On The Shoulders of Giants: Eponyms and Names in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Third Edition
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On the Shoulders of Giants: Eponyms and Names in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Third 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 391 eponyms from 34 countries
  • The third edition contains more portraits of individuals as well as fascinating images of instruments and techniques
  • Includes 26 new entries, as well as expanded information on the original ones


2018, 456 pages

ISBN: 978-1-108421-70-6



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