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November 3, 1900


Author Affiliations

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. Professor Diseases of Women, Medical College of Indiana, University of Indianapolis.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(18):1127-1130. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620440001001

Since the publication of Skene's notable1 article in 1894 on "Senile Endometritis," the lesion has attracted considerable attention, and text-books now include this form in the classification of endometritis. The disease as described by Skene is essentially a chronic one, and while his exposition of the subject is true and graphic, it can not be made to include cases of the type of those, the histories of which I shall present to-day.

In his admirable2 article entitled "Post-Climacteric Endometritis," Sexton treats of the same lesion described by Skene and calls it a chronic inflammation. His cases were in one particular different from those here presented, in that there was no hemorrhage; indeed, he emphasizes the fact that there is an absence of hemorrhage.

Mundé, in his article3 read before the American Gynecological Society in 1896, wrote very clearly on the clinical history of this class of cases,