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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

the flesh. 

 

Here we may leave this question of sexual inversion. In dealing with it I 

have sought to avoid that attitude of moral superiority which is so common 

in the literature of this subject, and have refrained from pointing out 

how loathsome this phenomenon is, or how hideous that. Such an attitude is 

as much out of place in scientific investigation as it is in judicial 

investigation, and may well be left to the amateur. The physician who 

feels nothing but disgust at the sight of disease is unlikely to bring 

either succor to his patients or instruction to his pupils. 

 

That the investigation we have here pursued is not only profitable to us 

in succoring the social organism and its members, but also in bringing 

light into the region of sexual psychology, is now, I hope, clear to every 

reader who has followed me to this point. There are a multitude of social 

questions which we cannot face squarely and honestly unless we possess 

such precise knowledge as has been here brought together concerning the 

part played by the homosexual tendency in human life. Moreover, the study 

of this perverted tendency stretches beyond itself; 

 

"O'er that art 

Which you say adds to Nature, is an art 

That Nature makes." 

 

Pathology is but physiology working under new conditions. The stream of 

nature still flows into the bent channel of sexual inversion, and still 

runs according to law. We have not wasted our time in this toilsome 

excursion. With the knowledge here gained we are the better equipped to 

enter upon the study of the wider questions of sex. 


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