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Charles-Édouard Brown-Séquard - bibliography

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Biography

French physician and physiologist, born April 8, 1817, Port Louis, Mauritius; died April 1, 1894, Paris.

Bibliography

    Works referred to etc:

  • Théophile de Bordeu:
    Recherches sur les maladies chroniques. VI. Analyse médicinale du sang. Paris, 1775.
    De Bordeu first conceived the idea of internal secretion by his hypothesis that every organ, tissue, and cell discharge into the blood products which indfluence other parts of the body.

  • Sir Charles Locock, baronet;
    [Contributions to discussion on paper by E. H. Sieveking].
    Lancet, London, 1857, 1: 528.
    Refers to Sir Edward Henry Sieveking (1816-1904), who, in 1858, published: On epilepsy and epileptiform seizures, their causes, pathology, and treatment.
    Locock, physician accoucheur to Queen Victoria, recommended bromide of potassium in the treatment of epilepsy.

    Works by Brown-Séquard:
  • Recherches et expériences sur la physiologie de la moëlle épinière. Thèse de Paris, 1846.
  • Recherches sur le rétablissement de l’irritabilité musculaire chez un supplicié treize heures après la mort.
  • Résumé de plusieurs mémoires de physiologie expérimentale, lus ou présentés à l’Académie des sciences, dans l’année 1847.
  • De la transmission croisée des impressions sensitives par la moelle épinière.
    Comptes rendus de la Société de biologie, 1851, 2: 33-44.
  • Experimental researches applied to physiology and pathology.
    Medical Examiner, Philadelphia, 1852, 8: 481-504.
    By applying a galvanic current to the superior part of the divided sympathetic nerve and causing vascular contraction and a fall in temperature, Brown-équard inferred that section of the sympathetic paralysed and dilated the blood-vessels (pp. 489-490).
  • Experimental researches applied to physiology and pathology. New York, 1853.
  • Note sur la découverte de quelques-uns des effets de la galvanisation du nerf grand sympathetique au cou.
    Gazette médicale de Paris, 1854, 3 sér., 9: 22-23.
  • Sur les résultats de la section et de la galvanisation du nerf grand sympathetique au cou.
    Gazette médicale de Paris, 1854, 3 sér., 9: 30-32.
  • Deux mémoires sur la physiologie de la moelle épinière.
    Paris, 1855.
  • Examen de la théorie de M. Longet relative à la transmission des impressions sensitives. Paris, 1855.
    Longet is the physiologist François-Achille Longet (1811-1871).
  • Recherches expérimentales sur la transmission croisée des impressions dans la moëlle épinière. Paris, 1855.
  • Experimental and clinical researches on the physiology and pathology of the spinal cord and some other parts of the nervous centres.
    Richmond, Virginia, 1855.
  • Recherches expérimentales sur la physiologie et la pathologie des capsules surrénales.
    Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l’Académie des sciences. Paris, 1856, 8: 422-425.
    By the simple experiment of excising the adrenal gland of animals, he proved that the glands were indispensable to life. It is one of the first works to demonstrate the function of the glands of internal secretion and is basic to the development of endocrinology.
  • Recherches expérimentales sur la production d'une affection convulsive épileptiforme, à la suite de lésions de la moëlle épinière.
    Archives générales de médecine, Paris, 1856, 5 sér., 7: 143-149.
    Experimental epilepsy (section of sciatic nerve).
    See also Archives de physiologie normale et pathologique, Paris, 1869, 2: 211-220, 422-438, 496-503.
    Archives de physiologie normale et pathologique, Paris, 1870, 3: 153-160.
  • Researches on epilepsy: its artificial production in animals, and its etiology, nature and treatment in man etc. Boston, 1857.
  • Course of lectures on the physiology and pathology of the central nervous system. Delivered at the R. C. S. of England in May 1858. Philadelphia, 1860.
    Brown-Séquard's investigations of spinal cord transection in which he defines the relative function of the posterior and anterior cord sections and their relationship to other neural pathways is one of his foremost accomplishments and is explained fully in this impressive series of lectures.
  • Lectures on the diagnosis and treatment of the principal forms of paralysis of the lower extremities. Philadelphia 1861.
    This study of the pathway of conduction of the spinal cord and its relationship to paralysis was written shortly before Brown-Séquard accepted an appointment as physician at the National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptics in Queen's Square, London.
  • Recherches sur la transmission des impressions de tact, de chatouillement, de doleur, de tmpérature et de contraction (sens musculaire) dans la moëlle épinière.
    Journal de physiologie, Paris, 1863, 6: 124-125, 232-248, 581-646.
    His study of the pathways of conduction in the spinal cord was among Brown-Séquard's best work
  • Advice to students: an address delivered at the opening of the medical lectures of Harvard University, Nov. 7, 1866.
    Cambridge, Wilson, 1867.
  • Lectures on the diagnosis and treatment of functional nervous affections. Philadelphia, 1868.
  • Dual character of the brain. Delivered April 22, 1874.
    Washington, 1877.
  • Two letters on convulsions and paralysis as affects of disease of the base of the brain.
    Philadelphia, 1878.
  • Expérience démontrant la puissance dynamogénique chez l'homme d'un liquide extrait de testicule d'animaux.
    Archives de physiologie normale et pathologique, Paris, 1889, 5, sér. 1: 651-658.
    This was perhaps the first employment of "male sex hormone".
    Further papers on this subject were published by Brown-Séquard in:
    Archives de physiologie normale et pathologique, Paris, 1889, 5 sér., 1: 739-746;
    Archives de physiologie normale et pathologique, Paris, 1890, 2: 201-208, 443-457, 641-648;
    Archives de physiologie normale et pathologique, Paris, 1891, 3: 747-761.
  • Notice sur les travaux scientifiques de C. E. Brown-Séquard.
    Paris, Masson, 1883. Comprises 397 works until 1883.
  • Gerhard Armauer Hansen:
    Brown-Séquards indsprøitninger. Naturen 1893, side 48-51.
  • M. Berthelot:
    Notice sur la vie et les travaux de M. Brown-Séquard.
    Paris, 1904.
  • E. Dupuy:
    Notice sur M. le Pr. Brown-Séquard, ancien président de la Societé de biologie.
    Mémoires de la Société de biologie, Paris, 1894, 46: 759-770.
  • E. Gley:
    C.-E. Brown-Sequard.
    Archives de physiologie normale et pathologique, Paris, 5th ser., 1894, 6: 501-516.
  • J. M. D. Olmsted:
    Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard. A Nineteenth Century Neurologist and Endocrinologist. Baltimore, 1946.
  • F. A. Rouget:
    Brown-Séquard et son oeuvre. Port Louis, Mauritius, 1930.
  • L. Delhoume.
    De Claude Bernard à d'Arsonval. Paris, 1939.
    Contains an interesting set of letters between Brown-Séquard and his assistant d'Arsonval.

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