The age-old belief that loss of sperm could be dangerous to health became a major medical concern throughout the Western world following Claude-François Lallemand's inflammatory warnings about the dangers of spermatorrhea. This article investigates the leading role played by American neurologic authorities of the mid and late 1800s in their fight against the cerebral and spinal complications of spermic depletion.
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