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December 20, 1930

Generations of Adam.

JAMA. 1930;95(25):1936. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720250058038

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Dr. Wolbarst is by specialty a urologist. The evolution of medical practice has largely removed the control of the mental aspects of sex life from the urologist to the psychiatrist and the psychoanalyst, although the most advanced urologists are keeping themselves abreast of the changing points of view. There are, of course, in addition, the persons who emphasize the glandular and constitutional aspects of sexual disturbances. This volume by Dr. Wolbarst is addressed to a lay rather than a medical audience, and it bears the endorsement of both physiologists and psychoanalysts. It answers, for those who are likely to propound such questions, the usual inquiries concerning the development of sex, puberty and the problems of masturbation and the sex urge in maturity. The years of practice of the author have caused him to take what might be called an exceedingly modern view of the entire situation. The Victorians will find

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