Symposium on Nuclear Sex - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483200910, 9781483225944

Symposium on Nuclear Sex

1st Edition

Editors: D. Robertson Smith William M. Davidson
eBook ISBN: 9781483225944
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1958
Page Count: 206
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Symposium on Nuclear Sex covers the proceedings of the 1957 Symposium on Nuclear Sex, held at King's College Hospital Medical School. This book is organized into three sections encompassing 22 chapters that consider the problem of developmental sex anomalies and certain cytological aspects.

After a brief presentation of the history of chromosomal sex and sex anomalies, this book goes on exploring the genetic and cytological observations related to nuclear sex, with a particular emphasis on the genetic implications of nuclear sexing. The second part deals first with the fundamentals of sex chromosomes and the development of human intersexes. The discussion then shifts to problems in intersexuality, children of homosexuals, transvestism, sexual development disturbances, and the nature of the genetic defect in Klinefelter's syndrome. The third part covers studies of the nuclear sex of a group of teratomas and other sex tumors.
This book will prove useful to workers and researchers in the fields related to nuclear sexing including anatomy, biochemistry, biology, clinical medicine, cytology, endocrinology, genetics, pathology, physiology, psychology, and surgery.

Table of Contents



List of Delegates

A Brief Historical Introduction

Cytological and Genetic Aspects of Nuclear Sex

1. Cytological Observations Related to Nuclear Sex

2. Human Chromosomes

3. The Sex Chromatin Body, its Finer Structure and Behavior during Amitosis

4. Mammalian Sex Chromosomes

5. Differences in the Desoxynucleoprotein Content of Human and Cattle Spermatozoa

6. The Genetic Implication of Nuclear Sexing

7. Sex Chromatin in Lymphocytic Cells from Peripheral Blood

Application to the Study of Intersex and Relates States

8. The Sex Chromosomes and the Development of Human Intersexes

9. Congenital Adrenal Insufficiency with Lipoid Adrenal Hyperplasia and Female Genitalia in Boys

10. Problems of Intersexuality concerning the Sexual Ducts in True Agonadism, Gonadal Dysgenesis and Turner’s Syndrome

11. The Sex of Sibs and Children of Homosexuals

12. Transvestism

13. The Neutrophil Sex Nodules in Klinefelter’s Syndrome

14. The Result of Hæmatological Determination of the Genetic Sex in Disturbances of Sexual Development

15. Frequency of Klinefelter’s Syndrome and the Relationships of Chromatin Positive and Chromatin Negative Cases

16. Gonadal Histology and Nuclear Morphology in Klinefelter’s Syndrome

17. Genetic Mechanism in Klinefelter’s Syndrome: Familial and Blood Group Studies

18. Colour Vision in Klinefelter’s Syndrome

19. Sex Reversal; the Presence of Ovaries in an Individual of Male Nuclear Sex

Application to the Study of Tumors

20. Nuclear Sex of Teratomas

21. Further Inquiries on the Sex of Tumor Cells

22. Observations on Sex Chromatin in Human Tumors

Discussion on the Symposium

General Discussion

Concluding Remarks


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D. Robertson Smith

William M. Davidson

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