Medicine: Cures for Childlessness

Two books were on sale last week which together furnished a convenient checklist of the causes of human infertility. Fertility in Men (Lippincott; $3.50) was wrapped in a blue dust jacket; Fertility in Women (Lippincott; $4.50), in pink. Men is by Lieut. Commander Robert Sherman Hotchkiss of Manhattan; Women is by Dr. Samuel Lewis Siegler of Brooklyn Women's Hospital. With their help, a good doctor should be able to help about half of the childless couples who consult him to get into the market for blue or pink layettes.

The books' simultaneous publication emphasized...