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April 29, 1911

Vaginal Celiotomy.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(17):1288. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560170052034

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In this valuable work the author has very clearly stated the technic of vaginal operations and amplified them with comprehensive illustrations, so that the various surgical procedures are made perfectly clear. Even though the reader has had no personal experience with the vaginal route, he can hardly fail to see its advantages and the great field it offers in certain stated gynecologic operations. The history of anterior vaginal celiotomy is clearly outlined and beautifully illustrated and the possibilities and the indications are so accurately described that one is fully impressed with its value, while the comparative advantages of the vaginal over the abdominal route are succinctly expressed. The technic in anterior vaginal celiotomy is clearly outlined, and, although the author has fully impressed the reader with its difficulties, he encourages those who are not familiar with the route to become acquainted with it. The positive indications for conservative operations on

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