Joseph Banks (J. B.) Rhine (1895–1980) was an American botanist, author, and creator of the field of parapsychology. He founded the parapsychology lab at Duke University, the Journal of Parapsychology, the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man, and the Parapsychological Association.
Master magician Harry Houdini and English ghost researcher Harry Price were true pioneers in both establishing skepticism and scientific methods in the newly created field of paranormal research. They set the foundation for future 20th Century researchers such as J.B. Rhine.
Extrasensory Perception After Sixty Years: A Critical Appraisal of the Research in Extra-Sensory Perception, which was first published in 1940, represented the follow-up to parapsychologist Joseph Banks Rhine’s 1934 book, Extrasensory Perception.