Antedating of "Exhibitionist"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 5 16:48:54 UTC 2014

exhibitionist (OED, 2., 1893)

1887 _Medical Record_ 27 Aug. (American Periodical Series)  Professor Krafft-Ebing, in his work entitled "Psychopathia Sexualis," divides the sexual psychoses into ... (4) paraesthesia sexualis.  Under the last head, which includes what are generally known as sexual perversions, he describes "lustmord," active and passive flagellation, statuenscha[umulaut over a]nder, and the exhibitionists.

Fred Shapiro

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