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
As the late '60s become the early '70s, the world and our characters are all about revolution. (season 4)
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William H. Masters
and Virginia Johnson
's work began in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University in St. Louis and continued at the not-for-profit research institution they founded in St. Louis in 1964. It was called the "Reproductive Biology Research Foundation" and renamed the "Masters & Johnson Institute" in 1978. See more
In the introduction sequence, the quarter being inserted into the vending machine behind Michael Sheen's name says, "Quarter Dollar" under Washington's profile. This design was introduced for the "50 State Quarters" program, which began in 1999. A quarter from the time of this show, set more than 40 years earlier than this TV show, would clearly show the year of minting beneath Washington's profile. See more