October 1947

Diagnosis in Sterility.

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Edited by Earl T. Engle. Conference on Problems in Human Fertility, Sponsored by the National Committee on Maternal Health, January 26-27, 1945, New York. Price, $5. Pp. 248, with 63 illustrations. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C Thomas, 1946.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;80(4):560. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220160139009

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Dr. Harvey Cushing once remarked that the chief justification for the specialist was his ability to do research; he should explore new fields in medicine, always striving to make the results of his explorations promptly useful to men in general practice. To those interested in the broad aspects of internal medicine this viewpoint is sound.

The management of sterility is not a new specialty. Every internist in the course of his work encounters couples who are baffled by their apparent inability to have children. A group of physicians, including pathologists and biochemists as well as clinicians, have become sufficiently aware of this to form a society under the auspices of the National Committee on Maternal Health. This volume presents the record of the first meeting.

It makes a readable book, describing how the problems of sterility can now be scientifically attacked, the methods currently used, such as semen analysis and

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