The History of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The History of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

1st Edition

By M. J. O'Dowd, E. E. Philipp

CRC Press

720 pages | 178 B/W Illus.

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At a time when major universities are moving all scientific journals published before 1975 to remote locations and authors are instructed to cite only articles published in the last 20 years, when medical information is captured in the media in sound bites of 30 seconds or less, History of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is an indispensable addition to your personal library. The book recounts the events and changes that have taken place over many centuries in society: changes in scientific knowledge and the way it is communicated, changes in technology, and changes in the lives and times of those who have dedicated their efforts to the health of women and their progeny.

Covering developments in seemingly unrelated fields, the book illustrates how they were vital to advances in gynaecology and obstetrics. This multi-faceted approach, chronological tables, and reviews of related subjects and technologies, provides a far richer and more comprehensive treatment than would be possible if the authors had written from a century-by-century perspective. With narrative that engages and draws you along page after page, History of Obstetrics and Gynaecology puts the achievements of the last millennium in perspective.

Reviews

'Once or twice in a generation, a book is published that is destined to become a classic. This is such a volume. It is a monumental achievement of scholarship and research. The authors have produced a masterpiece. [They] achieve the seemingly impossible - an account of history that is both meticulous and fascinating.' - From the Forward by J.J. Sciarra, President of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Thomas J. Watkins, Northwestern University Medical School, USA

Table of Contents

Foreword (J.J. Sciarra, MD, PhD)

Introduction

Narrative - Historical overview

Antiquity

Anatomy

Antenatal Care and the Early Diagnosis of Pregnancy

Blood Transfusions, Blood Groups, the Rhesus Factor and Haemoglobinopathies

Eclampsia

Fetal Monitoring

Labour and Delivery

Caesarean Section

Midwives in History

Statistics: Maternal Mortality and Perinatal Mortality

The Breast

Paediatrics

Genetics and Congenital Malformations

Microbiology

Antibiotics

Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle

The Menstrual Cycle

Menorrhagia

Chromosomal, Hormonal and Psychogenic Amenorrhoea and Oligomenorrhoea

The Menopause

Premenstrual Syndrome

Dysmenorrhoea

Infertility

The Speculum

Surgery

Laparoscopy

Hysteroscopy

Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Family Planning

Sexuality

Information Technology

Urology

Immunology

Radiology and Imaging in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Benign Pathology

Cancer

Cancer of the Vulva

Cancer of the Vagina

Cancer of the Cervix

Cancer of the Uterus

Cancer of the Ovary

Spreading Knowledge

Ethics and the Law in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Biographies

Name index

Subject index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED033000
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
MED039000
MEDICAL / History