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December 13, 1958

Hermaphroditism, Genital Anomalies and Related Endocrine Disorders

JAMA. 1958;168(15):2079. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000150121029

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Jones, Scott, and an authoritative group of contributing authors have furnished a most important and greatly needed account of the problems of intersexuality, including medical, surgical, embryologic, and psychiatric aspects. The recent interest on the part of both the laity and the medical profession in the physical and psychological problems of intersexuality should be adequately satisfied by this contribution. In 1937, the late Hugh H. Young published a classic monograph entitled "Genital Abnormalities, Hermaphroditism and Related Adrenal Disorders." The supply of this work was quickly exhausted. So much has been learned about the adrenal and its function since Dr. Young's contribution that there has developed a real demand for just such an up-to-date summary of accumulated knowledge as is now presented. Using Dr. Young's background of material, including the inimitable drawings of William Didusch, Dr. Jones, a gynecologist, and Dr. Scott, a urologist, have compiled a text which comprises all

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