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August 9, 1947

Uterotubal Insufflation: A Clinical Diagnostic Method of Determining the Tubal Factor in Sterility Including Therapeutic Aspects and Comparative Notes on Hysterosalpingography

JAMA. 1947;134(15):1274. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880320064026

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This book was written with a twofold purpose. The first was to present uterotubal insufflation in its completed form as a clinical, nonsurgical method of testing for tubal patency and as a therapeutic agent. The second purpose was to evaluate by means of this test the etiologic importance of obstructed uterine tubes in sterile matings. The data presented are based chiefly on the author's extensive experience with uterotubal insufflation, which began in 1919, although his studies on the use of radiopaque substances started in 1914. The book is divided into five parts, comprising (1) anatomy, pathology and physiology of the fallopian tube, (2) technic of tubal insufflation, diagnosis, (3) therapy, (4) comparison of kymographic tubal insufflation and intrauterine injection of lipiodol and other iodized oils and (5) appendix.

Supplementing the author's personal experience are data derived from replies to a questionnaire sent by Rubin on the results of 80,376 tubal

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