Antedating of "Heterosexuality"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 5 23:53:52 UTC 2014

heterosexuality (OED 1900)

1896 _Pedagogical Seminary_ III. 496 (ProQuest)  The author [Marc Raffalovich] begins his work with a tabular resume of all the sexual instincts.  These are in substance as follows ... Congenital sexual inversion dependent upon circumstances or caprice, and after puberty combining with acquired heterosexuality, or giving place to it.

Fred Shapiro

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