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March 4, 1939


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Stamford, Conn.

JAMA. 1939;112(9):869. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800090079025

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To the Editor:—  Anent "Orchitis After Mumps" (The Journal, January 14, p. 170), I reported a case (The Journal, Sept. 2, 1916, p. 741) in which I grafted a piece of testicle into remnants of such a lost testicle in the hope of at least restoring a masculine voice to a man who had lost it with his testicles. The effect of the graft restored the voice in a surprising way not by physical presence but because it stimulated remains of the destroyed testicle into nearly normal development. I showed the patient at a meeting of the New York Surgical Society and the case was held to be more important than my case of pregnancy after ovarian grafting, the latter a case in which the tissues of the receptor happened to be taken out of foreign tissue. Later I tried various experiments for instituting tolerance but failed in that quest;

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