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July 1945

The Male Hormone

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;52(1):71. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510250076024

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This story, allegedly about testosterone, is an autobiography, written in the breezy, entertaining style of the author. The medical profession has already been treated to a review of this book (J. A. M. A.128:316 [May 26] 1945). This reviewer cannot take the "scientific" aspects of the book too seriously. He has been more touched by what has been happening to the author these past few years (male climacteric) and is happy for him that medical science has shown him the way out. We are all happy that this Boswell of hunters in medical science has caught his second wind and that from now on hunting will be more fun than tough "to unearth the skeletons in scientific closets and find out and tell where scientific bodies are buried and report the crimes of character assassination practiced by political doctors."

Surely dermatologists should have a kindly

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