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A new issue of the Journal of the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences (JNDS) has been published.

Ephraim McDowell performing the first ovariotomy (1809), 19th century lithograph. © National Library of Medicine

In this new issue of JNDS, there is another five excellent case studies from Oxford medical students on Sister Joseph’s nodule, Cholesteatoma and a novel approach to chronic pancreatitis amongst others, along with tips for students on academic writing.

To celebrate diversity, JNDS continues its series on surgeon profiles. Susannah Black and Hibatullah Abuelgasim spotlight Dorothy Lavinia Brown, who was an African-American surgeon, legislator, and teacher, whilst Solveig Hoppe writes about Professor Kokila Lakhoo's inspirational journey, which began in South Africa during the apartheid era.

Plus, Emily Hotine discusses 'Biology, Society and Sex: Deconstructing anti-trans rhetoric and trans-exclusionary radical feminismt' and in their review, Helen Cui and Kimberley Fairer provide an introduction to the concept of surgical prehabilitation and the evidence from significant studies.

Read this issue of JNDS

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