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”

15774 entries, 13684 authors and 1919 subjects. Updated: August 15, 2022

CORNING, James Leonard

2 entries
  • 5680

Spinal anaesthesia and local medication of the cord.

N. Y. med. J., 42, 483-85, 1885.

Spinal anesthesia introduced. Corning showed experimentally that cocaine exerts a prolonged anesthetic effect while arresting the circulation in the anesthetized area. He first described injection of cocaine between the spinous processes of the lower dorsal vertebrae in a dog (see his earlier paper in the same journal, 1885, 42, 317-19) and then in a human being.



Subjects: ANESTHESIA › Cocaine, ANESTHESIA › Spinal Anesthesia
  • 5680.1

Local anesthesia in general medicine and surgery.

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1886.

The first textbook on local anesthesia.



Subjects: ANESTHESIA › Local Anesthesia