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The gynecologic patient; a psycho-endocrine study.

Robert N. Rutherford, MD
JAMA. 1963;184(2):164. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03700150118036.
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This is an extremely perceptive monograph. The Endocrine-Psychiatric Clinic, which Sturgis and his group have developed, has shown that a proper gynecologic investigative team requires the cutting gynecologist, the endocrinologist, and the psychiatrist. This monograph is divided into two parts, discussing first those gynecologic problems which cannot be extirpated with the scalpel and which are primarily psychological in nature and, second, those gynecological problems which require surgery, but which will not have a satisfactory end result unless these other talents of the modern space-age gynecologist are employed. More than 50 histories are described in extenso to demonstrate the complete diagnostic survey. This book is a practical working guide for those interested in providing total care for gynecologic patients of all ages. Laboratory determinations are given their due value, but are of help only when combined with the senses of the sympathetically-attuned physician. Increasing ability to diagnose completely the problems of


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