Steinach's above-mentioned experiment teaches that cases with such a hybrid gonad may be produced artificially, and at the end of the previous chapter we found that such hybrid cases occur naturally. Further observations at post-mortems and possibly during operations will have to elucidate how many cases of are due to such hybrid gonads.
In the meantime these discoveries have already produced signal results. During the summer of 1916, Dr. Lichtenstern is said to have succeeded in rendering a pronouncedly man pronouncedly , at the patient's own request by bilateral castration and subsequent implantation of a normal testicle which was removed from another patient on account of cryptoschism (imperfect descent). The transformed has subsequently contracted a happy, though sterile, marriage.
Even should this type of operation prove successful, the majority of individuals will probably hesitate to have it performed on them. They are not unhappy on account of their peculiarity, but rather on account of our prejudices. It is we who are diseased and in need of cure. We must accept the fact that Nature has not endowed all people with the same desires. Even the separation of the is not absolute.