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August 17, 1912


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Seoul, Korea

JAMA. 1912;LIX(7):541. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270080223020

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Patient, aged 28, married for seven years, came to the hospital for treatment for hypospadias and the removal of a mass in the right inguinal region. He said he had never had intercourse but had had sexual desire with erections and emissions. Facial hair was entirely lacking (not so remarkable, however, as the Koreans have very scanty beards as a rule) and the expression of the face was as much that of a woman as a man. He had a strong muscular frame, being accustomed to doing ordinary coolie labor. The breasts were as large as those of a young virgin and the hips were broad. Examination revealed a penis about 2 inches long with well-developed glans and corona and loose foreskin and a penile hypospadias with the meatus about 1 inch back of the tip of the glans. The scrotum was normal. On the left side was a normal

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