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January 16, 1960

Mazer & Israel's Diagnosis and Treatment of Menstrual Disorders and Sterility

JAMA. 1960;172(3):297. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020030091025

This book, which is practically a new one, was prepared by Israel alone. It is much larger than the third edition by Mazer and Israel and contains many more illustrations. The number of changes made and the amount of new data included indicate the magnitude of the author's task in bringing this book up to date. Every aspect of menstrual disorders and sterility is covered thoroughly. The advice given regarding therapy is specific, so that every general practitioner should find this book useful in his daily practice. There is an excellent chapter entitled The Male Factor in Barren Marriages, by Charles W. Charny. Because of the present controversy concerning the possible harmful effects of irradiation on young women and children an important chart entitled Clinical Argument For and Genetic Reply Against Low-Dosage Irradiation of the Ovaries is included. Contrary to Israel's previous belief and practice he now says, "When serious-minded

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