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GENERAL PREFACE
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.1
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.2
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.3
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.4
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.5
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.6
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.1
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.2
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.3
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.4
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.5
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-3
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-4
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-1.1
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-1.2
FOOTNOTES
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-2.1
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-2.2
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-2.3
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.1
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.2
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.3
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.4
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.5
FOOTNOTES
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.1
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.2
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.3
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.4
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.5
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.6
FOOTNOTES
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-2.1
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-2.2
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-2.3
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-2.4
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.1
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.2
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.3
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.4
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.5
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.6
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.7
FOOTNOTES
APPENDIX A-1.1
APPENDIX A-1.2
APPENDIX B-1.1
APPENDIX B-1.2
APPENDIX C-1.1
APPENDIX C-1.2
INDEX OF AUTHORS

the manifestation was confined to a regularly occurring rise of 

temperature.) The phenomenon varies, but seems usually to occur 

about the fourteenth day, and to last two or three days. Laycock, 

in 1840 (_Nervous Diseases of Women_, p. 46), gave instances of 

women with an intermenstrual period. Depaul and Gueniot 

(_Dictionnaire Encyclopedique des Sciences Medicales_, Art., 

"Menstruation," p. 694) speak of intermenstrual symptoms, and 

even actual flow, as occurring in women who are in a perfect 

state of health, and constituting genuine "_regles 

surnumeraries_." The condition is, however, said to have been 

first fully described by Valleix; then, in 18725 by Sir William 

Priestley; and subsequently by Fehling, Fasbender, Sorel, 

Halliday Croom, Findley, Addinsell, and others. (See, for 

instance, "Mittelschmerz," by J. Halliday Croom, _Transactions of 

Edinburgh Obstetrical Society_, vol. xxi, 1896. Also, Krieger, 

_Menstruation_, pp. 68-69.) Fliess (_Die Beziehungen zwischen 

Nase und weiblichen Geschlechts-Organen_, p. 118) goes so far as 

to assert that an intermenstrual period of menstrual 

symptoms--which he terms _Nebenmenstruation_--is "a phenomenon 

well known to most healthy women." Observations are at present 

too few to allow any definite conclusions, and in some of the 

cases so far recorded a pathological condition of the sexual 

organs has been found to exist. Rosner, of Cracow, however, found 

that only in one case out of twelve was there any disease present 

(_La Gynecologie_, June, 1905), and Storer, who has met with 

twenty cases, insists on the remarkable and definite regularity 

of the manifestations, wholly unlike those of neuralgia (_Boston 

Medical and Surgical Journal_, April 19, 1900). There is no 

agreement as to the cause of _Mittelschmerz_. Addinsell 

attributed it to disease of the Fallopian tubes. This, however, 

is denied by such competent authorities as Cullingworth and Bland 

Sutton. Others, like Priestley, and subsequently Marsh (_American 

Journal of Obstetrics_, July, 1897), have sought to find the 

explanation in the occurrence of ovulation. This theory is, 

however, unsupported by facts, and eventually rests on the 

exploded belief that ovulation is the cause of menstruation. 

Rosner, following Richelet, vaguely attributes it to the diffused 

hyperaemia which is generally present. Van de Velde also 

attributes it to an abnormal fall of vascular tone, causing 

passive congestion of the pelvic viscera. Others again, like 

Armand Routh and MacLean, in the course of an interesting 

discussion on _Mittelschmerz_ at the Obstetric Society of London, 

on the second day of March, 1898, believe that we may trace here 

a double menstruation, and would explain the phenomenon by 

assuming that in certain cases there is an intermenstrual as well 

as a menstrual cycle. The question is not yet ripe for 

settlement, though it is fully evident that, looking broadly at 

the phenomena of rut and menstruation, the main basis of their 

increasing frequency as we rise toward civilized man is increase 

of nutrition, heat and sunlight being factors of nutrition. When 

dealing with civilized man, however, we are probably concerned 

not merely with general nutrition, but with the nervous direction 


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