The name of the operation – Caesarean section – is connected with Rome, where the law prohibited the burial of a pregnant woman without taking her fetus out of her womb.
The name derives from the word caedere, which means “cut/prune”. Pliny the Elder tells us that Julius Caesar was born this way. However, it is not true as Caesar’s mother died in 54 BC, what is 10 years before her son’s death.
Krawczuk Aleksander, Poczet cesarzy rzymskich, Warszawa 2004
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