Marshall Hall - bibliography
English physiologist, born February 18, 1790, Basford, near Nottingham, died August 11, 1857, Brighton, East Sussex.
Bibliography• Dissertatio inauguralis de febribus inordinatis.
Edinburgh : Abernethy & Walker, 1812.
• On diagnosis. In Four Parts. London, 1917. German translation by A. F. Bloch.
2 parts, Helmstädt, 1823; 2nd edition: The principles of diagnosis.
New York, 1835:
The present work resulted from an excellent course of lectures Hall
conducted at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh just after his graduation.
First published in 1817.
3rd edition: Principles of the theory and practice of medicine. Including a third
edition of the author’s work upon diagnosis.
London : Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1837. Boston, 1839.
• On the mimoses; or a descriptive, diagnostic and practical essay on the
affections usually denominated dyspeptic, hypochondriac, bilious, nervous,
chlorotic, hysteric, spasmodic, etc.
London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Brown. 1918.
• Cases of a serious morbid affection : chiefly occurring after delivery,
miscarriage, etc. from various causes of irritation and exhaustion : and of a
similar affection, unconnected with the puerperal state. London, 1820.
• An essay of the symptoms and history of diseases, considered chiefly in their
relation to diagnosis. London, 1822.
• A descriptive, diagnostic and practical essay on disorders of the digestive
organs and general health etc. 1823.
• Commentaries on some of the more important of the diseases of females.
• Researches Principally Relative to the Morbid and Curative Effects of Loss of
Blood. London, 1830. Philadelphia, 1830; 2nd edition, 1835.
• A Brief Account of a Particular Function of the Nervous System.
Read at a meeting on November 27, 1832, and reported in part in
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1832; 2: 190-192.
• On the Reflex Function of the Medulla Oblongata and Medulla Spinalis.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1833; 123: 635-665.
• Observations on blood-letting, etc. To which was added: An essay on a
hydrencephaloid affection in infants arising from exhaustion.
London, 1836; German tranlsation by H. Bressler, Berlin, 1837.
• Lectures on the nervous system and its diseases. London, 1836.
• Memoirs on the nervous system: I. The reflex function of the med. Oblongata
and med. Spinalis; II. The true spinal marrow and axcitomotory system of
nerves. London, 1837.
German translations by E. Dieffenbach, Hamburg, 1839, and G. Kürschner,
• On the Function of the Medulla Oblongata and Medulla Spinalis, and on the
Excito- Motory System of Nerves. 1837.
• On the Diseases and Derangements of the Nervous System, etc.
London, 1841. German translation by J. Wallach, Leipzig, 1842.
Hall's studies of reflex action were much more widely acclaimed in Europa
than in Great Britain and were never given any recognition by the
Royal Society. Hall did, however, develop and apply his ideas on the reflex
to medicine and published several books concerning his research.
He firmly established the concept of the reflex arc as a fundamental of
neurophysiology and in this work applies to it to the diseases of the
• On the mutual relations between anatomy, physiology, pathology and
therapeutics and the practice of medicine.
London, 1842; German translation by E. Levin, Leipzig, 1843.
• New memoir of the nervous system. London, 1843.
German translation by Johann Adolf Winter (1816-): Neue Untersuchungen
über das Nervensystem. Leipzig, 1844.
• Practical observations and suggestions to medicine.
London, 1845; German tranlsation by L. Posner, Leipzig, 1846.
• Essays on the theory of convulsive diseases : Essay I. On the convulsive
affections of infants, and especially laryngismus ; essay II. On the convulsive
diseases in adults, and especially epilepsy ; by Marshall Hall. London, 1848.
• On the neck as a medical region and on trachelismus etc. London, 1839.
• Synopsis of the Diastolic Nervous System: Or the System of the Spinal
Marrow, and its Reflex Arcs; as the Nervous Agent in All the Functions of
ingestion and Egestion in the Animal Economy. London, 1850.
• Work on the Thames and the Sewerage of London. London, 1850.
• On the threatenings of apoplexy and paralysis, inorganic epilepsy, spinal
syncope, hidden seizures, the resultant mania, etc.
London : Longman, Brown, Green and Longman, 1951.
• Synopsis of cerebral and spinal seizures of inorganic origin and of paroxysmal
form as a class: and of their pathology as involved in the structures and actions
of the neck. London : J. Mallett, 1851.
• On the Two-Fold Slavery of the United States: With a Project of
Self-Emancipation. London, 1854.
• Prone and poistural respiration in drowning and other forms of apnoea or
suspended respiration. London, 1857.
• Essays on the Theory of Convulsive Diseases, etc.
Edited by his son, Marshall hall. London, 1857.
• Memoirs of Marshall Hall . . . by his widow. London : Richard Bentley,1861.
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.
Charles Coulston Gillispie, editor in chief:
• Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Charles Scribner’s Sons. New York, 1970.
• Marshall Hall (1790–1857).
In: The Founders of Neurology. Compiled and edited by Webb Haymaker
and Francis Schiller.
Springfield, Illinois, Charles C. Thomas. 2nd edition. 1970.
• Illustrierte Geschichte der Medizin. Andreas & Andreas Verlag,
Salzburg, 1990. Original title: Histoire de la médicine, de la pharmacie, de
l'art dentaire et de l'art vétérinaire. Paris 1978.
• Encyclopædica Britannica.