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May 9, 1953

Sterility: The Diagnostic Survey of the Infertile Couple.

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By Walter W. Williams, A.B., M.D., Geneticist, Springfield Hospital, Springfield, Mass. Cloth. Pp. 351, with 175 illustrations. Walter W. Williams, M.D., 20 Magnolia Terrace, Springfield, Mass., 1953.

JAMA. 1953;152(2):196. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690020088028

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Since the author has been engaged in the study of sterility from 1915, first in connection with superior breeding cattle and from 1933 with human beings, he is well qualified to write this book. The purpose of the book is to provide clinicians with the necessary information applicable to a sterile couple. The program outlined has been found entirely practical in application in the author's private practice without the aid of any outside research or institutional facilities. A period of three to four months is usually required for the completion of the routine diagnostic survey of an infertile couple. This survey includes the following basic visits: (1) initial interview of both husband and wife, (2) semen analysis, (3) medical survey of husband, (4) medical survey of wife, (5) uterotubal insufflation and various miscellaneous examinations of the wife, (6) sperm viability observations in the wife, (7) endometrial biopsy and miscellaneous studies,

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