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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

however, passed away in a day or two after the act. In the course of 

years, when involuntary emissions began to impair the constitution, 

this condition became permanent. The throat always feels very delicate, 

and there is often such irritability in it, along with this feeling 

of the secretion of morbid matter, as to make it impossible to speak 

without swallowing at every second or third word. This is felt even 

in conversation, and there is a great disinclination to attempt to speak 

at all. In many instances in which the throat has been supposed to give 

way from other causes, I have known this to be the real one. May it 

not be that the general irritation always produced by the habit referred 

to, shows itself also in this organ, and more fully in those who are 

required habitually to exercise it?" 

 

_Nervous Diseases_.--There is no end to the nervous affections to which 

the sufferer from this vice is subject. Headaches, neuralgias, symptoms 

resembling hysteria, sudden alternations of heat and cold, irregular 

flushing of the face, and many other affections, some of the more 

important of which we will mention in detail, are his constant 

companions. 

 

_Epilepsy_.--This disease has been traced to the vile habit under 

consideration in so many cases that it is now very certain that in many 

instances this is its origin. It is of frequent occurrence in those 

who have indulged in solitary vice or any other form of sexual excess. 

We have seen several cases of this kind. 

 

Failure of Special Senses.--Dimness of vision, amaurosis, spots before 

the eyes, with other forms of ocular weakness, are common results of 

this vice. The same degeneration and premature failure occur in the 

organs of hearing. In fact, sensibility of all the senses becomes in 

some measure diminished in old cases. 

 

Spinal Irritation.--Irritation of the spinal cord, with its resultant 

evils, is one of the most common of the nervous affections originating 

in this cause. Tenderness of the spine, numerous pains in the limbs, 

and spasmodic twitching of the muscles, are some of its results. 

Paralysis, partial or complete, of the lower limbs, and even of the 

whole body, is not a rare occurrence. We have seen two cases in which 

this was well marked. Both patients were small boys and began to excite 

the genital organs at a very early age. In one, the paralytic condition 

was complete when he was held erect. The head fell forward, the arms 

and limbs hung down helpless, the eyes rolled upward, and the saliva 

dribbled from his mouth. When lying flat upon his back, he had 

considerable control of his limbs. In this case, a condition of priapism 

seems to have existed almost from birth, owing to congenital phimosis. 

His condition was somewhat improved by circumcision. In the other case, 

in which phimosis also existed, there was paralysis of a few of the 

muscles of the leg, which produced club-foot. Circumcision was also 

performed in this case and the child returned in a few weeks completely 

cured, without any other application, though it had previously been 


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