GROSVENOR W. BISSELL, M.D.; ROBERT H. WILLIAMS, M.D.
The bearded lady has always been a subject of lively interest. To the public she is amusing, to the showman profitable, to the physician physiologically fascinating—and to herself, utterly miserable. Many instances of virilized women may be found in the literature, most of whom have been suffering from adrenal, pituitary, or ovarian tumors. The earliest of these reports are little more than clinical observations, some with appended pathological findings. Later, improved chemical and biological technics often aided in discovering the site of the disturbance. In spite of our increased knowledge of endocrine physiology, however, much of the information is still
BISSELL GW, WILLIAMS RH. HIRSUTISM IN FEMALES; A CLINICAL STUDY OF ITS ETIOLOGY, COURSE AND TREATMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;22:773–806. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-6-773
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(6):773-806.
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