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RED CELL REGENERATION DURING THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE

CARL REICH, M.D.; DOROTHY GREEN
Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;49(3):534-538. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150100191012.
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In the human female the process of menstruation is accompanied by a train of phenomena of which the uterine changes are only a part. Thus, pain and nervous and congestive reactions may at times become very pronounced. These various activities of the organism usually increase in intensity a few days before the menstrual flow begins, to diminish again toward the close of the period. A second lesser maximum may occur a few days after the flow has ceased. Naturally, much attention has been centered on the changes in the peripheral blood and blood-forming organs during menstruation, but the reports have been somewhat confusing. The quantity of blood lost during a normal period is also a subject of considerable discussion. Kelly1 stated that the amount is from 60 to 240 cc.; Crossen2 gave it as from 150 to 300 cc., and Howell,3 from 100 to 200 cc., while

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