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October 20, 1978


Author Affiliations

The Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia

JAMA. 1978;240(17):1907. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03290170089044

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This new book on infertility describes the author's personal philosophy in the management of this increasingly frequent clinical complaint of married couples. His philosophy and writings are based on 25 years of clinical experience from which he has developed a holistic approach, which he believes to be "the very essence of the managment of the 'infertile couple.' " If the reader is looking for a comprehensive treatise on this subject, he will not find it in this book, whose purpose, rather, is to guide the clinician in the management of infertility problems.

There are 29 chapters, each rather short, and more than 100 charts and illustrations. The excellent tables compare the author's results with those of other investigators, thus allowing the reader to draw his own conclusions concerning the efficacy of various treatment programs. The book is divided into six sections, including historical perspectives, causes, workup, management, and therapy. A special