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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

an ovule in the ovaries was the necessary accompaniment, and even cause, 

of menstruation. We now know that ovulation proceeds throughout the whole 

of life, even before birth, and during gestation,[97] and that removal of 

the ovaries by no means necessarily involves a cessation of menstruation. 

It has been shown that regular and even excessive menstruation may take 

place in the congenital absence of a trace of ovaries or Fallopian 

tubes.[98] On the other hand, a rudimentary state of the uterus, and a 

complete absence of menstruation, may exist with well-developed ovaries 

and normal ovulation.[99] We must regard the uterus as to some extent an 

independent organ, and menstruation as a process which arose, no doubt, 

with the object, teleologically speaking, of cooperating more effectively 

with ovulation, but has become largely independent.[100] 

 

It is sometimes stated that menstruation may be entirely absent 

in perfect health. Few cases of this condition have, however, 

been recorded with the detail necessary to prove the assertion. 

One such case was investigated by Dr. H.W. Mitchell, and 

described in a paper read to the New York County Medical Society, 

February 22, 1892 (to be found in _Medical Reprints_, June, 

1892). The subject was a young, unmarried woman, 24 years of age. 

She was born in Ireland, and, until her emigration, lived quietly 

at home with her parents. Being then twenty years of age, she 

left home and came to New York. Up to that time no signs of 

menstruation had appeared, and she had never heard that such a 

function existed. Soon after her arrival in New York, she 

obtained a situation as a waiting-maid, and it was noticed, after 

a time, that she was not unwell at each month. Friends filled her 

ears with wild stories about the dreadful effects likely to 

follow the absence of menstruation. This worried her greatly, and 

as a consequence she became pale and anaemic, with loss of flesh, 

appetite, and sleep, and a long train of imaginary nervous 

symptoms. She presented herself for treatment, and insisted upon 

a uterine examination. This revealed no pathological condition 

of her uterus. She was assured that she would not die, or become 

insane, nor a chronic invalid. In consequence she soon forgot 

that she differed in any way from other girls. A course of 

chalybeate tonics, generous diet, and proper care of her general 

health, soon restored her to her normal condition. After close 

observation for several years, she submitted to a thorough 

examination, although entirely free from any abnormal symptoms. 

The examination revealed the following physical condition: 

Weight, 105 pounds (her weight before leaving Ireland was 130); 

girth of chest, twenty-nine and a half inches; girth of abdomen, 

twenty-five inches; girth of pelvis, thirty-four and a half 

inches; girth of thigh, upper third, twenty inches; heart 

healthy, sounds and rhythm perfectly normal; pulse, 76; lungs 

healthy; respiratory murmur clear and distinct over every part; 

respiration, easy and twenty per minute; the mammae are well 

developed, firm, and round; nipples, small, no areola; her skin 

is soft, smooth, and healthy; figure erect, plump, and 

symmetrical; her bowels are regular; kidneys, healthy. She has a 

good appetite, sleeps well, and in no particular shows any sign 


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