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October 15, 1949

Facts About the Change of Life

JAMA. 1949;141(7):495. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910070067039

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This small book was written for the lay public to remove many of the groundless fears which women have had about the "change of life." In simple language and with the aid of illustrations the author describes the reproductive organs and their function. He then discusses the cessation of this function and the changes ushered in at the termination of the reproductive period. The symptoms of the menopause are described and the treatment that is available for their amelioration discussed. He emphasizes regular medical supervision in this important period of the woman's life as the best insurance against undesirable sequelae.

The book can be recommended to any patient who consults her doctor about her menopausal symptoms. She will be a more intelligent and, therefore, a more cooperative person because she has read this book.

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