Views of Testicular Function from Antiquity to the Present

  • Adrian W. Zorgniotti
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 286)


Interestingly enough, the earliest references to alteration of the testis have to do with varicocele. Celsus (Born ca. 25 AD) spoke of cirsocele (varicocele): “When the disease has spread also over the testicle and its cord, the testicle sinks a little lower and becomes smaller than its fellow inasmuch as its nutrition has become defective.”


Testicular Function Heat Application Cryptorchid Testis Scrotal Temperature Thermoregulatory Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian W. Zorgniotti
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  1. 1.Department of UrologyNew York University School of MedicineUSA

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