The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction, by Winfield S. Hall
Title: The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction
Also Sexual Hygiene with Special Reference to the Male
Author: Winfield S. Hall
Release Date: February 27, 2008 [eBook #24708]
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Letters from Prominent Educators.
"I consider the treatment of the subject the most sane and practical that I know of, and therefore feel that I can conscientiously recommend the book most heartily. There is no subject so much hampered by ignorance, misconception and prejudice as that with which the book deals. I am sure the treatment of the matter will result in a more wholesome and healthful conception of the entire subject."—Dr. Henry F. Kallenberg, The Institute and Training School of Young Men's Christian Associations.
"Chapter four naturally brings everything to a practical focus and seems to me admirable. Chapter five, too, impressed me as very useful. The topical questions and their answers in the appendix was a very happy thought and adds materially to the value of the book."—Dr. G. Stanley Hall, President Clark University.
"I have gone through the book carefully and I am greatly pleased with it. I think it is admirably adapted to the needs and temperament of college men, and possibly all men. The topics discussed are of prime importance and interest for young men, the method of presentation is in all respects commendable, and the style is practical and concrete. The book ought to find its way into the hands of a great many young men. It should be in the hands of fathers and even mothers who have sons in the adolescent period."—Prof. M.V. O'Shea, University of Wisconsin.
"I have no hesitancy in saying that it is by far the best presentation of this very important subject that I have ever seen. It answers many important questions for which I have seen no answer elsewhere."—Prof. William R. Manning, Purdue University.
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"Some day Sexual Hygiene will have a place in the curriculum of every college. It is a subject that every college man does consider in one way or another, but often ignorantly, or under unwise guidance. Dr. Hall's book is so simple and sane as well as scientific, that I wish it might be in the hands of every college man in the country."—Dr. George A. Coe, Northwestern University.
"I consider it admirable in both conception and execution. So far as I know, it is unique in its presentation of these matters, especially on the hygienic side and shall be pleased to recommend it at every opportunity."—Dr. William T. Belfield, Bush Medical College, University of Chicago.
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"I have the strongest praise for the book as a whole—the biological foundation, directness, freedom from cant and prudery and the practical way in which the author gets to the level of his readers."—Dr. C. Judson Herrick, Denison University, Ohio.
"I have read Dr. Hall's book with the keenest curiosity and interest. Why could not such a book have been in the hands of the youth of the past generations? We should have been all the better for it. The work seems to me to be simply and plainly stated. With such apparent thoroughness and good sense, good taste, I am sure the book will commend itself to every thoughtful reader."--Dr. Chas. M. Stuart, Garrett Biblical Institute, Evanston, Illinois.
BIOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY
WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE MALE.
WINFIELD S. HALL, Ph.D. (Leipzig), M.D., (Leipzig),
Professor of Physiology, Northwestern University Medical
School, Chicago; Member of the American Physiological
Society; Chairman of the Section of Pathology and Physiology,
American Medical Association 1904-5; Fellow of
the American Academy of Medicine, President
1905-6; Fellow of American Association for the
Advancement of Science, Etc., Etc.
Wynnewood Publishing Co.
2421 DEARBORN ST.,
WINFIELD S. HALL
To the YOUNG MAN, who is devoting years of his life to secure the HIGHEST DEGREE OF DEVELOPMENT of those powers of BODY and MIND that are to be HIS INSTRUMENTS in solving LIFE'S PROBLEMS, this little volume is DEDICATED in the spirit of FRATERNITY.
PREFACE TO SIXTH EDITION.
The cordial reception given to this little book by the medical profession, by educators, and especially by the young men of the country, have by their demands for the book necessitated the appearance of new editions in such rapid succession that no far-reaching changes in the text have been possible even if they had been needed. Happily, no extensive changes have been required.
In the second edition several corrections, typographical and verbal, were made and additions made to the appendix. To the third edition the chapter on Development was added. The fourth and fifth editions received verbal changes here and added paragraphs there.
The sixth edition differs from the fifth in the addition of the