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John Howship - bibliography

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English surgeon, born 1781; died January 22, 1841.

Bibliography

  • Experiments and observations in order to ascertain the means employed by the animal economy, in the formation of bone.
    Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, London, 1815.
  • Microscopic observations on the structure of bone.
    Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, London, 1815.
  • Observations on the morbid structure of bones, and an attempt at an arrangement of their diseases.
    Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, London, 1819.
  • On the formation of new joints.
    Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, London, 1819.
  • Experiments and observations on the union of fractured bones. Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, London, 1819.
  • On the Natural and Diseased State of the Bones. London, 1820. [An abstract of the above articles].
  • A case of mollities ossium, with the appearances on dissection.
    Edinburgh Medical-Chirurgical Transactions. 1826.
  • Practical observations in surgery and morbid anatomy; illustrated by cases, with dissections and engravings.
    London, 1816. German translation, 1819.
  • Practical observations on the diseases of the urinary organs, etc. London, 1816.
    2nd edition 1823 under the title A practical treatise on the symptoms, causes, discrimination and treatment of some of the most important complaints, that affect the secretion and excretion of the urine etc.
  • Practical observations on the symptoms, discrimination and treatment of some of the most important diseases of the lower intestines and anus, etc.
    London, 1820.
    Dutch translation: Practische waarnemingen betrekkelijk de toevallen, oorzken en behandeling van eenige der gewigste ziekten, van het onderste gedeelte des Darmkanaals e Gorinchem.
    J. Noorduyn, 1828.
  • Practical remarks upon indigestion, etc. London, 1825.
  • Practical remarks on the discrimination and successful treatment of spasmodic stricture in the colon, etc. London, 1830.
  • Practical remarks on the discrimination and appearance of surgical disease, with an appendix containing the discriptive catalogue of the author’s collection in pathological anatomy, and the Hunterian lecture for 1833. London, 1840.

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