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December 13, 1913

Gonorrhea in Women.

JAMA. 1913;61(24):2182-2183. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350250068029

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This is the most important treatise on the subject of gonorrhea thus far prepared in the English language. The work is most elaborate in its wealth of detail and is far more than a mere monograph. While dealing chiefly with the Neisserian infection in women the scope is necessarily broader. Thus in the chapter devoted to prophylaxis, the various methods employed to prevent infection in men is set forth at length.

After an interesting and comprehensive historical account the bacteriology of the gonococcus and the pathologic changes produced in the female genital tract are described. There is an unusually full description of the pus-tube, with several excellent illustrations. Chapters on sociology and prostitution are properly placed side by side and again indicate the breadth of the author's point of view. His statistical reports are most interesting. It is stated that of half a million prostitutes in our great cities, 40,000

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