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March 1958

Sexual Precocity.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1958;95(3):337. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1958.02060050339024

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This monograph is based upon an unusually extensive personal experience with children suffering from sexual precocity. The author includes patients with heterosexual precocity among his material as well as those with isosexual precocity (defined as manifestations of the development of secondary sex characters), including cases of precocious puberty, in which the precocious development includes maturation of the gonads and the capacity to beget or to bear children.

The author's own cases not only are numerous but also have been thoroughly studied clinically and with the aid of modern laboratory methods. This valuable material is clearly presented, and the author's own experience is amplified by judicious review of the older literature. Detailed case reports are included in the appendix, and these are profusely illustrated with photographs.

The book will be a valuable addition to the libraries of pediatricians and endocrinologists.

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