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Sabine Hildebrandt, M.D.

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Available: 07/17/17, Expires: 07/09/19

The history of the establishment of Essure as the currently only available non-surgical method of sterilization is not written, and remains thus a desideratum of the historiography of transcervical sterilization. Potential lines of inquiry can be deduced from the patterns described for the historic continuity between abusive experiments by the gynecologists Carl Clauberg in Auschwitz and Hans-Joachim Lindemann in postwar Hamburg/Germany: the question of agency of the physicians, who performs the procedure, and the agency of the woman, who decides to have it; the methodology itself: the scientific aspects as well as standard of patient care; the structural context of politics and pharmaceutical companies involved. A study of Essure could add another chapter to the incomplete historiography of transcervical sterilization. Follow-up project to: Hildebrandt S, Benedict S, Miller E, Gaffney M, Grodin M. “Forgotten” chapters of the history of transcervical sterilization: Carl Clauberg and Hans-Joachim Lindemann. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 72(3):272-301, 2017. Background: On 24 September 2015, the New York Times informed its readers that experts convened by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “excoriated the manufacturer of a contraceptive device for not collecting data that they say could have helped predict risks for women”. Apparently, thousands of women had reported complications from the application of the Essure device, a non-surgical sterilization technique approved by the FDA in 2002. Complaints varied from severe pain to perforation of the Fallopian tubes and possibly even death. The FDA initiated a review of patient reports in late 2015, and ordered Bayer in February 2016 to perform an additional postmarket study and to add a warning label. A trade complaint is still being evaluated. Furthermore, a federal judge allowed lawsuits by affected women against Bayer in March 2016. The Essure method consists of the transcervical introduction of metal/polyester coils into the uterine tubes and is promoted as the “the only permanent birth control with a nonsurgical procedure”. As such, it presents the preliminary outcome of the scientific quest for a nonsurgical method of sterilization that began in the 19th century. First attempts of transcervical sterilization started in the early 20th century, and further developments of the technique included coercive medical experiments during WWII. The technique of transcervical sterilization has an abusive potential that may be explained as a function of the person of the physician, of the scientific method itself, and of societal and political influences. The history of the Essure method itself has not been fully documented, but needs detailed analysis to answer the question, whether the problems with this technique can be explained by characteristics shared with the historic abusive experiments. Student gathers and analyzes data on the history of Essure and compares with historic examples of transcervical sterilization.


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  1. Cornwall J, Hildebrandt S. Anatomy, Education, and Ethics in a Changing World. Anat Sci Educ. 2019 Jul; 12(4):329-331. PMID: 31125503.
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  2. Yee A, Coombs DM, Hildebrandt S, Seidelman WE, Coert JH, Mackinnon SE. Nerve Surgeons' Assessment of the Role of Eduard Pernkopf's Atlas of Topographic and Applied Human Anatomy in Surgical Practice. Neurosurgery. 2019 Feb 01; 84(2):491-498. PMID: 29741720.
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  3. Hildebrandt S. The Role of History and Ethics of Anatomy in Medical Education. Anat Sci Educ. 2019 Jul; 12(4):425-431. PMID: 30580499.
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  4. Yee A, Hildebrandt S, Seidelman WE, Mackinnon SE. Letter to the Editor: Nazi Medicine-Part 2: The Downfall of a Profession and Pernkopf's Anatomy Atlas. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018 Dec; 476(12):2465-2466. PMID: 30427319.
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  5. Yee A, Coombs DM, Hildebrandt S, Seidelman WE, Coert JH, Mackinnon SE. In Reply: Nerve Surgeons' Assessment of the Role of Eduard Pernkopf's Atlas of Topographic and Applied Human Anatomy in Surgical Practice. Neurosurgery. 2018 10 01; 83(4):E189. PMID: 30011031.
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  6. Champney TH, Hildebrandt S, Gareth Jones D, Winkelmann A. BODIES R US: Ethical Views on the Commercialization of the Dead in Medical Education and Research. Anat Sci Educ. 2019 May; 12(3):317-325. PMID: 30240149.
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  7. Yee A, Zubovic E, Yu J, Ray S, Hildebrandt S, Seidelman WE, Polak RJA, Grodin MA, Coert JH, Brown D, Kodner IJ, Mackinnon SE. Ethical considerations in the use of Pernkopf's Atlas of Anatomy: A surgical case study. Surgery. 2019 May; 165(5):860-867. PMID: 30224084.
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  8. Hildebrandt S, Benedict S, Miller E, Gaffney M, Grodin MA. "Forgotten" Chapters in the History of Transcervical Sterilization: Carl Clauberg and Hans-Joachim Lindemann. J Hist Med Allied Sci. 2017 Jul 01; 72(3):272-301. PMID: 28873982.
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  9. Hildebrandt S, Seidelman WE. Where do they come from? A call for complete transparency regarding the origin of human tissues in research. ESMO Open. 2017; 2(2):e000201. PMID: 28761755.
    Citations: 1     
  10. Hildebrandt S, Czarnowski G. Alfred Pischinger (1899-1983): An Austrian career in anatomy continuing through National Socialism to postwar leadership. Ann Anat. 2017 May; 211:104-113. PMID: 28219632.
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  11. Hildebrandt S. Strkalj G, Pather N (eds.): Commemoration and Memorials in Anatomy. Remembering the victims of abusive practice in anatomy: the example of Nazi Germany. 2017.
  12. Kahn PA, Champney TH, Hildebrandt S. The incompatibility of the use of unclaimed bodies with ethical anatomical education in the United States. Anat Sci Educ. 2017 03; 10(2):200-201. PMID: 27911987.
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  13. Cornwall J, Winkelmann A, Hildebrandt S. Cadaver Exome Sequencing for Teaching First-Year Medical Students. JAMA. 2016 Jul 05; 316(1):102-3. PMID: 27380355.
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  14. Hildebrandt S. Insights into the Freiburg Anatomical Institute during National Socialism, 1933-1945. Ann Anat. 2016 May; 205:90-102. PMID: 26965250.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Hildebrandt, Sabine. The Anatomy of Murder: Ethical Transgressions and Anatomical Science during the Third Reich. 2016; 374. View Publication.
  16. Hildebrandt S, Villiez Av, Seidelman WE. Posthumous testimony for Dr. Leo Gross and his family: the restoration of the ‘lost’ biography of a physician victim of the Holocaust. Medizinhistorisches Journal,. 2016; (4):295-326.
  17. Hildebrandt S, Von Villiez A, Seidelman WE. Posthumous Testimony for Dr. Leo Gross and his Family / Restoration of the 'Lost' Biography of a Physician Victim of the Holocaust Medizinhist J. 2016; 51(4):295-326. PMID: 29845826.
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  18. Hildebrandt S. Thoughts on practical core elements of an ethical anatomical education. Clin Anat. 2016 Jan; 29(1):37-45. PMID: 26474826.
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  19. Longacre M, Beinfeld S, Hildebrandt S, Glantz L, Grodin MA. Public health in the Vilna Ghetto as a form of Jewish resistance. Am J Public Health. 2015 Feb; 105(2):293-301. PMID: 25521892.
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  20. Hansson N, Hildebrandt S. Swedish-German contacts in the field of anatomy 1930-1950: Gösta Häggqvist and Hermann Stieve. Ann Anat. 2014 Sep; 196(5):259-67. PMID: 25017735.
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  21. Hildebrandt S. What is happening in our anatomical dissection rooms? Clin Anat. 2014 Sep; 27(6):833-4. PMID: 24648394.
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  22. Hildebrandt S. [The Herrlinger case: a controversy of ethics in anatomy and medical history]. Hist Hosp. 2014-2015; 29:447-65. PMID: 27501569.
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  23. Hildebrandt S. Current status of identification of victims of the National Socialist regime whose bodies were used for anatomical purposes. Clin Anat. 2014 May; 27(4):514-36. PMID: 24000089.
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  24. Hildebrandt S. Anatomische Gesellschaft from 1933 to 1950: a professional society under political strain - the Benninghoff papers. Ann Anat. 2013 Oct; 195(5):381-92. PMID: 23856416.
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  25. Hildebrandt S. Wolfgang Bargmann (1906-1978) and Heinrich von Hayek (1900-1969): careers in anatomy continuing through German National Socialism to postwar leadership. Ann Anat. 2013 Jul; 195(4):283-95. PMID: 23683502.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Hildebrandt S. [Anatomy in National Socialism: stages of an ethical transgression]. Medizinhist J. 2013; 48(2):153-85. PMID: 25188998.
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  27. Hildebrandt S. The women on Stieve's list: Victims of national socialism whose bodies were used for anatomical research. Clin Anat. 2013 Jan; 26(1):3-21. PMID: 23238847.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Bohl M, Holman A, Mueller DA, Gruppen LD, Hildebrandt S. The willed body donor interview project: medical student and donor expectations. Anat Sci Educ. 2013 Mar-Apr; 6(2):90-100. PMID: 23109299.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Hildebrandt S. Commentary on "First hand accounts of events in the laboratory of Prof. Eduard Pernkopf" by S.H. Aharinejad and S.W. Carmichael. Clin Anat. 2013 Apr; 26(3):292-3. PMID: 22949175.
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  30. Hildebrandt S. The case of Robert Herrlinger: a unique postwar controversy on the ethics of the anatomical use of bodies of the executed during National Socialism. Ann Anat. 2013 Jan; 195(1):11-24. PMID: 22939191.
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  31. Hildebrandt S. Research on bodies of the executed in German anatomy: an accepted method that changed during the Third Reich. Study of anatomical journals from 1924 to 1951. Clin Anat. 2013 Apr; 26(3):304-26. PMID: 22674739.
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  32. Hildebrandt S. The anatomist Hans Elias: A Jewish German in exile. Clin Anat. 2012 Apr; 25(3):284-94. PMID: 22038841.
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  33. Hildebrandt S. Anatomy in the Third Reich: Careers disrupted by National Socialist Policies. Ann Anat. 2012 Jun; 194(3):251-66. PMID: 21996707.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Hildebrandt S, Redies C. Anatomy in the Third Reich. Ann Anat. 2012 Jun; 194(3):225-7. PMID: 21975114.
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  35. Bohl M, Bosch P, Hildebrandt S. Medical students' perceptions of the body donor as a "first patient" or "teacher": a pilot study. Anat Sci Educ. 2011 Jul-Aug; 4(4):208-13. PMID: 21618447.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Hildebrandt S. First symposium on "Anatomie im Nationalsozialismus" ("Anatomy in National Socialism"), Würzburg, Germany, September 29, 2010. Clin Anat. 2011 Jan; 24(1):97-100. PMID: 21154645.
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  37. Gest TR, Hildebrandt S. The pattern of the thoracic splanchnic nerves as they pass through the diaphragm. Clin Anat. 2010 Sep; 23(6):732. PMID: 20669271.
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  38. Hildebrandt S. Developing empathy and clinical detachment during the dissection course in gross anatomy. Anat Sci Educ. 2010 Jul-Aug; 3(4):216; author reply 217. PMID: 20213694.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Hildebrandt S. Lessons to be learned from the history of anatomical teaching in the United States: the example of the University of Michigan. Anat Sci Educ. 2010 Jul-Aug; 3(4):202-12. PMID: 20648596.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Hildebrandt S. Response to the commentary on "Anatomy in the Third Reich: An outline" by G. Aumüller and R. Hildebrand. Clin Anat. 2010 Mar; 23(2):242. PMID: 20014393.
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  41. Hildebrandt S. Letter in response to Winkelmann and Schagen, Seidelman and Levi: call for a new era in research on "Medicine/Anatomy in the Third Reich". Clin Anat. 2010 Jan; 23(1):124. PMID: 19998487.
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  42. Hildebrandt S. Anatomy in the Third Reich: an outline, part 1. National Socialist politics, anatomical institutions, and anatomists. Clin Anat. 2009 Nov; 22(8):883-93. PMID: 19852053.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Hildebrandt S. Anatomy in the Third Reich: an outline, part 2. Bodies for anatomy and related medical disciplines. Clin Anat. 2009 Nov; 22(8):894-905. PMID: 19852054.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Hildebrandt S. Anatomy in the Third Reich: an outline, part 3. The science and ethics of anatomy in National Socialist Germany and postwar consequences. Clin Anat. 2009 Nov; 22(8):906-15. PMID: 19852049.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  45. Gest TR, Hildebrandt S. The pattern of the thoracic splanchnic nerves as they pass through the diaphragm. Clin Anat. 2009 Oct; 22(7):809-14. PMID: 19753645.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Hildebrandt S. Capital punishment and anatomy: history and ethics of an ongoing association. Clin Anat. 2008 Jan; 21(1):5-14. PMID: 18058917.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Hildebrandt S. How the Pernkopf controversy facilitated a historical and ethical analysis of the anatomical sciences in Austria and Germany: a recommendation for the continued use of the Pernkopf atlas. Clin Anat. 2006 Mar; 19(2):91-100. PMID: 16425297.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Hildebrandt S, Jäckh G, Weber S, Peter HH. A long-term longitudinal isotypic study of anti-topoisomerase I autoantibodies. Rheumatol Int. 1993; 12(6):231-4. PMID: 8387225.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Hildebrandt S, Noell GS, Vazquez-Abad D, Earnshaw WC, Zanetti M, Rothfield NF. Idiotypic analysis of human anti-topoisomerase I autoantibodies. Autoimmunity. 1991; 10(1):41-8. PMID: 1660312.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  50. Hildebrandt S, Weiner ES, Earnshaw WC, Zanetti M, Rothfield NF. Idiotypic analysis of human anticentromere autoantibodies. Autoimmunity. 1991; 9(2):131-40. PMID: 1657226.
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  51. Weiner ES, Hildebrandt S, Senécal JL, Daniels L, Noell S, Joyal F, Roussin A, Earnshaw W, Rothfield NF. Prognostic significance of anticentromere antibodies and anti-topoisomerase I antibodies in Raynaud's disease. A prospective study. Arthritis Rheum. 1991 Jan; 34(1):68-77. PMID: 1845841.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  52. Hildebrandt S, Weiner ES, Senecal JL, Noell GS, Earnshaw WC, Rothfield NF. Autoantibodies to topoisomerase I (Scl-70): analysis by gel diffusion, immunoblot, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Clin Immunol Immunopathol. 1990 Dec; 57(3):399-410. PMID: 2173985.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Hildebrandt S, Weiner E, Senécal JL, Noell S, Daniels L, Earnshaw WC, Rothfield NF. The IgG, IgM, and IgA isotypes of anti-topoisomerase I and anticentromere autoantibodies. Arthritis Rheum. 1990 May; 33(5):724-7. PMID: 2161233.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  54. Hildebrandt S, von der Heydt I, von Wichert P. Expression of CD 21, CD 22, and the mouse erythrocyte receptor on peripheral B lymphocytes in rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis. 1988 Jul; 47(7):588-94. PMID: 2969703.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  55. Hildebrandt S, Becker H, Schauer U. [B-cell subpopulation, rosetting with mouse erythrocytes, in patients with rheumatoid arthritis]. Immun Infekt. 1986 Feb; 14(1):26-7. PMID: 3485561.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
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