An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to Circa 2020 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15478 entries, 13333 authors and 1903 subjects. Updated: December 6, 2021

KUSSMAUL, Adolf

8 entries
  • 1502

Die Farbenerscheinungen im Grunde des menschlichen Auges.

Heidelberg: K. Groos, 1845.

An important description of colour phenomena in the fundus oculi. This paper won for Kussmaul the Karl Friedrich Medal of the University of Heidelberg.



Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › Physiology of Vision
  • 2387

Untersuchungen über den constitutionellen Mercurialismus und sein Verhältniss zur constitutionellen Syphilis.

Würzburg: Stahel, 1861.


Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES › Syphilis
  • 2906

Ueber eine bisher noch nicht beschriebene eigenthümliche Arterienerkrankung (Periarteritis nodosa), die mit Morbus Brightii und rapid fortschreitender allgemeiner Muskellähmung einhergeht.

Dtsch. Arch. klin. Med., 1, 484-518, 1866.

First description of periarteritis nodosa.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Arterial Disease
  • 3463

Ueber die Behandlung der Magenerweiterung durch eine neue Methode (mittelst der Magenpumpe).

Dtsch. Arch. klin. Med., 6, 455-500, 1869.

In 1867 Kussmaul used the stomach pump for gastric dilatation due to pyloric obstruction. Although his advocacy of gastric lavage established this method of treatment in medical practice, the instrument had already been used many years previously.



Subjects: GASTROENTEROLOGY › Esophagus: Stomach: Duodenum: Intestines
  • 4831

Zur Lehre von der Tetanie.

Berl. klin. Wschr., 9, 441-44, Berlin, 1872.

Important observations on gastric tetany were made by Kussmaul. He called attention to the convulsions sometimes accompanying dilatation of the stomach. He first mentioned “gastric tetany” in 1869 in his paper on gastric lavage (No. 3463).



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Tetany
  • 2776

Ueber schwielige Mediastino-Pericarditis und den paradoxen Puls.

Berl. klin. Wschr.10, 433-35, 445-49, 461-64, 1873.

Kussmaul introduced the concept of the “paradoxical pulse.”



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
  • 3939

Zur Lehre vom diabetes mellitus.

Dtsch. Arch. klin. Med., 14, 1-46, 1874.

Kussmaul explained diabetic coma as being due to acetonemia. He described the air-hunger (“Kussmaul’s respiration”) present in this condition. Partial English translation in No. 2241.



Subjects: Metabolism & Metabolic Disorders › Diabetes
  • 4624

Die Störungen der Sprache.

Leipzig: F. C. W. Vogel, 1877.

Kussmaul termed aphasia “word-blindness”. The book was issued as a supplement to vol. 12 of Ziemssen’s Handbuch der speciellen Pathologie und Therapie. English translation in Ziemssen’s Cyclopedia of the practice of medicine, Vol. 14, New York, 1877.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Aphasia, Agraphia, Agnosia, Speech, Anatomy and Physiology of › Speech Disorders