Antedating of "Gynecology"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 12 16:56:29 UTC 2003

gynecology (OED 1847)

1831 M. Ryan in _Lancet_ 12 Nov. 223  The reviewer is so witty as to sneer
at the terms gynaecology, &c., taking the hint from the classical editor
of the _Medical Gazette_, whoh hoped the Greek words used by me will not
come into use.

Fred Shapiro

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