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November 12, 1938

THE INDUCTION OF SEXUAL MATURITY IN THE GENITALLY HYPOPLASTIC ADULT: THROUGH THE USE OF TESTOSTERONE PROPIONATE

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE

From the Research Laboratory, Surgical Division, Sinai Hospital.

JAMA. 1938;111(20):1818-1821. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790460012003
Abstract

In a recent contribution Hamilton1 reported that through the use of testosterone propionate a man aged 27 with migraine headaches was relieved "with some degree of success" of his hypogonadism, cryptorchidism, impotence, hot flushes and mental attitude. The failure to induce spermatogenesis in this case was explained by a statement to the effect that the male hormone like the extract from the urine of pregnancy was capable only of maintaining an already existing spermatogenesis. Cases such as those reported by Hamilton are relatively scarce. It appears worth while to record all carefully gathered data regarding such patients, particularly those treated, since relatively few patients have been subjected to treatments with synthetic androgens.

REPORT OF CASE  The following study, based on clinical and laboratory observations, is therefore considered to be timely:

History.—  P. C., a white man aged 31, was referred for study in March 1936 because of infantile genitalia (fig.

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