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August 1940

OPERATIVE TREATMENT OF TRUE HERMAPHRODITISMA NEW TECHNIC FOR CURING HYPOSPADIAS

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE
From the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1940;41(2):557-568. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1940.01210020355032
Abstract

Hermaphroditism has interested the members of the medical profession since earliest days, but until recent years the clinical descriptions and the anatomic and microscopic studies were so inadequate that many early reports are not acceptable today.

In 1924 I reported a case of true hermaphroditism which at that time was the ninth case acceptable by scientific standards. In 1937 I found that 11 additional accepted cases had appeared in the literature. Since then a case, previously questioned, has been shown to be a proved case of hermaphroditismus verus.1 I wish to present my second case.2

REPORT OF A CASE  An East Indian aged 20 came from Johannesburg, South Africa, on Dec. 14, 1937, after having stopped to consult urologists in Italy, France and England. He was referred to me by Dr. Vincent Vermooten. He had been brought up as a male and had no idea that he was

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