- NAME: Alfred Kinsey
- OCCUPATION: Anthropologist, Educator, Biologist, Zoologist, Academic Author, Journalist
- BIRTH DATE: June 23, 1894
- DEATH DATE: August 25, 1956
- EDUCATION: Harvard University, Bowdoin College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Hoboken, New Jersey
- PLACE OF DEATH: Bloomington, Indiana
- Full Name: Alfred Charles Kinsey
- AKA: Alfred C. Kinsey
- AKA: Alfred Kinsey
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Biologist Alfred Kinsey wrote Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, which was based on research he and his colleagues conducted at the Institute for Sex Research.
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Because Kinsey's research dealt openly with human sexuality during a time when the topic was taboo, his work was the subject of much controversy. During the course of his study, Kinsey was subjected to anti-Communist investigations, loss of funding and a lawsuit by U.S. Customs over a collection of erotic photos. Nevertheless, Kinsey's Institute for Sex Research still survives today, under the new title the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction.
During the last six months of Kinsey's life, his health steadily declined as he gradually developed congestive heart failure. On August 25, 1956, Kinsey died at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, Indiana. A few days earlier, he had bruised his leg after tripping in his garden, and the bruise had developed into a deadly embolism. Kinsey was 62 years old at the time of his passing. He was survived by his wife, Clara, and their three children.
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