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November 4, 1905

GONORRHEA IN THE FEMALE.ITS DIAGNOSIS, FREQUENCY AND INFLUENCE IN THEPRODUCTION OF STERILITY AND OF GRAVE LESIONS OF THE PELVIC ORGANS.

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INDIANAPOLIS.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(19):1397-1402. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510190033001h
Abstract

It is my purpose to consider the question of gonorrhea in the adult woman and as it affects her reproductive organs only. My attention was especially directed to the subject in reading the series of papers read before the Section of Hygiene and Sanitary Science at the last session of this Association and by reading other contributions to the literature of the subject, notably the book by Morrow on "Social Diseases and Marriage," and the report of the committee of this Association, on "Prophylaxis of Venereal Diseases."

In these writings, the authors speak with such assurance regarding the frequency of gonorrhea and its disastrous effect, that one inexperienced in the matter would be led to the conclusion that the diagnosis of the disease is easily accomplished and that the disastrous effects are inevitable. This is in a measure true regarding the diagnosis in acute cases in which an opportunity is

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