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November 1956

Studies on Fertility.

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Including papers read at Conference of Society for Study of Fertility, Birmingham, 1955, being Vol. VII of proceedings of society. Edited by R. G. Harrison. Price, $5. Pp. 156, with 85 illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill.; Blackwell Scientific Publications, 24-25 Broad St., Oxford, England, 1955.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;98(5):677-678. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250290137027

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This book is the seventh annual volume of the Proceedings of the Society for the Study of Fertility and includes some of the papers read at the Conference of the Society, held in Birmingham, England, during 1955. There is no attempt at synthesis of the publications into an integrated book, each paper dealing with a separate aspect of the problem of fertility. There are fourteen papers; all but one being by British authors, and the papers are evenly divided between those concerning the male and those concerning the female. Five of the articles deal with human fertility and include discussions of cytology of testis biopsies, retrograde ejaculation, postcoital (Huhner) test, and fertility studies in a group of four hundred fifty women following artificial insemination. These papers are all well written and worth reading. The remaining ten articles all deal with experimental animals and present some basic research carried out within

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