William Howell Masters (1915–2001)
William H. Masters was an eminent physician who contributed greatly through his work as a researcher and practitioner in gynecology and fertility. His most famous contributions were made together with his research partner and second wife, Virginia Johnson, in the first scientific exploration of the anatomy and physiology of human sexuality. Later they developed the first short-term, intensive treatment program for sexual dysfunctions.
William Masters graduated from Hamilton College in 1938 and received his MD in 1943 from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He was intrigued with reproductive biology. Masters was also impressed by Alfred Kinsey’s work on human sexual behavior. He became an obstetrician and gynecologist and affiliated with Washington University in St. Louis to establish his credibility outside of the field of sexuality before pursuing his controversial research. Here Masters was known as a talented...
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- Masters, W. H., Johnson, V. E., & Kolodny, R. C. (1988). Crisis: Heterosexuality in the age of AIDS. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Perennial Press.Google Scholar