August 2, 1941

Spermatozoa and Sterility: A Clinical Manual

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By Abner I. Weisman, M.D., Clinical Assistant Visiting Gynecologist and Obstetrician, Metropolitan Hospital, New York. With a foreword by Robert L. Dickinson, M.D. Cloth. Price, $5.50. Pp. 314, with 77 illustrations. New York & London: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1941.

JAMA. 1941;117(5):404. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820310076033

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Male sterility as a factor in childless marriages has been generally recognized only during the past twenty years. The knowledge of the spermatozoon has been meager, and textbooks of physiology contained little if any information. This book constitutes the first complete study of the subject. It fills, therefore, an urgent need. It covers the ground from the earliest history to latest advances, i. e. up to 1940, and is a valuable aid to every one interested in any of the phases of spermatozoal research. The practical application of the biologic, physical and chemical findings in the diagnosis and management of sterility in the male is extensively discussed and concise information is given, so that the book should be a great help for the practitioner working in this field. Chapters are devoted to the anatomy, physiology and chemistry of the spermatozoon, their metabolism and the composition of the seminal fluid. In

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