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May 20, 1899

Cerebellar Tumor or Masturbation.

JAMA. 1899;XXXII(20):1103. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450470025007

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Delphos, Ohio, May 13, 1899.

To the Editor:  —In the last issue of the Journal, p. 1027, R. C. Cabot, M.D., describes a case, and asks, "Can all the symptoms of this case be explained by the masturbation?" I would say emphatically, "No." The masturbation was a result, not a cause. The treatment or nature removed the cause, and then the mental impression received at the hospital enabled him to cease the practice.

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