Eminent Doctors: Their Lives and Their Work


G. T. Bettany (Editor)

Series: Historical Figures
BISAC: HIS000000

Eminent Doctors: Their Lives and Their Work contains biographical accounts of notable men of medicine whose contributions have made medicine and surgery what they are today.

Table of Contents


Chapter I. Linacre, Caius, and the Foundation of British Medicine

Chapter II. William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood

Chapter III. Thomas Sydenham, the British Hippocrates

Chapter IV. The Monros, Cullen, the Gregory’s, John Bell, and the Foundation of the Edinburgh School of Medicine

Chapter V. William and John Hunter and the Applications of Anatomy and Physiology to Surgery

Chapter VI. Edward Jenner and Vaccination

Chapter VII. Sir Astley Cooper and Abernethy: The Knife versus Regimen

Chapter VIII. Sir Charles Bell and the Functions of the Nervous System

Chapter IX. Marshall Hall and the Discovery of Reflex Action

Chapter X. Sir Benjamin Brodie and Sir William Lawrence, Two Great Practical Surgeons

Chapter XI. Addison, Bright, and the Diseases Which Bear Their Names

Chapter XII. Liston, Syme, Lizars, and the Newer Surgery

Chapter XIII. Baillie, Halford, Chambers, and Holland, the Fashionable and Courtly Physicians

Chapter XIV. Sir William Fergusson and Conservative Surgery

Chapter XV. Sir James Simpson and Anæsthetics

Chapter XVI. Sir Spencer Wells and Ovariotomy

Chapter XVII. Sir William Jenner, Budd, Murchison, and Typhoid Fever

Chapter XVIII. Sir Joseph Lister and Antiseptic Surgery

Chapter XIX. Sir Thomas Watson, Sir Dominic Corrigan, Sir William Gull, and Clinical Medicine

Chapter XX. Sir James Paget and Surgical Pathology

Chapter XXI. Williams, Stokes, and Diseases of the Chest

Chapter XXII. Sir Henry Thompson and Cremation

Chapter XXIII. Graves, Hughes Bennett, and Clinical Teaching

Chapter XXIV. Conolly, Maudsley, and Mental Diseases

Chapter XXV. Eminent Specialists: Sir Erasmus Wilson and Skin Diseases; Morell Mackenzie and Throat Diseases; Cobbold and Internal Parasites

Chapter XXVI. Eminent Specialists—Continued: Sir W. Bowman, Brudenell Carter, and Eye Diseases; Toynbee, Hinton, and Ear Diseases

Chapter XXVII. Sir R. Christison, Swaine Taylor, and Poison Detection

Chapter XXVIII. Parkes, Guy, Simon, and Public Health


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