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

BECK, Claude Schaeffer

5 entries
  • 10592

The surgical treatment of mitral stenosis: Experimental and clinical studies.

Arch. Surg., 9, 689-821, 1924.

The first successful operations on the mitral valves, published in a paper of monograph length. As Surgeon-in-Chief of Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, under whom Beck, Cutler, and Levine worked, Harvey Cushing reported, "Dr. Beck has largely been engaged during the fall semester assisting Dr. Cutler in his experiments concerned with the future operative surgery of cardiac derangements. It is to the great credit of the Brigham Hospital that the first successful operation for mitral stenosis to be recorded has been the outcome of this work. Unless all signs fail, were are on the eve of a new surgical specialty of the great promise- a specialty dealing with the chronic disorders of the heart" (Cushing, 10th Annual Report of the Surgeon-in-Chief [1924)].



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Heart Valve Disease, CARDIOVASCULAR (Cardiac) SURGERY
  • 3034

The development of a new blood supply to the heart by operation.

Ann. Surg., 102, 801-13, 1935.

By implantation of the pectoral muscle into the pericardium, Beck provided a collateral circulation to the heart for the relief of myocardial ischemia. This paper recorded the first operation on a man. It was preceded by Beck’s paper, written with V.L. Tichy an A.R. Moritz, recording operations on dogs: "Production of a collateral circulation to the heart", Proc. Soc. exp. Biol. Med.,1935, 32,759-61.



Subjects: CARDIOVASCULAR (Cardiac) SURGERY
  • 3035

The production of a collateral circulation to the heart. I. An experimental study.

Amer. Heart J., 10, 849-73, 1935.


Subjects: CARDIOVASCULAR (Cardiac) SURGERY
  • 2878.1

Ventricular fibrillation of long duration abolished by electric shock.

J. Amer. med. Assoc., 135, 985-86, 1947.

The first successful defibrillation of a surgical patient, with the chest opened, and the paddles applied directly to the heart. With  H.S. Feil.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Arrythmias, CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Arrythmias › External Defibrillator, CARDIOVASCULAR (Cardiac) SURGERY
  • 4914

Revascularization of the brain through establishment of a cervical arteriovenous fistula. Effects in children with mental retardation and convulsive disorders.

J. Pediat., 35, 317-29, 1949.

With C. F. McKhann and W. D. Belnap.



Subjects: CARDIOVASCULAR (Cardiac) SURGERY, NEUROLOGY › Neurodevelopmental Disorders › Mental Retardation, PEDIATRICS