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A  classification of the variations in  the female pelvis as gynecoid, android, anthropoid and platypelloid based on the type  of the posterior and  anterior segments of  the inlet.


W. E. Caldwell, H. Moloy:
• Anatomical variations in the female pelvis and their effect in labor  with a 
  suggested classification. 
  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Louis, 1933, 26: 479-505.

L. D. Longo:
• Classic pages in obstetrics and gynecology. Anatomical variations in the female 
  pelvis and their effect in labor with a suggested classification. 
  William Edgar Caldwell and Howard Carmen Moloy. American Journal of Obstetrics 
  and Gynecology, vol. 26, pp. 479-505, 1933.
  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York, April 1, 1977, 127 (7): 798.

Pat Forbis and Susan L. Bartolucci: 
• Stedman's Medical Eponyms. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1998.

What is an eponym?

An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

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