Wondrous Transformations

A maverick physician, the science of hormones, and the birth of the transgender revolution

Dr Harry Benjamin

Wondrous Transformations is the story of Dr. Harry Benjamin (1885-1986), the endocrinologist and sexologist best known for his pioneering work in transgender medicine. 

Coming from University of North Carolina Press in Fall 2023

[Photo: The Kinsey Institute]

Often we are much too proud of what we think we do know, and do not realize how much there is left to be known. We may be inclined, at times, to think contemptuously of the knowledge of doctors of only a hundred years ago. How will the doctors of a hundred years hence view our present “knowledge”?

Harry Benjamin, 1941