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”

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YONGE, James

3 entries
  • 4436

Currus triumphalis, è terebinthô. Or an account of the many admirable vertues of oleum terebinthinae. More particularly, of the good effects produced by its application to recent wounds, especially with respect to the hemorrhagies of the veins, and arteries, and the no less pernicious weepings of the nerves, and lymphaducts. Where also, the common methods, and medicaments, used to restrain hemorrhagies, are examined, and divers of them censured. And lastly, A new way of amputation, and a speedier convenient method of curing stumps, than that commonly practised, is with divers other useful matters recommended to the military surgeon.…

London: J. Martyn, 1679.

Describes how Yonge used turpentine to arrest hemorrhage, and presents the first account of a flap amputation. It also shows that Yonge was familiar with tourniquets. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE, SURGERY & HYGIENE, ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Amputations: Excisions: Resections, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs › Turpentine, SURGERY: General › Wound Healing
  • 8836

Wounds of the brain proved curable, not only by the opinion and experience of many (the best) authors, but the remarkable history of a child four years old cured of two very large depressions, with the loss of a great part of the skull, a portion of the brain also issuing thorough a penetrating wound of the dura and pia mater…

London: Printed by J. M. for Henry Faithorn..., 1682.

Probably the first monograph in English on surgery of the head and brain. Yonge was a naval surgeon who set up in practice in Plymouth after he gave up the sea. He had just performed the operation for an injury of the head outlined in the title of his book when a local physician, Dr. Durston, asserted that wounds of the brain were always fatal. To prove this was untrue, Yonge published this book, which includes details of the operation in great detail, followed by extracts from and references to 65 earlier authors, five of whom are English.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), NEUROSURGERY, NEUROSURGERY › Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • 8835

The journal of James Yonge, Plymouth surgeon (1647-1721). Edited by F. N. L. Poynter.

London: Longmans, Green & Co. & Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1963.

A complete account of Yonge's life from the age of ten until the age of 61. "It is considered to be the most important diary of the 17th century after those of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn.[1] In it Yonge mentioned famous people he had seen in his travels, dropping names and in some cases giving a frank opinion." (Wikipedia article on James Yonge, accessed 01-2017). Digital facsimile of the 1963 edition from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Autobiography, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), SURGERY: General