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PREFACE
TOUCH-1
TOUCH-2
TOUCH-3 (begin)
TOUCH-3 (end)
TOUCH-4 (begin)
TOUCH-4 (end)
SMELL-1
SMELL-2
SMELL-3.1
SMELL-3.2
SMELL-3.3
SMELL-3.4
SMELL-3.5
SMELL-4 (begin)
SMELL-4 (end)
SMELL-5
HEARING-1
HEARING-2
HEARING-3
VISION-1.1
VISION-1.2
VISION-1.3
VISION-2.1
VISION-2.2
VISION-2.3
VISION-2.4
VISION-3
VISION-4
VISION-5
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B HISTORY-1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.2
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.3
APPENDIX B HISTORY-3.1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-3.2
INDEX OF AUTHORS

together from the literature by G. Endriss in his Inaugural 

Dissertation, _Die bisherigen Beobachtungen von Physiologischen 

und Pathologischen Beziehungen der oberen Luftwege zu den 

Sexualorganen_, Teil. II, Wuerzburg, 1892. 

 

The intimate association between the sexual centers and the olfactory 

tract is well illustrated by the fact that this primitive and ancient 

association tends to come to the surface in insanity. It is recognized by 

many alienists that insanity of a sexual character is specially liable to 

be associated with hallucinations of smell. 

 

Many eminent alienists in various countries are very decidedly of 

the opinion that there is a special tendency to the association 

of olfactory hallucinations with sexual manifestations, and, 

although one or two authorities have expressed doubt on the 

matter, the available evidence clearly indicates such an 

association. Hallucinations of smell are comparatively rare as 

compared to hallucinations of sight and hearing; they are 

commoner in women than in men and they not infrequently occur at 

periods of sexual disturbance, at adolescence, in puerperal 

fever, at the change of life, in women with ovarian troubles, and 

in old people troubled with sexual desires or remorse for such 

desires. They have often been noted as specially frequent in 

cases of excessive masturbation. 

 

Krafft-Ebing, who found olfactory hallucinations common in 

various sexual states, considers that they are directly dependent 

on sexual excitement (_Allgemeine Zeitschrift fuer Psychiatrie_, 

bd. 34, ht. 4, 1877). Conolly Norman believes in a distinct and 

frequent association between olfactory hallucinations and sexual 

disturbance (_Journal of Mental Science_, July, 1899, p. 532). 

Savage is also impressed by the close association between sexual 

disturbance or changes in the reproductive organs and 

hallucinations of smell as well as of touch. He has found that 

persistent hallucinations of smell disappeared when a diseased 

ovary was removed, although the patient remained insane. He 

considers that such hallucinations of smell are allied to 

reversions. (G.H. Savage, "Smell, Hallucinations of," Tuke's 

_Dictionary of Psychological Medicine_; cf. the same author's 

manual of _Insanity and Allied Neuroses_.) Matusch, while not 

finding olfactory hallucinations common at the climacteric, 

states that when they are present they are connected with uterine 

trouble and sexual craving. He finds them more common in young 

women. (Matusch, "Der Einfluss des Climacterium auf Entstchung 

und Form der Geistesstoerung," _Allgemeine Zeitschrift fuer 

Psychiatrie_, vol. xlvi, ht. 4). Fere has related a significant 

case of a young man in whom hallucinations of smell accompanied 

the sexual orgasm; he subsequently developed epilepsy, to which 


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