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February 20, 1926

Gynécologie chirurgical, genito-statique.

JAMA. 1926;86(8):575. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670340053038

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This is from the gynecologic department of the Torcuato de Alvear Hospital (Buenos Aires). It is written in French instead of the Spanish one would expect, and seems rather to incline toward the French traditions of medicine. This tendency receives support, too, from the introduction furnished by Dr. Doleris. The title emphasizes the purpose of the author to follow the physiologic laws of the pelvis in all surgical intervention. Dr. Sobre-Casas holds it to be the first duty of the operator to avoid all organic injury and no less important to conserve pelvic tissue and promote the return of the pelvic machine to normal function. This is a high and laudable ambition which is only too often disregarded. The author takes up in detail and explains by excellent illustrations the various steps in such operations as hysterectomy with suspension, conservative salpingectomy, tunnelization of the round ligaments, uterine prolapse of different

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