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November 27, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(22):1816-1821. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680220032008

To obtain success in the treatment of gonorrheal endocervicitis through the use of diathermy, one must maintain a clear perspective of the object sought for; i. e., destruction in situ of the thriving gonococcal organisms that are embedded in and protected by the tissues of the cervix. At the same time, the destructive agent should not produce or cause any permanent injury to the endocervical canal.

We must accept the fact that carefully controlled clinical and laboratory study has definitely shown that gonorrhea persists in women largely because of the continued presence of the gonococcus in the paraurethral, the cervical and the endocervical glands. This, in the majority of instances, is the cause of the chronically infected lower genital tract in women.

OTHER METHODS FOR DESTROYING THE GONOCOCCUS IN SITU  Before the introduction of modern methods of heat induction, the favorite method for attempting to destroy the gonococcus in the

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