Benjamin, Harry (12 January 1885–24 August 1986), physician, endocrinologist, and sex researcher, was born in Berlin, Germany, the son of Julius Benjamin, a banker, and Bertha Hoffman. He became interested in human sexuality at the age of twenty, when he read August Forel’s ...
Mudd, Emily Borie Hartshorne (06 September 1898–02 May 1998), pioneer in the field of marriage counseling and birth control advocate, was born Emily Borie Hartshorne in Merion, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Edward Yarnall Hartshorne, a banker and philanthropist in the Philadelphia area, and Clementina Rhodes Hartshorne, a suffragist and member of the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters. Emily later cited her mother’s activism, as well as her father’s Quaker heritage, as sources of her own interest in women’s rights. Also influential were the death of a sister, born prematurely, when she was twelve years old and the knowledge that her maternal grandmother had given birth to thirteen children (eight of whom survived infancy)....
Stone, Abraham (30 October 1890–03 July 1959), and Hannah Mayer Stone (15 October 1893–10 July 1941), physicians and marriage counselors, were born, respectively, in Russia and New York City. Abraham was the son of Miron Stone, a merchant, and Amelia Chamers. Hannah was the daughter of Max Mayer, a pharmacist, and Golda Rinaldo. At a time when the discussion of sexuality, fertility, and reproduction was highly controversial—even in the context of marriage—the Stones were leaders in the movement to educate adult Americans on these matters, and they wrote a modern marriage manual that remained authoritative for several generations....
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