Due to her unstable clinical conditions, the general surgeon decided on emergency laparotomy: subumbilical
incision was performed, showing massive hemoperitoneum with blood loss from the uterine angle, due to a ruptured ectopic interstitial pregnancy (Figure 1).
But for German-minded authors a work of art is only a springboard from which to plunge into the turbid depths of the subumbilical
subconscience or to rise with leaden wings into an empyrean whence they bring down theories, treatises, pseudo-histories, misinterpretations, romances, gnosticisms, occult theologies, ponderous treatises on the relation of art to class struggle, to plagues and epidemics, to the trade in the paintbrushes, in the price of canvas, to rent of studios, to the kindness of hostesses, to dyspepsia, to the mother-complex, to occupational diseases, etc." (86-87).