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June 5, 1954

Pelvic Relaxations and Herniations.

JAMA. 1954;155(6):618. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690240084044

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Although this monograph has been designed primarily for students, it will be found both practical and helpful for clinicians. It deals with the normal pelvic anatomy from the clinical rather than from the academic aspect. Detailed operative technique has been omitted intentionally, but the indications for surgical intervention and the principles of repairs have been covered adequately and succinctly. Chapter 1, which presents the anatomy of the normal pelvis, is especially well written. Throughout the text one notices the close collaboration between author and artist, which is particularly demonstrated in the section discussing the internal urethral sphincters and the trigonal muscles. The text on page 27 and figure 16 on the same page illustrate beautifully how a complicated story may be simply presented. Although purists in the teaching field might criticize this text for oversimplication, these purists rarely, if ever, have seen surgical anatomy through the eyes of the operating

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