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February 1, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(5):330-335. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310310006001b

In the treatment of gonorrhea in women it is essential to bear in mind that in the great majority of acute cases the disease is limited to the lower part of the urogenital tract, and that if we can bring the patients at once under proper care, we can generally hold the disease in check so that the upper parts of the genital tract will not be infected.

The opinions as to the proper treatment of this affection are as divergent as they were in the case of diphtheria before the discovery of the anti-diphtheritic serum of Behring. There is no unanimity of opinion; each method of treatment has its advocates and likewise its strong opponents. Most authors, however, are agreed in stating that no active treatment should be employed during the acute stage. Cleanliness, restricted diet and rest are recommended in this stage by nearly all. When the acute