Medicine: Estrogen for Miscarriage

Three successive spontaneous abortions are an almost infallible sign that a normal pregnancy is unlikely without medical aid. Obstetricians seeking the cause of such abortions have found many. Among them: external, physical influence (hot baths, long train rides, falls); malformation of internal organs; deficient hormone activity.

Manhattan Obstetrician Raphael Kurzrok believes that a large number of miscarriages are caused by "genital hypoplasia" (malformation plus deficient hormone activity). His analysis: in some women, because of insufficient output of estrogen (a female hormone) during pregnancy, expansion of the uterus fails to keep pace with growth...

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