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March 1927

The Internal Secretions of the Sex Glands. The Problem of the "Puberty Gland."

Arch NeurPsych. 1927;17(3):424-426. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02200330145012

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This rather lengthy book covers thoroughly the subject of the internal secretions of the sex glands. The subject matter is treated largely from the laboratory and experimental standpoint. However, it forms a solid basis for clinical interpretation and possibly for therapy. The book is commended because of the free use the author has made of comparative anatomy and physiology. There is a great deal of repetition in the text, and sometimes the author seems to be somewhat circumlocutory for the general reader. A concise summary at the end of each chapter would be a distinct advantage.

In the beginning of the book, the author formulates four questions concerning sexual characters, and these he answers in the remainder of the book. The first chapter is concerned with sexual dimorphism and the secondary characters. Then the author considers the subject of castration; he shows that castrated males and females approach a common