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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

it is the sad misfortune of by far the greater portion of humanity to 

be deprived of this inestimable "felicity." 

 

A Source of Crime.--Who can tell how many of the liars, thieves, 

drunkards, murderers, and prostitutes of our day are less responsible 

for their crimes against themselves, against society, and against 

Heaven, than those who were instrumental in bringing them into the 

world? Almost every village has its boy "who was born drunk," a 

staggering, simpering, idiotic representative of a drunken father, 

beastly intoxicated at the very moment when he should have been most 

sober. 

 

An interesting study of this question has recently been made by Mr. 

Dugdale, a member of the Prison Association of the State of New York. 

When visiting the various jails of the State, he found in one six persons 

detained for crimes of various character, between all of whom there 

was a family relation. Upon further inquiry, he found that of the same 

family there were twenty-nine relatives in the vicinity, seventeen of 

whom were criminals. Still further investigation developed the 

following facts:-- 

 

Within seventy-five years, a family of 1200 persons have sprung from 

five sisters, several of whom were illegitimate, and three of whom were 

known to be unchaste, and who married men whose father was an idle, 

thriftless hunter, a hard drinker, and licentious. 

 

Of this family, the history of but 709 was traced. Of these, the facts 

set forth in the following incomplete summary were found to be true:-- 

 

Paupers, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 

Years of pauperism, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 798 

Criminals, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 

Years of infamy, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 750 

Thieves, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 

Murderers, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 

Prostitutes and adulteresses, . . . . . . . . . . . 165 

Illegitimate children, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 

No. of persons contaminated by syphilitic disease, . 480 

Cost to the State in various ways, . . . . . ,308,000 

 

Without doubt a complete summary would make this showing still more 

appalling, since of the 709 whose histories were traced, it was in many 

instances impossible to determine whether the individuals were guilty 

of crime or unchastity or not, even where there were grounds for 

suspicion. Such cases were not included in the summary. 

 

No amount of argument on this question could be so conclusive as are 

these simple facts concerning the "Juke" family. It is certainly high 

time that our legislators began to awaken to this subject, and consider 

whether it would be an unprofitable experiment to make some attempt 

to prevent the multiplication of criminals in this manner. We are not 

prepared to offer a plan for securing such an end; but it is very clearly 

important that something should be done in this direction. 

 

It is an established physiological fact that the character of offspring 

is influenced by the mental as well as the physical conditions of the 


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