The History Of Prostitution; Its Extent, Causes And Effects Throughout The World

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byWilliam W. Sanger

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. NEW YORK TO-DAY. Estimated Number of Prostitutes.--Growth of the City Attended with Increase of Vice.--Official Figures and Views.--Effects of Attempted Suppression.-- Prostitution and the Public Health.--Syphilis in the Hospitals.--The St. Louis Experiment.--Its Wholesome Effects.--Why the Law wa's Repealed.-- Divided Public Sentiment as to Recognizing and Regulating Prostitution. The investigation of the subject of public prostitution in the city of New York, the results of which are given in the preceding pages, was brought to a close in 1858. The population of the city at that time was about 700,000, and Dr. Sanger placed the number of public prostitutes at 6,000, or one in every 117 inhabitants. According to the last State census (1892) the population of the city was about 1,800,000, and, if the increase of prostitution has kept pace with the city's growth, the number of those constituting the appalling roll of vice at the present time should be, in round numbers, 15,500. But these figures, startling as they are, would seem to fall far short of the calculations of many intelligent investigators of the subject, who place the number as high as 25,000 and even 30,000. The latter was the figure given by a high police official about a year ago. The sensational estimate, tacitly accepted by the committee of the State Senate during its late inquiry, putting the number at 50,000, bears on its face the mark of exaggeration, as it would show one prostitute in every 36 inhabitants, including men, women, and children. An attempt, at the present time, to make such an enumeration of the prostitutes of the city as was made by Dr. Sanger in 1858 would, for several reasons, prove quite futile. Even were the police authorities disposed to contribute their aid to the un...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. NEW YORK TO-DAY. Estimated Number of Prostitutes.--Growth of the City Attended with Increase of Vice.--Official Figures and Vie...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.59 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217114830

ISBN - 13:9780217114837

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