December 1958

Hermaphroditism, Genital Anomalies and Related Endocrine Disorders.

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By Howard W. Jones Jr., M.D., and William Wallace Scott, M.D., Ph.D. Price, $16. Pp. 456, with 466 illustrations. The Williams & Wilkins Company, Mount Royal and Guilford Aves., Baltimore, 1958.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1958;96(6):756. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1958.02060060758027

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Hermaphroditism has been recognized as a disease entity since the Grecian era. Their representation of this anomalous state, both in statue and story, forms the introduction to an informative and well-illustrated volume.

Written by a gynecologist and a urologist, the emphasis is on the diagnostic investigation and surgical repair of these genital anomalies. They have also included a thorough discussion of the present-day therapy of cryptorchism and hypospadias.

The monograph is studded with numerous illustrations and well-documented case histories. The biochemical aspects of these endocrine abnormalities are by no means overlooked, although they are not discussed in enough detail to satisfy the specialist in this field.

This book will make a worth-while addition to the library of all those who must deal with these patients in their practice.

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