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Über Grundumsatz und Sexualhormone nach Kastration: Klinische und experimentelle Studien

JAMA. 1942;118(14):1261-1262. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830140091033.
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Denmark in 1929 was the first state in Europe to introduce castration into the modern administration of justice. There castrates are legally obliged to submit to examinations conducted by the medicolegal council. The problem of the author, who was awarded the opportunity to reexamine castrates in the Institute of Legal Medicine, was to observe (1) the occurrence of castration obesity in legally castrated men in Denmark, (2) the behavior of the basal metabolism in legally castrated persons, (3) the relation between castration obesity and changes in the basal metabolic rate, (4) the excretion of gonadotropin, estrogen and androgen in the urine after castration, (5) the effects produced on rats by the estrogen and androgen detected in the urine and (6) the relation between the results of the hormone analyses and of the determination of basal metabolism and the results observed in routine examinations. The author's conclusions were based on observations


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