William H. Masters

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William Howell Masters
Born December 27, 1915(1915-12-27)
Cleveland, Ohio
Died February 16, 2001(2001-02-16) (aged 85)
Tucson, Arizona
Cause of death Parkinson's disease
Education Lawrenceville School
Hamilton College
Spouse Geraldine Baker Oliver (1993–2001) (his death)
Virginia E. Johnson (1971–1992)
Elisabeth Ellis, (div. 1971)

William Howell Masters (December 27, 1915 – February 16, 2001) was an American gynecologist, best known as the senior member of the Masters and Johnson sexuality research team. Along with Virginia Eshelman Johnson, he pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders and dysfunctions from 1957 until the 1990s.

Masters was born on December 27, 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was married three times, all marriages ended in divorce. Masters died on February 16, 2001 in Tucson, Arizona from Parkinson's disease, aged 85.[1]

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  1. Severo, Richard (February 19, 2001). "William H. Masters, a Pioneer in Studying and Demystifying Sex, Dies at 85". New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F07E2DB1E30F93AA25751C0A9679C8B63. Retrieved 2008-07-24. "Dr. William H. Masters, who with his co-researcher, Virginia E. Johnson, revolutionized the way sex is studied, taught and enjoyed in America, died Friday at a hospice in Tucson. He was 85 and had lived in retirement since 1994, first in St. Louis and then in Tucson. He suffered complications from Parkinson's disease, said his wife, Geraldine Baker Oliver Masters."