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PREFACE
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.1
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.2
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.3
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.4
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.5
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.1
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.2
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.3
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.4
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.5
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.6
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.7
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.8
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.9
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.10
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.11
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.1
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.2
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.3
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.4
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.1
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.2
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.3
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.4
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.1
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.2
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.3
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.4
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.5
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.6
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.1
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.2
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.3
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.4
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.5
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.6
PROSTITUTION-7.1
PROSTITUTION-7.2
PROSTITUTION-7.3
PROSTITUTION-7.4
PROSTITUTION-7.5
PROSTITUTION-7.6
PROSTITUTION-7.7
PROSTITUTION-7.8
PROSTITUTION-7.9
PROSTITUTION-7.10
PROSTITUTION-7.11
PROSTITUTION-7.12
PROSTITUTION-7.13
PROSTITUTION-7.14
PROSTITUTION-7.15
FOOTNOTES-1
FOOTNOTES-2

service furnishes the chief number of recruits to prostitution. 

Lippert, in Germany, and Gross-Hoffinger, in Austria, pointed out 

this predominance of maid-servants and its significance before 

the middle of the nineteenth century, and more recently Blaschko 

has stated ("Hygiene der Syphilis" in Weyl's _Handbuch der 

Hygiene_, Bd. ii, p. 40) that among Berlin prostitutes in 1898 

maid-servants stand at the head with fifty-one per cent. 

Baumgarten has stated that in Vienna the proportion of servants 

is fifty-eight per cent. 

 

In England, according to the Report of a Select Committee of the 

Lords on the laws for the protection of children, sixty per cent, 

of prostitutes have been servants. F. Remo, in his _Vie Galante 

en Angleterre_, states the proportion as eighty per cent. It 

would appear to be even higher as regards the West End of London. 

Taking London as a whole the extensive statistics of Merrick 

(_Work Among the Fallen_), chaplain of the Millbank Prison, 

showed that out of 14,790 prostitutes, 5823, or about forty per 

cent., had previously been servants, laundresses coming next, and 

then dressmakers; classifying his data somewhat more summarily 

and roughly, Merrick found that the proportion of servants was 

fifty-three per cent. 

 

In America, among two thousand prostitutes, Sanger states that 

forty-three per cent, had been servants, dressmakers coming next, 

but at a long interval, with six per cent. (Sanger, _History of 

Prostitution_, p. 524). Among Philadelphia prostitutes, Goodchild 

states that "domestics are probably in largest proportion," 

although some recruits may be found from almost any occupation. 

 

It is the same in other countries. In Italy, according to Tammeo 

(_La Prostituzione_, p. 100), servants come first among 

prostitutes with a proportion of twenty-eight per cent., followed 

by the group of dressmakers, tailoresses and milliners, seventeen 

per cent. In Sardinia, A Mantegazza states, most prostitutes are 

servants from the country. In Russia, according to Fiaux, the 

proportion is forty-five per cent. In Madrid, according to Eslava 

(as quoted by Bernaldo de Quiros and Llanas Aguilaniedo (_La Mala 

Vida, en Madrid_, p. 239)), servants come at the head of 

registered prostitutes with twenty-seven per cent.--almost the 

same proportion as in Italy--and are followed by dressmakers. In 

Sweden, according to Welander (_Monatshefte fuer Praktische 

Dermatologie_, 1899, p. 477) among 2541 inscribed prostitutes, 

1586 (or sixty-two per cent.) were domestic servants; at a long 

interval followed 210 seamstresses, then 168 factory workers, 

etc. 

 

 

 

 


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