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REVIEWS MEDICAL JOURNAL universal agreement. The manner of holding the vulsellum during curettage will hardly appeal to the practical gynaecologist, while the illustration showing the delicate pen-like grip on the bougie perpetuates a dangerous and inefficient manceuvre. It is also disappointing to see the continued advocacy of Hegar's bougies-one had assumed they had been generally replaced by the long modern stem-graduated dilator. These, however, are minor matters, and are probably offset bydoi:10.1136/bmj.1.5242.1812-a fatcat:gdxnswzkujf3rerztwsrchh5xy