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THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.1
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.2
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.3
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.4
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.5
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.6
FOOTNOTES
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.1
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.2
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.3
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.4
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.5
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.6
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.7
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.8
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.9
MARRIAGE-10.1
MARRIAGE-10.2
MARRIAGE-10.3
MARRIAGE-10.4
MARRIAGE-10.5
MARRIAGE-10.6
MARRIAGE-10.7
MARRIAGE-10.8
MARRIAGE-10.9
MARRIAGE-10.10
MARRIAGE-10.11
MARRIAGE-10.12
FOOTNOTES
THE ART OF LOVE-11.1
THE ART OF LOVE-11.2
THE ART OF LOVE-11.3
THE ART OF LOVE-11.4
THE ART OF LOVE-11.5
THE ART OF LOVE-11.6
THE ART OF LOVE-11.7
THE ART OF LOVE-11.8
THE ART OF LOVE-11.9
THE ART OF LOVE-11.10
THE ART OF LOVE-11.11
FOOTNOTES
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.1
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.2
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.3
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.4
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.5
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.6
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.7
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.8
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.9
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to act suspiciously in the streets that she is quietly warned; if 

the warning is disregarded she is invited to give her name and 

address to the police, and interviewed. It is not until these 

methods fail that she is officially inscribed as a prostitute. 

The inscribed women, in some cities at all events, contribute to 

a sick benefit fund which pays their expenses when in hospital. 

The hesitation of the police to inscribe a woman on the official 

list is legitimate and inevitable, for no other course would be 

tolerated; yet the majority of prostitutes begin their careers 

very young, and as they tend to become infected very early after 

their careers begin, it is obvious that this delay contributes to 

render the system of regulation ineffective. In Berlin, where 

there are no officially recognized brothels, there are some six 

thousand inscribed prostitutes, but it is estimated that there 

are over sixty thousand prostitutes who are not inscribed. (The 

foregoing facts are taken from a series of papers describing 

personal investigations in Germany made by Dr. F. Bierhoff, of 

New York, "Police Methods for the Sanitary Control of 

Prostitution," _New York Medical Journal_, August, 1907.) The 

estimation of the amount of clandestine prostitution can indeed 

never be much more than guesswork; exactly the same figure of 

sixty thousand is commonly brought forward as the probable number 

of prostitutes not only in Berlin, but also in London and in New 

York. It is absolutely impossible to say whether it is under or 

over the real number, for secret prostitution is quite 

intangible. Even if the facts were miraculously revealed there 

would still remain the difficulty of deciding what is and what is 

not prostitution. The avowed and public prostitute is linked by 

various gradations on the one side to the respectable girl living 

at home who seeks some little relief from the oppression of her 

respectability, and on the other hand to the married woman who 

has married for the sake of a home. In any case, however, it is 

very certain that public prostitutes living entirely on the 

earnings of prostitution form but a small proportion of the vast 

army of women who may be said, in a wide sense of the word, to be 

prostitutes, i.e., who use their attractiveness to obtain from 

men not love alone, but money or goods. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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