Pathologizing Male Sexuality: Lallemand, Spermatorrhea, and the Rise of Circumcision

@article{Darby2005PathologizingMS,
  title={Pathologizing Male Sexuality: Lallemand, Spermatorrhea, and the Rise of Circumcision},
  author={Robert Darby},
  journal={Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={60},
  pages={283 - 319}
}
  • R. Darby
  • Published 20 June 2005
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
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