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To the Editor:—
I read in the Oct. 8 issue of The Journal, page 546, the article "Estrogen Given Parenterally to Control Epistaxis and Hemorrhage After Adenoidectomy." The author states that "the purpose of this article is to offer a relatively new approach to these problems." I have been in general practice for the past 25 years and have done a fairly large amount of nose and throat surgery. In the early 1930's, while perusing the literature to obtain information concerning the control of bleeding following tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, I found that the use of estrogens was advocated for the control of bleeding, and I used them parenterally in patient's who had postoperative hemorrhage. I am glad that the author called attention to the use of estrogens in bleeding, but their use is not new. After practicing medicine for many years, one hears of many new discoveries that are not
Gertner JJ. ESTROGENS AND BLEEDING. JAMA. 1955;159(14):1401. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960310065026