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dc.contributor.editorDarby, Alexisen_US
dc.creatorVenkatraman, Richa
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-21T20:12:29Z
dc.date.available2020-09-21T20:12:29Z
dc.date.created2020-09-21
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13167
dc.description.abstractHoratio Robinson Storer was a surgeon and anti-abortion activist in the 1800s who worked in the field of women’s reproductive health and led the Physicians’ Crusade Against Abortion in the US. Historians credit Storer as being one of the first physicians to distinguish gynecology, the study of diseases affecting women and their reproductive health, as a separate subject from obstetrics, the study of pregnancy and childbirth. Storer was one of the first physicians to successfully perform a Caesarian section, or the removal of the fetus through a surgical incision, followed by the removal of the woman’s uterus, a procedure which would later be known as Porro’s operation. Storer was also an anti-abortion activist who believed that public attitudes toward abortion were too relaxed and that the laws did not effectively punish what he deemed to be the criminal act of abortion. Historians credit Storer with leading the Physicians’ Crusade Against Abortion, which they consider largely responsible for the increase in laws criminalizing abortion in the late 1800s.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshAbortionen_US
dc.subject.lcshAbortion servicesen_US
dc.subject.lcshPro-life movementen_US
dc.subject.lcshPro-life movement--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshGynecologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshObstetricsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAbortion--Religious aspects--Catholic Churchen_US
dc.subject.lcshAbortion--Law and legislation--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshAbortion--Law and legislationen_US
dc.subject.lcshAbortion--Government policy--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshOvariotomyen_US
dc.subject.lcshNineteenth centuryen_US
dc.subject.meshEtheren_US
dc.subject.meshReproductive Historyen_US
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Historyen_US
dc.subject.meshHistory of Medicine, Modernen_US
dc.subject.meshHistory of Medicineen_US
dc.subject.meshAmerican Medical Associationen_US
dc.subject.meshCesarean Sectionen_US
dc.subject.meshHysterectomyen_US
dc.subject.meshAbortion, Criminalen_US
dc.titleHoratio Robinson Storer (1830–1922)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.embryoReligionen_US
dc.subject.taghistory of abortionen_US
dc.subject.tagAmerican Medical Associationen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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