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September 11, 1943

A Study of Endometriosis, Endosalpingiosis, Endocervicosis and Peritoneo-Ovarian Sclerosis: A Clinical and Pathologic Study

JAMA. 1943;123(2):121-122. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840370053028

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Since the classic pioneer publications of Sampson, beginning in 1921, it cannot be said that there has been any substantial addition to our knowledge of this common and still rather mysterious pathologic entity. Nor can it be said that the monograph of Goodall contributes much toward its elucidation, or even that it is a satisfactory review of existing knowledge.

The greater portion of the book is devoted to a discussion of types of endometriosis, and the author's grouping will probably be confusing to the average reader. For example, he includes among these types what he calls "endometrial endometriosis" (! ) but his description indicates that by this term he refers to the lesion universally spoken of as hyperplasia of the endometrium. While it is possible that this may in some way be related to endometriosis, this fact has not been established, and there is certainly no justification in considering it a type

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