July 19, 1952


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JAMA. 1952;149(12):1156. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930290078026

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To the Editor:—  I question the advisability of publishing such inconclusive articles on the delicate field of infertility as "The Cervical Cap in the Treatment of Male Infertility" (J. A. M. A.149:427-431 [May 31] 1952). The authors state that the use of cervical cap is unquestionably indicated. I question this, for they do not adequately describe relative semen inadequacy and they do not adequately describe the sequence of events that preceded the use of the cap. They state that decreased metabolic function in one or both partners or other endocrine disturbances were corrected promptly. I beg to point out that these disorders are not corrected promptly. Furthermore, 15 cases of primary sterility with conception achieved in 10 (67%) hardly warrants publication, particularly when only 7 of their successes are true oligospermia as defined by Dr. John MacLeod of Cornell University.The authors state that ovulatory time is determined

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