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Prostitution: An Investigation of Its Causes, Especially with Regard to Hereditary Factors.

Prostitution: An Investigation of Its Causes, Especially with Regard to Hereditary Factors. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Kemp has studied medically and psychiatrically five hundred and thirty prostitutes in Copenhagen during the years 1931 to 1935. About 45 per cent were slightly or definitely retarded intellectually; 7 per cent were slightly feebleminded; 22 per cent were classified as suffering from psychopathy and 8 per cent as suffering from some other mental disease. Alcoholism, criminality, suicide, oligophrenia, psychopathy or some other mental disease was a feature in the history of at least one relative of 65 per cent of the prostitutes. The importance of these features as hereditary factors is questionable. The early environment of the subjects was found to be poor in two thirds of the cases. A variety of conditions are said to have precipitated the adoption of the rôle of a prostitute, such as unfavorable influence by other members of the family or by pimps, bad working conditions and poverty. Kemp concludes that imprisonment and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry American Medical Association

Prostitution: An Investigation of Its Causes, Especially with Regard to Hereditary Factors.

Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry , Volume 36 (3) – Sep 1, 1936

Prostitution: An Investigation of Its Causes, Especially with Regard to Hereditary Factors.

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Kemp has studied medically and psychiatrically five hundred and thirty prostitutes in Copenhagen during the years 1931 to 1935. About 45 per cent were slightly or definitely retarded intellectually; 7 per cent were slightly feebleminded; 22 per cent were classified as suffering from psychopathy and 8 per cent as suffering from some other mental...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1936 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6754
DOI
10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260090227021
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Kemp has studied medically and psychiatrically five hundred and thirty prostitutes in Copenhagen during the years 1931 to 1935. About 45 per cent were slightly or definitely retarded intellectually; 7 per cent were slightly feebleminded; 22 per cent were classified as suffering from psychopathy and 8 per cent as suffering from some other mental disease. Alcoholism, criminality, suicide, oligophrenia, psychopathy or some other mental disease was a feature in the history of at least one relative of 65 per cent of the prostitutes. The importance of these features as hereditary factors is questionable. The early environment of the subjects was found to be poor in two thirds of the cases. A variety of conditions are said to have precipitated the adoption of the rôle of a prostitute, such as unfavorable influence by other members of the family or by pimps, bad working conditions and poverty. Kemp concludes that imprisonment and

Journal

Archives of Neurology & PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1936

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