On The Shoulders of Giants: Eponyms and Names in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Second Edition
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On the Shoulders of Giants: Eponyms and Names in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2nd Edition, by Thomas Baskett, provides an introductory profile of 365 of the most significant and fascinating characters in the history of obstetrics and gynecology. The subjects are not confined to eponyms but also include other notable names in the development of the speciality, as well as several from other specialties whose contributions are relevant to obstetrics and gynecology.  For each entry, biographical data is provided and the eponym or work for which they are known is outlined with context.  Where available, the original and linked references are provided. A bibliography of linked references will assist readers wanting more detailed information on individual subjects.


  • Features 365 names from 33 countries
  • The second edition contains more portraits of individuals as well as fascinating images of instruments and techniques
  • Includes 54 new entries, as well as expanded information on the original ones


2010, 462 pages

ISBN: 978-1-904752-64-6



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