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June 26, 1954

A Doctor Talks to Women: What They Should Know About the Normal Functions and Common Disorders of the Female Organs.

JAMA. 1954;155(9):872. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690270068041

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In the preface of this book the author points out the growing interest in medical matters, which he considers to be good. To meet the demands of the laity much has been written in magazines and books or broadcast on the radio and television. Some of the material is wholly inaccurate, some is purely sensational, and much encourages self-diagnosis and self-treatment. Dr. Meaker has attempted to assemble the information about gynecology and related subjects that he believes is most likely to be wanted. Among the subjects discussed are the female organs of reproduction, the change of life, absent or insufficient menstruation, abnormal bleeding, painful menstruation, conception and the beginning of pregnancy, fertility and sterility, sex relations, planned parenthood, imperfect development of the female organs, cancer, the breasts, operations, douches, treatment with hormones, and the influence of the mind on the body. The author has succeeded in his attempt, for the

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