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April 3, 1954

Diseases of Women

JAMA. 1954;154(14):1234. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940480086034

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This new edition of a famous book, which first appeared in 1919 under the guidance of Sir Comyns Berkely, includes contributions from Stanley Clayton, Calvert Gwillim, and Thomas Lewis who replace Clifford White, Sir William Gilliatt, and Frank Cook. The authors maintain that progesterone is of no use in the treatment of threatened abortion. Likewise, they state that the gonadotropic hormones have proved disappointing in the treatment of amenorrhea, threatened abortion, and endocrine menstrual disturbances. They emphasize that the results of stimulating doses of roentgen rays to the pituitary and the ovaries to restore ovulation and to increase the activity of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland are variable. In the discussion on androgens there is no mention of buccal tablets. The chapters of the book vary greatly in length; one of them ("Displacement of the Ovary") occupies a few lines more than one page, while the chapter on

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