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January 27, 1951

The Prostate Gland

JAMA. 1951;145(4):269. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920220077024

The purpose of this book is to give authoritative information and guidance to the patient suffering from disease of the prostate gland. It is written as far as possible in simple, nontechnical language. The patient who suffers from prostatic disease will have little to ask his physician after he has read this volume. The book is well arranged and follows the usual set-up of textbooks on this subject. The chapter on anatomy and the anatomic diagrams are very informative. Functional disorders of the prostate gland are definitely increasing, and the author devotes a chapter to this topic. He calls attention to the results of improper sexual intercourse, such as withdrawal, coitus reservatus or excessive prolongation of the act. The physical effects of sexual maladjustments and psychic impotence, which are so common today, are well presented. The author emphasizes, and justly so, the need for consultation of a physician instead of

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