THE SEVENTH OLIVER BIRD LECTURE SEX, SCIENCE AND SURVIVAL

in Reproduction

In 1921, when I began the practice of gynaecology, medicine had precious little to offer infertile wives. Therefore I chose to devote what time and effort could be spared from earning money to the study of human reproductive functioning that I might get as many of these unhappy women as possible pregnant. Primarily to that end, I have studied and researched for 40 years, and tried to solve problems in Man's pervasive sexuality, the biological requisite for species survival.

SEX, FEAR AND RELIGION: `THE NATURAL LAW'

Some form of sex is common to most animals. A few species reproduce by fission, like the amoeba, or by budding, like jellyfish in cold water, or by parthenogenesis, as in the water flea. There are also a few animals, including some of the worms, in which sex functions in two different organ systems, but in a

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