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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

HISTORY XXXIX.--Miss D., actively engaged in the practice of her 

profession, aged 40. Heredity good, nervous system sound, general 

health on the whole satisfactory. Development feminine but manner 

and movements somewhat boyish. Menstruation scanty and painless. 

Hips normal, nates small, sexual organs showing some 

approximation toward infantile type with large labia minora and 

probably small vagina. Tendency to development of hair on body 

and especially lower limbs. The narrative is given in her own 

words:-- 

 

"Ever since I can remember anything at all I could never think of 

myself as a girl and I was in perpetual trouble, with this as the 

real reason. When I was 5 or 6 years old I began to say to myself 

that, whatever anyone said, if I was not a boy at any rate I was 

not a girl. This has been my unchanged conviction all through my 

life. 

 

"When I was little, nothing ever made me doubt it, in spite of 

external appearance. I regarded the conformation of my body as a 

mysterious accident. I could not see why it should have anything 

to do with the matter. The things that really affected the 

question were my own likes and dislikes, and the fact that I was 

not allowed to follow them. I was to like the things which 

belonged to me as a girl,--frocks and toys and games which I did 

not like at all. I fancy I was more strongly 'boyish' than the 

ordinary little boy. When I could only crawl my absorbing 

interest was hammers and carpet-nails. Before I could walk I 

begged to be put on horses' backs, so that I seem to have been 

born with the love of tools and animals which has never left me. 

 

"I did not play with dolls, though my little sister did. I was 

often reproached for not playing her games. I always chose boys' 

toys,--tops and guns and horses; I hated being kept indoors and 

was always longing to go out. By the time I was 7 it seemed to me 

that everything I liked was called wrong for a girl. I left off 

telling my elders what I did like. They confused and wearied me 

by their talk of boys and girls. I did not believe them and could 

hardly imagine that they believed themselves. By the time I was 8 

or 9 I used to wonder whether they were dupes, or liars, or 

hypocrites, or all three. I never believed or trusted a grown 

person in consequence. I led my younger brothers in everything. I 

was not at all a happy little child and often cried and was made 

irritable; I was so confused by the talk, about boys and girls. I 

was held up as an evil example to other little girls who 

virtuously despised me. 

 

"When I was about 9 years old I went to a day school and began to 

have a better time. From 9 to 13 I practically shaped my own 

life. I learned very little at school, and openly hated it, but I 

read a great deal at home and got plenty of ideas. I lived, 

however, mainly out of doors whenever I could get out. I spent 

all my pocket money on tools, rabbits, pigeons and many other 

animals. I became an ardent pigeon-catcher, not to say thief, 

though I did not knowingly steal. 

 

"My brothers were as devoted to the animals as I was. The men 

were supposed to look after them, but we alone did so. We 

observed, mated, separated, and bred them with considerable 

skill. We had no language to express ourselves, but one of our 

own. We were absolutely innocent, and sweetly sympathetic with 

every beast. I don't think we ever connected their affairs with 

those of human beings, but as I do not remember the time when I 

did not know all about the actual facts of sex and reproduction, 

I presume I learned it all in that way, and life never had any 

surprises for me in that direction. Though I saw many sights that 

a child should not have seen, while running about wild, I never 

gave them a thought; all animals great and small from rabbits to 

men had the same customs, all natural and right. My initiation 

here was, in my eyes, as nearly perfect as a child's should be. I 

never asked grown people questions. I thought all those in charge 

of me coarse and untruthful and I disliked all ugly things and 


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