Adventures with the Androgen-Sterilized Rat and Reproductive Neuroendocrinology

  • Charles A. Barraclough
Part of the Perspectives in Neuroendocrine Research book series (PNR, volume 2)


My route to a scientific career was rather serpentine—during my high school and undergraduate college years, my interests were directed more to music than to science. Like many, my parents had high hopes of my becoming a medical doctor, a career which would provide financial security in a respectable profession. I entered St. Joseph’s College, a small Jesuit school in Philadelphia, in September 1944 as a premedical major, and I completed my B.S. degree in 1947. During these war years, St. Joseph’s College had adopted an accelerated (3-year) curriculum to increase the number of students moving into the job market or into various professional schools. My one application for admission to Jefferson Medical College (Philadelphia) was rejected, to my parents’ chagrin but to my delight, and for the next 2 years I worked as a professional musician in the Philadelphia area.


Preoptic Area Postdoctoral Fellow Hypothalamic Regulation Medial Preoptic Area Testosterone Propionate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles A. Barraclough
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiology, School of MedicineUniversity of MarylandBaltimoreUSA

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