The Role of Cryobanking in Artificial Insemination

  • J. Barkay
  • H. Zuckerman


The idea of sperm banking originates from Mantegazza1 who in 1866 proposed the establishment of a sperm bank which might be useful in different ways ; for instance in the case of a soldier whose sperm could be preserved before going to war and could be used by his wife to have progeny, even after his death. The realisation of this idea had to wait almost a hundred years until Sherman originated the slow rate method of freezing human semen, which proved to be effective and has been in use ever since.


Human Serum Albumen Artificial Insemination Human Sperm Rate Freezing Protective Medium 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Barkay
    • 1
  • H. Zuckerman
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Emek HospitalAfulaIsrael

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