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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

her parents unless she immediately ceased the vile practice. In less 

than ten days the mysterious symptoms which had puzzled many physicians 

disappeared altogether. The swollen, tender breast was no larger than 

the other, and was so entirely restored that she was able to strike 

it a full blow without pain. 

 

So great was the depravity of this girl, however, that she had no notion 

of making a permanent reform. She even boasted of her wickedness to 

a companion, and announced her intention to continue the practice. We 

sent her home, and apprized her parents of the full facts in the case, 

for which we received their deepest gratitude, though their hearts were 

nearly broken with grief at the sad revelation made to them. 

Notwithstanding their most earnest efforts in her behalf, the wretched 

girl continued her downward career, and a year or two after we learned 

that she had sunk to the very lowest depths of shame. 

 

Once this now wretched, disgraced creature was an attractive, pure, 

innocent little girl. Her adopted father lavished upon her numerous 

presents, and spent hundreds of dollars to obtain her recovery to health. 

Yet through this awful vice she was ruined utterly, and rendered so 

wholly perverse and bad that she had no desire to be better, no 

disposition to reform. God only knows what will be her sad end. May 

none who read these lines ever follow in her footsteps. 

 

The Danger of Boarding-Schools.--Some years ago a young lady came under 

our medical care who had suffered for some time from a serious nervous 

difficulty which had baffled the skill of all the physicians who had 

had charge of her case, and which occasioned her a great amount of 

suffering, making it necessary that she should be confined to her bed 

most of the time, the disease being aggravated by exercise, and the 

patient having been much weakened by its long continuance. 

 

All the remedies usually successful in such cases were employed with 

little or no effect, and we were feeling somewhat perplexed concerning 

the case, when the young lady sent for us one day and upon our going 

to her room in answer to her call she immediately burst into tears and 

acknowledged that she had been addicted to the habit of self-abuse and 

that she was still suffering from involuntary excitement during sleep. 

Having been placed in a boarding-school when quite young, she had there 

learned the vile habit, and had practiced it without knowing anything 

of the ill effects or really appreciating its sinfulness. When she 

learned, some years after, that the habit was a most pernicious vice 

and of a character to bring destruction to both soul and body of one 

addicted to it, she endeavored to free herself from its shackles; but 

she found herself too securely bound for escape. It seemed, indeed, 

an utter impossibility. Her thoughts had long been allowed to run in 

sentimental channels, and now they would do so in spite of the most 

earnest efforts to the contrary, during her waking hours; and in sleep, 

while the will power was not active, the imagination would run riot 


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