PROGRESS IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GENDER IN EMBRYOLOGY


PROGRESS IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GENDER IN EMBRYOLOGY. In studying the bulk of statistical records, it becomes evident that 10% of married couples remain childless. In the case of high aristocracy the percentage is even more unfavourable. The cause of this deficiency can be traced back to different reasons. It must be admitted that in not a few cases this condition is the wish and intention of both partners in marriage.


In studying the bulk of statistical records, it becomes evident that 10% of married couples remain childless. In the case of high aristocracy the percentage is even more unfavourable.

The cause of this deficiency can be traced back to different reasons. It must be admitted that in not a few cases this condition is the wish and intention of both partners in marriage.

Physical and physical diseases, malnutrition, fright (often observed in wars), fear of delivery, great obesity, diabetes, Basedow’s disease, and other disorders may cause infertility in women.

The common opinion that childlessness originates only in physical defects of the woman is wrong.

Minute investigation has shown that in one third of all cases the husband is to be blamed. In treatment, it is therefore necessary to take the male partner into consideration as well. Let us take into regard the peculiarities of both partners. Natural affection is of course expedient to the production of children. It has been observed that both partners have proved fertile, if, after long years of childless matrimony, they separated and then married new partners. Wedlock between relatives may also be a natural cause of childlessness, a precautionary measure to prevent inbreeding.

The well-known Professor Sellheim once stated that the fundamental difference between man and woman is that the woman’s disposition tends to remain young longer for the time being. That is to say, a girl retains her bodily youthfulness, childishness and playfulness longer than a boy of the same age.

If we accept this fact as an attribute to the feminine gender, we may conclude that this quality can be so morbidly intensified as to cause a degeneration or disturbance of the sexual organs.

Scars proceeding form inflammation or growths in the minor pelvis can also prevent fertility.

There is no decisive explanation why female and male births, respectively, prevail in some families. It is commonly at tributed to the fact that the weaker partner is assisted by nature. If male children predominate, then the father or his family are of a less healthy constitution; the same holds good for the mother.

In the case of both parents enjoying good health and their offspring being always of the same sex, one may take it for granted that the affection of one of the parents is greater. If, for instance, the father is very much in love, then the children will be of female sex. In acknowledgement of this theory it is obvious why in time of war male births prevail. The wife worrying about her husband’s fate has loved him more than in time of peace.

Several years ago, I read about prescriptions of diet. It warned of excessive use of salt, and stated that salt-eating people rarely get male offspring. In my practice. I made observations concerning this theory, and actually found it confirmed. In families where salt was taken exorbitantly male descendants were rare. I made use of the knowledge of the homoeopathic law, “Similia, similibus,” when male descendants were desired after several female births. I prescribed Natrum muriaticum, decimal 4 or 6 (4x or 6x), for both partners in marriage and in most cases the next birth was a boy to their profound joy. To procure female children, in the opposite case, I prescribed Pulsatilla, decimal 4 (4x), with great success.

For the medical doctor who engages in diagnosis of the Iris, it is not difficult to determine the sex of an embryo a few weeks after insemination. It is known to the Iris diagnostician that the paternal inheritance of the system is found in the right eye and that of the mother in the left.

You must examine the Iris of a woman with a magnifying glass, and you will always find the right ovary represented in the right Iris, and vice versa. If a slight swelling is to be ascertained in the right Iris, it will be a boy. If, on the other hand, this phenomenon is found in the left eye, it will be a girl. The Iris diagnostician is capable- one ovary being only concerned for menstruation and fertilisation-of testing which ovary is in activity by spotting a swelling and more brilliant colour in the Iris.

Please be reminded of the fact, if it is necessary to perform a laparotomy on a pregnant woman, that you can recognize by the corpus luteum whether the pregnancy originates from the right ovary or the left.

Taking the facts into consideration, there is another method to determine the sex. Namely, to observe if the menstruation issues from the right or the left ovary. In a healthy woman the two ovaries mostly work alternately in menstruation. If a boy is

Wilhelm Witzel