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February 10, 1940

Sterility and Impaired Fertility: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment

JAMA. 1940;114(6):516. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810060062025

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The field of sterility has become so extensive that it now requires a group of workers to deal adequately with all its various aspects. This condition is fulfilled in the present volume, which is the joint production of two gynecologists, a urologist and a biologist, each well known for his valuable contributions to the subject. Their book is complete and authoritative. It discusses thoroughly the modern views on the causation of infertility, with a critical analysis of the supporting evidence. Every recognized method of diagnosis and treatment receives attention. In some instances the weighting of these items does not accord with their practical importance; for example, while operations to remedy tubal occlusion are fully described, there is only the briefest mention of the surgical treatment of polycystic ovaries. The sections on endocrinology present an admirable summary of newer developments in that department of medicine, including not only theory but also

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