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William Howell Masters

Born 1915
Died 2001

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American gynaecologist, born December 27, 1915, Cleveland, Ohio; died February 16, 2001, Tucson, Arizona.

Biography of William Howell Masters

William Howell Masters is eponymously associated with Allen-Masters syndrome, or broad ligament laceration syndrome. He is, however, far more famous for sexier things than ligaments. Masters and his wife, Virginia Eshelman Johnson-Masters (née Eshelman, 1925) made up a research team noted for their studies of human sexuality.

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