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