Science: Male & Female

The feminist generation between World Wars I and II emphasized the similarities between men & women. Anthropologists are now swinging to the view that those similarities were somewhat exaggerated.

This week a scientific journalist set out to bring the whole subject up to date in Women and Men (Harcourt, Brace; $3.50).

Amram Scheinfeld spent five years studying and assembling what modern scientists have discovered about sex. Some of their findings upset established notions: e.g., that women are more likely to be hysterical than men; during the bombing of London there were 70% more shock cases...

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