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July 21, 1945

Medical Gynecology

JAMA. 1945;128(12):907. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860290069028

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The presentation is straightforward and consistent and is illustrated with many drawings and reproductions, some of which are taken from standard textbooks. Considerable space is given to pelvic examination and history taking. The symptoms are considered appropriately by headings and presented in an outline fashion under headings of physiologic and pathologic causes. Immediately following this brief is offered the differential points by history, physical examination, pelvic observations and laboratory findings. The treatment of vaginal trichomoniasis is abstracted and the treatment of gonorrhea infection is not quite up to date. In particular there is insufficient emphasis on the use and interpretation of cultures in gonococcic infections. The use of sulfonamides is slightly indefinite, and comments on penicillin are extremely brief and inconclusive. The author gives ample discussions on dyspareunia, frigidity and passion and the sociomedical problems in gynecology. Under the latter heading illegitimacy, abortion, sterilization and contraception are included, with expressions

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