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December 1950

Menstruation and Its Disorders.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1950;86(6):971. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230180176016

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According to the cover jacket and advertisements of the publishers, this book is "certain to become the outstanding desk-reference-work on this subject for gynecologists, endocrinologists, urologists, pathologists, and surgeons and will be helpful to many practicing physicians, medical students, welfare directors and general readers." This is not true. The book is an excellent symposium on various basic subjects, most, but not all, of which are related directly or indirectly to the phenomena of menstruation. The thirteen chapters are contributed by men who are authorities in their special fields. Only three of the sections have to do with subjects that have clinical application. The book will be of interest and of value to those clinicians and research workers who are particularly interested in the cause and mechanism of both normal and abnormal menstruation. It will not be of interest or of value to the general physician, much less to the medical

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