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June 1, 1940

EXPERIENCE WITH ARTIFICIAL IMPREGNATION IN TREATING STERILITYREPORT OF THIRTY-FIVE CASES

JAMA. 1940;114(22):2183-2187. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810220007002
Abstract

Because of the great interest physicians have manifested in artificial impregnation as a method for treating certain cases of sterility and because of the public interest evoked by reference to this subject in the popular press, it seems appropriate to report one's experience with this procedure in a series of consecutive and unselected cases. Seventeen cases in which the husband was infertile and the wife was inseminated with a donor specimen from one to six times with eight1 successes will be briefly abstracted, and eighteen additional problems, in which the uterus was instilled with the husband's specimen a total of thirty-seven times with four pregnancies, will be analyzed. All these patients were cared for in private practice except one in the latter group, successfully treated by my associate, Dr. McLane, in the Sterility Clinic at the New York Hospital. Numerical results may be far from impressive, partly owing to

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