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October 18, 1965

The Rape of the Phallus —A Sequel

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Durham, NC

JAMA. 1965;194(3):309. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090160087031

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To the Editor:—  We have read with fascinated interest and amusement the Critical Commentary... We are intrigued by the encompassing interest in the phallus exhibited by Dr. Morgan, a chest physician, and we are prompted to speculate that the poetic enthusiasm evident is the result of social and literary consideration rather than the medical and scientific involvement.W. K. C. M.: Occasionally articles have both literary and scientific merit—attributes not mutually exclusive. Wives of chest physicians sometimes have male progeny, a minority of whose fathers prefer their sons to have their first experience of rape somewhat nearer to adulthood.

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