An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to Circa 2020 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15475 entries, 13329 authors and 1903 subjects. Updated: December 3, 2021

SYME, James

7 entries
  • 4453

Case of osteo-sarcoma of the lower jaw.

Edinb. med. surg. J., 30, 286-90, 1828.

Syme’s operation of excision of the lower jaw for osteosarcoma.



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Sarcoma › Osteosarcoma, ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Amputations: Excisions: Resections
  • 4454

Three cases in which the elbow-joint was successfully excised.

Edinb. med. surg. J., 31, 256-66, 1829.


Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Amputations: Excisions: Resections
  • 4457

Treatise on the excision of diseased joints.

Edinburgh: A. Black, 1831.

Syme, teacher and father-in-law of Lister, was one of the greatest of the Scottish surgeons. He is remembered for his method of amputation at the ankle (see No. 4459), for his speedy adoption of anesthesia and antisepsis, and for the above book, which showed that excision of joints is usually preferable to amputation – a principle soon generally adopted.



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Amputations: Excisions: Resections
  • 4459

Amputation at the ankle-joint.

Lond. Edinb. month. J. med. Sci., 3, 93-96, 1843.

“Syme’s amputation” at the ankle joint, an operation first successfully performed by him on 8 Sept, 1842.



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Amputations: Excisions: Resections
  • 5659

On the use of ether in the performance of surgical operations.

(Lond. Edinb.) Month. J. med. Sci., 8, 73-76, 18471848.

Syme was, with Pirogov, the first in Europe to adopt ether anesthesia in surgical operations.



Subjects: ANESTHESIA › Ether
  • 5599

Contributions to the pathology and practice of surgery.

Edinburgh: Sutherland & Knox, 1848.

Syme, one-time colleague of Liston, succeeded to the latter’s extensive practice in Scotland. He came to London for a short time as Professor of Surgery at University College, but soon returned to Scotland. He was a popular teacher and a fine, conservative surgeon, one of the first to adopt ether anesthesia and to welcome the antiseptic principles laid down by his son-in-law, Lister.



Subjects: SURGERY: General , SURGERY: General › Antisepsis / Asepsis
  • 2961

Case of iliac aneurism.

Med. -chir. Trans., 45, 381-87, 1862.

Syme treated a case of iliac aneurysm by opening the sac and ligating the common iliac and the internal and external iliac arteries.



Subjects: VASCULAR SURGERY › Ligations