PrefacePrologue1. The Tragedy of Queen Henhenit2. The Human Obstetrical Dilemma and Its Consequences3. The Conquest of Obstructed Labor4. Dr. Sims Finds a Cure5. Structural Violence and Obstetric Fistula among the Hausa6. Deadly Delays in Deciding to Seek Care7. Deadly Delays in Getting to a Place of Care8. Deadly Delays in Receiving Care9. Compassion, Respect, and Justice10. The Vision of Hamlin FistulaEpilogueAcknowledgmentsAppendixGlossaryEssay on SourcesIndex
L. Lewis Wall, MD, DPhil, is the Selina Okin Kim Conner Professor in Arts and Sciences, a professor of anthropology, and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of Hausa Medicine: Illness and Well-Being in a West African Culture and the coauthor of Practical Urogynecology.