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August 16, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(7):550. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720070088030

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To the Editor:  —An editorial in The Journal, July 19, may cause a misconception of some aspects of the subject of testicular transplantation.Every physician will agree with your views regarding the falsity of "rejuvenation" as related to testicular transplantation. I have vigorously protested against the use of this unfortunate and misleading term. Furthermore, it also stands proved and demonstrated that no therapeutic results can be obtained from heterogenous transplantations from the lower mammals (goats, sheep) to man.You cite Prof. Carl Moore's opinion that autotransplantation of the testis in rats and guinea-pigs fails to modify the picture of castration. However, the editorial does not embrace all the salient factors referred to in Moore's paper. Moore distinctly states that his results refer only to nonviable grafts (i. e., non-vascularized and nonincorporated). In order to present the matter fairly, I suggest with due respect that Moore's expressed opinion on viable grafts

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