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November 1931

Blutung und Fluor.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1931;48(5_I):905-906. doi:10.1001/archinte.1931.00150050188015

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The author considers genital bleeding and discharge as two of the most frequent and important symptoms which the practitioner and gynecologist encounter. He introduces the monograph with a consideration of some of the physiologic and cyclic changes in the ovary and the uterus and discusses briefly some of the results of the study of the hormones. Menstrual bleeding—normal, profuse, longcontinued, frequent and infrequent—is given a place.

Atypical continued bleeding, the source and the pathologic basis are given thoughtful consideration.

Obstetric hemorrhages are not taken up extensively as they do not have a legitimate place in this presentation.

The management and treatment, including the applicability of hormone therapy, are considered. The author expresses the opinion that the latter is still in flux, and the indications, methods and results are still undecided.

The smaller part deals with fluor or discharge, and this topic is also preceded by a discussion of the physiology.

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