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April 1969

Progress in Infertility.

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USA El Paso, Tex

 

Edited by S. J. Behrman, MD, and Robert W. Kistner, MD. Price, $32.50. Pp 1,056, with 377 illustrations. Little, Brown and Co., 34 Beacon St, Boston 02108, 1968.

Arch Intern Med. 1969;123(4):481. doi:10.1001/archinte.1969.00300140127049

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Abstract

In this day of increasing emphasis of family planning and fertility control it is very easy to overlook the 15% of married couples who are barren. This book is certainly the finest single source of information available to the profession today regarding infertility problems and their solution.

The current trend to multiple authorship is demonstrated by the 50 outstanding authorities who contributed their talents. One unique aspect is the significant number of basic scientists represented amidst the clinical researchers and practitioners. The European countries and Middle and Far East are well represented along with a cross section of opinion from the United States and Canada.

Content seems all encompassing, beginning with a more or less standard approach to assessment of the infertile couple and progressing to (and emphasizing) newer aspects of tubal influence, male factors, immunologic aspects, and endocrine and genetic problems which influence adversely the ability to conceive. Induction

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