New York: Bermingham & Co., 1883. First edition. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt lettering, 274 pages. Corners rubbed, a little frayed at the head and foot of the spine; some discoloration to the cloth; a bit cocked; a good, sound copy. Item #18156
From the pioneering American neurologist comes this examination of male impotence, with case studies, including both physiological and psychological causes. (Masturbation, homosexuality, and preoccupation with work all make appearances as culprits; examples of “undoubted sexual perversion” include Charles Sprague, the Brooklyn printer with a shoe fetish who would snatch a single shoe from the feet of women on the street.) Ink ownership signature of H. Strickling on the front paste-down; violet ink ownership stamp of Frank Strickling, Keokuk, Iowa on the front free endpaper.