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November 7, 1936


JAMA. 1936;107(19):1581-1582. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770450065024

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To the Editor:—  It is now over twenty years since my book on sterility (Sterility in the Male and Female, New York, Rebman Company, 1913) was published in which I gave the results and statistics of my study of the behavior of spermatozoa in the female genitals in hundreds of cases in normal and pathologic conditions of the female genitals. This was the first attempt ever made to study spermatozoa in the female genitals in a systematic manner and in a large number of cases, although a few observations had been made by previous writers. This book was followed by various articles in medical journals and culminated in using this method in the diagnosis of both male and female sterility. This procedure I designated as the cervix test (The Practical, Scientific Diagnosis and Treatment of Sterility in the Male and Female, M. Rec., May 9, 1914) and later as the

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