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March 21, 1925

Die Röntgenbehandlung der gutartigen Genitalerkrankungen der Frau.

JAMA. 1925;84(12):917. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660380053031

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This treatise gives a concise survey of the roentgen-ray treatment of the nonmalignant disorders of the female generative organs. In the introductory chapter the essentials of the influence of roentgen rays in general on the female body are discussed. All items are considered, such as the age of the patients, the condition of their blood and the valuation of individual sensitiveness toward therapeutic roentgen rays. The possibilities of damage to the fertilized ovum or to an already developed embryo are also analyzed. As might be expected, the bulk of this book is devoted to the discussion of the pathology and therapy of uterine hemorrhages. While it is true that, as a rule, several causes will produce metrorrhagias, the author is convinced that in the majority of these cases the ovarian function plays a predominant part. Among gynecologic diseases amenable to roentgen-ray therapy are enumerated the metrorrhagias due to inflammatory diseases

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