David Oliver Cauldwell

David Oliver Cauldwell

David Oliver Cauldwell

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David Oliver Cauldwell (June 17, 1897 – August 30, 1959) was a prolific and pioneering sexologist, who has been claimed to have coined the term “transsexual”anonymous. The International Journal of Transgenderism v5 (2001) #2 (April-June).Ekins, Richard; and Dave King. The International Journal of Transgenderism v5 (2001) #2 (April-June). (though there is a prior claim for HirschfeldHirschfeld, Magnus; “Die intersexuelle Konstitution” in Jarhbuch fuer sexuelle Zwischenstufen 1923.), and many of whose monographs on sex, psychology, or health were published by Emanuel Haldeman-Julius in such forms as Big Blue Books.

Cauldwell was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of a surgeon. Cauldwell reports himself as from childhood having had a special interest in sexual anatomy. He studied medicine at the Chester College of Medicine and Surgery (later merged with Loyola University Chicago) and at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. After several years as a private general practitioner, Cauldwell became an Associate Medical Officer of the Department of War, and as a contract surgeon for the Army, and became a neuro-psychiatrist for the Department of War. In 1945, Cauldwell ended active practice to become a writer on topics of health, notably sexology.

Cauldwell and transsexualism

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