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All of medicine and many women owe a debt to Britain's Dr. Dalton, who has highlighted the existence of the premenstrual syndrome. Clearly, the syndrome has been a neglected topic of research. Interestingly, considering all the discussion of the premenstrual syndrome in both medical and "cocktail" circles, the author believes that it truly occurs in less than a third of women who perceive they have the condition.
As in all new areas of research, generalizations and oversimplifications are likely. Dr. Dalton's careful and voluminous clinical observations are invaluable although frequently presented in an uncritical, anecdotal fashion. In this edition she
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The Premenstrual Syndrome and Progesterone Therapy.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:891. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-6-891_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(6):891.
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