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J., E. (1927). The Invert and his Social Adjustment: By 'Anomaly'. With an Introduction by Robert H. Thouless, M.A., Ph.D. (Baillière, Tindall & Cox, London. Pp. 160. Price 5 s. net.). Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 8:431-432.

(1927). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 8:431-432

The Invert and his Social Adjustment: By 'Anomaly'. With an Introduction by Robert H. Thouless, M.A., Ph.D. (Baillière, Tindall & Cox, London. Pp. 160. Price 5 s. net.)

Review by:
E. J.

This book does not claim any scientific standing, but it should have considerable social value. Its main object is to enlighten and encourage the large class of sexual inverts, with perhaps a side aim of inducing greater tolerance for these unfortunate victims of maldevelopment. There is no trace of sentimentality in the book, nor does the author make the frequently exaggerated claims for the 'urning'.

Keeping himself well within the bounds of conventional morality, the author deals with the numerous problems of adjustment that confront homosexuals. With patient insight he dispels many erroneous beliefs and gives much excellent advice of a practical form.

The author is very inadequately informed on the scientific subject of cause and cure and has evidently no knowledge of the important contributions that psycho-analysis has made on both these points. With this one exception, however, the book has our cordial good wishes, and we are sure it will succeed in its aims of relieving many readers in this way afflicted and of procuring greater tolerance for their condition from other readers.

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J., E. (1927). The Invert and his Social Adjustment. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 8:431-432

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