Progress in Pediatrics
May 1938


Author Affiliations

From the Children's Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;55(5):1037-1057. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980110143012

Because conflicting reports have appeared in the literature, particularly since the introduction of endocrine therapy, confusion still exists concerning the reasons for nondescent of the testis and the optimum treatment for this condition. A recent issue of an American medical journal, for instance, contained two papers on the use of gonadotropic substance in the treatment of cryptorchidism, one1 reporting successful response to this treatment in 19 per cent of the cases and the other2 stating that in 72 per cent of the patients treated the testes descended into the scrotum after injections of the substance. Two other papers, both written by pediatricians in Chicago, have been published within the last four months, one3 reporting successful results in 29 per cent and the other4 in 72 per cent of a series of boys with cryptorchidism treated with extracts of the urine of pregnant women. In both series

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