Surgical consent: negotiating gynecological operations in the Johns Hopkins Hospital, ca. 1890-1910

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On Tuesday 12th December 2023, the AGS Seminar series will go on with the talk entitled « Surgical consent: negotiating gynecological operations in the Johns Hopkins Hospital, ca. 1890-1910 » by Jolien Gijbels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) from 5 to 7 pm, in Henri Janne room (Building S – 15th floor, Solbosch campus, ULB).

Abstract 

The end of the nineteenth century witnessed the global rise of gynecology as a surgical discipline. Gynecologists gained confidence in the therapeutical benefits of abdominal surgery and often succeeded in winning the trust of their patients. As a result, a growing amount of patients consented to surgery, even though the risks of death and lasting complications remained high. This paper examines the consent of women who underwent major operations in the Johns Hopkins Hospital around 1900. How can we understand their agency in a context where negotiations between doctors and patients were characterized by paternalism and power imbalances?

Biography
Jolien Gijbels is Assistant Professor of History at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She previously held fellowships at KU Leuven and the Johns Hopkins University. Her work has primarily explored questions of reproductive medicine and medical ethics.

This seminar will be given in English.

Seating is limited – first come, first served : https://forms.office.com/e/REU3DQmVuN

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Le mardi 12 décembre 2023, le séminaire de l’Atelier Genre(s) et Sexualité(s) continuera avec le séminaire « Surgical consent: negotiating gynecological operations in the Johns Hopkins Hospital, ca. 1890-1910» donné par Jolien Gijbels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) de 17h à 19h, à la salle Henri Janne (15e étage, bâtiment S), Institut de Sociologie, ULB, campus du solbosch, Avenue Jeanne 44, 1050 Bruxelles.

Les places sont limitées - premier.e arrivé.e, premier.e inscrit.e : https://forms.office.com/e/REU3DQmVuN

Le séminaire aura lieu en anglais.