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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

 

The "hired girl" is often an equally efficient agent for evil in the 

instruction of little girls in this debasing vice. Some time ago, the 

very intelligent parents of a bright family of children were awakened 

to the importance of this subject from the perusal of the first edition 

of this work, and upon investigation were horrified to find that their 

oldest child a promising daughter of ten, was already a victim to the 

vile practice, having been initiated by a "hired girl." After using 

in vain every means he could bring to bear upon the case, the father 

brought her to us, and with tears in his eyes gave his story. After 

telling of his unsuccessful attempts to effect a reform, he declared 

that he would far prefer to place his daughter in the grave than to 

see her grow up a wretched victim of this vice. We were most happy to 

be able, after a few weeks' treatment, to restore her to her parents, 

as we hope, permanently reformed. Not a few such cases are constantly 

coming to the attention of the medical profession. 

 

 

 

The Instructor in Vice.--Are these lines perused by any one who has 

ever taught another this vice so vile, and so certainly followed by 

penalties so terrible--penalties not upon the instigator but upon the 

hapless victim? let such a person clothe himself in sackcloth and ashes, 

and do penance for the remainder of his life. The only way in which 

he can hope to atone even in some small degree for such a heinous crime, 

is by doing all in his power to warn those in danger against this sin. 

When all men receive their just deserts, what will be the punishment 

of such a one who has not, by thorough repentance and a life spent in 

trying to undo the work of ruin so foully wrought, in some measure 

disburdened himself of the consequences of his act! 

 

Sending children very early to bed before they are weary, "to get them 

out of the way," or for punishment, is a grave error, as this may give 

rise to the vice. Confining children alone in a room by themselves is 

an equally reprehensible practice, as it favors the commission of the 

act, at least, and may afford a favorable opportunity for its discovery. 

Allowing children to form a habit of seeking solitude is an evil of 

the same nature. 

 

Local Disease.--In the male, a tight or long foreskin is a frequent 

cause of the habit. The constant contact of the prepuce with the most 

sensitive part of the organ increases its sensibility. The secretion 

is retained, and accumulates, often becoming hardened. In this manner 

irritation is set up, which occasions uncomfortable feelings, and 

attracts the hands to the part. Owing to the great degree of excitement 

due to irritation, but a slight provocation is necessary to arouse 

voluptuous sensations, and then the terrible secret is revealed. The 

child readily discovers how to reproduce the same, and is not slow to 

commit a frequent repetition of the act; and thus the habit is formed. 

 

An Illustrative Case.--A case in which the vice originated in this 

manner was recently under our observation. The patient was a man of 


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