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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

homosexuality among barbers. I have been told that among London 

hairdressers homosexuality is so prevalent that there is even a special 

attitude which the client may adopt in the chair to make known that he is 

an invert. Dr. Kiernan informs me that in Chicago, also, inversion is 

specially prevalent among barbers, and he adds that he is acquainted with 

two cases among women-barbers, a relatively large proportion. It is not 

difficult to understand this, bearing in mind the close physical 

association between the barber and his client. "W.G. was a barber's 

assistant," writes one of my subjects, "and I took an immense fancy to him 

at first-sight. He used to lather me, and the touch of his fingers was a 

delight. Later on he shaved me and I always looked forward to going to the 

barber's. If he were not able to attend to me I felt an incredible sinking 

of heart. The whole day seemed dull and useless. I used to make a mark in 

my pocket-diary every time he shaved me." 

 

[221] See, e.g., "Vom Weibmann auf der Buehne," _Jahrbuch fuer sexuelle 

Zwischenstufen_, vol. iii, 1901, p. 313. It is curious to find a 

medico-legal record of this connection long before inversion was 

recognized. In June, 1833 (see _Annual Register_ under this date), a man 

died who had lived as a kept woman under the name of Eliza Edwards. He was 

very effeminate in appearance, with beautiful hair, in ringlets two feet 

long, and a cracked voice; he played female parts in the theater, "in the 

first line of tragedy," and "appeared as a most lady-like woman." The 

coroner's jury "strongly recommended to the proper authorities that some 

means may be adopted in the disposal of the body which will mark the 

ignominy of the crime." 

 

[222] A. Schmid, "Zur Homosexualitaet," _Zentralblatt fuer Psychoanalyse_, 

vol. i, 1913, p. 237. 

 

[223] See for a summary of various statistics in several countries, 

Havelock Ellis, _Man and Woman_, 5th ed., 1914, p. 174; also ib., "The 

Psychology of Red," _Popular Science Monthly_, August and September, 1900. 

 

[224] The proportion is not so large, however, as Hirschfeld (_Die 

Homosexualitaet_, p. 314) now finds in Germany, where inverts are better 

informed on the subject of this anomaly, for here 95 per cent. regard 

their feelings as natural. 

 


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