Book Reviews
November 1938

Les Dessanglées du périnée.

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By J. D. Mouchotte and L. Chauvois. Price, 60 francs. Pp. 198, with 64 illustrations and 12 colored plates. Paris: L'Expansion Scientifique Française, 1938.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;56(5):1180-1181. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980170226026

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This little monograph is a brief consideration of the management of injuries of the perineum. The first part of the book is devoted to a consideration of pelvic anatomy; this is followed by a discussion of the mechanism of uterine support. A concise discussion of the various types of injury of the pelvic floor and of the uterine supports is followed by a description of the symptoms of injuries of these structures. It is emphasized that extensive damage to the pelvic supporting structures can be prevented by intelligent obstetric care. The last part of the volume is devoted to treatment of perineal injuries. The authors deal clearly with this part of the subject, and a good idea of the operative methods in use in the French clinics is given. With most of the technic described one may agree. The use of pessaries is well dealt with. This is a subject

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