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Prostitution in Europe


Prostitution in Europe

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    Abraham Flexner (Author)
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 Excerpt: ...secretion: the same finger, unwashed, was used in examining the next case: in another instance, the same rubber finger was used on the genitalia and about the mouth. The inspections consumed from 15 to 30 seconds each: 'for vaginal examinations,' so read my notes made on the spot, ' it takes less time to examine one woman than it takes another to mount the examining chair and offer herself for examination, despite the fact that her clothing has been adjusted before entering the room.' The printed accounts give the impression that the medical inspections are more deliberately carried on. Bettmann, for example, publishes a table in which it is stated that each examination averages il/2 minutes in Paris, 5 minutes in Vienna:19 to the same effect is Blaschko's calculation, though he himself says that even so, 'the length of time devoted to the examination is too brief.' 20 I feel sure, however, that these and other similar estimates were arrived at by dividing the entire time at the disposal of the physicians by the number of women to be inspected,--a fallacious method of getting at the facts. The truth can be learned only by observation registered on the spot. At Paris, and elsewhere as well, much time is lost in making ready for a task which is subsequently 19 Bettmann, Die arztliche Ueberwachung der Prostitution, (Jena, 1905), P. 50. 20 Hygiene der Prost., pp. 83, etc. rushed, so that the nominal period is by no means entirely devoted to the business in hand. What is the value of each of the types of medical inspection above described? The question must be subdivided for answer: we must inquire as to the general effect of sanitary inspection of women on participation in irregular sexual indulgence on the part of men: as to the u...
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  • Abraham Flexner (Author)
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