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January 21, 1899

ELECTROLYSIS AND CATAPHORIC MEDICATION.THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC CONGESTED PROSTATITIS AND ITS SEQUELS, IMPOTENCY AND SPERMATORRHEA, THEREBY.

Author Affiliations

Late Professor of Physiology and Electro-Therapeutics, Memphis Hospital Medical College; Author of ''Practical Electricity in Medicine and Surgery," etc. ST. LOUIS, MO.

JAMA. 1899;XXXII(3):115-119. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450300017001f

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Abstract

The pleasurable sensation of the orgasm being located in the prostate gland, and it, together with the contiguous organs, being furnished with highly sensitive nerves, makes it the most prominent organ of direct sexual influence. In fact, the prostate may appropriately be called the seat of the sexual brain. It is to this gland that the psychologic lustful impulse, in order to satisfy the animal nature, is indirectly exerted through the sympathetic nervous system.

The intimate reciprocal relations of the brain, or cerebral centers, and the prostate gland are marked, both in health and in disease. In health, excessive mental taxation, as by study or business cares, will lessen the sexual appetite; while violent emotions, such as grief, fright or anxiety, will temporarily suspend all desire. Men are by nature much more sensually inclined than women, and when they cultivate libidinous impulses, and the associations of prostitutes, they are liable

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