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PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
REPRODUCTION-1
REPRODUCTION-2
REPRODUCTION-3
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-1
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-2
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-3
ANATOMY OF THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS-4
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-1
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-2
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-3
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-4
THE SEXUAL RELATIONS-15
CHASTITY-1
CHASTITY-2
CHASTITY-3
CONTINENCE
MARITAL EXCESSES-1
MARITAL EXCESSES-2
MARITAL EXCESSES-3
PREVENTION OF CONCEPTION:ITS EVILS AND DANGERS-1
PREVENTION OF CONCEPTION:ITS EVILS AND DANGERS-2
INFANTICIDE AND ABORTION
THE SOCIAL EVIL-1
THE SOCIAL EVIL-2
THE SOCIAL EVIL-3
SOLITARY VICE-1
SOLITARY VICE-2
RESULTS OF SECRET VICE-1
RESULTS OF SECRET VICE-2
EFFECTS IN FEMALES
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-1
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-2
CURATIVE TREATMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF SELF-ABUSE-3
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-1
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-2
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-3
A CHAPTER FOR BOYS-4
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-1
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-2
A CHAPTER FOR GIRLS-3
INDEX

thirty years may elapse after active symptoms disappear, yet the 

disease may break out again in a new and still more serious and 

complicated form. It may even lie entirely dormant or latent in the 

system of the parent during his lifetime, but break out in all its 

terrible destructiveness in his children. A man or woman who has once 

suffered with this fell disease is contaminated for life; and it is 

a crime for such an one to entail upon innocent, unoffending human 

beings such a terrible legacy. Such a person has no right to marry; 

or if married, has no right to perpetuate the results of his sins in 

offspring. It is _never safe_ to say to a man who has once been infected 

that he is cured. If a cure ever takes place, it is exceedingly rare. 

 

(2) It is a crime against the race. One of the primary objects of 

marriage is reproduction. As members of the human race, it is the duty 

of parents to produce a high type of human beings, at least to do all 

in their power to produce healthy offspring. If they cannot do this, 

and are aware of the fact, they are guilty of abuse of the reproductive 

function in bringing sickly offspring into the world to suffer. 

 

(3) It is injurious to the contracting parties themselves. If a person 

has a communicable disease, as syphilis, leprosy, and some bad forms 

of skin disease, the disease will certainly be communicated to the wife 

or husband, and so a double amount of suffering will be entailed. The 

dread disease, consumption, rightly called the scourge of civilization, 

is now well known to be communicable. A few years ago we were consulted 

by an old gentleman, a native of Canada, who was suffering with 

pulmonary disease. We inquired respecting the history of the malady. 

Said he, "Doctor, it may seem strange, but I believe I _inherited_ 

consumption from my wife, who died of consumption a few years ago." 

Excepting the wrong use of the term inherit, we were not prepared to 

dispute the old gentleman's ideas respecting the origin of his disease. 

Living in close association for years with his wife, who was slowly 

dying with disease of the lungs, it was quite possible for him to have 

received the disease from her. So many cases of this kind have been 

reported that it is now generally believed by medical men that 

consumption is communicable from one person to another by the reception 

into the system of the well person of the exhalations from the lungs 

of the person affected. 

 

Another point worthy of mention here is the well-known fact that the 

intimate association of married people modifies even the physical form 

of both. Almost every one has noticed how much alike in appearance 

married people who have lived many years together come to be. This 

physical change undoubtedly extends further than to the features only. 

The whole constitution is modified. 

 

A remarkable illustration of this fact is found in the frequent 

observation that the children of a woman by a second husband often 

resemble in appearance the first husband much more than their own father. 


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