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February 1937

La vie sexuelle de la femme.

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By André Binet. Price, Paris, 40 francs; France, 44 francs. Pp. 355, with 72 illustrations. Paris: L'Expansion Scientifique Francaise, 1937.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;53(2):663. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.04140090236016

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Abstract

This small manual begins with a simple outline of the anatomic and psychic changes which occur during the growth of the child from infancy to adult life. The appearance and the development of the secondary sexual characteristics and the psychic evolution of puberty occupy two brief chapters. A brief discussion, almost an outline, is given of the influence of the various endocrine glands on the changes incident to maturity. Nothing new is presented.

In Part II the sexual life of the adult woman is discussed. The influence of the various endocrine substances is described briefly. The facts stated are accurate and clearly given. The reproductive cycle is discussed in a brief and summary manner, in three short chapters. Disorders of menstruation occupy one chapter. The brief discussions of the abnormalities of menstruation are commendable, but one scarcely agrees with the author's opinion of the value of savin, apiol, yohimbine and

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