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PREFACE
CHAPTER-1-2
CHAPTER-3
CHAPTER-4-5-6-7
CHAPTER-8-9
CHAPTER-10-11
CHAPTER-12-13-14-15
CHAPTER-16-17
CHAPTER-18-19
CHAPTER-20-21-22
CHAPTER-23-24-25
CHAPTER-26-27-28
CHAPTER-29-30
CHAPTER-31.1
CHAPTER-31.2
CHAPTER-31.3
CHAPTER-32
CHAPTER-33
CHAPTER-34-35-36-37-38
CHAPTER-39-40-41-42
CHAPTER-43-44-45
CHAPTER-46-47
CHAPTER-48
CHAPTER-49-50
CHAPTER-51
CHAPTER-52-53
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1-2
CHAPTER-3
CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18

speculum examinations, paintings, douches, applications, tampons, 

suppositories, etc., the fact remains that girls who suffer from 

vulvovaginitis in childhood become sexually mature considerably 

earlier than normal girls of the same class, stratum and climate, and 

their demand for sexual satisfaction is much more insistent. Seventh, 

a mild vulvovaginitis may be the cause of permanent _sterility_. 

 

It will therefore be seen that vulvovaginitis is a calamity, and 

everything possible should be done to guard female children from 

contracting it. _All_ children should _always_ sleep alone. Under no 

circumstances should a child sleep with anybody else, be it a sister, 

a mother, a friend, a governess, or a servant girl. People should be 

very careful in sending their children to spend a night or two with 

some friends. The friends may be all right, but still a friend of the 

friends or a relative of the friends may not be. I have known several 

cases where the origin of the vulvovaginitis could be traced to little 

girls spending a week at the house of some friends where a boarder or 

relative was infected with gonorrhea. That children should be kept 

away from associating or playing with adults or other children who are 

known to have gonorrheal infection goes without saying. The child's 

genitals should be frequently inspected by the mother, and scrupulous 

cleanliness by frequent bathing, sponging with warm solutions and 

powdering, should be maintained. The toilet seats in school should 

receive special attention. The wooden seat is a menace because it 

often harbors gonorrheal pus from either the female or male genitals, 

while the only proper seat is one of the so-called U-shaped style, 

that is, one in which the front is entirely open, like the letter U. 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE 

 

SYPHILIS 

 

Syphilis Due to Germ--Syphilis a Constitutional Disease--Primary 

Lesion--Incubation Period--Roseola--Primary Stage--Secondary 

Stage--Mucous Patches--Tertiary Stage--Gumma--Hereditary Nature 

of Syphilis--Milder Course in Women Than in Men--Obscure Symptoms 

in Syphilis--Necessity for Examination by Physician--Locomotor 

Ataxia--Softening of the Brain--Chancroids. 

 

 

Syphilis is a disease caused by a germ called spirocheta; the full 

name is spirocheta pallida--a pale, spiral-shaped germ. Though the 

disease has been ravaging Europe and America for centuries, the germ 

of it has been discovered only a few years ago, namely, in 1905, and, 

like the gonococcus, also by a German scientist, Fritz Schaudinn. 

Syphilis is a constitutional disease. In ten days to three weeks after 

a person has contracted syphilis, he (or she) develops a sore (at the 

spot where the germs got in). This sore is called _chancre_ or 


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