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July 27, 1929


JAMA. 1929;93(4):324. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710040076036

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The author states that the book is not written for specialists either in medicine or in biology. For the intelligent reader it is a particularly good discussion of the most various visible or external aspects of intersexuality in the human being. Its greatest value lies in the fact that this material is made available to Spanish populations. The work is essentially a condensation of the author's earlier and scattered publications: it contains little or nothing else, but it condenses effectively and presents the ripe experience of an able medical observer. The point of view adopted is that sexuality is essentially a quantitative thing, and that the various intergradations, both physical and psychic, are encountered in great number by the student of sex. Of especial interest is the conclusion that "in an extraordinarily large number of normal subjects there is a tendency to temporary intersexuality occurring at the two chief sexual

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