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English gynaecologist, born 1823, Rye, Sussex; died August 28, 1897, Lymington.


  • On a new method of version in abnormal labour. The Lancet 1860, 2: 28-30.
  • Further illustrations of the new method of version. The Lancet, 1861, 1: 134-.
  • Cauliflower excrescence. Guy’s Hospital Reports, London, 1861.
  • On combined external and internal version.
    Transactions of the Obstetrical Society of London, 1864, 5: 219-267.
    German translation by Ludwig Wilhelm Kueneke (1831-1883), Göttingen, 1865.
  • On the condition of the uterus in obstructed labour, and an enquiry as to what is intended by the terms "cessation of labour pains", "powerless labour", and "exhaustion".
    Transactions of the Obstetrical Society of London, (1867), 1868, 9: 207-239.
    Introduction of combined podalic version.
  • Cases of transfusion, with some remarks on a new method of performing the operation. Guy’s Hospital Reports, London, 1869, 14: 1-14.
  • Contribution to the knowledge of puerperal diseases.
    Transactions of the Obstetrical Society of London, 1869.
  • Some remarks on the cephalotribe.
    Transactions of the Obstetrical Society of London, 1870, 11 (1): 143-.
  • On the contractions of the uterus throughout pregnancy: their physiological effects and their value in the diagnosis of pregnancy.
    Transactions of the Obstetrical Society of London, (1871), 1872, 13: 216-231.
  • Uterine polypi. Guy’s Hospital Reports, London.
  • On auxiliary forces concerned in the circuulation of the pregnant uterus; supplementary forces concerned in the abdominal circulation in man.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1879.
  • Further remarks on the use of the intermittent contractions of the pregnant uterus as a means of diagnosis.
    Transactions of the International Medical Congress, London, 1881, 4: 271.
  • On intermittent contractions in uterine fibromata, and pregnant uterus, in relation to diagnosis.
    The Medical Press and Circular, 1894, 108: 481.

    Obituaries, biographical:
  • British Medical Journal, 1897, II: 618.
  • 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.
  • C. J. Cullingworth:
    Selected Essays and Monographs.
    New Sydenham Society. Publication 173: 93-118. London, 1901. With bibliography.
  • John Braxton Hicks. The Lancet 1897, 2: 692.
  • J. H. Young:
    John Braxton Hicks (1823-1897).
    Medical History, London, April 1960, 4 (2): 153-162.
  • John Braxton Hicks (1823-1897). JAMA, June 23, 1969, 208 (12): 2331-2332.
  • Barry G. Firkin and Judith A. Whitworth:
    Dictionary of Medical Eponyms.
    The Parthenon Publishing Group. 1989. New edition in 2002.
  • Jeremy M. Norman, editor:
    Morton’s Medical Bibliography. An annotated Check-list of Texts Illustrating the History of Medicine (Garrison and Morton).
    Fifth edition. Scolar Press, 1991.
  • Peter M Dunn
    John Braxton Hicks (1823-97) and painless uterine contractions.
    Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition, London, 1999, 81: 157-158.

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