November 17, 1894


JAMA. 1894;XXIII(20):766-767. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421250028006

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Women have long had almost a monopoly of the sensation of being unsexed, thanks to the enterprise and valiant skill of the gynecologist; but now the general surgeon, despairing of having castration of men adopted by law as a punishment for crime, has recommended it as a remedy for disease. Professor Ramm, of Sweden, performed the operation twice in 1893, for enlarged prostate. Haynes, of Los Angeles, three times; Fremont Smith, of St. Augustine, once; White, of Philadelphia, once; C. Mansell Moullin, of London, once. That well-known writer, in the British Medical Journal for November 3, advocates the operation in desperate cases, and states that it is invariably followed by disappearance of the enlarged prostate.

The crop of eunuchs, heretofore not very great in this country, may now be expected to increase with surprising rapidity, as our home talent is certainly not less bold than that of foreign nations, and

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