Without claiming or achieving a complete coverage of their subject, the authors succeed in accumulating a great amount of facts and clinical observations within these 208 pages.
Starting with the anatomy and physiology of the menstrual cycle, they discuss the influence of the adrenarche, menarche, menses, and menopause on physiologic aspects of the female system. This is followed by an enumeration of the effects of the menses on the hemopoietic, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, and metabolic systems; the alimentary tract; the muscles and the skeleton; the neurologic system, the mucosal membrances, and the skin.
The third part of the book deals with the influence of the normal adrenarche, menarche, menses, and menopause on the course of internal medical diseases.
After a brief review of faulty diagnosis caused by menstrual influences, the effects of internal medical diseases on the menses are disucssed, the menopause and its relations to illnesses are described, and