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June 1929


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From the Special Vaginitis Clinic in the Mandel Clinic of the Michael Reese Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1929;37(6):1203-1211. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930060080011

Genital inflammation in young girls is one of the most neglected and poorly managed conditions of today. This is partly due to negligence or reticence on the part of the child's mother or guardian, and partly due to the fact that most general practitioners and many pediatricians as well are too disinterested in the condition to devote the necessary time and pains required for adequate treatment.

With a clearer conception of the underlying pathologic process, and a direct and effective method of treatment at hand, greater interest will be shown in inflammatory lesions of the female genitalia, and in consequence far better results will be obtained than heretofore. Because cervical inflammation is an essential part of the pathologic picture in these cases, Norris and Mickelberg1 suggested that the term vulvovaginitis is misleading. We agreed with these authors. We believe that "cervicovaginitis" is an improvement on vulvovaginitis, and therefore we

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