Antedating of "Exhibitionism"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 5 16:53:39 UTC 2014

exhibitionism (OED 1893)

1891 _Alienist and Neurologist_ 1 Jan. (American Periodical Series)  EXHIBITIONISM; A SEXUAL PERVERSION. -- M. Magnan has recently presented to the Societe de Medecine Legale the history of two cases showing that variety of sexual perversion not infrequently observed among men living in cities, known as "exhibitionists," or those having the propensity to expose their genitals in public places or to individuals, usually women, whom they meet in unfrequented places.

Fred Shapiro

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