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William Stewart Halsted - bibliography

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American surgeon, born September 23, 1852, New York City; died September 7, 1922, Baltimore.


  • Practical comments on the use and abuse of cocaine; suggested by its invariably successful employment in more than a thousand minor surgical operations.
    The New York Medical Journal, 1885, 42: 294-195.
  • Circular suture of the intestines; an experimental study.
    The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 1887, 94: 436-461.
  • The radical cure of hernia.
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin, 1889, 1: 12-13, 112.
    Simultaneous with with he Italian surgeon Edoardo Bassini (1844-1924), Halsted devised the modern operation for the radical cure of inguinal hernia.
  • The treatment of wounds with especial reference to the value of the blood clot in the management of dead spaces.
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports, 1890-1891, 2: 255-314.
    Halsted showed that optimum wound healing was most easily obtained by avoiding haematoma formation. Contains descriptions of Halsted's method of radical mastectomy. This paper also contains the first mention of the use of rubber gloves(a Halsted invention) in an operating room.
  • Ligation of the first portion of the left subclavian artery and excision of a subclavio-axillary aneurism.
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin, 1892, 3: 93-94.
    First successful ligation of the left subclavian artery.
  • The results of operations for the cure of cancer of the breast performed at the Johns Hopkins Hospital from June, 1899, to January, 1894.
    Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports, 1894-1895, 4: 297.
  • Contribution to the surgery of the bile passages, especially of the common bile-duct.
    The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, 1899, 141: 645-654.
  • Auto- and isotransplantation, in dogs, of the parathyroid glandules.
    The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, 1925, 63: 395-438.
  • Partial progressive and complete occlusion of the aorta and other large arteries in the dog by means of the metal band.
    The Journal of Experimental Medicine, New York, 1909, 11: 373-391.
  • A diagnostic sign of gelatinous carcinoma of the breast.
    Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago, 1915, 64: 1653.
  • Surgical Papers by William Stewart Halsted.
    Edited by W. C. Burjet. 2 volumes. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press, 1924.

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