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G. Frank Lydston (1858-1923) revisited: androgen therapy by testicular implantation in the early twentieth century.

Authors
  • Schultheiss, Dirk
  • Engel, Rainer M
Type
Published Article
Journal
World journal of urology
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2003
Volume
21
Issue
5
Pages
356–363
Identifiers
PMID: 14586546
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

At the beginning of the twentieth century the transplantation or implantation of either human or animal testicular tissue was an appealing form of androgen therapy in hypogonadal and aging males. This article on the history of medicine discusses the work of the American urologist G. Frank Lydston from Chicago, who was a well-known and respected surgeon in the academic world and was involved in the early clinical trials of this procedure.

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