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Franz covers adequately the subject of gonorrhea in the female, epitomizing the European literature and practice. Obviously, the European point of view of this infection has remained the same, while American students have given a new and somewhat different perspective. For instance, gonorrheal endometritis is considered at some length and the treatment by intra-uterine instillation of silver salts is described. American authors, not quoted by Franz, teach that gonorrhea infects the endocervix and endosalpinx and that it usually passes over the endometrium without causing an inflammatory lesion. Intra-uterine treatment is usually not only unnecessary but often the means of carrying infectious material from the cervix to the endosalpinx. Under treatment of gonorrhea, the author considers local application, vaccine and protein therapy—the latter at great length—heat, light and hydrotherapy, massage and pressure, diathermy, radiotherapy and surgical treatment. The two measures so popular with American gynecologists, applications of mercurochrome-220 soluble and the
Die Gonorrhoe des Weibes: Ein Lehrbuch für Ärzte und Studierende. JAMA. 1927;89(15):1272. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690150082047
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