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American surgeon, born August 8, 1835, Philadelphia; died May 20, 1903.


  • Frank Woodbury:
    Cases of exploratory laparotomy followed by appropriate remedial operation.
    Transactions of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1887, 9: 183.
    Morton was one of the first deliberately to operate for and remove the inflamed appendix after correct diagnosis, April 1887. The patient survived. Case reported by Woodbury. Thomas George Morton:
  • Lecture on the transfusion of blood and its practical application.
    New York, 1877.
  • History of the Surgery of the Pennsylvania Hospital. With Hunt. 1880.
  • The History of Pennsylvania Hospital, 1751-1895.
    Times Printing House, 1895 In American Journal of Medical Sciences, 1865 to 1879:
  • Orbital aneurusmal diseases.
  • Hip-joint amputations.
  • Axillary aneurisms.
  • Impure air in hospital wards, with description of ward carriage.
  • Account of the mortality which followed for forty years amputations in the Pennsylvania hospital.
  • Excision of os calcis and astralgus etc.
  • Case of complete osseus ankylosis of knee at right angle, cured by excision.
  • Excision of nerves.
  • Transfusion of blood.
  • Description of bed elevator.
  • Five years’ amputations.
  • Ligations of large arteries at Pennsylvania hospital etc.
  • Deaths from ether etc.
  • System of forced ventilation at the Pennsylvania hospital.
  • Account of a worm, the dracunculus «Loa» removed from the human eye. In Pennsylvania Hospital Reports 1868-1869:
  • Review of ligations of large arteries.
  • Case of congenital sacral tumor containing an intragrowth of foetal remains.
  • Account of cases of stone in the bladder, treated by lithotomy and lithotripsy.

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