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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

directly to the seat of disease must be at least equally efficacious 

with methods less direct. 

 

As heretofore explained, in the more severe cases the urethra is found 

in a very irritable condition. It is hyper-sensitive, especially in 

that portion just in front of the bladder, where the ejaculatory ducts 

open into it. We have also seen how this condition is one of the chief 

exciting causes of emissions. The remedies described for allaying this 

irritation are all excellent and indispensable; but there is another 

method of great value. This consists in the passage of a suitable 

instrument, a sound or bougie of proper size, two or three times a week. 

By the aid of this means, the abnormal irritation will often diminish 

with magical rapidity. The passage of the instrument of course needs 

to be done with great delicacy, so as to avoid increasing the 

irritation; hence it should not be attempted by a novice. Lack of skill 

in catheterism is doubtless the reason why some have seemed to produce 

injury rather than benefit by this method of treatment, they not 

recognizing the fact asserted by Prof. Gross in his treatise on surgery, 

that skillful catheterism is one of the most delicate operations in 

surgery. 

 

_Use of Electricity_.--The use of electricity in connection with that 

of the sound adds greatly to its utility. By means of the metallic 

instrument, also, electricity may be applied directly to the point of 

greatest irritation; and its soothing effect is sometimes really 

wonderful, as the following case will show:-- 

 

The patient, a man of unusual physical development, was suffering from 

nocturnal emissions and diminished sexual power, the result of early 

indiscretions and marital excesses. One of his most unpleasant symptoms 

was severe pain in the portion of the urethra near the openings of the 

ejaculatory ducts. After he had been suffering more than usual for a 

few days, we applied the faradaic electric current in the manner 

indicated above, for about fifteen minutes. At the end of that time 

the pain was entirely removed, though considerable suffering had been 

caused by the passage of the instrument, so sensitive was the congested 

membrane. The pain did not return again for two or three weeks, though 

treatment was necessarily suspended on account of absence. 

 

In another case, that of a young man, a student, at the beginning of 

treatment emissions occurred nightly, and sometimes as many as four 

in a single night, according to his statement, which we had no reason 

to doubt. Under the influence of these local applications, combined 

with other measures of treatment and a measurably correct regimen, the 

number of emissions was in a few weeks reduced to one in two or three 

weeks. 

 

Numerous other cases nearly as remarkable might be detailed if it were 

necessary to do so. In quite a considerable number of cases in which 

we have employed this plan of treatment, the results have been uniformly 

excellent. A very slight increase of irritation sometimes occurs at 

first, but this quickly subsides. 


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