Norman E. Himes

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Norman Edwin Himes (1899–1949) was an American sociologist and economist and Professor at Colgate University, known for his work on the medical history of contraception.[1][2][3]

Himes obtained his PhD from Harvard University in 1932. After graduation, he started his academic career at Colgate University in 1932. In World War II he served at the Surgeon General of the United States. His research interests were in the field of "population problems, history of contraception and the birth control movement, and marriage and family relations."[4]

Selected publications[edit]

  • The Truth about Birth Control: With a Bibliography of Birth Control Literature, John Day (1932)
  • Himes, Norman Edwin, and Christopher Tietze. Medical history of contraception. Vol. 657. New York: Gamut Press, 1936, 1963.
  • Himes, Norman Edwin, and Donald Lavor Taylor. Your marriage. Rinehart, 1955.
Selected articles


  1. ^ Fenton Keyes, "Obituary: Norman Edwin Himes," in: American Sociology Review Vol. 14, nr. 1 (Feb. 1949); p. 556
  2. ^ Becker, Gary Stanley, and Gary S. Becker. A Treatise on the Family. Harvard university press, 2009.
  3. ^ Wajcman, Judy. Feminism confronts technology. John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
  4. ^ Himes, Norman Edwin, 1899-1949 at

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