This book is designed with a specific purpose. It provides a much needed guide, almost a manual, for the generalist who wishes to provide complete care for his infertile patient. There is a need for such a guide, if it assists in planning the investigation, outlines the specific steps to be employed in diagnosis and treatment, and indicates when the patient should be referred to a specialist. The author has clearly accomplished his purpose in a concise and factual presentation.
Theoretical discussions, statistical data, and abnormal physiological processes have been omitted, but excellent illustrations of practical value are included. Chapter 1 orients the clinician in the field and defines the problem. Chapter 2 summarizes the normal reproductive physiology of the human female and chapters 3 and 4 describe the procedures advised during the initial examinations.
The nature of male deficiency is thoroughly discussed by Freund (performance and interpretation of semen