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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

hysterical subject, the reason being, he remarks, that the unbalanced and 

extravagant are refused admission to the cloister. 

 

[270] Parent-Duchatelet, _De la Prostitution_, vol. i, p. 242. 

 

[271] It may not be unnecessary to point out that here and throughout, in 

speaking of the psychic mechanism of hysteria, I do not admit that any 

process can be _purely_ psychic. As Fere puts it in an admirable study of 

hysteria (_Twentieth Century Practice of Medicine_, 1897, vol. x, p. 556): 

"In the genesis of hysterical troubles everything takes place as if the 

psychical and the somatic phenomena were two aspects of the same 

biological fact." 

 

[272] Pierre Janet, _L'Automatisme Psychologique_, 1889; _L'Etat mental 

des Hysteriques_, 1894; _Nevroses et Idees fixes_, 1898; Breuer und Freud, 

_Studien ueber Hysterie_, Vienna, 1895; the best introduction to Freud's 

work is, however, to be found in the two series of his _Sammlung Kleiner 

Schriften zur Neurosenlehre_, published in a collected form in 1906 and 

1909. It may be added that a useful selection of Freud's papers has lately 

(1909) been published in English. 

 

[273] We might, perhaps, even say that in hysteria the so-called higher 

centres have an abnormally strong inhibitory influence over the lower 

centres. Gioffredi (_Gazzetta degli Ospedali_, October 1, 1895) has shown 

that some hysterical symptoms, such as mutism, can be cured by 

etherization, thus loosening the control of the higher centres. 

 

[274] Charcot's school could not fail to recognize the erotic tone which 

often dominates hysterical hallucinations. Gilles de la Tourette seeks to 

minimize it by the remark that "it is more mental than real." He means to 

say that it is more psychic than physical, but he implies that the 

physical element in sex is alone "real," a strange assumption in any case, 

as well as destructive of Gilles de la Tourette's own fundamental 

assertion that hysteria is a real disease and yet purely psychic. 

 

[275] See, e.g., his substantial volume, _Die Traumdeutung_, 1900, 2d ed. 

1909. 

 

[276] _Sammlung_, first series, p. 208. 

 

[277] _Studien ueber Hysterie_, p. 217. 

 

[278] _Sammlung_, first series, p. 162. 

 

[279] _Sammlung_, second series, p. 102. 

 

[280] Ib. p. 146. 

 

[281] _Sammlung_, first series, p. 229. Freud has developed his conception 

of sexual constitution in _Drei Abhandlungen zur Sexualtheorie_, 1905. 

 

[282] As Moll remarks, Freud's conceptions are still somewhat subjective, 

and in need of objective demonstration; but whatever may be thought of 

their theories, he adds, there can be no doubt that Breuer and Freud have 

done a great service by calling attention to the important action of the 

sexual life on the nervous system. 

 

[283] Gertrude Stein, "Cultivated Motor Automatism," _Psychological 

Review_, May, 1898. 

 

[284] Charcot's most faithful followers refuse to recognize a "hysteric 

temperament," and are quite right, if such a conception is used to destroy 

the conception of hysteria as a definite disease. We cannot, however, fail 

to recognize a diathesis which, while still apparently healthy, is 

predisposed to hysteria. So distinguished a disciple of Charcot as Janet 

thoroughly recognizes this, and argues (_L'Etat mental_, etc., p. 298) 

that "we may find in the habits, the passions, the psychic automatism of 

the normal man, the germ of all hysterical phenomena." Fere held a 

somewhat similar view. 

 

[285] A.F.A. King, "Hysteria," _American Journal of Obstetrics_, May 18, 


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