So much has been written on the subject of the perineum and pelvic floor of the female, that it would seem almost impossible to present anything new in this connection. My anatomic studies and investigations, together with my clinical experience, have convinced me that much that has been written has been based on imperfect knowledge of the anatomy and mechanics of the parts. Nor is this surprising when it is seen how lamentably defective the text-books on anatomy are in the description of this region.
The pelvic outlet of the male is often well described, while that of the female, even in some of our most recent anatomies is almost entirely neglected. As the female perineum requires the attention of the surgeon, many times as often as that of the male, this must be considered a serious omission.
The old idea of the central perineal body forming the main support