Transgenderism Before Gender: Nosology from the Sixteenth Through Mid-Twentieth Century

@article{Janssen2020TransgenderismBG,
  title={Transgenderism Before Gender: Nosology from the Sixteenth Through Mid-Twentieth Century},
  author={Diederik F. Janssen},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2020},
  volume={49},
  pages={1415-1425}
}
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