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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
INDEX OF AUTHORS

 

 

 

FOOTNOTES: 

 

[421] Spencer and Gillen, _Northern Tribes of Central Australia_, p. 330. 

 

[422] Academy of Medicine of Paris, March 31, 1908. 

 

[423] _The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas_, vol. ii, p. 405. 

 

[424] _Population and Progress_, p. 41. 

 

[425] Cf. Reibmayr, _Entwicklungsgeschichte des Talentes und Genics_, Bd. 

II, p. 31. 

 

[426] "The debt that we owe to those who have gone before us," says 

Haycraft (_Darwinism and Race Progress_, p. 160), "we can only repay to 

those who come after us." 

 

[427] Mardrus, _Les Mille Nuits_, vol. xvi, p. 158. 

 

[428] Sidney Webb, _Popular Science Monthly_, 1906, p. 526 (previously 

published in the _London Times_, Oct. 11, 16, 1906). In Ch. IX of the 

present volume it has already been necessary to discuss the meaning of the 

term, "morality." 

 

[429] Thus, in Paris, in 1906, in the rich quarters, the birthrate per 

1,000 inhabitants was 19.09; in well-to-do quarters, 22.51; and in poor 

quarters, 29.70. Here we see that, while the birthrate falls and rises 

with social class, even among the poor and least restrained class the 

birthrate is still but little above the general average for England, where 

prevention is widespread, and very considerably lower than the average 

(now rapidly falling) in Germany. It is evident that even among the poor 

class there is a process of leveling up to the higher classes in this 

matter. 

 

[430] I have developed these points more in detail in two articles in the 

_Independent Review_, November, 1903, and April, 1904. See also, Bushee, 

"The Declining Birthrate and Its Causes," _Popular Science Monthly_, Aug., 

1903. 

 

[431] Francis Place, _Illustrations and Proofs of the Principle of 

Population_, 1822, p. 165. 

 

[432] See, e.g., a weighty chapter in the _Sexualleben und Nervenleiden_ 

of Loewenfeld, one of the most judicious authorities on sexual pathology. 

Twenty-five years ago, as many will remember, the medical student was 

usually taught that preventive methods of intercourse led to all sorts of 

serious results. At that time, however, reckless and undesirable methods 

of prevention seem to have been more prevalent than now. 

 

[433] Michael Ryan, _Philosophy of Marriage_, p. 9. To enable "the 

conservative power of the Creator" to exert itself on the myriads of 

germinal human beings secreted during his life-time by even one man, would 

require a world full of women, while the corresponding problem as regards 

a woman is altogether too difficult to cope with. The process by which 

life has been built up, far from being a process of universal 

conservation, has been a process of stringent selection and vast 

destruction; the progress effected by civilization merely lies in making 

this blind process intelligent. 

 

[434] Thus, in Belgium, in 1908 (_Sexual-Probleme_, Feb., 1909, p. 136), a 

physician (Dr. Mascaux) who had been prominent in promoting a knowledge of 

preventive methods of conception, was condemned to three months 

imprisonment for "offense against morality!" In such a case, Dr. Helene 

Stoecker comments (_Die Neue Generation_, Jan., 1909, p. 7), "morality" is 

another name for ignorance, timidity, hypocrisy, prudery, coarseness, and 

lack of conscience. It must be remembered, however, in explanation of this 

iniquitous judgment, that for some years past the clerical party has been 

politically predominant in Belgium. 

 

[435] It has been objected that the condom cannot be used by the very 

poorest, on account of its cost, but Hans Ferdy, in a detailed paper 

(_Sexual-Probleme_, Dec., 1908), shows that the use of the condom can be 

brought within the means of the very poorest, if care is taken to preserve 

it under water when not in use. Nystroem (_Sexual Probleme_, Nov., 1908, p. 


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