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”

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MONRO, Alexander, Secundus

3 entries
  • 1385

Observations on the structure and functions of the nervous system.

Edinburgh: W. Creech, 1783.

Monro discovered the communication between the lateral ventricles of the human brain with each other and with the third ventricle, the “foramen of Monro”. Alexander secundus was the greatest of the three Monros.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM, NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Brain, including Medulla: Cerebrospinal Fluid
  • 399.2

A description of all the bursae mucosae of the human body.

Edinburgh: C. Elliot, 1788.

The first serious study of this subject and the most original anatomical work by the greatest of the Monro dynasty. See No. 1385.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 18th Century
  • 8772

The Monro collection in the Medical Library of the University of Otago: A descriptive catalogue with annotations and introduction. By Douglass W. Taylor.

Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press, 1979.

Scottish army surgeon John Monro (1670-1740) initiated a series of events that lead to the establishment of a dynasty which, beginning with his son Alexander Monro, changed the course of medical teaching and learning. Three men (father, son and grandson), each called Alexander Monro (Primus, Secundus and Tertius), consecutively held the Chair of Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh for 126 years. The Medical Library of the University of Otago houses the Monro Collection of books and manuscripts, used and written by the Monros during their careers as students, and later, professors at the University of Edinburgh.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › New Zealand, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Scotland, Scottish Medicine