From Library Journal
First published in 1886, this ranks among the earliest titles to deal with sexual pathology. Krafft-Ebing, a doctor specializing in psychosexual afflictions, wrote this as a manual to assist other doctors treating those with the disorders. The book also found great popularity as an underground handbook for masochists, transvestites, and wackos of all types. With psychology having grown exponentially since its publication, this book now is more of a curiosity.
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Beautifully realized by Brian King, whose editorial notes provide all the context you need, Krafft-Ebing's prose is a revelation. -- Eye Magazine, August 1, 1999