Robert Lawson Tait - bibliography
- Tait's law
- Tait's ligature
- Tait's operation
- Tait's operation II
- Tait-Porro operation
- Tait-Porro operation
English gynaecologist, born May 1, 1845, Edinburgh, Scotland; died June 13, 1899, country estate Llandudno, North Wales.
Bibliography• The treatment of cleft palate. 1870.
• The Pathology and Treatment of Diseases of the Ovaries.
Being the Hastings Prize Essay for 1873. 1874.
4th edition, revised and enlarged, New York : William Wood & Company, 1883.
• Anatomy of umbilical cord. Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1876.
• An Essay on Hospital Mortality based on the Statistics of the Hospitals of Great Britain
for Fifteen Years. London, 1877.
• Diseases of Women. A Textbook for Students and Preactitioners.
London, Williams and Norgate, 1877. 2nd edition 1879.
New York: William Wood & Company; 1879.
Philadelphia : Lea Borthers & Co. 1889.
Translated into French by Dr Olivier in 1886 and by Dr Bétrix in 1891.
• Removal of normal ovaries. British Medical Journal, 1879, 1: 813-814.
Tait reported that he had performed Battey's operation on
August 1, 1871, 16 days before Battey.
• A case of removal of the uterine appendages.
British Medical Journal, 1881, 1: 766-767.Oöphorectomy, February 1881.
• The Uselessness of Vivisection upon Animals as a Method
of Scientific Research.
Birmingham, 1882. Reissued in America in 1883.
Translated into German, Dresden, 1883. It is full of fallacies.
• General Summary of Conclusions from One Thousand Cases of
Abdominal Section. Birmingham: R. Birbeck, 1884.
• Five cases of extra-uterine pregnancy operated upon at the time
of rupture. British Medical Journal, 1884, 1: 1250-1251.
The first successful operation for ruptured ectopic pregnancy
was peformed by Lawson Tait on March 1, 1883.
• On the method of flap-splitting in certain plastic operations.
British Gynaecological Journal, 1887-1888, 3: 367-376.
British Gynaecological Journal, 1891-1892, 7: 195-214.
Tait devised a flap-splitting operation for retocele which,
with some modifications, is in use today.
• Lectures on Ectopic Pregnancy and Pelvic Haematocele. Birmingham, 1888.
• An address on the surgical aspect of impacted labour.
British Medical Journal, 1890, 1: 657-661.
The Tait-Porro operation, by which tait performed Caesarean section
in cases of placenta praevia.
• On the occurrence of pleural effusion in association with disease of the
Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, 1892, 75: 109-118. Meigs syndrome.
• Lectures on ectopic pregnancy and pelvic haematocele.
Birmingham, Journal Printing Works, 1888.
• Diseases of Women and Abdominal Surgery. London, 1889.
• General summary of conclusions from 400 consecutive cases of abdominal section. 1894.
• Three cases of extirpation of diseased ovaria.
Eclectic Repertory & Analytical Review, Medical and
Philosophical, 1817, 7: 242-244.
W. J. S. McKay:
• Lawson Tait, his life and work. London, 1922.
• Lawson Tait. Thomas Vicary Lecture 1947.
• Lawson Tait, 1845-1899.
A biography. Expanded from the Thomas Vicary lecture
delivered in 1947. London, 1949.
• Robert Lawson Tait. London: National Anti-Vivisection Society; 1967.
• Classic pages in obstetrics and gynecology. Robert Lawson Tait.
General summary of conclusions from one thousand cases of
St. Louis, Missouri : Mosby-Year Book Inc. 1974, 118 (5): 717.
J. A. Shepherd:
• The contribution of Robert Lawson Tait to the development of
abdominal surgery. Surgery annual, 1986, 18: 339–349.
Ira M. Rutkow:
• Surgery – an Illustrated History. Mosby-Year Book, Inc. 1993.
• Lawson Tait and opposition to germ theory: defining science in
Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences,
April 1998, 53 (2): 99–131.
I. M. Golditch:
• The forgotten gynecologist. Obstetrics and gynecology,
January 2002, 99 (1): 152–156
• Dictionary of National Biography, supplement III.
• Lawson Tait, his Life and Work, London, 1922. From Wikipedia.