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January 20, 1900

The Surgical Diseases of the Genito-Urinary Tract, Venereal and Sexual Diseases.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(3):188. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460030062029

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"I have embraced the opportunity herein afforded me for airing a few heresies of my own," is the way the author puts it in his preface. But a hasty reading of his book fails to reveal any of these heresies. His views on certain subjects might have been considered radical at one time, but to-day, as expressed in the book before us, they will be generally indorsed as being in accord with modern practice and thought.

The first chapter, on "Genito-Urinary and Sexual Hygiene," covers the whole subject from normal urine to "sexual starvation"—and beyond. The author, in this chapter, takes the opportunity to give his views on a variety of questions relating to sexual hygiene, and these will be indorsed by most of his readers. He blames modern society for much of the sexual perversion of the day, and his views of marriage as a remedy for certain sexual

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