Rohleder, taking an equally grave view with the present writer of the importance of the habit, places neurasthenia as first in the list of its serious results;1 a view which Krafft-Ebing fully endorses, adding insanity and paralysis also;s and both Savill* and Gattel* agree that neurasthenia proper can nearly always be traced to excessive masturbation, or some other interference with the normal sexual act. The last-named writer, in an investigation of one hundred eases of severe functional nervous disease, found that in every case of male neurasthenia there was masturbation; among the women, only one was discovered who did not masturbate, and she practiced coitus reservatus."

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