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July 21, 1945

Woman's Medical Problems

JAMA. 1945;128(12):908. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860290070030

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This book was written by a woman reporter of medical news. She is not a physician, nor most likely is she a nurse. Nevertheless the publishers state that "this fine book sets forth in clear and understandable language but with complete authority all that medical science knows about the biologic functions of woman and the condition of disease or misfunctioning that may affect them."

Miss Davis writes "In the course of my many years of writing medical articles in magazines I have received tens of thousands of letters from suffering people from one end of this country to the other. Each month each fresh article brings in hundreds of letters. Ninety-nine per cent of the letters describe symptoms and ask me to recommend treatment or else they ask me to diagnose their illness and tell them what to suggest to the doctor" (page 4). This is a sad commentary on

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