Author : George H Savage (1842-1921)

Title : 'Case of Sexual Perversion in a Man' (1884)

Keywords: Perversion, masturbation, homosexuality, patients, recreation, hospital

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In this brief paper in the Clinical notes and Cases section of the Journal of Medical Science in 1884, Savage offers a fleeting and rather distanced glimpse, through the eyes of an eminent alienist, into the emotionally traumatic life of a young man confused and ashamed about his homosexual inclinations. ‘I have met with only one other man […] who had similar symptoms, but he had malformation of his genetalia’, comments Savage

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