Left: Folly and error, caused by
masturbation. The author writes that he has
seen worse cases than this. Note the emphasis of the deformed hands,
the agents of his condition.
Above: Wisdom and truth, or, A Life
Reclaimed from Masturbation (my title), which the author can effect for
$10 a month (a later section). Yes, that is the
standard Napoleonic pose men assumed for photos, but maybe he's actually
hiding his still-deformed hand. Wait, is he reaching for something?