An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15793 entries, 13706 authors and 1920 subjects. Updated: October 6, 2022

COLLES, Abraham

3 entries
  • 4410

On the fracture of the carpal extremity of the radius.

Edinb. med. surg. J., 10, 182-86, 1814.

Colles’s description of fracture of the carpal end of the radius led that type of fracture to be named “Colles’s fracture”. He was Professor of Surgery at Dublin for more than 30 years. Reprinted in Med. Classics, 1940, 4, 1038-42.



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Fractures & Dislocations
  • 2936

On the operation of tying the subclavian artery.

Edinb. med. surg. J., 11, 1-25, 1815.

Colles tied the subclavian artery in 1811 and again in 1813. Garrison reminded us that Colles is credited with the first successful ligation of the innominate artery in Europe, but was unable to verify this. The paper was reprinted in Medical Classics, 1940, 4, 1043-72.



Subjects: VASCULAR SURGERY › Ligations
  • 2380
  • 5201

Practical observations on the venereal disease, and on the use of mercury.

London: Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper, 1837.

“Colles’s law” is stated on. p. 304. Colles introduced small doses of mercury in the treatment of syphilis. He was Professor of Surgery at Dublin.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES › Syphilis