The third method, that of experiment, is available to us only in the form of castration.
In Hyderabad, castration used to be performed at about the age of sixteen.
It must render intelligible the effects of castration on animals.
The well-known effects of castration illustrate this connection.
When children learn about ritual circumcision they identify it with castration.
Sterilization, therefore, should not be loaded with the objections which apply to the far-reaching effects of castration.
The ancient punishment for killing the king's deer was loss of eyes and castration, a punishment far worse than death.
Castration has a strange effect: it emasculates both man, beast, and bird, and brings them to a near resemblance of the other sex.
They are “usually larger in the male than in the female, and their development is checked by castration.”
The young horse suffers less from castration than the old, and very rarely perishes.