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Endometriosis: Ancient Disease, Ancient Treatments

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Ever since Vincent Knapp published his 1999 article “How old is Endometriosis?” [1], there seems to have been renewed interest in identifying just when endometriosis was discovered as a distinct disease entity.

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Presented as a keynote speech at the World Symposium on Endometriosis, Atlanta, Georgia, March 22–25, 2011.

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The authors thank Barbara Page for her tremendous dedication and assistance to this project; Janet Pitts and Crystal Smith, research associates at the National Library of Medicine, for their help in locating a copy of the Daniel Schrön manuscript; Drew Bourn of Lane Library at Stanford University for helping us uncover obscure nineteenth-century works; and J. P. T. Quintus who provided the expert translations from Latin. And finally, we would like to dedicate this research to our mother and to all women who suffer from endometriosis.

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