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Gonorrhea and Impotency


Gonorrhea and Impotency

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    Edwin Walter Hirsch
Excerpt from book: LECTURE III GONORRHEA Gonorrhea of the Male Urethra Definition. An inflammation of the male urethra due to the gonococcus. Synonyms. Gonorrhea is known to the public under the name of "Clap" and a "dose." The scientific terms other than gonorrhea, but referring to the same condition are specific urethritis and blenorrhea. The term clap is derived from the section of Paris where those afflicted with gonorrhea were once quartered. This section was called the Clapier. Etiology. The predisposing conditions in the female that favor the spread of gonorrhea are, 1st, Leukorrhea, 2nd Menstruation, 3rd Lack of cleanliness, 4th Pregnancy. The chances of contracting gonorrhea are greatly increased by union before, during and immediately after menstruation. The increase of blood seems to activate latent gonococci, for constantly cases are coming up where men have lived with women for long spaces of time without contracting any disease until they indulge in intramenstrual coitus and soon come down with a genuine case of gonorrhea. Menstruation also seems to bring out gonococci buried deep within the crypts and these organisms are brought to the surface during menstruation. The predisposing conditions on the part of the male are 1st, Lack of cleanliness: 2nd, Long adherent or tight foreskin: 3rd, Excessive indulgence, excitement and ingestion of alcohol. The man who does not keep his genitalia clean, lowers his resistence to gonorrhea. The collection of secretion beneath the prepuce is an excellent feeding ground or hiding place for any organism, more especially the gono- coccus. A long, tight foreskin predisposes, in that it is difficult to remove pus that has found its way inside. Tight foreskins also serve to macerate the delicate tissue beneath it and so lowers its resist...  
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