History Fellows

Previous Winners of the Fellowship in the History of American Obstetrics & Gynecology

The following is a chronological list of History Fellowship recipients and their topic of research.  Please note: the topics listed do not represent the title of any published works resulting from the Fellowship.

1986
Guy Benrubi MD FACOG
Scientific Approach to Medicine 1850 to Present

1987
Alan Decherney MD FACOG
Infertility, 1920-1940; Novella

1988
Margaret Marsh PhD & Wanda Ronner MD FACOG
Diagnosis & Treatment of Sterile Couples in the Late 19th Century

1989
Steven Gabbe MD FACOG
Insulin & Diabetes in Reproduction

1990
Charles King MD FACOG
Obstetric Care on the Western Frontier

1991
Deborah M Smith MD FACOG
Afro-American Presence in Obstetrics & Gynecology

1991
Joan Jacobs Brumberg PhD
Changing Social and Cultural Significance of Menarche and Menstruation in the US, 1790-1990

1992
Jane Eliot Sewell PhD
Comparative Study of Sims & Wells, The "Fathers of Gynecology" in the US & Britain

1992
Amalie Kass
American Obstetrical Practice in the Early 19th Century as Recorded in Physician Case Books

1993
Regina Morantz-Sanchez PhD
Emergence of Surgical Gynecology as a Specialty in the US, with Particular Emphasis on Ovariotomist, Mary Dixon-Jones

1993
J Christopher Feudtner MD
Diabetic Women & Pregnancy, 1922-1968

1994
Heather Munro Prescott PhD
History of Adolescent Gynecology 1900 to Present

1994
Kae Bendixen MD
History of the Pelvis in Anatomy and Obstetrics

1995
Janet Golden PhD
History of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

1995
Jimmy Elaine Meyer PhD
American Physicians Attitude Toward Birth Control

1996
Russel Viner MB FRACP
Abraham Jacobi and the Separation of Pediatrics from the Diseases of Women

1996
Rima Apple PhD
Scientific Motherhood: Mothers and Physicians, 1850-1990

1997
Leo J Dunn MD FACOG
Prevention of Rh Isoimmunization in Pregnancy: Drs Freda & Gorman

1997
Allison L Hepler PhD
Occupational and Reproductive Health in the 20th Century

1998
Martha Verbrugge PhD
Debate about Exercise and Menstruation in the 20th Century US

1998
Linda Walsh CNM PhD
Visualizing the Fetus, 1930-1980: History of Fetal Assessment Technology

1999
Nancy Rose Hunt PhD
Eclampsia as a Disease of Civilization? Southern US Care in US Eclampsia Belt, 1920-1960

1999
Marie Jenkins Schwartz PhD
Medical Men and Midwives: Managing Childbirth in the Slave South

2000
Elizabeth Siegel Watkins PhD
Medicine, Menopause, and Aging: A Social and Cultural History of Hormone Therapy for Women

2000
Nancy R Aries PhD
The Dynamics of Abortion Policy Formulation within ACOG, 1951-1973

2001
Leslie J Reagan PhD
Ambiguous Motherhood: The Impact and Investigation of Miscarriage in Twentieth-Century America

2001
David Pent MD FACOG
The Thalidomide Tragedy: The End of the Myth of the Placental Barrier and the Beginning of Women's Reproductive Rights

2002
L Lewis Wall MD DPhil FACOG
The Use and Abuse of J Marion Sims:  Historians' Fallacies, Vesico-Vaginal Fistula, and the Ethics of Surgical Innovation

2003
Ronald M Cyr MD FACOG
From Man-midwife to Specialist: the Movement Toward 'Scientific' Obstetrics in the USA: 1900-1940

2004
Ronald E Batt MD FACOG
The History of Endometriosis in North America: Scientific, Social, and Cultural Perspective

2005
Camran Nezhat MD FACOG
And Then There was Light...A History of Endoscopic Surgery and the Emergence of a Surgical Approach That is Destined to Become Standard of Care

2006
Carol Ann Stamm MD FACOG
Sharing the Secret:  the History of Emergency Contraception

2007
Deirdre Cooper Owens PhD
Courageous Negro Servitors and Strong Irish Bodies: a Comparative History of Experimental Sexual Surgery in Antebellum Nineteenth-Century Sexual Surgery

2008
Thomas Firth Baskett, MB FACOG
The Evolution of Cesarean Section in the United States

2009
No Fellow selected.

2010
No Fellow selected.   

2011 
Wendy Kline PhD 
Birth in Transition: a History of Midwifery and Childbirth in Modern America

2012
Shannon K. Withycombe PhD
From Mother to Child: the Beginnings of Prenatal Health Care in Early Twentieth-Century American Medicine and Public Policy

2013
Elizabeth Salem
American Medicine and the Gendering of Addiction, 1800-1920

 

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