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Alex Comfort

AKA Alexander Comfort

Born: 10-Feb-1920
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 26-Mar-2000
Location of death: Northamptonshire, England
Cause of death: Stroke

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Doctor, Anarchist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Joy of Sex

Wife: Ruth Harris (nurse, m. 1943, div. 1973, one son)
Son: Nicholas
Wife: Jane Henderson (economist, m. 1973, d. 1991)

    High School: Highgate School, London
    University: BA, Trinity College, Cambridge University
    Medical School: BMedicine, Cambridge University (1943)
    Medical School: BChir, Cambridge University (1944)
    University: PhD Biochemistry, University of London (1949)
    University: DSc, University of London (1963)
    Scholar: Research Fellow, University College London (1951-73)

    Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
    Karger Prize 1969
    Risk Factors: Amputee

Author of books:
No Such Liberty (1941, novel)
A Wreath for the Living (1942)
Elegies (1944)
The Power House (1944, novel)
The Song of Lazarus (1945)
Art and Social Responsibility (1946, lectures)
The Signal to Engage (1946, poetry)
Barbarism and Sexual Freedom (1948)
On This Side Nothing (1949, novel)
Authority And Delinquency in the Modern State (1950)
Sexual Behaviour in Society (1950)
And All But He Departed (1951, poetry)
A Giant's Strength (1952, novel)
The Biology of Senescence (1956)
Come Out to Play (1961, novel)
Haste to the Wedding (1962, poetry)
Darwin and the Naked Lady (1962, essays)
Sex in Society (1963)
Ageing: The Biology of Senescence (1964)
Koka Shastra (1964)
Process of Ageing (1965)
Nature and Human Nature (1966)
The Joy of Sex: A Gourmet Guide to Lovemaking (1972)
A Good Age (1976)
Sexual Consequences of Disability (1978)
I and That: Notes on the Biology of Religion (1979)
Poems for Jane (1979, poetry)
Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry (1980)
Tetrarch (1981, novel)
More Joy of Sex (1982)
Reality and Empathy: Physics, Mind, and Science in the 21st Century (1984)
Imperial Patient (1987, novel)
More Joy: A Lovemaking Companion to the Joy of Sex (1987)
The Philosophers (1989, novel)
The New Joy of Sex: A Gourmet Guide to Lovemaking in the '90s (1991)
Writings Against Power and Death (1994, essays)
Mikrokosmos (1994, poetry)


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