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February 21, 1948

Diagnosis and Treatment of Menstrual Disorders and Sterility

JAMA. 1948;136(8):587. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890250075028

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This book was written to help the general practitioner with the diagnosis and treatment of menstrual disorders and sterility. This goal was accomplished so well in the first edition that a revision is timely. In this second edition the contents have been brought up to date. Several new chapters have been added.

The first several chapters of the book are devoted to the anatomy and physiology of the glands of internal secretion which control the reproductive organs and the structures themselves. The various abnormalities of the menstrual function are discussed under such headings as dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea and uterine bleeding. One chapter is devoted to the endocrine aspects of pathology of the breast. Sterility of the male and female are discussed in several chapters.

In general the information presented is sound; however, there is a tendency to exploit the authors' own experiences. This is particularly true in discussions of therapy, where