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May 27, 1983

Conquering Infertility

Author Affiliations

Harvard Medical School Boston

JAMA. 1983;249(20):2827. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330440063036

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This short monograph (one hour or so on a sleepless night) is designed for couples with fertility problems. The author, in his introduction, touts this book as a "good start in dealing with fertility." I doubt that's true, but it is a measure of his devotion to the problems of an infertile couple. However, the book is very appropriate for the problem couple who is referred to specialists.

Arranged in 17 short chapters, it presents a comprehensive, yet simple, background for understanding complex problems of infertility. It is well thought out and, apart from the somewhat dramatic tone that creeps in from time to time, is bound to be helpful to anyone who can benefit from knowledge of their problem. Corson obviously practices a very good brand of care.

The book is recommended for students and patients alike. Obstetricians and gynecologists could also benefit. Corson's encouragement, as described, can bring—as