Say Anarcha: Writing the Story of The Mother of Gynecology

In this session, Author J.C. Hallman will discuss his new book Say Anarcha: A Young Woman, a Devious Surgeon, and the Harrowing Birth of Modern Women’s Health (June 2023).

Through this special presentation, we’ll learn more intimately about the women of Say Anarcha, including Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey as well as other enslaved women who pioneered a patient-centered model of care. Their approach to nursing is helping hundreds of thousands of women in the developing world today even while they endured J. Marion Sims’s surgical experiments. Join us for this session which will include a presentation of the women of Say Anarcha, a discussion about the research and writing process, a Q&A session, and a book signing immediately following.

To read more about Say Anarcha, please visit this New York Times article.