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February 8, 1936

La castration chez l'homme et les modifications morphologiques qu'elle entraine: Recherches sur les adeptes d'une secte d'eunuques mystiques, les Skoptzy

JAMA. 1936;106(6):493. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770060067038

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This volume is based on an extensive study of a large group of castrated males, belonging to a strange cult found chiefly in Rumania and known as the Skoptzy. The first portion of the book offers an interesting discussion of the historical and social aspects of castration. The remainder of the volume is devoted chiefly to comparative descriptions and measurements of the castrates. This work appears to be authoritative and complete from an anthropologic standpoint. It offers little or nothing that is new to the endocrinologist.

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