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September 22, 1934

Recent Advances in Sex and Reproductive Physiology

JAMA. 1934;103(12):941. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750380061027

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This addition to the Recent Advances Series will be welcomed by many who want a brief discussion of some of the newer contributions to the physiology of the reproductive organs. Although the title does not indicate the limitation, this work is practically confined to a consideration of effects in the female. In this it cannot be said to attain completeness, which is not surprising in view of its brevity, and it may not be compared with such monumental volumes as Sex and Internal Secretions, edited by Edgar Allen. Such is the celerity of development in the field covered, indeed, that many of the discussions in the book are already out of date. Nevertheless, for a basic knowledge of the subject, Dr. Robson's summary may be recommended to those who cannot or will not wade through weightier tomes.

In general the author has maintained an admirable attitude of skepticism and conservatism

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