1956: Dr. Charles Alfred Kinsey, Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, dies. Fertility surgeon and specialist, Dr. William Howell Masters, also fascinated with the science surrounding human sexuality, meets future research partner, Virginia Ellis Johnson, at Washington University in Missouri. Written by
Arousing America's curiosity (Season 1)
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Johnson, who died in 2013 at 88, is sometimes described as a sexologist or psychologist. In reality, she had been studying for a sociology degree when Masters took her on, but the demands of their work prevented her from completing her degree. See more
In the 1950s, the average price of a cup of coffee was ten cents, and full meals could be purchased for around fifty cents. However, at the hospital cafeteria, actors give the cashier several dollar bills when they buy a small snack or cup of coffee and receive no change back. See more