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June 1955

An Atlas of Pelvic Operations.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;95(6):877. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250120113027

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This book is dedicated to and represents the teachings of Joe Vincent Meigs. It lives up to its title of "an atlas" in that there is a minimum of text and a maximum of illustrations. Each of the 197 plates contains three to seven drawings. The quality of these latter is usually good, but those illustrating vaginal operations are not as clear or understandable as those of operations via the abdominal route.

The book is very complete. In fact, many operations are included that are outside the domain of the usual gynecologist; for example, hemorrhoidectomy and combined abdominoperineal resection of the rectum. Nevertheless, the book will be of value to the occasional operator and even to the moderately experienced general surgeon or gynecologist who proposes to do an operative procedure that is new to him.

Because of its subject matter, the book will be of little interest to the readers

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