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PREFACE
INTRODUCTION-1.1
INTRODUCTION-1.2
INTRODUCTION-1.3
INTRODUCTION-1.4
INTRODUCTION-1.5
INTRODUCTION-1.6
INTRODUCTION-1.7
FOOTNOTES-1
FOOTNOTES-2
THE STUDY OF SEXUAL INVERSION
SEXUAL INVERSION IN MEN-1
SEXUAL INVERSION IN MEN-2
SEXUAL INVERSION IN MEN-3
HISTORY-1-2-3-4
HISTORY-5
HISTORY-6
HISTORY-7-8
HISTORY-9
HISTORY-10-11-12
HISTORY-13-14
HISTORY-15
HISTORY-16-17-18-19
HISTORY-20
HISTORY-21 (begin)
HISTORY-21 (end)
HISTORY-22-23-24
HISTORY-25
HISTORY-26
HISTORY-27
HISTORY-28-29-30-31-32
HISTORY-33
SEXUAL INVERSION IN WOMEN-1
SEXUAL INVERSION IN WOMEN-2
SEXUAL INVERSION IN WOMEN-3
SEXUAL INVERSION IN WOMEN-4
HISTORY-34-35-36-37
HISTORY-38
HISTORY-39.1
HISTORY-39.2
HISTORY-39.3
HISTORY-39.4
FOOTNOTES
THE NATURE OF SEXUAL INVERSION-1
THE NATURE OF SEXUAL INVERSION-2
THE NATURE OF SEXUAL INVERSION-3
THE NATURE OF SEXUAL INVERSION-4
FOOTNOTES
THE THEORY OF SEXUAL INVERSION-1
THE THEORY OF SEXUAL INVERSION-2
THE THEORY OF SEXUAL INVERSION-3
CONCLUSIONS-1
CONCLUSIONS-2
CONCLUSIONS-3
CONCLUSIONS-4
FOOTNOTES
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B-1
APPENDIX B-2-3-4
INDEX OF AUTHORS

Will and I should die together, and nobody else's business. Do 

you know I believe that poor boy will yet kill himself, for last 

November when I in my grief and anger told his relations about 

our marriage he was so frightened, hurt, and angry that he wanted 

us both; to kill ourselves. I acquiesced gladly in this proposal 

to commit suicide, but he backed out in a day or two. I am glad 

now that Will is alive, and am glad that I am alive, even with 

the prospect of years of imprisonment before me, but which I will 

cheerfully endure for his sake. And yet for the last ten months 

his influence has so completely controlled me, both body and 

soul, that if I have done right he should have the credit for my 

good deeds, and if I have done wrong he should be blamed for the 

mischief, as I have not been myself at all, but a part of him, 

and happy to merge my individuality into his." 

 

Olmstead was tried privately in July. No new points were brought 

out. He was sentenced to the Criminal Insane Asylum. Shortly 

afterward, while still in the prison at Chicago, he wrote to Dr. 

Talbot: "As you have been interested in my case from a scientific 

point of view, there is a little something more I might tell you 

about myself, but which I have withheld, because I was ashamed to 

admit certain facts and features of my deplorable weakness. Among 

the few sexual perverts I have known I have noticed that all are 

in the habit of often closing the mouth with the lower lip 

protruding beyond the upper. [Usually due to arrested development 

of upper jaw.] I noticed the peculiarity in Mr. Clifford before 

we became intimate, and I have often caught myself at the trick. 

Before that operation my testicles would swell and become sore 

and hurt me, and have seemed to do so since, just as a man will 

sometimes complain that his amputated leg hurts him. Then, too, 

my breasts would swell, and about the nipples would become hard 

and sore and red. Since the operation there has never been a day 

that I have been free from sharp, shooting pains down the abdomen 

to the scrotum, being worse at the base of the penis. Now that my 

fate is decided, I will say that really my passion for Mr. 

Clifford is on the wane, but I don't know whether the improvement 

is permanent or not. I have absolutely no passion for other men, 

and have begun to hope now that I can yet outlive my desire for 

Clifford, or at least control it. I have not yet told of this 

improvement in my condition, because I wished people to still 

think I was insane, so that I would be sure to escape being sent 

to the penitentiary. I know I was insane at the time I tried to 

kill both Clifford and myself, and feel that I don't deserve such 

a dreadful punishment as being sent to a State prison. However, I 

think it was that operation and my subsequent illness that caused 

my insanity rather than passion for Clifford. I should very much 

like to know if you really consider sexual perversion an 

insanity." 

 

When discharged from the Criminal Insane Asylum, Olmstead 

returned to Chicago and demanded his testicles from the City 

Postmaster, whom he accused of being in a systematized conspiracy 

against him. He asserted that the postmaster was one of the chief 

agents in a plot against him, dating from before the castration. 

He was then sent to the Cook Insane Hospital. It seems probable 

that a condition of paranoia is now firmly established. 

 

The following cases are all bisexual, attraction being felt toward both 

sexes, usually in predominant degree toward the male:-- 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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