The last five years has witnessed a flood of volumes on sex and sex life. Many of the most important contributions have come from American investigators, for instance Dr. Katharine B. Davis, Dr. G. V. Hamilton and Dr. Robert L. Dickinson. The present volume includes an aspect of the subject not covered in previous communications—the physical side. Dr. Dickinson as a gynecologist was concerned not only with mental disturbances but also with the actual physical structure of his patients, which in some instances may have been the responsible factor in marital failure. He is, however, a practical psychologist and has not permitted the physical point of view to obliterate the equally important psychologic considerations. The introduction by Havelock Ellis is philosophical. The Committee on Maternal Health has cooperated in the assembling of the data and the book may be considered a sound contribution to this field.
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