Freud (1st draft)
Freud spent the summer of 1876 in Trieste
researching hermaphroditism in eels.
In the lab of zoologist Karl Klaus
more than a thousand to check whether they had testicles.
"All the eels I have cut open are of the tenderer sex,"
he reported after the first 400.
the "young goddesses" of Trieste were proving
it is not permitted
to dissect human beings I have
in fact nothing to do with them," he confided in a letter.
-from "Men in the Off Hours"