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November 13, 1909

The Sexual Disabilities of Man.

JAMA. 1909;LIII(20):1688. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02550200082028

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The subject is discussed under the two general heads, sterility and impotency. The chapter on sterility accurately describes the various pathologic changes producing this condition. The same may be said of the chapter on microscopy of semen, which is especially good in the description of the changes occurring in the spermatozoa themselves. Treatment is well considered, but a fuller description of vasoepididymostomy might have been given. The chapter on impotency begins with a short lucid description of sexual physiology, followed by the pathology, etiology and treatment. The advice has been given frequently to neurotic patients to take a long sea voyage. Dr. Cooper, very judiciously, we think, warns against such a course unless the patient be provided with proper companionship and supervision. Such patients tend to isolate themselves from society; they should be encouraged to mingle with others, thus getting their thoughts away from themselves. The book is scientific and

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