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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 work of purifying his mind and redeeming his body, if he will 

conscientiously adopt, and perseveringly apply, the remedies pointed 

out, _may be sure of success_. There can be no possible chance for 

failure. Triumph is certain. Patience may be tried and faith tested, 

but unwavering trust in God and nature, and an executed determination 

to do all on his part, will bring to every such one certain recovery. 

There may be some scars left, a few traces of the injury wrought; but 

the deliverance will be none the less triumphant. Faith and 

perseverance will work wonders. 

 

General Regimen and Treatment.--After long abuse of the sexual organs, 

and in many cases after a short course of sin, the whole system becomes 

deteriorated; digestion is impaired, the muscles are weakened, the 

circulation is unbalanced, the nerves are irritable, the 

brain--especially the back and lower portion of it--is congested, the 

skin is torpid, the bowels are inactive, the general health is deranged 

in almost every particular. All of these morbid conditions serve to 

keep up the very difficulty which has produced and is increasing them. 

Any curative effort, to be effective, then, must be directed to these 

as well as to local conditions; and it is pretty certainly established 

that local remedies or applications alone will rarely accomplish any 

appreciable good, at least of a permanent character. 

 

Many of the observations on treatment are equally applicable to both 

sexes; but particular directions have been especially adapted to males, 

and chiefly with the cure of seminal emissions as the object in view. 

This remark will explain any seeming lack of completeness. 

 

Mental and Moral Treatment.--The greatest impediment to recovery is 

usually found in the mind of the patient. His hopeless despair, 

melancholy, sullen apathy in many cases, want of energy, and fickleness 

of mind, thwart all attempts that are made for him. In other cases, 

the want of willpower, or neglect to exercise the will in controlling 

the thoughts, completely counteracts all that can be done for him. He 

must be made to understand this well, and then all possible means must 

be employed to attract his attention from himself, from brooding over 

his ills. Occupy him, interest him, or teach him to occupy and interest 

himself. The enthusiastic study of some one of the natural sciences 

is a most excellent auxiliary in effecting this. 

 

The thing of first importance is that the patient should obtain command 

of his thoughts; by this means, he can do more for himself than all 

the doctors can do for him. "But I cannot control my thoughts," says 

the patient. A young man said to me, "O doctor, you don't know how I 

feel. I despise myself; I hate myself; I often feel inclined to kill 

myself. My mind is always full of abominable images; my thoughts run 

away with me and I cannot help myself." The tears ran down his face 

in streams as he told me of his slavery. He solemnly affirmed that he 

had never performed the act of self-pollution but once in his life: 


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