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December 8, 1951

MEDICAL-LEGAL ASPECTS OF ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION

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JAMA. 1951;147(15):1470. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670320070028

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —I was greatly interested in your extensive review of the medicolegal aspects of artificial insemination. However, I was disappointed to see no reference made to the fact that the Medical Jurisprudence Society of New York City had discussed the medicolegal aspects of this subject on March 13, 1944, and again on Feb. 9, 1948. The latter was published in Human Fertility (13:37 [June] 1948). The former presentation is appearing in the proceedings of the Medical Jurisprudence Society shortly to be published by Charles C Thomas, Publisher. By invitation, I presented the subject on both occasions.I must disagree with certain provisions of the consent form of L. J. Regan in The Journal (147:253 [Sept. 15] 1951), namely: "Nor any other information concerning said donor's race, nationality, characteristics, qualities, or any other information whatsoever concerning said donor." I believe that a couple have the right to

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