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February 5, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(6):423. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680320059029

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To the Editor:  —In an article on sterility by Dickinson and Cary (The Journal, January 1, p. 1) there appeared the following extraordinary statement, which requires correction. "In an effort to solve this problem, Cary, accepting a suggestion from Huhner, determined to study insemination in all sterility cases with a routine method of preparation and technic." The reader is then referred to Cary's article of 1921, describing the test. From this statement one would draw the inference that Cary was the originator of the insemination test and that I merely suggested such a method, whereas the insemination test, now generally called the "Huhner test," was recognized by the profession as my contribution for years before Cary had written on the subject. The facts, in brief are as follows:Cary's first mention of an insemination test was published, as he himself states, in 1921. In 1913, more than eight years before

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