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October 13, 1900

Psychopathia Sexualis. With Especial Reference to Antipathic Sexual Instinct. A Medico-Forensic Study.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(15):964. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460410048024

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It is not often that a foreign work passes through two separate translations into the English language, as is the case with the present one. The reason why this is so is rather obvious, though it can not be especially justified. The book is one of a small class that is much more widely read than it should be, by non-medical readers. Its proper place is on the reserve shelves, sometimes called "hell," of a well-conducted library. The author has enlarged it considerably, and the present translation appears to be a very satisfactory one. We can not recommend the book generally, but it will, of course, recommend itself to those who want to read it. This undoubtedly is the most complete, or at least the largest work, on its subject in our or any other language. The present volume has one advantage, or it may be such, that the Latin

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