Belly-Rippers, Surgical Innovation and the Ovariotomy Controversy

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Title

Belly-Rippers, Surgical Innovation and the Ovariotomy Controversy

Subject

Surgery

Description

This open access book looks at the dramatic history of ovariotomy, an operation to remove ovarian tumours first practiced in the early nineteenth century. Bold and daring, surgeons who performed it claimed to be initiating a new era of surgery by opening the abdomen. Ovariotomy soon occupied a complex position within medicine and society, as an operation which symbolised surgical progress, while also remaining at the boundaries of ethical acceptability. This book traces the operation’s innovation, from its roots in eighteenth-century pathology, through the denouncement of those who performed it as ‘belly-rippers’, to its rapid uptake in the 1880s, when ovariotomists were accused of over-operating.

Creator

Frampton, Sally

Source

https://library.oapen.org/bitstream/id/ede1c9a9-f201-44ed-86d1-a1bd16af1310/1007211.pdf

Publisher

Springer Nature

Date

2018

Contributor

Baihaqi

Rights

Creative Commons

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Textbooks

Files

1007211.pdf.jpg

Citation

Frampton, Sally, “Belly-Rippers, Surgical Innovation and the Ovariotomy Controversy,” Open Educational Resource (OER) - Unsyiah Library, accessed September 28, 2022, http://uilis.unsyiah.ac.id/oer/items/show/5191.

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