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April 24, 1943


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Lincoln, Neb.

JAMA. 1943;121(17):1409. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840170093020

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To the Editor:—  The communication of Huggins entitled "Androgens and Testicular Irradiation in Cancer of the Prostate" (The Journal, January 9, p. 147), seems to me to be misleading. He states that my quotation "The theorem of possible relationship of some factor in the testicle, probably androgenic, to carcinoma of the prostate was promulgated by me eight years ago..." (The Journal, Dec. 5, 1942, p. 1120) refers apparently to an oral promulgation rather than to a publication, since no reference to it could be found among my publications cited in the Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus before 1941.Before the then Southwestern Branch of the American Urological Association, at the meeting held in St. Louis on Oct. 22, 23 and 24, 1934, in the discussion of a paper by Dr. Robert C. Cone of Galveston, Texas, entitled "Prostatic Carcinoma with Complications," the theorem of possible relationship between carcinoma of the prostate

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