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Transforming the testicle: science, medicine and masculinity, 1800-1950

Sengoopta, Chandak (2001) Transforming the testicle: science, medicine and masculinity, 1800-1950. Medicina nei Secoli 13 (3), pp. 637-655. ISSN 0394-9001.

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Abstract

The article explores episodes the history of the discovery of function and actions of testicle - focusing first on their transformation from a quasi - mystical organ of virility to chemical factory secreting substances essential to physical and psychological attributes of masculinity; then showing how the powers of the testicular secretions were soon seen to extend for beyond the narrowly sexual sphere. PMID: 12402951 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Description from PubMed web page http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12402951?dopt=Abstract)

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
Depositing User: Ms. Catherine Richardson
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2008 16:56
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:16
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/761

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