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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GOODSIR, John

4 entries
  • 2471

History of a case in which a fluid periodically ejected from the stomach contained vegetable organisms of an undescribed form.

Edinb. med. surg. J., 57, 430-43, 1842.

First description of Sarcina ventriculi, discovered by Goodsir.



Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Gram-Positive Bacteria › Sarcina, MICROBIOLOGY
  • 2294.1

Anatomical and pathological observations.

Edinburgh: Myles Macphail & London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1845.

John Goodsir’s paper on “Centres of nutrition” anticipates to a certain extent the cell doctrine afterwards developed by Virchow (see No. 2299). Virchow dedicated the first edition of his Cellularpathologie to Goodsir. Goodsir’s paper on the bone-forming properties of certain corpuscles found within osseous tissue represent the foundation of the study of osteogenesis, as distinct from descriptive osteology.

Harry Goodsir, brother of John Goodsir, "served as surgeon and naturalist on the ill-fated Franklin expedition. His body was never found, but forensic studies in 2009 on skeletal remains earlier recovered from King William Island in Canada suggest that they may be those of Harry Goodsir" (Wikipedia article on Harry Goodsir).



Subjects: ANATOMY › 19th Century, PATHOLOGY
  • 13481

Catalogue of the very extensive and valuable library of works on anatomy, physiology, medicine, natural history, and relative sciences, which belonged to the late Professor Goodsir, comprising ... to be sold by auction, by Mr. Dowell, within his book rooms, 18 George Street, Edinburgh, on Thursday and Friday, 28th and 29th November, 1867. Commencing at twelve o'clock each day. On view on Tuesday and Wednesday, 26th and 27th November.

Edinburgh: Lorimer and Gillies, Printers, 1867.

Digital facsimile from wellcomecollection.org at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 13221

The anatomical memoirs of John Goodsir F.R.S. Edited by William Turner. With a biographical memoir by Henry Lonsdale. 2 vols.

Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1868.


Subjects: ANATOMY › 19th Century, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, Collected Works: Opera Omnia