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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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under a charge of assault or of inflicting grievous bodily harm" (N. 

Geary, _The Law of Marriage_, p. 479). This was decided in 1888 in the 

case of _R. v. Clarence_ by nine judges to four judges in the Court for 

the Consideration of Crown Cases Reserved. 

 

[250] Modern democratic sentiment is opposed to the sequestration of a 

prostitute merely because she is diseased. But there can be no reasonable 

doubt whatever that if a diseased prostitute infects another person, and 

is unable to pay the very heavy damages which should be demanded in such a 

case, she ought to be secluded and subjected to treatment. That is 

necessary in the interests of the community. But it is also necessary, to 

avoid placing a premium on the commission of an offence which would ensure 

gratuitous treatment and provision for a prostitute without means, that 

she should be furnished with facilities for treatment in any case. 

 

[251] It has, however, been decided by the Paris Court of Appeal that for 

a husband to marry when knowingly suffering from a venereal disease and to 

communicate that disease to his wife is a sufficient cause for divorce 

(_Semaine Medicale_, May, 1896). 

 

[252] The large volume, entitled _Sexualpaedagogik_, containing the 

Proceedings of the Third of these Congresses, almost ignores the special 

subject of venereal disease, and is devoted to the questions involved by 

the general sexual education of the young, which, as many of the speakers 

maintained, must begin with the child at his mother's knee. 

 

[253] "Workmen, soldiers, and so on," Neisser remarks (Senator and 

Kaminer, _Health and Disease in Relation to Marriage_, vol. ii, p. 485), 

"can more easily find non-prostitute girls of their own class willing to 

enter into amorous relations with them which result in sexual intercourse, 

and they are therefore less exposed to the danger of infection than those 

men who have recourse almost exclusively to prostitutes" (see also Bloch, 

_Sexualleben unserer Zeit_, p. 437). 

 

[254] The character and extent of such lectures are fully discussed in the 

Proceedings of the Third Congress of the German Society for Combating 

Venereal Diseases, _Sexualpaedagogik_, 1907. 

 

[255] I leave out of account, as beyond the scope of the present work, the 

auxiliary aids to the suppression of venereal diseases furnished by the 

promising new methods, only now beginning to be understood, of treating or 

even aborting such diseases (see, e.g., Metchnikoff, _The New Hygiene_, 

1906). 

 

[256] Max von Niessen, "Herr Doktor, darf ich heiraten?" _Mutterschutz_, 

1906, p. 352. 

 

 


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