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FATIO, Johannes

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  • 6357.51

Der Arzney Doctor, Helvetisch-Vernünftige Wehe-Mutter, oder Gründlicher Unterricht, wie mit den Schwangern, Gebährenden, Kindbetterinnen und neugebohrnen Kindern umzugehen, selbige gebührend zu verpflegen, und in allerhand ihnen zustossenden Kranckheiten zu begegnen seye: Samt einer ausführlichen Beschreibung von Fortpflanzung des menschlichen Geschlechts, und aller weiblichen Leibes-Theilen, auch der Empfängniß, Formir- und Bildung der Frucht im Mutterleibe. Nebst des Verfassers curiösen Anmerckungen, selbst-bewährten Handgriffen, Curen und dazu dienlichen Arzney-Mitteln. Dem löblichen Frauenzimmer, geschwohrnen Weibern, und andern ehrbaren Frauen zu Nutz, mit besonderm Fleisse in fünf Abschnitte eingetheilt. Mit vielen Kupfern und dreyen Registern.

Basel: Johann Rudolph Imhof, 1752.

Fatio was probably the first surgeon to study and treat surgical conditions of children in a systematic fashion. His book, first published over 60 years after his death, is divided into five parts: 1) the anatomy of woman and on generation; 2) the pregnant woman and her diseases; 3) on natural and complicated deliveries; 4) the pregnant woman, her diseases, food and drink; 5) the care of newborn children and their diseases.  In the last part Fatio includes the earliest section on pediatric surgery in a medical book. He describes operations for hypospadias, hydrocolpos, imperforate anus and many more. Because he engaged in revolutionary political activity in the city of Basel Fatio was imprisoned, tortured, and executed in 1691. All of his manuscripts except the text of above work were burned by the authorities. See Rickham, The dawn of paediatric surgery: Johannes Fatio (1649-1691)-His life, his work and his horrible end, in No. 6357.9. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS, PEDIATRICS, PEDIATRICS › Neonatology, Pediatric Surgery