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IRRADIATION OF SPLEEN AND PITUITARY FOR CONTROL OF PUBERAL BLEEDING

Ira I. Kaplan, M.D.
JAMA. 1948;138(14):1054. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900140046022.
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To the Editor:—  In the April 10, 1943 issue of The Journal you published my paper on "Irradiation of the Spleen and Pituitary for Control of Puberal Bleeding," which I read before the joint meeting of the Section on Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Section on Radiology at the American Medical Society's meeting in June 1942.I stated then, "Treatment of the spleen and pituitary offers a readily available and effective method for treating puberal bleeding without direct irradiation of the ovaries, thus removing any fear of possibly adverse effect on the result of future pregnancy."In this article I presented the case of a young girl who was treated for puberal bleeding, who married and gave birth to a normal baby girl. I am now able to report subsequent follow-up in this case. She now has 3 normal children, the first a girl, born in February 1942, the second

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