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  • n. German neurologist noted for his studies of sexual deviance (1840-1902)


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  • Rheinhardt is appalled by the sexual case histories published by Richard von Krafft-Ebing: "Sometimes I wonder whether some minds are so deranged that nothing useful can come out of their study."

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  • Ellis, a British psychologist, was famous for his matter-of-fact research on human sexuality, which included not only the deviance studied by Richard von Krafft-Ebing in his 1886 Psychopathia Sexualis or the polymorphous perversity Freud was so interested in, but also your normal day-to-day man/woman sex.


  • So Krafft-Ebing or some other doctor told him to nail a shoe over their conjugal bed and to look at the shoe while he made love to his wife and maybe then he would be able to perform.

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  • "The sexual pervert (and by this term Dianetics, to be brief, includes any and all forms of deviation in dynamic two [sexuality and procreation] such as homosexuality, lesbianism, sexual sadism, etc., and all down the catalog of Ellis and Krafft-Ebing) is actually quite ill physically."

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  • As befitted a doctor whose own field of research was human sexuality, Krafft-Ebing believed that the disease had a physiological cause.


  • In 1897, Krafft-Ebing injected syphilis into nine GPI patients.


  • The German psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing 18401902 had his own theories about the origins of GPI.


  • She finds a book by Krafft-Ebing — assumed by critics to be Psychopathia Sexualis, a text about homosexuality and paraphilias — and, reading it, learns that she is an invert.

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  • … I used to read Krafft-Ebing as a boy to arouse myself.

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  • I could write my own case history, how my aberrant sexual behavior was my excessive reading as a teenager of Krafft-Ebing, which led me to having a nose fetish later in life.

    Wake Up, Sir!


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