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British surgeon, born August 14, 1782, Torbane Hill, Linlinthgow, West Lothian district, Lothian region, Scotland; died February 13, 1869.


  • An Essay on the Morbid Anatomy of the Human Eye.
    2 volumes; Edinburgh, G. Ramsay & Co., 1808-1818. With 7 color plates.
  • Observations on the Fungus Haematodes, or soft Cancer, in Several of the Most important Organs of the Human Body; etc.
    Edinburgh, 1809.
    German translation by C. G. Kuehn, Leipzig, 1817.
    Dutch by A. van der Hout, Amsterdam, 1819. In the Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal:
  • Case of crural hernia, in which the obturator artery surrounded the mouth of the sac. 1806.
  • Observations on the effects of evacuating the aqueous humour in inflammation of the eyes.
    1807. Also separately, new editon, 1818.
  • Dissection of two cases, in which a moveable body was found within the cavity of the vaginal coat of the testis. 1807.
  • Practical observations on the mode of making the incision of the cornea, for the extraction of the cataract. 1809.
  • Case of palsy cured by titillation; with some observations on the effects of titillation on the nervous system. 1812.
  • Dissection of an albuminous concretion which was found in the cavity of the thorax, loosely adhering to the pleura pulmonalis; etc. 1813. Lectures on surgery.
    Lancet 1832-1833.
    Lectures delivered at the New Theatre, Aldersgate-street. 1832, I:
  • Lecture 1, pages 50-55:
    On the classification of diseases; or, nosology.
  • Lecture 2, pages 128-136:
    On the sanguinous system generally and the blood in particular.
  • Lecture 3, pages 236-242:
    On the abstraction of blood; local bleeding.
  • Lecture 4, pages 577-583:
    The abstraction of blood (continued); general bleeding.
  • Lecture 5:
    The abstraction of blood (continued); general bleeding.
  • Lecture 6:
    The abstraction of blood (continued); different modes employed. 1833, II: communications from Wardrop, page 421;
    on surgical lectures by Wardrop, 21;
    on the objects of surgery, the duties of surgeons, and medical operations, 453;
    on the causes of danger in operations, 517;
    on operations of scrofulous and gouty persons, 518;
    on the differences in temperament in operations, 520;
    on the effects of age in operations, 522;
    on the treatment proper previous to operations, 591;
    on the influence of atmosphere, seasons, and time of day, on operations, 594;
    on the mode of conducting operations, 594;
    on the instruments to be used in operations, 595;
    on the assistance necessary in operations, 595;
    on the modes of alleviating pain in operations, 596;
    on the utility of syncope in operations, 649;
    on hemorhhage from wounds in operations, 650;
    on the effect of venesection in operations, 652;
    on the treatment of the wound in operations, 653;
    on diet after operations, 654;
    on the pernicious results of improper food after operations, 654; on the evil effects of stimulating drinks after operations, 656;
    on the evils of wine and cordials in operations, 709;
    on the necessity of quiet after operations, 709;
    on the salutary effect of some degree of moral excitement after operations, 710;
    on the exhibition of medicines after operations, 711;
    on the consecutive treatment of the wounds in operations in different constitutions, 712;
    excellence of the lectures, 479;
    note on the lectures, 740.
    From the editors of Lancet, 1832-33, volume II, July 6, 1833: Although these lectures have not been re-delivered since the year 1830, the author has taken frequent opportunities of revising them, and of using his best endeavours to entitle them to the attention of the profession generally. He, at the same time, may remark that he has selected only such lectueres and such parts of them as he has deemed most worthy of publication. In the Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, London:
  • On the effects of evacuating the aqueous humor in inflammation of the eyes, and in some disease of the cornea. 1813.
  • History of a diseased metacarpal bone, removed by an operation, with the description of an instrument for sawing off the extremities of portions of long bones. 1813.
  • An account of some diseases of the toes and fingers, with observation on their treatment. 1814.
  • Case where a seton was introduced between the fractured ends of a femur, which had not united in the usual manner; etc. 1814.
  • On the laceration of the fibres of muscles, particularly of the external gastrocnemius. 1816.
  • Account of a case where a severe nervous affection came on after a punctured wound of the finger, and in which amputation was successfully performed. 1817.
  • Some observations on one species of naevus maternus, with the case of an infant where the carotid artery was tied. 1818.
  • Account of the rheumatic inflammation of the eye; etc. 1818.
  • Some observations on a mode of performing operations on irritable patients, etc. 1819.
  • Case of a large naevus maternus on the head, cured by tying the carotid artery. 1822.
  • Case of a wounded nerve of the thumb, followed by severe symptoms, which were relieved by a division of the nerve. 1822.
  • Case of carotid aneurism, successfully treated by tying the artery above the aneurismal tumor. Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, London, 1827; 13: 217-226.
    This paper was expanded into a book:
    On Aneurism and Its Cure by a New Operation. London, Longman, 1818.
    German translation in the Chirurgische Handbibliothek, Weimar 1829; XI.
  • History of James Mitchell, a boy born blind and deaf; with an account of the operation performed for the recovery of his sight. Edinburgh, 1813.
  • Case of a Lady born Blind, who received Sight at an advanced age by the formation of an Artificial Pupil.
    Read before the Royal Society on June 15, 1826. Lancet, London, 1826, I: 728.
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1826.?
  • Morbid anatomy of the human eye.
    London, 1834. An unchanged new edition of his previous work, disregarding advances since then.
  • On blood-letting. An coount of the curative effects of the abstractions of blood; etc.
    London, 1834.
    American edition, Philadelphia, 1837.
    German translation in [Behrend’s] Bibliothek von Vorlesungen der vorzüglichsten und berühmtesten Lehrer des Auslandes über Medizin u.s.w.14 volumes, Leipzig, 1840; Italian, Pisa, 1839.
  • On the nature and treatment of diseases of the heart; with some new views of the physiology of the circulation.
    London, 1837; new edition, 1860.

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