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”

15478 entries, 13333 authors and 1903 subjects. Updated: December 6, 2021

CHEYNE, John

4 entries
  • 4635

An essay on hydrocephalus acutus, or dropsy in the brain.

Edinburgh: Mundell, Doig & Stevenson, 1808.

Acute hydrocephalus first described.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Inflammatory Conditions
  • 3252

The pathology of the membranes of the larynx and bronchia.

Edinburgh: Mundell, Doig & Stevenson, 1809.

Cheyne’s important book deals mainly with the lesions of croup.



Subjects: OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY (Ear, Nose, Throat) › Laryngology
  • 4519.1

Cases of apoplexy and lethargy: with observations upon the comatose diseases.

London: Thomas Underwood, 1812.

Cheyne believed that cerebral anemia might be the cause of apoplexy, and described pathological cases of cerebral infarction and of cerebral hemorrhage. The work contains the first illustration of a subarachnoid hemorrhage.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Neurovascular Disorders › Stroke
  • 2743

A case of apoplexy in which the fleshy part of the heart was converted into fat.

Dublin Hosp. Rep. 2, 216-23, 1818.

First accurate description of the condition which later became known as “Cheyne–Stokes respiration.” Reprinted in F. A. Willius & T. E. Keys: Cardiac classics, 1941, pp. 317-20.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Arrythmias