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Eder, M.D. (1933). The Psychological Effects of Menstruation: By Mary Chadwick. (Nervous and Mental Disease Publishing Company, Washington, 1932. Pp. 70. Price not stated.). Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 14:131-132.

(1933). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 14:131-132

The Psychological Effects of Menstruation: By Mary Chadwick. (Nervous and Mental Disease Publishing Company, Washington, 1932. Pp. 70. Price not stated.)

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M. D. Eder

In this monograph the author advances the extremely interesting theory that the witch-woman was to a great extent the menstruating woman. The theory is based on a rather brief historical account—rather too brief in view of the conclusion—of the witch-cult. Miss Chadwick finds support for her theory in the fact that the witch detector was usually said to have 'a wonderfully keen nose for a witch', and the practice was called 'smelling out witches'.

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