August 31, 1912

A Chinese Hermaphrodite

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Chungking, China

JAMA. 1912;LIX(9):737. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270080419021

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To the Editor:  —Chinese speak of the yin-yang ren or female-male individual as if they were well acquainted with the fact that such cases exist, but after twenty-two years of experience in one of the largest cities in West China, with a daily clinic of seventy-five to 100 and 150 or 201 in-patients each month, I have now seen my first case. In some respects it is similar to the case reported by Dr. E. M. Prince, of Birmingham, Ala., in The Journal, April 27 (p. 1278).The patient, a rather mannish looking individual with a mannish voice, aged 26, presented herself at our clinic, complaining of a tumor (tender) in the left labium majus She had been married at 16, but her husband had deserted her a short time afterward. She had never menstruated.Examination

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