A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 23, 1979

Senior Correspondent Ruth Mehrtens Galvin first interviewed Dr. William Howell Masters and Virginia Johnson for a 1970 TIME cover story marking the publication of their landmark study, Human Sexual Inadequacy. So when Galvin, who has specialized in reporting on the behavioral sciences for ten years, learned earlier this year that the researchers were about to publish a major study of homosexuality, she read the book in manuscript. Her report led TIME'S editors to the conclusion that here was an excellent opportunity not only for an exclusive preview of the new research but also...

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