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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

CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE 

 

WHO MAY AND WHO MAY NOT MARRY 

 

The Physician Often Consulted as to Advisability of 

Marriage--_Venereal Disease_ the Most Common Question-- 

_Tuberculosis_--Sexual Appetite of Tubercular Patients--Effect 

of Pregnancy Contraceptive Knowledge for Tubercular Wife-- 

_Heart Disease_--Serious Bar to Marriage--Influence of Sexual 

Intercourse--_Cancer_--Fear of Hereditary Transmission-- 

_Exophthalmic Goiter_--Most Frequent in Women--Simple Goiter-- 

Exceptions to Rule--_Obesity_--Family History--Obesity and 

Stoutness Not Synonymous--_Arteriosclerosis_--Danger in Sexual 

Act--_Gout_--Real Causes of Gout--_Mumps_--Parotid Glands and Sex 

Organs--Mumps and Sterility--Ooephoritis Due to Mumps-- 

_Hemophilia_--Hemophilic Sons May Marry--Hemophilic Daughters May 

Not Marry--_Anemia_--_Chlorosis_--_Epilepsy_--Hysteria--Symptoms of 

Hysteria--Marriage of Hysterical Women--_Alcoholism_--Effect on 

Offspring--Alcoholics and Impotence--_Feeblemindedness_--Evil 

Effects on Offspring--Sterilization of Feebleminded Only 

Preventive--_Insanity_--Functional Insanity--Organic Insanity-- 

Hereditary Transmissibility of Insanity--Fear Resulting in 

Insanity--Environment versus Heredity in Insanity--_Neurosis_-- 

_Neurasthenia_--_Psychasthenia_--_Neuropathy_--_Psychopathy_--Nervous 

Conditions and Genius--Sexual Impotence and Genius--_Drug 

Addiction_--External Causes--_Consanguineous Marriages_--When 

Consanguineous Marriages are Advisable--Offspring of Consanguineous 

Marriages--Homosexuality--Homosexuals Often Ignorant of Their 

Condition--Sexual Repression and Homosexuality--Sadism and 

Divorce--Masochism--Sexual Impotence and Marriage--Effect Upon 

the Wife--Frigidity--Marital Relations and Frigid Woman--Excessive 

Libido and Marriage--Excessive Demands Upon Wife--Satyriasis-- 

The Excessively Libidinous Wife--Nymphomania--Treatment--Harelip-- 

Myopia--Astigmatism--Premature Baldness--Criminality--Crime as 

Result of Environment--Legal and Moral Crime--Ancestral Criminality 

and Marriage--Rules of Heredity--Pauperism--Difference Between 

Pauperism and Poverty. 

 

 

In former years, nobody thought of asking a physician for permission 

to get married. He was not consulted in the matter at all. The parents 

would investigate the young man's social standing, his ability to make 

a living, his habits perhaps, whether he was a drinking man or not, 

but to ask the physician's expert advice--why, as said, nobody thought 

of it. And how much sorrow and unhappiness, how many tragedies the 

doctor could have averted, if he had been asked in time! Fortunately, 

in the last few years, a great change has taken place in this respect. 

It is now a very common occurrence for the intelligent layman and 


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