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Scottish physician, born February 12, 1829, Haddington, East Lothian; died October 27, 1896.


  • Researches on the colouring principle of urine.
    The Pharmaceutical Journal, London, 1852.

  • Recherches sur la physiologie di diabète sucré, nouvelle méthode pour produire artificiellement le diabète chez les animaux.
    Comptes rendus de la Société de biologie, Paris, 1853.
  • On the anatomy and physiology of the supra-renal bodies.
    Prize-winning treatise, 1861.
  • Jaundice; its pathology and treatment: with the application of physiological chemistry to the detection and treatment of diseases of the liver and pancreas.
    London, Walton & Maberly, 1863.

  • On the influence of Physical and Chemical Agents upon Blood; with special references to the mutual action of the Blood and the respiratiory Gases.

    Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1865: 687-724.
  • Albuminuria, with and without dropsy; etc. London, 1866.
  • Diabetes; its various forms and different treatments. London, 1866.
  • Histological Demonstrations; a Guide to the Microscopical Examination of the Animal Tissues in Health and Disease for the Use of the Medical and Veterinary Professions. Being the Substance of Lectures delivered by George Harley, M.D., F.R.S. Edited by George T. Brown (1827-1906).
    London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1866. 268 pages.

  • Autoclinical remarks on injury of the retina from overwork with the microscope. Lancet, 1868.
  • The urine and its derangements etc. Philadelphia, 1872.
  • The simplification of English spelling,: Specially adapted for the rising generation. An easy way of saving time in writing, printing, and reading. 1877. 115 pages.
  • The diseases of the liver: With and without jaundice, with the special application of physiological chemistry to their diagnosis and treatment.
    London, P. Blakiston, 1883. 571 pages.
    Harley's magnum opus. Biographical:
  • Barry G. Firkin and Judith A. Whitworth:
    Dictionary of Medical Eponyms.
    The Parthenon Publishing Group. 1989. New edition in 2002.
    The main source for this article.
  • Julius Leopold Pagel (1851-1912), publisher:
    Biographisches Lexikon hervorragender Ärzte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts.
    Urban & Schwarzenberg, Berlin and Vienna, 1901.
  • August Hirsch (1817-1894), publisher:
    Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte aller Zeiten und Völker.
    2nd edition. Berlin, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1929.
    First published in 6 volumes 1884-1888. 3rd edition, München 1962.
  • W. Haberling and H. Vierordt::
    Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte aller Zeiten und Völker. Ergänzungsband. Berlin and Vienna, 1935.
  • Harry Wain (1907-1970):
    The Story Behind the Word. Some Interesting Origins of Medical Terms.
    Springfield, Illinois, Charles C. Thomas, 1958.
  • Barry G. Firkin and Judith A. Whitworth:
    Dictionary of Medical Eponyms.
    The Parthenon Publishing Group. 1989. New edition in 2002.
  • George Harley of Harley Street. No author listed.
    JAMA, Chicago, February 15, 1965, 191: 594-595.
  • A. Paton:
    George Harley (1829-1896).
    The Practitioner, London, December 1979, 223 (1338): 849-851.

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