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March 9, 1895

THE VAGINAL DOUCHE IN ITS RELATIONS TO BLENNORRHEA IN THE FEMALE.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR OF PHYSIOLOGY AND GENITO-URINARY DISEASES IN THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, KY.

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(10):355-358. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430100015001f
Abstract

To be concise, to avoid irrelevancy, to be up to date, to be orthodox, is the aim of this paper.

What is blennorrhea or gonorrhea, as you may please to call it? The following quotations from Finger1 embody my answer of this question and will be the basis of my argument:

"So many positive inoculations have been made that doubt of the pathogenic character of the gonococci is hardly possible at the present time; in fact its etiologic significance is not recognized universally except by a small group of French writers."

Further on, after viewing the full history of laboratory research in this matter he says: "If we make a résumé, the following facts may be regarded as well established:

"1. The gonococcus is found in all cases of suppuration of the mucous membranes, especially of the genitalia and conjunctiva which are described clinically as gonorrheal.

"2. It is

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