International Academy of Pelvic Surgery

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Historical Article Archive

IAPS has scanned the original classic articles from some of the most important surgeries in gynecology to be listed on our website, as a link for your further educational interest. Click an article title below to download a PDF.


Aldridge AH. Transplantation of fascia for relief of urinary stress incontinence. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1942; 44: 398-411. (The "Aldridge Sling")

Bonney V. The principles that should underlie all operations for prolapse. J Obstet Gynecol Br Emp 1934; 41: 669-83.

Burch JC. Urethrovaginal fixation to cooper's ligament for correction of stress incontinence, cystocele, and prolapse. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1961; 81:281-290. (The first article on Burch Colposuspension)

Danforth WC. The place of vaginal hysterectomy in present-day gynecology. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1938; 36:787-97.

DeLee JB. The prophylactic forceps operation. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1920; 1:34

Heaney NS. A report of 565 vaginal hysterectomies performed for benign pelvic disease. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1934; 28L751-5. (The Heaney vaginal hysterectomy technique)

Hunner GL. A rare type of bladder ulcer in women: report of cases. Boston Medical and Surgical Journal 1914; 660-664. (The "Hunner's Ulcer" for IC)

Jeffcoate TNA. Posterior Colpoperineorrhaphy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1959; 77:490-502.

Kelly HA. Incontinence of urine in women. The Urologic and Cutaneous Review 1915; 17:291-93. (The first "Kelly Plication")

Lash AF. A method for reducing the size of the uterus in vaginal hysterectomy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1941; 42:452-9. (An early morcellation technique at vaginal hysterectomy)

LeFort L. Nouveau Procede Pour la Guerison, duprolapsus uterine. Bul Gen Ther 92:337, 1877. (The "LeFort Procedure")

Lister J. New method of treating compound fracture, abscess, etc. Lancet 1867; 507-9

Malpas P, Jeffcoate TNA, Lister UM.  The displacement of the bladder and urethra during labour. J Obstet Gynaecol Br Emp. 1949; 56:949-60

Marshall VF, Marchetti AA, Krantz KE. The Correction of Stress Incontinence by Simple Vesicourethral Suspension. Surg Gynecol Obstet 1949; 88: 509-518. (The original MMK procedure)

McCall ML. Posterior Culdeplasty: Surgical correction of enterocele duringvaginal hysterectomy: a preliminary report. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1957; 10: 595-602. (The original McCall Culdoplasty)

Moschcowitz AV. The pathogenesis, anatomy, and cure of prolapse of the rectum. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetetrics 1912; 15:7-21. (the original Moschcowitz Procedure)

Richardson EH. A simplified technique for abdominal panhysterectomy. Surg Gynecol Obstet 1929; 47:248-56. (The original Richardson stitch)

Senn N. The early history of vaginal hysterectomy. JAMA 1895; 25:476-83.

Sims JM. Treatment of vesico-vaginal fistula. Am J Med Sci 1852; 23:59-83.

Stoeckel W. The use of the pyramidal muscle in the surgical treatment of urinary incontnence. Zentralbl Gynakol 1917; 41:11-19.

White GB. Cystocele. JAMA 1909; 21:1707-10. (The original vaginal paravaginal repair)