Few specialties have a longer or richer eponymous background than obstetrics and gynaecology. Eponyms add a human side to an increasingly technical profession and represent the historic tradition and language of the speciality. This collection aims to perpetuate the names and contributions of pioneers and offer introductory profiles to the founders in whose steps we follow. This third edition includes 26 new entries, as well as expanded detail, illustration and quotation for existing entries. Biographical data and historical and medical context are discussed for each of the 391 names, with reference to 34 countries, reflecting the field's far reaching origins. More than 1700 original references feature, alongside an extensive bibliography of more than 2500 linked references to assist readers searching for more detailed information. This is a volume for physicians, midwives, medical historians, medical ethicists and all those interested in the history and evolution of obstetrical and gynaecological treatment.
• Includes details of 391 eponyms and names from thirty-four countries, reflecting the speciality's far reaching origins
• Features more than 1700 original references and an extensive bibliography of more than 2500 linked references to provide further detail on specific topics and biographies
• A fully updated third edition, with twenty-six new entries and expanded detail, illustration and quotation for existing entries
Thomas F. Baskett, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
Thomas F. Baskett is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. He has served as President of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and the Canadian Gynaecological Society, Examiner in Obstetrics and Gynaecolgy for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. In 1997, he gained a Diploma in the History of Medicine from the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London (DHMSA) and was awarded the Maccabean Prize and the Osler Medal. He was the 2008 History Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists