The modern era in sexual medicine started in the
1970s when a few devoted pioneers and visionaries
began to revolutionize our thinking and understanding
in this field.
Prior to that time, sexual dysfunctions in men,
particularly erectile disorders, were thought to be
purely psychogenic or in rare cases caused by testosterone
deficiency. Treatment of sexual disorders was
considered to be predominantly the business of sextherapists
or rarely of endocrinologists.
Chapter 27 - The reproductive system. After studying this chapter you will be able to: List the organs of the male reproductive system and give the locations, structures, and functions of each; describe how sperm cells are formed; describe the substances found in semen; describe the process of erection and ejaculation;…
Buchanan, ever resourceful, but always visionary, conceived a scheme
(in 1858) of instituting a great “Free College of America,” in which a
medical education would be practically free and within the grasp of all
medical aspirants. A costly building was to be erected with a hospital of
1,000 beds attached thereto, and a large library and an anatomical and
physiological museum were proposed. The professional fees ($60) were
to be abolished, and only matriculation ($10), dissection ($5), and
graduation ($20) fees were to be exacted.