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”

15793 entries, 13706 authors and 1920 subjects. Updated: October 6, 2022

GUTHRIE, George James

6 entries
  • 2161

On gun-shot wounds of the extremities, requiring the different operations of amputation, with their after treatment.

London: Longman, 1815.

Guthrie was the leading British military surgeon during the first half of the 19th century. He served in the Napoleonic Wars; his book is one of the most important in the history of the subject.



Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Napoleon's Campaigns & Wars
  • 2937

Case of a wound of the peroneal artery successfully treated by a ligature.

Med.-chir. Trans., 7, 330-37, 1816.

On July 2, 1815, Guthrie successfully ligated the peroneal artery of a German soldier wounded at the Battle of Waterloo.



Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Napoleon's Campaigns & Wars, VASCULAR SURGERY › Ligations
  • 4445

A treatise on gun-shot wounds. 2nd. ed.

London: Longman, 1820.

Successful amputation at the hip-joint, after the battle of Waterloo, 7 July, 1815.



Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Napoleon's Campaigns & Wars, ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Amputations: Excisions: Resections
  • 5845

Lectures on the operative surgery of the eye.

London: Burgess & Hill, 1823.

Guthrie founded the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital, London, in 1816. He was the earliest teacher of the subject in the British Isles. The above includes important work on the artificial pupil.



Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › Ocular Surgery & Procedures
  • 11604

On the diseases and injuries of arteries, with the operations required for their cure.

London: Burgess and Hill & Dublin: Maclachlan & Stewart, 1830.

"Guthrie's experiences during the Peinsular War enabled him to make considerable improvements in practical surgery. These included introducing the practice of ligaturing both ends of a divided artery.... Guthrie made further surgical advances after Waterloo, where he successfully divided the muscles of the calf to tie the main artery" (ODNB 24, 305).

Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Napoleon's Campaigns & Wars, VASCULAR SURGERY, VASCULAR SURGERY › Ligations
  • 4167

On the anatomy and diseases of the neck of the bladder, and of the urethra.

London: Burgess & Hill, 1834.

Guthrie was the first to describe non-prostatic obstruction at the neck of the bladder. On p. 252 of the above work is an account of Guthrie’s prostatic catheter for use in trans-urethral prostatectomy.



Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Surgical Instruments, UROLOGY