EDGAR V. ALLEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The relationship of sex to disease is frequently so striking that the lack of major interest in this problem constitutes one of the peculiarities of clinical investigation. Many authors presenting this phase of certain diseases either have simply stated that a difference exists in the incidence by sexes, or have explained the difference with an eye on the disease under consideration, but have neglected the broad problem of the relationship of sex and disease. As a result, the explanations given have been in large part inadequate. Those commonly given for the variation in incidence by sex of disease of the
ALLEN EV. THE RELATIONSHIP OF SEX TO DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;7:1000–1012. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-8-1000
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(8):1000-1012.
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