Historical investigations into varicocele pathophysiology and sperm migration
50 Years Ago Today
Volume 109, Issue 1, Pages 75–76
Martin Kathrins, M.D.
While we bemoan the paucity of “negative trials” in the medical literature today, one wonders if this is a relatively new phenomenon. Whatever the current bias against publication of such studies, our mid-century counterparts seemed all too happy to embrace less than dramatic conclusions. These articles—while by no means breakthroughs—represent an admirable struggle with medical questions that continue to vex us today.