Isaac Baker Brown

Standard Name: Brown, Isaac Baker

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1859-1866
Obstetrician Isaac Baker Brown performed clitoridectomies in London on women whom he believed to be succumbing to female insanity.
1866
Obstetrician Isaac Baker Brown recommended surgical removal of the clitoris as an effective way to cure female lunacy, in On the Curability of Certain Forms of Insanity, Epilepsy, Catalepsy, and Hysteria in Females.
1867
Clitoridectomist Isaac Baker Brown was expelled from the Obstetrical Society because his patients complained about his coercive methods.
3 April 1867
Isaac Baker Brown was expelled from the Obstetrical Society of London for failing to obtain patients' consent for performing clitoridectomies.