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November 20, 1926

CHRONIC ENDOCERVICITISITS ETIOLOGY, SYMPTOMATOLOGY AND SECONDARY PELVIC MANIFESTATIONS

JAMA. 1926;87(21):1695-1697. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680210001001
Abstract

Endocervicitis is a definite clinical entity of such common incidence and such grave potentialities that more than one writer does not hesitate to affirm that it causes more loss of time and more inconvenience to those affected than any other gynecologic condition. I might add also that there is no gynecologic condition which is the subject of more misdirected and more unsatisfactory treatment. The obvious cause for most of our poor results is that in the past we have directed our treatment along irrational and illogical lines; we have treated the manifestations of the disease rather than its underlying pathologic condition. The rationale of any successful treatment must be based on the structure, function and actual pathologic changes of the affected organ, and my desire to emphasize these facts must be my apology for presenting a subject that of necessity lacks originality and is more or less elementary.

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