James V. Ricci

James Vincent Ricci (1891 – 1955) was an Italian born-American gynecologist and historian.



  • Born 26 December 1891, Scapoli, Italy
  • 1912 – AB, Brown University
  • 1916 – MD, Harvard University
  • Clinical Professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at New York Medical College
  • Attending Gynaecologist at City Hospital, New York
  • Consultant in Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Beekman-Downtown Hospital
  • Director of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Columbus Hospital
  • Died 1955

Medical Eponyms

Key Medical Contributions

Major Publications

  • Ricci JV. Principles of extraperitoneal Caesarean section. 1942
  • Ricci JV. The Genealogy of Gynaecology: history of the development of Gynaecology throughout the ages, 2000 BC – 1800 AD. 1943
  • Ricci JV. One hundred years of gynaecology, 1800-1900; a comprehensive review of the specialty during its greatest century with summaries and case reports of all diseases pertaining to women. 1945
  • Ricci JV. Diagnosis in gynaecology: a classification of gynaecological diseases based on aetiology and clinical logic for diagnosis. 1948
  • Ricci JV. The development of gynæcological surgery and instruments. 1949
  • Ricci JV. Aetios of Amida: The Gynecology and Obstetrics of the VIth Century A.D. Translated from the Latin Edition of Cornarius, 1542 and Fully Annotated. 1950
  • Ricci JV. The cystocele in America : a critical analysis of the American literature on cystocele and prolapse. 1950
  • Ricci JV. Aetios of Amida; the gynaecology and obstetrics of the VIth century, A.D. 1950



BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Associate Professor Curtin Medical School, Curtin University. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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