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The gland illusion : early attempts at rejuvenation through male hormone therapy / John B. Nanninga, M.D.

  • Nanninga, John B.
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About this work


"Testosterone and estrogen treatments are common today but centuries ago the discovery of sex gland secretions led both physicians and the public to believe they had found the secret to bodily rejuvenation. This book explores the early history and practices of "organotherapy" and how it provided important scientific insights despite its pseudoscientific nature"--


Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2017]

Physical description

viii, 210 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-206) and index.


  • English

Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    Open shelves

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  • 9781476666129
  • 1476666121