June 1940

Menstrual Disorders: Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment.

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By C. Frederic Fluhmann, M.D., C.M. Pp. 329, with 119 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1939. Price, $5.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;65(6):1300. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190120217018

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In this excellent volume is presented not only a fine discussion of menstrual disorders but a minute, concise description of the normal menstrual cycle. The intricate interrelationships of the hormones concerned in menstruation and the results of disturbed mechanism of these hormones as reflected in uterine bleeding are discussed in detail and presented clearly and comprehensively. The author's classification of menstrual disorders and abnormal uterine hemorrhage is excellent and serves as a good working basis for clinical diagnosis. The chapter on dysmenorrhea is particularly recommended. Bleeding as a result of pathologic pelvic conditions is discussed remarkably well, and the reasons for the bleeding associated with these conditions are clearly explained from the viewpoint of both pathologic findings and pathologic function.

The value of this book is enhanced by the abundance of excellent photomicrographs and charts, the majority of the latter being original.

This volume contains a wealth of information and

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