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October 20, 1934

Odoratus Sexualis

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By Dr. Iwan Bloch. A Scientific and Literary Study of Sexual Scents and Erotic Perfumes. Cloth. Price, $5. Pp. 274. New York: American Anthropological Society, 1933.

JAMA. 1934;103(16):1259. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750420071031

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Here is a reprint in English at a very high price of a rather obsolete essay on the relationship of odor to sex. It has long been understood that human beings possess odors which are quite distinctive and that perfumes of various types have been associated with sexual stimulation. The author discusses these matters from both ethnological and biologic points of view.

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