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October 7, 1905

LACTIC ACID IN GONORRHEA.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(15):1071-1072. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510150035002g

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Abstract

One must realize that one of the many unpleasant sequences so often following a gonorrhea in the female is a cervical infection, accompanied by an irritating and disagreeable discharge.

Again, when it has been estimated that 50 per cent. of all pelvic disorders, in the female are due to gonorrheal infection, and that in the great majority of these infections the cervix is affected, it impresses on us the necessity of combating this disease.

It is comparatively easy to eradicate the disease from the urethra, yet at times it is difficult without local attention strictly applied, but it is a very different affair when the cervix is diseased. The glands in the cervix are peculiar because of their deeper position and branched condition. They easily retain the cocci, which are ever a source of irritation and its resulting discharge. I have known in my practice such a discharge to have

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