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June 28, 1952

Der Einfluss des Nervensystems auf Bau und Tätigkeit der Geschlechtsorgane des Menschen

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Von Prof. Dr. med. et phil. H. Stieve. Cloth. 36 marks. Pp. 191, with 93 illustrations. Georg Thieme, Diemershaldenstrasse 47, (14a) Stuttgart O; agents for U. S. A., Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 Fourth Ave., New York 16, 1952.

JAMA. 1952;149(9):904. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930260106030

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From 1933 on, and especially during World War II, Dr. Stieve had an opportunity to study the corpses of many men and women. He was particularly interested in studying the effect of the nervous system on the gonads of both men and women. From 1941 to 1945, he made special studies of both men and women who died as a result of air raids and other serious disturbances.

The book takes up the following subjects: the effect of psychic disturbances on the testes, the influence of psychic stimulation on the ovaries and "silent" (stille) ovulation, a term the author coined to signify cases in which ovulation is followed by the appearance of a corpus luteum but in which the endometrium remains at rest, so that there is no evidence of definite secretory activity and no uterine bleeding. He also discusses bleeding associated with fright, paracyclic ovulation, weakness of oocytes in

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