TITLE

Obstetricians seek recognition for Chinese doctors who pioneered safe abortion 50 years ago

AUTHOR(S)
Coombes, Rebecca
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/14/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7657, p1332
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a group of Chinese, Australian and British obstetricians who have gathered together in an effort to get a paper which was written by Chinese obstetricians Yuantai Wu and Xianzhen Wu translated. The paper, which was written in 1958, discussed abortion by aspiration, and led to the technique becoming the world's most common and safest obstetric procedure. The translation was sought in an attempt to get world wide recognition for the two obstetricians, whose procedure may have saved thousands of women's lives.
ACCESSION #
32743969

 

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