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December 10, 1927

Fortschritte der naturwissenschaftlichen Forschung.

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Herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. Emil Abderhalden. Band XII. Heft 4. Die Wirkungsweise abgestufter Keimdrüsenschädigung. Eine experimentelle Studie zur Frage der endokrinen Sexualfunktion. Von med. Dr. Heinrich Viktor Klein. Paper. Price, 12 marks. Pp. 378, with 6 illustrations, Berlin: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1927.

JAMA. 1927;89(24):2063. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690240055036

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Abstract

This article fills the entire issue of the Fortschritte. Approximately the first two thirds is devoted to a review of the literature, the remainder to a description and discussion of the author's experiments. The introductory paragraphs indicate that an enumeration of the somatic and psychic effects of partial sex gland injuries is to follow, but the experiments described fall so far short of accomplishing this purpose that the appearance of the paper is justified with difficulty if at all. It is impossible from a study of nineteen animals, including five controls, to determine modifications in the psychosexual behavior, general appearance, bone growth and glands of internal secretion, following autoplastic transplantation of testes and of ovaries, castration of males and of females, vas deferens ligation, irradiations of testes and of ovaries, and partial removal of irradiated ovaries, yet this is what the author has attempted. Despite this inadequate background of experimental

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