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Obstetrics and Gynecology: A History and Iconography. (formerly Iconographia Gyniatrica) Harold Speert, M.D.
Revised second edition.

Revised and corrected second edition of the classic pictorical history of obstetrics and gynecology, originally published in 1973. Drawing upon masterpieces of art, archeology and medicine throughout the ages, this work is the most complete record of women’s experience as mothers, midwives and nurses. It is also the most complete pictorical record of the art and science of obstetrics and gynecology.

This book was out of print, but in 2016 we discovered about 20 copies in our warehouse. Cloth, dust wrapper. 540pp. 968 illus. 8½" × 11". Acid-free paper. ISBN 0-930405-62-5. 1994. Norman OB/GYN Series, No. 3. NP32898. $225.00

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About the Author

Harold Speert, MD, was one of the world’s foremost historian of obstetrics and gynecology. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he received his BA and MD from the Johns Hopkins University and his training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Barnes and St. Louis Maternity Hospitals, and New York’s Roosevelt Hospital. As Research Guest in the Carnegie Laboratory of Embryology (1939-40), he made original studies on the developmental physiology of the primate mammary gland. During World War II he did aeromedical research for the Army Air Forces, and after the cessation of hostilities served as chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Wright-Patterson Field Regional Hospital in Ohio; he was discharged with the rank of Lt. Colonel. From 1947 to 1986 he taught and practiced at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, and for shorter periods at the Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York and as consultant Gynecologist at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital in Elizabethtown, New York. He was the author of more than 100 papers dealing with the physiology of reproduction, the pathology of pregnancy, gynecologic cancer, and the history of obstetrics and gynecology; as well as the following books: Obstetric Practice (with A. F. Guttmacher), Iconographia Gyniatrica, Obstetric and Gynecologic Milestones, The Sloane Hospital Chronicle, Obstetrics and Gynecology in America: A History (published by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), and the autobiographical As I Remember It. He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Life Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Surgeons, and the New York Academy of Medicine.

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