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Krafft-Ebing

[kraft-eb-ing, krahft-; German krahft-ey-bingk] /ˈkræftˈɛb ɪŋ, ˈkrɑft-; German ˈkrɑftˈeɪ bɪŋk/
noun
1.
Richard
[rich-erd;; German rikh-ahrt] /ˈrɪtʃ ərd;; German ˈrɪx ɑrt/ (Show IPA),
Baron von, 1840–1902, German neurologist and author of works on sexual pathology.
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  • Maudsley gives this instance as an example of the latter, while Krafft-Ebing gives it as an example of the former.

    Religion and Lust James Weir
  • Casper, continues Krafft-Ebing, thoroughly diagnosed the phenomenon.

    A Problem in Modern Ethics John Addington Symonds
  • Krafft-Ebing gives the details of five cases of "acquired" sexual inversion.

    A Problem in Modern Ethics John Addington Symonds
  • It would be only her sickened imagination that made him something with a whip out of Krafft-Ebing.

  • They adopt the habit, as Krafft-Ebing himself says, faute de mieux.

    A Problem in Modern Ethics John Addington Symonds
  • Thus, Krafft-Ebing states that adult unmarried women between the ages of 25 and 30 often show nervous symptoms and peculiarities.

  • (B) Ultimately, Krafft-Ebing attacks the problem of what he calls "the innate morbid phenomenon" of sexual inversion.

    A Problem in Modern Ethics John Addington Symonds
  • It must be observed, in criticising Krafft-Ebing's theory, that it is so constructed as to render controversy almost impossible.

    A Problem in Modern Ethics John Addington Symonds
  • Krafft-Ebing calls attention to this relation between religious and sexual feeling in psycho-pathological states.

    Religion and Lust James Weir
  • Krafft-Ebing considers that this error is due to the jurists, while the theologians have always distinguished correctly.

British Dictionary definitions for Krafft-Ebing

Krafft-Ebing

/German ˈkraftˈeːbɪŋ/
noun
1.
Richard (ˈrɪçart), Baron von Krafft-Ebing. 1840–1902, German neurologist and psychiatrist who pioneered the systematic study of sexual behaviour in Psychopathia Sexualis (1886)
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