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February 28, 1948

The Problem of Fertility: Proceedings of the Conference on Fertility Held Under the Auspices of the National Committee on Maternal Health

JAMA. 1948;136(9):655. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890260063027

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This book comprises sixteen papers read at the conference of the National Committee on Maternal Health, held in February 1946. Much valuable material is contained in them. Although some papers are mainly of practical importance for the veterinarian and animal breeder, they are of great interest to the progressive physician. For the gynecologist there is much of interest concerning the changes of the ovary at the time of ovulation, the biology of human and animal spermatozoa and their viability and behavior in the cervix and the other parts of the female genitalia. Artificial insemination and the changes in the cervical mucus during the menstrual cycle are admirably discussed by experts in this as in the other fields. The impression gained from reading this book is of the great progress achieved in the last few years in knowledge of the reproductive process. This small but comprehensive book deserves to be read