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Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie - bibliography

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English surgeon, born June 8, 1783, Winterslow, Wiltshire; died October 21, 1862, Broome Park, Betchwork, Surrey.


    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society:
  • Account of the dissection of a human foetus, in which the circulation of the blood was carried on without a heart. 1809.
  • The Croonian lecture on some physiological researches, respecting the influence of the brain on the action of the heart, and on generation of animal heat. 1809.
  • Experiments and observations on the different modes in which death is produced by certain vegetable poisons. 1809.
  • Further experimenst and observations on the action of poisons on the animal system. 1809.
  • Experiments and observations on the influence of the nervous system on the action of the muscles in general and of the heart in particular. 1809.
  • Physiological Researches.
    A compilation of four of the above papers. Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, London, 1813:
  • Pathological researches respecting the diseases of joints.
    Brodie’s knee.
  • Further observations on the diseases which affect the synovial membranes of joints.
  • Further observations on the ulceration of the cartilages of joints.
    The following work is a collection of above three articles:
  • Pathological and surgical observations on diseases of the joints. London, 1818, 1822, 1834, 1836; 5th edition, 1850.
    Philadelphia, 1843.
    French translation by Léon Marchand, Paris, 1819.
    German by Georg Philipp Holscher (1792-1852), Hannover, 1821.
    Brodie’s treatise on diseases of the joints is his most important work and includes pathological observations and case studies on inflammation (including Brodie's abscess), ulceration and tumours of the joints. Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, London, 1816:
  • Observations on the treatment of varicose veins of the legs.
  • Pathological and surgical observations relating to injuries of the brain.
  • Pathological and surgical observations relating to injuries of the spinal cord.
  • An account of a case of aneurism by anastomosis of the forehead, treated by the application of ligatures.
  • An account in which a foreign body was located in the right bronchus. Others:
  • On abscess in the brain.
    Transaction of the Society for the Improvement of Medical and Chirurgical Knowledge, London, 1812.
  • Lectures on diseases of the urinary organs.
    London, 1832; 4th edition, 1849; Philadelphia, 1843.
    French translation by Patron, Montpellier.
    German translation in Chirurgische Handbibliothek, volume XV, Weimar, 1833.
  • An account of some cases of chronic abscess of the tibia.
    Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, London, 1832, 17: 239-249.
    Brodie’s abscess.
  • Lectures on diseases of the rectum. III. Preternatural contraction of the sphincter ani.
    London Medical Gazette, 1835; 16: 26-31. Brodie’s pile.
  • On the influence of the nervous system on the action of the muscles in general and the heart in particular.
    Croonian lecture in the Royal Society, 1836.
  • Lectures illustrative of certain nervous affections.
    London, Longman, 1837.
    German translation by Kirschner, Marburg, 1838.
    Brodie’s disease I.
  • Lectures on serocustic tumors of the breast.
    London Medical Gazette, 1839, 25: 808-814.
    Brodie’s syndrome I.
  • Clinical Lectures on Surgery. Delivered at St. George’s Hospital.
    Philadelphia, Lea & Blanchard, 1846: 201-210.
    Brodie’s syndrome II.
  • Lectures illustrative of various subjects in pathology and surgery. London, 1846.
  • Psychological inquiries. Part I.
    Anonymous, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1862. Part II, 1862.
  • On quacks and quackery. 1842.
  • On the use and abuse of tobacco. 1860.
  • On homeopathy. 1861.
  • Clinical Remarks. Ulcers.
    Lancet, London, 1839-1840, I, 231-234.

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