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December 1955

Sexuelle Konstitution.

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1955;74(6):700. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1955.02330180118013

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This is the first of a series of the "Vienna Contributions to Research in Sex," published by the recently formed "Austrian Association for Research in Sex" and edited by Dr. W. F. Brix. The volume represents a very thorough investigation of this problem, based on 829 literary sources, of which 12 are the author's own. In the chapter entitled "Sexuality," the author studies the hormones and drives, their development in the individual, and their deviations. She considers a person "intersexual" if in his personality (body and soul) there coexist separate male and female characteristics. In the sexual constitutional types, she characterizes the normal man (and the virile woman) as large, bony, and sturdy; the feminine man (and normal woman) as medium large, medium fat, and medium sturdy; the infantile man (and the infantile woman) as small, delicate, and youthful; the child (and puerile woman) as small and youthful. The para-sexuals

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