In response to:
O Calcutta! from the October 8, 1970 issue
To the Editors:
If Mrs. Pepys’s menstrual cycle occurred irregularly as stated in the third sentence of her husband’s diary [Matthew Hodgart’s review of The Diary of Samuel Pepys, NYR, October 8], she would be suffering from metrorrhagia not dysmenorrhea which implies painful menstruation.
Eric J. Vanderbush, M.D.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Public Health Service US Government
November 5, 1970