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July 8, 1939

Schwangerschaftsunterbrechung aus urologischer Indikation

JAMA. 1939;113(2):170. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800270070027

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This monograph deals with the urologic indications for the interruption of pregnancy. The interruption of pregnancy to prevent transmission of certain hereditary conditions was established by the laws of June 26 and July 18, 1935. In 1936 the Reichsärtzekammer set up the necessary regulations. No comprehensive treatise on the indications for the interruption of pregnancy in disease of the urinary organs has heretofore been available. Although many publications, as well as the regulations, deal with indications in cases of the ordinary lesions of the urinary organs, such as nephritis, pyelitis and tuberculosis, gynecologic urology in its entirety has not been considered. The author believes that consideration should be given to the possibility of carrying the pregnancy to its end, of terminating the pregnancy by section and of instituting sterilization.

With the implantation of the fertilized ovum in the mucosa of the uterus, certain biologic changes occur in the body of

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