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Abraham Colles - bibliography

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Irish surgeon and anatomist, born July 23, 1773, Millmount near Kilkenny; died November 16, 1843.


  • Surgical Anatomy. 1811. With the description of Colles' fascia.
  • On the fracture of the carpal extremity of the radius.
    Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal, 1814, 10: 182-186.
    Colles' fracture. Reprinted in Medical Classics, 1940, 4: 1038-1042.
  • On the operation of tying the subclavian artery.
    Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal, 1815, 11: 1-25.
    Colles tied the subclavian artery in 1811 and again in 1813.
    Reprinted in Medical Classics, 1940, 4: 1043-1072.
  • Practical observations on the venereal disease, and on the use of mercury.
    London, Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper, 1837. Page 304.
    Colles introduced small doses of mercury in the treatment of syphilis.
  • Lectures on the theory and practice of surgery. 2 volumes.
    Colles' principle textbook.

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