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April 23, 1927

Die Unfruchtbarkeit der Frau: Bedeutung der Eileiterdurchblasung für die Erkennung der Ursachen, die Voraussage und die Behandlung.

JAMA. 1927;88(17):1345. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680430047037

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In this timely contribution to the study of sterility, Graff summarizes his observations in Vienna and compares them with the published reports of others. The monograph consists almost wholly of a discussion of the value of the Rubin patency test. The technic, indications and contraindications and the dangers of the test are separately dealt with in detail, and case reports are cited in illustration. The dangers of an embolism, of emphysema, and of infection resulting from the test, says Graff, are minimal if the indications and contraindications are minutely adhered to. He does not believe that the patency test is a procedure for the general practitioner but one suited only to the well informed specialist. He concludes that its informative value is far greater than that of the usual methods of examination. The remainder of the monograph considers the percentage of responsibility resting on the male in the question of

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