Noyes, Hertig, and Rock revisited


Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 2–4


Harvey J. Kliman, M.D., Ph.D.


It has been 70 years since the first issue of Fertility and Sterility was published. What has stood the test of time from that first issue? Among the eight articles was “A Twenty-Four-Hour Rat Test for the Diagnosis of Early Pregnancy and as an Aid in Predicting Abortion.” Have you used that test recently? Did you even learn about it in your training? Doubtful. However, I’m sure you know about endometrial dating. And you may even use some form of endometrial testing in your clinical practice today. The reason you know about endometrial dating is because of a serendipitous event that changed the life of an Ob/Gyn resident, the lives of his professors, the lives of countless patients, and ultimately all of us who try to help people become parents.

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