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Charles Aston Key - bibliography

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British surgeon and cardiologist, born 1798, London; died August 23, 1849.


  • A short treatise on the section of the prostate gland in lithotomy; with an explanation of a safe and easy method of conducting the operation on the principles of Cheselden.
    London, 1824, with 4 plates.
  • Case of axillary aneurism successfully treated by tying the subclavian artery.
    Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, London, 1825.
    In 1823 Key successfully ligated the subclavian artery for aneurysm at the axilla.
  • On chronic enlargement of testicle etc. London Medical Gazette, 1829.
  • Removal of a tumour fifty-six pounds in weight, extending from beneath the umbilicus to the anterior border of the anus.
    Lancet, London, 1830/1831, I: 86-89.
  • Aneurysm of the arteria innominata, operation by tying the carotid; sudden death; singular pathological appearances.
    London Medical Gazette, 1830.
  • A memoir on the advantages and practicability of dividing the stricture in strangulated hernia on the outside of the sac etc.
    London, Longman, 1833, with 3 plates.
    Introducing the principle of dividing the stricture outside the sac in cases of strangulated hernia – herniotomy – without opening of the hernial sac.
  • Femoral aneurism successfully treated by a ligature of the external iliac artery.
    Guy's Hospital Reports, London, 1836, 1: 59-78.

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