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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

dans l'Art_, 1889. 

 

[258] Glafira Abricosoff, of Moscow, in her Paris thesis, _L'Hysterie aux 

xvii et xviii siecles_, 1897, presents a summary of the various views held 

at this time; as also Gilles de la Tourette, _Traite de l'Hysterie_, vol. 

i, Chapter I. 

 

[259] _Edinburgh Medical Journal_, June, 1883, p. 1123, and _Mental 

Diseases_, 1887, p. 488. 

 

[260] Hegar, _Zusammenhang der Geschlechtskrankheiten mit nervoesen 

Leiden_, Stuttgart, 1885. (Hegar, however, went much further than this, 

and was largely responsible for the surgical treatment of hysteria now 

generally recognized as worse than futile.) Balls-Headley, "Etiology of 

Nervous Diseases of the Female Genital Organs," Allbutt and Playfair, 

_System of Gynecology_, 1896, p. 141. 

 

[261] Lombroso and Ferrero, _La Donna Delinquente_, 1893, pp. 613-14. 

 

[262] Charcot and Marie, article on "Hysteria," Tuke's _Dictionary of 

Psychological Medicine_. 

 

[263] Axenfeld and Huchard, _Traite des Nevroses_, 1883, pp. 1092-94. 

Icard (_La Femme pendant la Periode Menstruelle_, pp. 120-21) has also 

referred to recorded cases of hysteria in animals (Coste's and Peter's 

cases), as has Gilles de la Tourette (op. cit., vol. i, p. 123). See also, 

for references, Fere, _L'Instinct Sexuel_, p. 59. 

 

[264] _Man and Woman_, 4th ed., p. 326. A distinguished gynaecologist, 

Matthews Duncan, had remarked some years earlier (_Lancet_, May 18, 1889) 

that hysteria, though not a womb disease, "especially attaches itself to 

the generative system, because the genital system, more than any other, 

exerts emotional power over the individual, power also in morals, power in 

social questions." 

 

[265] Gilles de la Tourette, _Archives de Tocologie et de Gynecologie_, 

June, 1895. 

 

[266] _Rivista Sperimentale di Freniatria_, 1897, p. 290; summarized in 

the _Journal of Mental Science_, January, 1898. 

 

[267] From the earliest times it was held that menstruation favors 

hysteria; more recently, Landouzy recorded a number of observations 

showing that hysterical attacks coincide with perfectly healthy 

menstruation; while Ball has maintained that it is only during 

menstruation that hysteria appears in its true color. See the opinions 

collected by Icard, _La Femme pendant la Periode Menstruelle_, pp. 75-81. 

 

[268] Krafft-Ebing, "Ueber Neurosen und Psychosen durch Sexuelle 

Abstinenz," _Jahrbuecher fuer Psychiatrie_, vol. iii, 1888. It must, 

however, be added that the relief of hysteria by sexual satisfaction is 

not rare, and that Rosenthal finds that the convulsions are thus 

diminished. (_Allgemeine Wiener Medizinal-Zeitung_, Nos. 46 and 47, 1887.) 

So they are also, in simple and uncomplicated cases, according to Mongeri, 

by pregnancy. 

 

[269] "All doctors who have patients in convents," remarks Marro (_La 

Puberta_, p. 338), "know how hysteria dominates among them;" he adds that 

his own experience confirms that of Raciborski, who found that nuns 

devoted to the contemplative life are more liable to hysteria than those 

who are occupied in teaching or in nursing. It must be added, however, 

that there is not unanimity as to the prevalence of hysteria in convents. 

Brachet was of the same opinion as Briquet, and so considered it rare. 

Imbert-Goubeyre, also (_La Stigmatisation_, p. 436) states that during 

more than forty years of medical life, though he has been connected with a 

number of religious communities, he has not found in them a single 


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