[Ads-l] Antedating of menopause

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 12 11:30:19 UTC 2020

The OED is seeking antedatings of entries between M and R:

That page gives an example:
* menopause: antedated from 1872 to 1858 using Google Books

Here's a further antedating, in an 1851 letter published in 1852:

The Lancet
No. 1479, January 3, 1852, p1-31
"On Healthy and Morbid Menstruation, by J. Henry Bennet M.D."
page 36:

"Menstruation generally ceases between forty-five and fifty, but the
menopause may occur much earlier or much later."

Letter signed off: "Cambridge-square, Hyde-park, 1851"



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