After a short summary of the historical phase of skin affections as they apply peculiarly to women, the author takes up the relation of the skin and other organs to the functions of the ovary. Here the changes occurring periodic. ally are considered in detail, with, of course, especial reference to the graafian follicle, the corpus luteum and the so-called internal secretion, without, however, making alliance with any particular theory as to the production of this secretion. The blood-changes that take place as a result of this influence during both menstruation and pregnancy are considered in detail, with particular reference to the existence of a relation between such changes and localized skin lesions. In the following chapters Scheuer considers puberty, chlorosis, menstruation, diseases of the reproductive organs, castration, pregnancy, labor, the puerperium and the menopause.
The volume closes with a most complete bibliography, by no means the least valuable section