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March 20, 1967

Infertility in Women: Diagnosis and Treatment

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JAMA. 1967;199(12):949. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120120137044

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Management of Amenorrhea, by Charles J. Collins, 308 pp, with illus, $11.75, Springfield, Ill: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1966.

In Kleegman's and Kaufman's text, students of infertility will find the current clinical information available to help solve a problem as old as the history of mankind. There are nine sections to the book, including specific diagnostic tests, treatment, abortion, surgery, male infertility, and the final section devoted to topics such as the "normal" infertile couple, psychogenic aspects of infertility, prevention of infertility, and teaching of infertility in a medical curriculum.

The text is well organized, amply illustrated, has good references, and is easy to read. One reason for the latter is the generous spacing of the material over the 340 pages.

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