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SILLY DOCTORS [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2006, 20:48
doctors in early 20th century commonly mistook endometriosis as simple menstrual cramps and informed women that there was no medical cure for their condition.


1. endometriosis for simple menstrual cycle
2. simple menstrual cycle for endometriosis


which is right and why?
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2006, 22:03
2 is correct. The latter part of the sentence says there's no medical cure, so simple menstrual cycle must come first since it must easy to cure if it's classified as 'simple'.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2006, 22:12
ywilfred wrote:
2 is correct. The latter part of the sentence says there's no medical cure, so simple menstrual cycle must come first since it must easy to cure if it's classified as 'simple'.


Totally agree.
"Simple menstrual cycle" should have a cure since it is called "simple"..
So logically endometriosis should follow simple menstrual cycle.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2006, 09:47
hi,

i also thought what u thought .... but the oa is the other choice.

i guess that simple menstrual cramp is so "simple" that no medical cure was needed.something like common cold which can result from over 200 viruses and that's why we dont have a definite medicine for it because we dont know which virus caused it.

i'd really wished that choice 2 was correct because i never want to imagine these things!!!
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2006, 09:53
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hi,

i also thought what u thought .... but the oa is the other choice.

i guess that simple menstrual cramp is so "simple" that no medical cure was needed.something like common cold which can result from over 200 viruses and that's why we dont have a definite medicine for it because we dont know which virus caused it.

i'd really wished that choice 2 was correct because i never want to imagine these things!!!


Bingo!
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2006, 09:56
The key is the early 20th century part. At this time there was no cure for simple cramps, so that explains 1

The doctors mistook a treatable disease, endometriosis, for something untreatable, simple cramps, and therefore said that there was no cure for the problems.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2006, 22:02
but how do we know that these docs knew which disease was treatable and which one was not???
if u can name a disease endometriosis..bla bla bla..doen't mean that u knw it is treatable.
is AIDS treatable???



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The key is the early 20th century part. At this time there was no cure for simple cramps, so that explains 1

The doctors mistook a treatable disease, endometriosis, for something untreatable, simple cramps, and therefore said that there was no cure for the problems.
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but how do we know that these docs knew which disease was treatable and which one was not???
if u can name a disease endometriosis..bla bla bla..doen't mean that u knw it is treatable.
is AIDS treatable???



burningskulls wrote:
The key is the early 20th century part. At this time there was no cure for simple cramps, so that explains 1

The doctors mistook a treatable disease, endometriosis, for something untreatable, simple cramps, and therefore said that there was no cure for the problems.


I must say, we are reading too much into this than warranted.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2006, 22:39
AK47 wrote:
but how do we know that these docs knew which disease was treatable and which one was not???
if u can name a disease endometriosis..bla bla bla..doen't mean that u knw it is treatable.
is AIDS treatable???



burningskulls wrote:
The key is the early 20th century part. At this time there was no cure for simple cramps, so that explains 1

The doctors mistook a treatable disease, endometriosis, for something untreatable, simple cramps, and therefore said that there was no cure for the problems.


anything with ~sis is usually a disease, while menstrual cramps are monthly occurences among fertile women...
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AK47 wrote:
but how do we know that these docs knew which disease was treatable and which one was not???
if u can name a disease endometriosis..bla bla bla..doen't mean that u knw it is treatable.
is AIDS treatable???



burningskulls wrote:
The key is the early 20th century part. At this time there was no cure for simple cramps, so that explains 1

The doctors mistook a treatable disease, endometriosis, for something untreatable, simple cramps, and therefore said that there was no cure for the problems.


anything with ~sis is usually a disease, while menstrual cramps are monthly occurences among fertile women...

It's when they miss their menstrual cycle that you have to start worrying :wink:
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