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October 2, 1948


JAMA. 1948;138(5):365. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900050033011

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Dr. James F. McCahey of Philadelphia has called attention to an inaccuracy in a former report of the Council on "Untoward Effects of Endocrine Therapy" (J. A. M. A. 125:786-789, 1944) reading:

"In castrate and eunuchoid cases and in the male climacteric, testosterone provides a potent replacement therapy,27" with a footnote reference to Dr. J. B. Hamilton's article on testis therapy in "Glandular Physiology and Therapy." The reference number should have been placed directly after the words "castrate and eunuchoid cases," since the term "male climacteric" does not appear at any point in the article by Hamilton. The article was cited because of its warning against overstimulation by the use of testosterone replacement therapy.

The Council regrets that this error had escapedits attention. The question of the acceptability of testosterone in the treatment of the so-called male climacteric is being reconsidered by the Council in the light of

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