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The written text concerned with each procedure to be illustrated graphically is excellent. Whether one agrees with the need for a given operation is not germane. The authors' discussion of rationale for various operations is usually properly documented, in that this is a description of a technical procedure and not necessarily the author's choice of procedure for the given condition.
An excellent range of nonmalignant gynecologic disease is presented; however, too much space seems to be allotted to most of the procedures. It is not necessary to spend 19 excellent photographs to describe a dilation and curettage. It is not necessary to treat the management of each broad ligament pedicle separately when the technical procedure is merely a duplication. In the United States, at least, the Manchester (Fothergill) operation has not been given the degree of exposure allotted to it in this text. With very few exceptions, this operation is
SOULE SD. Color Atlas of Gynecological Surgery. Arch Surg. 1979;114(7):868. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370310110025