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LESSON-1-2
LESSON-3
LESSON-4.1
LESSON-4.2
LESSON-5.1
LESSON-5.2
LESSON-6.1
LESSON-6.2
LESSON-7.1
LESSON-7.2
LESSON-7.3
LESSON-8
LESSON-9
LESSON-10.1
LESSON-10.2
LESSON-11
LESSON-12
LESSON-13.1
LESSON-13.2
LESSON-14
LESSON-15.1
LESSON-15.2
Contraception
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1
CHAPTER-2-3
CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18-19

plainly visible to the naked eye on the fourteenth day. The TWENTY-FIRST 

DAY the embryo resembles an ant or a lettuce seed. Many of its parts now 

begin to show themselves, especially the cartilaginous beginnings of the 

spinal column, the heart, etc. The THIRTIETH DAY the embryo is as large 

as a horse-fly, and resembles a worm, bent together. There are as yet no 

limbs, and the head is larger than the rest of the body. When stretched 

out it is nearly half an inch long. Toward the fifth week the heart 

increases greatly in proportion to the remainder of the body, and the 

rudimentary eyes are indicated by two black spots toward the sides, and 

the heart exhibits its external form, bearing a close resemblance to 

that in an adult. In the SEVENTH WEEK, bone begins to form in the lower 

jaw and clavicle. Narrow streaks on each side of the vertebral column 

show the beginning of the ribs. The heart is perfecting its form, the 

brain enlarging, and the eyes and ears growing more perfect, and the 

limbs sprouting from the body. The lungs are mere sacks, and the trachea 

is a delicate thread, but the liver is very large. In the seventh week 

are formed the renal capsules and kidneys. 

 

"At TWO MONTHS, the forearm and hand can be distinguished, but not the 

arm; the hand is larger than the forearm, but it is not supplied with 

fingers. The distinction of sex is yet difficult. The eyes are 

prominent. The nose forms an obtuse eminence. The nostrils are rounded 

and separated. The mouth is gaping, and the epidermis can be 

distinguished from the true skin. The embryo is from one-half to two 

inches long, the head forming more than one-third of the whole. At the 

end of THREE MONTHS, the eyelids are distinct but shut; the lips are 

drawn together; the forehead and nose are clearly traceable, and the 

organs of generation prominent. The heart beats with force; the larger 

vessels carry red blood; the fingers and toes are well defined, and the 

muscles begin to be developed. 

 

"At the FOURTH MONTH, the embryo takes the name of 'fetus.' The body is 

six to eight inches in length. The skin has a rosy color, and the 

muscles produce a sensible motion. A fetus born at this time might live 

several hours. At FIVE MONTHS the length of the body is from eight to 

ten inches. At SIX MONTHS, the length is twelve and one-half inches. The 

hair appears on the head, the eyes closed, the eyelids somewhat thicker, 

and their margins, as well as their eyebrows, are studded with very 

delicate hairs. At SEVEN MONTHS, every part has been increased in volume 

and perfection; the bony system is nearly complete; length, twelve to 


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