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March 29, 1941

Diagnosis and Treatment of Menstrual Disorders and Sterility

JAMA. 1941;116(13):1487. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820130149038

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In this book menstrual disorders and sterility are discussed together because they are closely related. Furthermore, since infertility involves both husband and wife there is included a special chapter on sterility in the male. The book contains thirty chapters, which deal with every phase of menstruation and sterility. In addition there is an appendix in which are listed a large number of commercially available standardized endocrine products and their relative concentration. The book is intended for general practitioners. Because of this the authors describe in great detail office procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of menstrual disorders and sterility. Procedures which require special technical skill or hospital procedures are merely mentioned. There are a few recommendations with which issue may be taken. The authors have long been advocates of the use of roentgen treatment for amenorrhea and they cite the statistics of the literature to support their recommendation. However, in

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