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PREFACE
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.1
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.2
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.3
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.4
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.5
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.1
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.2
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.3
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.4
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.5
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.6
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.7
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.8
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.9
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.10
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.11
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.1
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.2
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.3
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.4
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.1
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.2
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.3
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.4
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.1
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.2
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.3
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.4
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.5
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.6
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.1
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.2
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.3
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.4
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.5
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.6
PROSTITUTION-7.1
PROSTITUTION-7.2
PROSTITUTION-7.3
PROSTITUTION-7.4
PROSTITUTION-7.5
PROSTITUTION-7.6
PROSTITUTION-7.7
PROSTITUTION-7.8
PROSTITUTION-7.9
PROSTITUTION-7.10
PROSTITUTION-7.11
PROSTITUTION-7.12
PROSTITUTION-7.13
PROSTITUTION-7.14
PROSTITUTION-7.15
FOOTNOTES-1
FOOTNOTES-2

the poor class: height of face, bi-zygomatic diameter (though not 

the distance between zygomas), the distance from chin to external 

auditory meatus, and the size of the jaw were all greater in the 

prostitutes; the hands were longer and broader, compared to the 

palm, than in ordinary women; the foot also was longer in 

prostitutes, and the thigh, as compared to the calf, was larger. 

It is noteworthy that in most particulars, and especially in 

regard to head measurements, the variations were much greater 

among the prostitutes than among the other women examined; this 

is to some extent, though not entirely, to be accounted for by 

the slightly greater number of the former. 

 

Ardu (in the same number of the _Archivio_) gave the result of 

observations (undertaken at Lombroso's suggestion) as to the 

frequency of abnormalities among prostitutes. The subjects were 

seventy-four in number and belonged to Professor Giovannini's 

_Clinica Sifilopatica_ at Turin. The abnormalities investigated 

were virile distribution of hair on pubes, chest, and limbs, 

hypertrichosis on forehead, left-handedness, atrophy of nipple, 

and tattooing (which was only found once). Combining Ardu's 

observations with another series of observations on fifty-five 

prostitutes examined by Lombroso, it is found that virile 

disposition of hair is found in fifteen per cent. as against six 

per cent. in normal women; some degree of hypertrichosis in 

eighteen per cent.; left-handedness in eleven per cent. (but in 

normal women as high as twelve per cent. according to Gallia); 

and atrophy of nipple in twelve per cent. 

 

Giuffrida-Ruggeri, again (_Atti della, Societa Romana di 

Antropologia_, 1897, p. 216), on examining eighty-two prostitutes 

found anomalies in the following order of decreasing frequency: 

tendency of eyebrows to meet, lack of cranial symmetry, 

depression at root of nose, defective development of calves, 

hypertrichosis and other anomalies of hair, adherent or absent 

lobule, prominent zigoma, prominent forehead or frontal bones, 

bad implantation of teeth, Darwinian tubercle of ear, thin 

vertical lips. These signs are separately of little or no 

importance, though together not without significance as an 

indication of general anomaly. 

 

More recently Ascarilla, in an elaborate study (_Archivio di 

Psichiatria_, 1906, fasc. VI, p. 812) of the finger prints of 

prostitutes, comes to the conclusion that even in this respect 

prostitutes tend to form a class showing morphological 

inferiority to normal women. The patterns tend to show unusual 

simplicity and uniformity, and the significance of this is 

indicated by the fact that a similar uniformity is shown by the 

finger prints of the insane and deaf-mutes (De Sanctis and 

Toscano, _Atti Societa Romana Antropologia_, vol. viii, 1901, 

fasc. II). 

 

In Chicago Dr. Harriet Alexander, in conjunction with Dr. E.S. 

Talbot and Dr. J.G. Kiernan, examined thirty prostitutes in the 

Bridewell, or House of Correction; only the "obtuse" class of 

professional prostitutes reach this institution, and it is not 

therefore surprising that they were found to exhibit very marked 

stigmata of degeneracy. In race nearly half of those examined 

were Celtic Irish. In sixteen the zygomatic processes were 

unequal and very prominent. Other facial asymmetries were common. 

In three cases the heads were of Mongoloid type; sixteen were 

epignathic, and eleven prognathic; five showed arrest of 


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