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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

great pleasure in building bright prospects for her darling sons when 

they should attain maturity and become competent to fill useful and 

honorable positions in the world. Living in a rapidly-growing Western 

community, they had every prospect of growing up to honorable 

usefulness, a comfort to their parents, a blessing to the world, and 

capable of enjoying life in the highest degree. 

 

But suddenly certain manifestations appeared which gave rise to grave 

apprehensions on the part of the parents. It was observed that the elder 

of the little boys no longer played about with that nimbleness which 

he had formerly shown, but seemed slow and stiff in his movements. 

Sometimes, indeed, he would stagger a little when he walked. Soon, also, 

his speech became affected in some degree; he mumbled his words and 

could not speak distinctly. In spite of all that could be done, the 

disease continued, increasing slowly in all its symptoms from week to 

week. Soon the hands, also, became affected, so that the little boy 

could not feed himself. The mind now began to fail. The bright eyes 

became vacant and expressionless. Instead of the merry light which used 

to shine in them, there was a blank, idiotic stare. 

 

Imagine the grief and anguish of the poor mother! No one but a mother 

who has been called to pass through a similar trial could know how to 

sympathize with such a one. Her darling son she saw daily becoming a 

prey to a strange, incurable malady, with no power even to stay the 

progress of the terrible disease. 

 

But there was still greater grief in store for her. Within a year or 

two the younger son began to show symptoms of the same character, and 

in spite of all that was done, rapidly sank into the same helpless state 

as his brother. As a last resort, the mother took her boys and came 

a long journey to place her sons under our care. At that time they were 

both nearly helpless. Neither could walk but a few steps. They reeled 

and staggered about like drunken men, falling down upon each other and 

going through the most agonizing contortions in their attempts to work 

their way from one chair to another and thus about the room. Their heads 

were no longer erect, but drooped like wilted flowers. On their faces 

was a blank, imbecile expression, with a few traces of former 

intelligence still left. The mouth was open, from the drooping of the 

lower jaw, and the saliva constantly dribbled upon the clothing. 

Altogether, it was a spectacle which one does not care to meet every 

day; the impression made was too harrowing to be pleasant even from 

its interest from a scientific point of view. 

 

We at once set to work to discover the cause of this dreadful condition, 

saying to ourselves that such an awful punishment should certainly be 

the result of some gross violation of nature's laws somewhere. The most 

careful scrutiny of the history of the parents of the unfortunate lads 

gave us no clue to anything of an hereditary character, both parents 

having come of good families, and having been always of sober, temperate 


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