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September 20, 1947

Gynaecological Endocrinology for the Practitioner

JAMA. 1947;135(3):195. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890030063033

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This small handbook on the endocrine aspects of gynecology was written primarily for the general practitioner. It attempts to explain the mechanisms of the various endocrinal disorders and to suggest the use of the appropriate hormonal preparations. The author hopes thereby to dispel the mysticism of this special field and to remove the practice of medicine from the pharmaceutical companies, their publications and the detail men. To this end he discusses briefly the menstrual cycle, the various sex hormones and their administration, amenorrhea, excessive bleeding, dysmenorrhea, infertility, pregnancy and the various pregnancy tests and hormone assays. He concludes with an extensive appendix in which are listed the commercial hormonal preparations. Although the book sketches the barest details of a wide field of medical knowledge, it can be recommended to the general practitioner.

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