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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2 entries
  • 5678
  • 5925

Vorläufige Mitteilung über locale Anästheserung am Auge.

Klin. Mbl. Augenheilk., 22, Beilageheft, 60-63, 1884.

Introduction of cocaine as a local anesthetic; this was the first local anesthetic employed (16 September 1884). Freud (No. 1880.1) is accredited by some with this innovation, but in this connection see the letter by Koller in J. Amer. med. Ass., 1941, 117, 1284. English translation by H. Knapp in Arch. Ophthal. (Chicago), December, 1884. 

Subjects: ANESTHESIA › Cocaine, ANESTHESIA › Local Anesthesia, OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • 8655

On cocaine and its use in ophthalmic and general surgery.

Arch. Ophthalmol., 13, 402-448, 1884.

Knapp translated Koller's paper (No. 5678) into English and with the English translation published a large amount of supplementary material by American surgeons who had recently experimented with cocaine as a local anesthetic. In 1885 Knapp's paper was republished in book form as Cocaine and its use in opthalmic and general surgery...With supplementary contributions by Drs. F. H. Bosworth, R. J. Hall, E. L. Keyes, H. Knapp, and Wm. M. Polk. (New York: G. P. Putman's Sons, 1885). Digital facsimile of the book-form version from the Internet Archive at this link.