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October 28, 1939

Menstrual Disorders: Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment

JAMA. 1939;113(18):1664. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800430056027

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This excellent monograph is ineptly named, since the first 152 pages deal with the processes of normal menstruation; viz., the morphologic changes, the physiology and the mechanism of the hormonal controls of the menstrual process. The opening chapter is a splendid historical review of the concepts of menstruation. The morphologic changes and the histopathology are excellently written and particularly well illustrated. The complicated pictures of the hormonal control of menstruation are presented clearly and simply and the references to the literature and bibliography are almost all inclusive. The latter half of the book deals with the pathology of menstruation rather adequately in the light of our present knowledge. It leaves something to be desired, however, in its style, there being considerable overlapping and repetition. These remarks should not detract from the value of the work and the appeal which it should have for the practitioner of medicine. It is by

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