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William Alexander Hammond - bibliography

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American neurologist and sanitary general, born, August 28, 1828, Annapolis, Maryland; died January 5, 1900, Washington.


  • A treatise on hygiene, with special reference to the military service. Philadelphia, 1863.
  • Lectures on venereal diseases. Philadelphia, 1864.
  • On wakefulness, with an introductory chapter on the physiology of sleep. Philadelphia, 1865.
  • Insanity and its medico-legal relations. New York, 1866.
  • On sleep and its derangements. Philadelphia, 1869.
  • The physics and and physiology of spiritualism.
    New York, 1870.
  • The Medical and Surgical History of the Rebellion.
    Written by Joseph Janvier Woodward (1833-1884), George Alexander Otis (1830-1881), Charles Smart (1841-1905), under the direction of Joseph K. Barnes (1817-1883), Surgeon General of the Army. Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 1870-1888. One of the most remarkable works ever published on military medicine. An index of operators and reporters appears at the end of the third surgical volume. This index makes it possible to look up any surgeon and find the patients he treated. The work was highly praised by Virchow (1874): ”Whoever takes in hand and examines these comprehensive publications will continually have his astonishment excited anew by the riches of the experience, purchased at so dear a price, which is there recorded . . .”
  • A Treatise on the Diseases of the Nervous System.
    New York, D. Appleton & Co, 1871.
  • Clinical Lectures on Diseases of the Nervous system.
    New York, 1874.
  • Insanity in Its Relations to Crime. New York, 1875.
  • Spiritualism and Allied Causes and Conditions of Nervous Derangement. New York, Putnam, 1876.
    A book of fantastic tales, such as that of a girl abstaining from food and drink for years, raising in her doctor’s mind the question: ”Why does the body grow when nothing goes into it?”
  • Rudolf Virchow:
    Die Fortschritte der Kriegsheilkunde, besonders im Gebiet der Infectionskrankheiten. Berlin, Hirschwald, 1874.
    His quotation on The Medical and Surgical History of the Rebellion is on page 7.
  • Mil. Surgeon, 1929, 64: 98-110, 252-262 (Duncan).
  • Army Med Bull, 1940, 52: 42-46 (Phalen).
  • Chiefs of the Medical Department, United States Army, 1775-1940. Biographical sketches. Washington, D.C., privately printed, 1940 (Phalen).

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