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Sexology, Medical Ethics and Occultism: Albert Moll in Context

Professor Holger Maehle and Dr Lutz Sauerteig from the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease are the guest editors of a special issue of the international journal Medical History, entitled ‘Sexology, Medical Ethics and Occultism: Albert Moll in Context’, which is now available through Cambridge University Press (Med. Hist., vol. 56/2, 2012). The Berlin physician Albert Moll (1862-1939) was an important innovator in psychotherapy, sexual science and medical professional ethics as well as a fierce critic of occult beliefs. The special issue results from a Wellcome Trust supported project of the CHMD and unites contributions from Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, USA, and New Zealand.

All papers are available Open Access through PubMed, please follow the links below.



Maehle, A. H. and Sauerteig, L. 'Introduction', pp. 123-132.

Oosterhuis, H. 'Sexual Modernity in the Works of Richard von Krafft-Ebing and Albert Moll', pp. 133-155.

Sauerteig, L. D. H. 'Loss of Innocence: Albert Moll, Sigmund Freud and the Invention of Childhood Sexuality Around 1900', pp. 156-183.

Sigusch, V. 'The Sexologist Albert Moll - between Sigmund Freud and Magnus Hirschfeld', pp. 184-200.

Conn, M. 'Sexual Science and Sexual Forensics in 1920s Germany: Albert Moll as (S)Expert', pp. 201-216.

Maehle, A. H. 'God's Ethicist': Albert Moll and His Medical Ethics Theory and Practice, pp.  217-236.

Bryant, T. 'Sexological Deliberation and Social Engineering: Albert Moll and the Sterilisation Debate in Late Imperial and Weimar Germany', pp. 237-254.

Sommer, A. 'Policing Epistemic Deviance: Albert von Schrenck and Albert Moll', pp. 255-276.

Wolffram, H. 'Trick', 'Manipulation' and 'Farce': Albert Moll's Critique of Occultism, pp. 277-295.

Pranghofer, S. 'Albert Moll Sources and Bibliography', pp. 296-306.