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Case Reports
August 1948

PSEUDOHERMAPHRODITISM IN TWINS: Report of the Tenth Case

Author Affiliations

BRUNSWICK, GA.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;76(2):208-212. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030030217009
Abstract

THIS REPORT of pseudohermaphroditism in twins is the tenth such case to appear in the literature. The twins, living, as of the time of writing, were born March 13, 1947, and are classified as pseudohermaphrodites of the female external type.

Brewster and Cannon1 classified pseudohermaphrodites as follows: (1) the male type, in which the external characteristics of the male predominate, the person thus assuming the role of a male, and (2) the female type, in which the external characteristics of the female predominate, the person thus assuming the role of a female.

The majority of cases recorded are of a pseudo type, in which the formation of the external genitalia is such as to give rise to the impression that both male and female organs are present, but in which, at operation or necropsy the glands of one sex are observed. The other sexual parts are mixed or are

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