Journal : American Journal of Obstetrics ; vol. xi.
New York : William Wood, 1878.
Description : 617-619 p., [1 l.] pl. ; ill., 1 photo. ; 23 cm.
Photographs : 1 heliograph of a specimen.
Photographer : J. Carbutt.
Subject : Uterus — Fibroid tumors.
Cited : Rutkow GYp130 ; Burns, pg. 1246.
Broomall's specimen of an encapsulated round fibroid is shown in this early heliotype, taken by John Corbett [sic] of Philadelphia. It was one of the first mechanically reproduced photographs published in an American periodical. — Rutkow GYp130, and fig. 33.
Broomall's monograph* on episiotomy standardized the procedure in America. Broomall also established one of the first prenatal care units in an American hospital and her stewardship led to a reduction of birth mortality that was noteworthy.
*Broomall, Anna E. "The operation of episiotomy as a prevention of perineal ruptures during labor" ; Am. J. Obst. xi, 517-527 ; NY: Wood, 1878.