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Charles Murchison - bibliography

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British physician, born May 21, 1830, Jamaica; died April 23, 1879.


  • Über die Pathologie der krankhaften Geschwülste.
    Doctoral dissertation, 1851.
  • A treatise on the continued fevers of Great Britain.
    London, Parker, Son & Bourn, 1862.
    German translation by Wilhelm Zuelzer (1834-1893); with an appendix: Die Epidemie des recurrierenden Typhus in St. Petersburg 1864, 1865. Braunschweig, 1867.
  • On a new method of procuring the consolidation of fibrin in certain incurable aneurisms.
    Written with Charles Hewitt Moore (1821-1870).
    Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, London, 1864, 47: 129-149.
    Moore and Murchison introduced the method of treating aneurysm by passing wire into the aneurysmal sac.
  • Clinical lectures on diseases of the liver, jaundice and abdominal dropsy. London, Longmans Green & Co., 1868.
  • On functional derangements of the liver. London, 1874.
  • Medical notes on the climate of Burmah and on the diseases which have there prevailed among European troops.
    Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal, 1855.
  • Über einen Fall von Talipes equinovarus mit Erkrankung des Kniegelenks.
  • Über die Verschiebung der Knochen und der Sehnen des Fusses beim Talipes Varus.
  • Über Chaulmoogra odorata als ein Heilmittel bei Epilepsie.
  • On the causes of intermitting or paroxysmal pyrexia and on the differential characters of its several varieties.
    Lancet, London, 1879.
  • Lancet, London, 1879, I, page 645.
  • Medical Times and Gazette, London, 1879, I: 522.
  • British Medical Journal, 1879, I: 648-650.
  • Vierteljahrschrift für öffentliche Gesundheitspflege, XI, page 668.
  • Dictionary of National Biography, 39, page 316.

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