Main  Contacts  
Table of contents
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: 

 

[220] It is probable that Schopenhauer felt a more than merely speculative 

interest in this matter. Bloch has shown good reason for believing that 

Schopenhauer himself contracted syphilis in 1813, and that this was a 

factor in constituting his conception of the world and in confirming his 

constitutional pessimism (_Medizinische Klinik_, Nos. 25 and 26, 1906). 

 

[221] Havelburg, in Senator and Kaminer, _Health and Disease in Relation 

to Marriage_, vol. i, pp. 186-189. 

 

[222] This is the very definite opinion of Lowndes after an experience of 

fifty-four years in the treatment of venereal diseases in Liverpool 

(_British Medical Journal_, Feb. 9, 1907, p. 334). It is further indicated 

by the fact (if it is a real fact) that since 1876 there has been a 

decline of both the infantile and general mortality from syphilis in 

England. 

 

[223] "There is no doubt whatever that syphilis is on the increase in 

London, judging from hospital work alone," says Pernet (_British Medical 

Journal_, March 30, 1907). Syphilis was evidently very prevalent, however, 

a century or two ago, and there is no ground for asserting positively that 

it is more prevalent to-day. 

 

[224] See, e.g., A. Neisser, _Die experimentelle Syphilisforschung_, 1906, 

and E. Hoffmann (who was associated with Schaudinn's discovery), _Die 

Aetiologie der Syphilis_, 1906; D'Arcy Power, _A System of Syphilis_, 

1908, etc.; F.W. Mott, "Pathology of Syphilis in the Light of Modern 

Research," _British Medical Journal_, February 20, 1909; also, _Archives 

of Neurology and Psychiatry_, vol. iv, 1909. 

 

[225] There is some difference of opinion on this point, and though it 

seems probable that early and thorough treatment usually cures the disease 

in a few years and renders further complications highly improbable, it is 

not possible, even under the most favorable circumstances, to speak with 

absolute certainty as to the future. 

 

[226] "That syphilis has been, and is, one of the chief causes of physical 

degeneration in England cannot be denied, and it is a fact that is 

acknowledged on all sides," writes Lieutenant-Colonel Lambkin, the medical 

officer in command of the London Military Hospital for Venereal Diseases. 

"To grapple with the treatment of syphilis among the civil population of 

England ought to be the chief object of those interested in that most 

burning question, the physical degeneration of our race" (_British Medical 

Journal_, August 19, 1905). 

 

[227] F.W. Mott, "Syphilis as a Cause of Insanity," _British Medical 

Journal_, October 18, 1902. 

 

[228] It can seldom be proved in more than eighty per cent. of cases, but 

in twenty per cent. of old syphilitic cases it is commonly impossible to 

find traces of the disease or to obtain a history of it. Crocker found 

that it was only in eighty per cent. of cases of absolutely certain 

syphilitic skin diseases that he could obtain a history of syphilitic 

infection, and Mott found exactly the same percentage in absolutely 

certain syphilitic lesions of the brain; Mott believes (e.g., "Syphilis in 

Relation to the Nervous System," _British Medical Journal_, January 4, 

1908) that syphilis is the essential cause of general paralysis and tabes. 

 

[229] Audry. _La Semaine Medicale_, June 26, 1907. When Europeans carry 

syphilis to lands inhabited by people of lower race, the results are often 

very much worse than this. Thus Lambkin, as a result of a special mission 

to investigate syphilis in Uganda, found that in some districts as many as 

ninety per cent, of the people suffer from syphilis, and fifty to sixty 

per cent, of the infant mortality is due to this cause. These people are 

Baganda, a highly intelligent, powerful, and well-organized tribe before 


Page 1 from 4: [1]  2   3   4   Forward