Innocence revisited

Innocence revisited – 20

Innocence revisited

Innocence revisited – 20

Dennis Arnold

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Abstract

New medications can have some surprising effects, as Dr Arnold relates.

Article Extract

A voice like a flute

I had read about the flute-like voices of the castrati of past operatic fame. And from my professional experience, I knew there was virtually no change in the voices of mature men subjected to bilateral orchidectomy for cancer of the prostate. So I concluded that to effect the voice change, castration must occur in early childhood. Certainly this seemed to be what happened until as late as the eighteenth century.