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The Relationship between Homosexuals and Sex Researchers, 1870–1940

in Departing from Deviance: A History of Homosexual Rights and Emancipatory Science in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530437
eISBN:
9780226304458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304458.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, gay men and lesbians started to look towards medical and scientific experts for explanations of human sexuality. They sought clarification and ... More


Jan Gay and the Sex Variants Committee, 1935–41

in Departing from Deviance: A History of Homosexual Rights and Emancipatory Science in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226530437
eISBN:
9780226304458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304458.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The sex variants study reflected a strong commitment on the part of both homosexuals and scientific investigators to carry out an investigation of homosexuality. This chapter examines the objectives ... More


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