Silas Weir Mitchell - bibliography
- Barraquer-Simons syndrome
- Bernard-Horner syndrome (Claude Bernard)
- Mitchell's rest cure
- Mitchell's syndrome I
American physician and author, born February 15, 1829, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; died January 4, 1914, Philadelphia.
- Researches on the venom of the rattlesnake.
With Edward Tyson Reichert. Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1860.
- On the production of cataract in frogs by the administration of sugar.
American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Philadelphia, 1860, n.s. 39: 106-110.
- Gunshot Wounds and Other Injuries of Nerves.
With William Keen Jr. and George Morehouse.
Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1864.
Reprinted, San Francisco, Norman Publishing, 1989.
In this classic work the entity causalgia was given its place in medicine.
- Reflex Paralysis, the result of gunshot wounds, and other injuries of nerves, founded chiefly upon cases observed in the United States General Hospital, Christian Street, Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1864.
- Researches on the physiology of the cerebellum.
American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Philadelphia, 1869, 57: 320-338.
- Wear and Tear. Philadelphia, 1871.
- Injuries of Nerves and their Consequences.
Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1872.
This classic was still used by the French as late as World War I.
- Clinical lecture on certain painful affections of the feet.
Philadelphia Medical Times, 1872, 3: 81-82, 113-115.
- Post-Paralytic Chorea.
American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Philadelphia, 1874, 68: 342-352.
- Headaches, From Heat Stroke, From Fevers, After Meningitis, From Over Use of the Brain, From Eye Strain.
Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia, 1874, 31: 67-71.
- The Supply of Nerves to the Skin.
Philadelphia Medical Times, 1874; 4: 401-403.
- On Rest in the treatment of Nervous Disease: Its Use and Abuse.
A Series of American Clinical Lectures, E. C. Seguin, ed. I. New York, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1875, pp. 83-102.
Also in the semipopular book by Mitchell, Fat and Blood; Philadelphia, 1877.
- Fat and Blood, and how to make them. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, & Co., 1877.
German translation by Georg Klemperer, 1887.
Includes full account of Weir Mitchell’s rest cure for nervous disorders.
- Nurse and Patient. Philadelphia, 1877.
- The Relation of pain to weather, being a study of the natural history of a case of traumatic neuralgia.
American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Philadelphia, 1877; 73: 305-329.
- On a Rare Vaso-motor Neurosis of the Extremities, and on the Maladies with Which It May Be Confounded.
American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Philadelphia, 1878; 76: 17-36.
- The Cremaster-Reflex.
Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, Chicago, 1879; 6: 577-586.
- Lectures on the Diseases of the Nervous System –- Especially in Women. 1881.
- Researches Upon the Venoms of Poisonous Snakes.
With Edward Tyson Reichert (1855-).
Washington, Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, 1886; 26: 1-186.
Mitchell and Reichert showed snake venom to be protein in nature, and demonstrated the presence of toxic albumins.
- Physiological Studies of the Knee-jerk and of the Reactions of Muscles Under Mechanical and Other Excitants. With Morris James Lewis (1852-)
Medical News, Philadelphia, 1886, 48: 169-173, 198-203.
Demonstration that the knee-jerk can be reinforced by sensory stimulation.
- Doctor and Patient. Philadelphia, 1888.
- The Early History of Instrumental Precision in Medicine.
New Haven; Tuttle, Moorehouse & Taylor, 1892.
- Clinical Lessons of Nervous Diseases. 1897.
- The Case of George Deadlow. 1866.
- Hephzibah Guinness.
Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, & Co.,1880.
- Roland Blake. 1886.
- Far in the Forest. 1888.
- A Madeira Party. 1895
- Memoir of Owen Jones. 1896.
- Hugh Wynne. 1898.
- The Adventures of François. 1898.
- The Autobiography of a Quack. 1900.
- Circumstance. 1901.
- Constance Trescott. 1905.
- The Red City. 1908.
- The Hill of Stones. 1882.
- The Masque and Other Poems. 1887.
- The Psalm of Death. 1890.
- Collected Poems. 1896.
- The Wager. 1900.
- Selections from the poems of S. Weir Mitchell. London, Macmillan, 1901.
- Doctor and Patient. E. P. Consult Oberholtzer: Personal memoiries of Weir Mitchell’. In the Bookman, volume XXXIX, New York, 1914.
- Memorial Addresses. Philadelphia, 1914.
- Sir William Osler, in British Medical Journal, 1914, page 119 ().
- Sir Thomas Lauder Brunton (1844-1916), in Nature, 1913, 92: 534.
- James Jackson Putnam, in Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, 1914, 170: 821-825.
- Charles Karsner Mills (1845-1931), in Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, Chicago, 1914, 41: 65-74
- Charles W. Burr:
The S. Weir Mitchell Oration. Philadelphia 1920.
- J. Madison Taylor:
Personal Glimpses of Silas Weir Mitchell.
Annals of Medical History, 1929, 1: 583-598.
- H. E. Sigerist:
Amerika und die Medizin. Leipzig, 1933: 137-139.
- Anna Robeson Burr:
Weir Mitchell, his life and letters. New York City, 1930.
- Richard D. Walter:
S. Weir Mitchell, M.D., Neurologist: A Medical Biography.
Springfield, Illinois, 1970, 202-222.