In existographies, George Drysdale (1825-1904) was an English social theorist, noted for []

In 1854, Drysdale in his anonymously published Elements of Social Science, seems to have made an effort to educate people about sexual diseases, recommend the use of birth control, help with poverty and crime, all via some type of spirit-in-matter stylized sociology.

Drysdale was cited as an anonymous “able mind” by Ludwig Buchner in his Force and Matter (pgs. 53, 376).

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The following are quotes by Drysdale:

“It is a duty of all men to study the laws of their body, no less than those of their mind.”
— George Drysdale (1854), Elements of Social Science (pg. 4)

“Neither in crime nor in madness is there anything strange or extraordinary. Both arise from settled and definite causes, which are just as accessible to our investigation as the laws of natural philosophy, except that the human mind is harder to understand, on account of its greater complexity .... It is a truth that each one of us would become criminal or mad, if he were placed in conditions favorable thereto.”
— George Drysdale (1854), Elements of Social Science (pg. 4); cited by Ludwig Bucher (1855) in Force and Matter (pg. 376)

1. Drysdale, George R. (1854). The Elements of Social Science: Physical, Sexual and Natural Religion. London: E. Truelove.

External links
Drysdale, George R. (-1904) – WorldCat Identities.
● George Drysdale (German → English) – Wikipedia.
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