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1.  Endocrine Function in Male and Female Homosexuals 
British Medical Journal  1970;4(5732):406-409.
Serial assays of hormones and their metabolites are reported in the urine of three male and four female homosexuals. Urinary testosterone levels were abnormally low in the two men who practised exclusive homosexuality and were within the normal range in the third, who had both homosexual and heterosexual relationships. In the women assays were generally performed throughout one menstrual cycle; in three the pattern of hormone excretion was ovulatory in character, while in the fourth evidence for ovulation was equivocal. Levels of testosterone and luteinizing hormone (L.H.) were raised in the female homosexuals, while those for oestrogens, particularly oestrone, were below the range for normal heterosexual subjects during their reproductive life; readings of follicle-stimulating hormone (F.S.H.) and pregnanediol were normal in three women. The data reported here are in keeping with the view that abnormalities in endocrine function may occur in both male and female homosexuals.
PMCID: PMC1819981  PMID: 5481520
2.  Androgen Function in “Psychogenic” and “Constitutional” Types of Impotence 
British Medical Journal  1970;3(5713):17-20.
Androgen function was studied in twenty-five physically healthy “primarily” impotent males classified on clinical criteria into “psychogenic” or “constitutional” groups. The mean urinary testosterone level in the former was significantly higher than in the latter group (P<0·005). Important variables associated significantly with higher urinary testosterone levels (P<0·05) were (a) “late onset” impotence, (b) shorter duration than two years, (c) stronger “sex drive,” and (d) an alternative sexual outlet to orgasm and ejaculation in the three months preceding referral; the last-mentioned appeared to be the single most important discriminatory feature.
It is suggested that testosterone excretion patterns—namely, high, average, and low—may be one method of classifying impotence.
PMCID: PMC1700992  PMID: 5427482
3.  Thoracic duct changes in schistosomal hepatic fibrosis 
Gut  1970;11(1):74-78.
The changes in the thoracic duct were studied in schistosomatic hepatic fibrosis, particularly in cases with ascites. The postmortem findings, lymphangiography, and clinical thoracic duct cannulation showed that, particularly in cases with ascites, the thoracic duct is dilated, pressure within is raised, and the lymph flow is increased. The significance of these findings is discussed in relation to the site and the treatment of ascites.
PMCID: PMC1411364  PMID: 5435272

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