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April 19, 1941

Diseases Affecting the Vulva

JAMA. 1941;116(16):1880. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820160132033

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This book was written by a dermatologist and not by a gynecologist, as might be expected from the title. There is evidence throughout the book of the author's vast experience with vulval conditions, which the preface states is based on more than 1,000 cases. The book contains thirty-two chapters and completely covers all vulval conditions. The classification of diseases is based as far as possible on etiology. There are separate chapters for lichen planus, leukoplakia and kraurosis vulvae, although there is still controversy concerning the differences among these three conditions. Many dermatologists and gynecologists consider leukoplakic vulvitis and kraurosis vulvae as the same disease. British opinion, however, is in favor of the belief that these are distinct diseases. All the chapters are short but compact and complete. In each one is a fairly extensive section on treatment. The last chapter in the book is devoted entirely to the subject of

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