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October 12, 1935


JAMA. 1935;105(15):1172-1175. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760410016005

When the final chapter is written on the subject of cryptorchidism, it will be divided in our opinion into two distinct chapters. One will have to do with the embryology, histology and physiology of undescended testicle, and the second with the anatomy, technic of operation and end results. In the former the name of Dr. Carl Moore1 of the University of Chicago will stand out prominently, while in the latter the names of Bevan,2 Torek,3 Meyer,4 Cabot,5 Cunningham, Keyes, Wangensteen,6 Eccles and others will be noted. Bevan was a pioneer in this work and deserves particular attention, because he has continued to perfect his orginal operation so that at the present time his technic is more generally accepted than any other.

To date there have been more than forty different operations described in the literature. That is the best evidence that no one technic