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”

15791 entries, 13704 authors and 1919 subjects. Updated: September 13, 2022

BROWN-SÉQUARD, Charles Édouard

8 entries
  • 4530

De la transmission croisée des impressions sensitives par la moëlle épinière.

C. R. Soc. Biol. (Paris), (1850), 2, 33-34., Paris, 1851.

“Brown-Séquard’s paralysis”. Lesion of one lateral half of the spinal cord causes paralysis of motion on one side and of sensation on the other. See also the writer’s later paper on pp. 70-73 of the same volume.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Diseases of the Nervous System, NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Spinal Cord
  • 1322

Experimental researches applied to physiology and pathology.

Med. Exam. (Phila.), 8, 481-504, 1852.

By applying a galvanic current to the superior part of the divided sympathetic nerve and causing vascular contraction and a fall in temperature, Brown-Séquard inferred that section of the sympathetic paralysed and dilated the blood-vessels (pp. 489-90). See also Nos. 1325-26.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Autonomic Nervous System
  • 1325

Note sur la découverte de quelques-uns des effets de la galvanisation du nerf grand sympathique au cou.

Gaz. méd. Paris, 3 sér., 9, 22-23, 1854.


Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Autonomic Nervous System, PHYSIOLOGY › Electrophysiology
  • 1326

Sur les résultats de la section et de la galvanisation du nerf grand sympathique au cou.

Gaz. méd. Paris, 3 sér., 9, 30-32, 1854.


Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Autonomic Nervous System, PHYSIOLOGY › Electrophysiology
  • 1140

Recherches expérimentales sur la physiologie et la pathologie des capsules surrénales.

C. R. Acad. Sci. (Paris), 43, 422-25; 542-46, 1856.

Brown-Séquard found that excision of both adrenals in animals invariably proved fatal, thus determining their indispensability. He also believed that they had an antitoxic influence upon the blood. His experimental work was of great importance in the development of our knowledge of the internal secretions.



Subjects: Ductless Glands: Internal Secretion › Adrenals
  • 4813

Recherches expérimentales sur la production d’une affection convulsive épileptiforme, à la suite de lésions de la moëlle épiniére.

Arch. gén. Med., 5 sér., 7, 143-49, 1856.

Experimental epilepsy (section of sciatic nerve). See also Arch. Physiol. norm. path., 1869, 2, 211-20, 422-38, 496-503; 1870, 3, 153-60.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Epilepsy
  • 1465

Recherches sur la transmission des impressions de tact, de chatouillement, de douleur, de température et de contraction (sens musculaire) dans la moëlle épinière.

J. Physiol. (Paris), 6,124-45, 232-48, 581-646, 1863.

Among Brown-Séquard’s best work was his study of the pathways of conduction in the spinal cord.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Spinal Cord, NEUROSCIENCE › Neurophysiology
  • 1177

Expérience démontrant la puissance dynamogénique chez l’homme d’un liquide extrait de testicules d’animaux.

Arch. Physiol. norm. path., 5 sér., 1, 651-58, 1889.

Brown-Séquard injected into himself a testicular extract in order to bring about rejuvenation. He reported much benefit but his advocacy of this method evoked scepticism and criticism, although it stimulated research on internal secretion, being perhaps the first employment of “male sex hormone”. Further papers on this subject were published by Brown-Séquard in the same journal, 1889, 5 sér., 1, 739-46; 1890, 2, 201-08, 443-57, 641-48; and 1891, 3, 747-61.



Subjects: Ductless Glands: Internal Secretion › Gonads: Sex Hormones