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'The Enigma of Sex' by 'Geoffrey York' [pseud.]

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/211
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: 'The Enigma of Sex' by 'Geoffrey York' [pseud.]
Date(s): 1910s-1996
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

'Geoffrey York' (a member of the Society of Friends) qualifed MBBS in 1934, and obtained the MD in 1949. A general practitioner who believed that psychiatry was a vital part of general practice, he held the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and was a Fellow of both the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of General Practitioners. He was awarded the OBE.


Scope and content/abstract:

Pseudonymous autobiography of family doctor, in his 80s in 1990s, describing his own sexual experiences and deficiencies of medical education respecting sexual questions. 'The Enigma of Sex' Introduction. Chapter One: Childhood Behaviour Chapter Two: Courtship Chapter Three: Early Married Life Chapter Four: Middle Age and Beyond Chapter Five: Reflections and conclusions Chapter Six: Positive Suggestions Chapter Seven: Some Thoughts on the Art of Rearing a Family.

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The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

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Immediate source of acquisition:

This volume was received by the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in late 1996 via a friend of the author.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2009

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