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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
FOOTNOTES
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established courses of lectures by doctors on sexual hygiene and 

venereal diseases for higher schools and educational 

institutions, though attendance was not made compulsory. The 

courses now frequently given by medical men to the higher classes 

in German secondary schools on the general principles of sexual 

anatomy and physiology nearly always include sexual hygiene with 

special reference to venereal diseases (see, e.g., 

_Sexualpaedagogik_, pp. 131-153). In Austria, also, lectures on 

personal hygiene and the dangers of venereal disease are 

delivered to students about to leave the gymnasium for the 

university; and the working men's clubs have instituted regular 

courses of lectures on the same subjects delivered by physicians. 

In France many distinguished men, both inside and outside the 

medical profession, are working for the cause of the instruction 

of the young in sexual hygiene, though they have to contend 

against a more obstinate degree of prejudice and prudery on the 

part of the middle class than is to be found in the Germanic 

lands. The Commission Extraparlementaire du Regime des Moeurs, 

with the conjunction of Augagneur, Alfred Fournier, Yves Guyot, 

Gide, and other distinguished professors, teachers, etc., has 

lately pronounced in favor of the official establishment of 

instruction in sexual hygiene, to be given in the highest classes 

at the lycees, or in the earliest class at higher educational 

colleges; such instruction, it is argued, would not only furnish 

needed enlightenment, but also educate the sense of moral 

responsibility. There is in France, also, an active and 

distinguished though unofficial Societe Francaise de Prophylaxie 

Sanitaire et Morale, which delivers public lectures on sexual 

hygiene. Fournier, Pinard, Burlureaux and other eminent 

physicians have written pamphlets on this subject for popular 

distribution (see, e.g., _Le Progres Medical_ of September, 

1907). In England and the United States very little has yet been 

done in this direction, but in the United States, at all events, 

opinion in favor of action is rapidly growing (see, e.g., W.A. 

Funk, "The Venereal Peril," _Medical Record_, April 13, 1907). 

The American Society of Sanitary and Moral Prophylaxis (based on 

the parent society founded in Paris in 1900 by Fournier) was 

established in New York in 1905. There are similar societies in 

Chicago and Philadelphia. The main object is to study venereal 

diseases and to work toward their social control. Doctors, 

laymen, and women are members. Lectures and short talks are now 

given under the auspices of these societies to small groups of 

young women in social settlements, and in other ways, with 

encouraging success; it is found to be an excellent method of 

reaching the young women of the working classes. Both men and 

women physicians take part in the lectures (Clement Cleveland, 

Presidential Address on "Prophylaxis of Venereal Diseases," 

_Transactions American Gynecological Society_, Philadelphia, vol. 

xxxii, 1907). 


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