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Prolonging foreshortened futures
Anne Kerr
Choon Key Chekar
Emily Ross
Julia Swallow
, and
Sarah Cunningham-Burley

yet fully embedded in standard NHS care. Exploring how smaller-scale clinical research creates and prepares the way for further public/private partnerships to deliver personalised medicine, we focus on a feasibility study in an NHS hospital for a commercial molecular profiling test developed by a US company that we are calling Virtue. The multi-platform profiling test can guide treatment decisions for locally advanced or metastatic, gynaecological cancers. 3 First, we look at how the feasibility study was part of

in Personalised cancer medicine
His Collection of Rare Books and Art Treasures
Peter Mohr

David Lloyd Roberts MRCS LSA MD FRCP FRS.Edin (1834–1920) was a successful Manchester doctor who made significant contributions to the advancement of gynaecology and obstetrics. His career was closely linked to the Manchester St Mary’s Hospital for Women and Children, 1858–1920. He lectured on midwifery at Owens College and the University of Manchester and was gynaecological surgeon to Manchester Royal Infirmary. He had many interests outside medicine, including a large collection of rare books, paintings and antiques. He produced an edition of Thomas Browne’s Religio Medici (1898) and a paper, The Scientific Knowledge of Dante (1914). He donated his books to the John Rylands Library and the London Royal College of Physician, his paintings to the Manchester Art Gallery, and he left a large endowment to Bangor College, Wales. This article reviews his medical work alongside his legacy to literature, the arts and education.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Jolien Gijbels
Kaat Wils

Ganck on nineteenth-century gynaecology in Brussels is one of the sole examples of historical scholarship on medicine’s role in the production of gendered cultural representations. 8 Feminists’ activism to legalise birth control and abortion in Belgium – the third and last theme of this chapter – has received most historical attention, yet their medically informed

in Medical histories of Belgium
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An investigation into the connection between veterinary and medical practice in ancient Egypt
Conni Lord

judged as  probable. However, Ebbell’s explanations have been regularly referred to by many nonEgyptologists such as Aboelsoud (2010: 83) and Salem et al. (2010: 207). 2 ‘Shepherd of the anus’ has been interpreted either as the world’s first recorded proctologist or as one who was responsible for the king’s enemas. 3 The best-known medical papyri that have been discovered so far are: Kahun Gynaecological (currently housed in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London), Ramesseum (III, IV, V) (Ashmlolean Museum, Oxford), Edwin Smith (New York

in Mummies, magic and medicine in ancient Egypt
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Shame and the subject of women’s bodies
Mary C. Flannery

’s Kind in Childing , Douce Version, 24–31) 1 To begin a book by threatening one's readers seems counterintuitive (not to mention rude). Yet this is precisely what the author of one fourteenth-century Middle English gynaecological treatise chose to do. In the prologue of a text now known as The Knowing of Woman’s Kind in Childing , the passage above (which is not found in its sources) warns any men who might happen to read the treatise not to read it in

in Practising shame
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Sexual surgery and Dracula
Marie Mulvey-Roberts

events in the history of women’s rights. According to obstetrician and general practitioner, Augustus Kinsley Gardner, who wrote an article on the ‘Physical Decline of American Women’ ( 1860 ), the putative ‘deterioration’ of women brought gynaecology into existence. 4 I will argue that details of unnecessary and punitive operations on female sexual and reproductive organs were known to Bram Stoker and

in Dangerous bodies
Caroline Rusterholz

recalled the horrified look on Stopes’ face, but the latter eventually agreed. 13 That was her first formal encounter with birth control. In 1919, along with her husband and their two sons, Wright left for China, where she would serve as Associate Professor of Gynaecology at the Shantung Christian University Hospital. There, Wright witnessed and treated the dramatic consequences of repeated and consecutive pregnancies, gaining intimate knowledge and experience of the subject. In 1927, the family, now with four sons

in Women’s medicine
A British–French comparison
Caroline Rusterholz

countries, such as public and community health, gynaecology and general practice in Britain, and medical gynaecology in France. In 1931, a survey of the 275 members of the French Association of Women Doctors revealed that the largest concentration of women doctors worked in the field of gynaecology and obstetrics. 3 Whereas obstetrics and gynaecology were unified in Britain after the First World War, this was not the case in France, where these two fields remained distinct from each other. The process of medical

in Women’s medicine
Contested vocabularies of birth violence
Rachelle Chadwick

). Being cast as more ‘animal-like’ and as ‘breeders’, rather than maternal subjects with mother rights, enabled the justification of the commodification of Black reproductive labour under slavery and the use of Black women's bodies as sites of medical and gynaecological experimentation (Barbagallo, 2019 ; Owens, 2017 ). Broader forms of reproductive violence (i.e. directed at all aspects of reproduction, including the criminalisation and pathologisation of abortion, forced pregnancy, forced surrogacy, gynaecological violence, birth violence, and the degradation of

in Birth controlled
Expanding the work of the clinics
Caroline Rusterholz

practice. When the National Birth Control Association changed its name to the Family Planning Association in 1939, its members broadened the scope of the work of the association and extended it to providing advice for women and treatments for ‘involuntary sterility, minor gynaecological ailments and difficulties connected with the marriage relationships’. 13 This happened in a context where the mental hygiene movement and social psychiatry were gaining traction in interwar Britain, placing an emphasis

in Women’s medicine