Lawson Tait

Died aged c. 54

Lawson Tait, born Robert Lawson Tait (1 May 1845 – 13 June 1899) was a pioneer in pelvic and abdominal surgery and developed new techniques and procedures. He emphasized asepsis and introduced and advocated for surgical techniques that significantly reduced mortality. He is well known for introducing salpingectomy in 1883 as the treatment for ectopic pregnancy, a procedure that has saved countless lives since then. Tait and J. Marion Sims are considered the fathers of gynecology.

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Lawson Tait F.R.C.S. 1845 -1899 pioneer surgeon and gynaecologist lived and worked near here

Norton Tower, Civic Close, Birmingham, United Kingdom where they was