Antedating of "Menopause"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 12 16:14:46 UTC 2013

menopause (OED 1872)

1858 _New Hampshire Journal of Medicine_ 1 Aug. (American Periodical Series)  In females we enquire:  Are you regular?  Have you the whites?  Replies to these questions convey what is essential respecting puberty, pregnancy, the menopause, the different affections of the uterus and vagina.

Fred Shapiro

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