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September 23, 1939

The Obliquely Contracted Pelvis, Containing also an Appendix of the Most Important Defects of the Female Pelvis

JAMA. 1939;113(13):1250. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800380068038

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Franz Carl Naegele published the results of many years of laborious work on the obliquely contracted pelvis in a monograph in 1839, and now this centennial edition appears, a fine translation by Alfred M. Hellman and George Musa of New York. The profession owes a debt of gratitude to these men for undertaking and carrying through this work, because there are few copies of the original book in existence. Now every one interested in the science of obstetrics may study one of its most important building stones, a chapter on contracted pelvis. The basis of Naegele's work on obliquely contracted pelvis lies in the accurate and painstaking study of thirty-five pelves, of which several were of his own discovery but most were brought to his attention by his son and others. Ankylosis of the sacroiliac joints and arrest of the development of one lateral half of the sacrum formed the

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