—Teem36 reviewed 733 consecutive necropsies which were performed in the years 1930 to 1933, inclusive, at the Mayo Clinic, on male patients who were more than 40 years of age. Of these men, 334 (45 per cent) had prostate glands which were larger than normal. The purpose of the investigation was to make a comprehensive study of the gross anatomy of the prostate gland and of the microscopic anatomy of the testis in a large series of cases. It was thought that thorough correlation of the findings in examinations of subjects of all decades of life and, consequently, of prostate glands of all sizes might give some information on the tissue in the testis concerned with the development and maintenance of the prostate gland. Such a study was undertaken, therefore, on the premise that it would be possible to determine from the histologic appearance of a
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