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”

15847 entries, 13780 authors and 1925 subjects. Updated: January 26, 2023

SAYRE, Lewis Albert

4 entries
  • 4331

Exsection of the head of the femur and removal of the upper rim of the acetabulum, for morbus coxarius, with perfect recovery.

N. Y. J. Med., n.s. 14, 70-82, 1855.

Resection of the hip for ankylosis.



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Hip
  • 4342.1

Lectures on orthopaedic surgery and diseases of the joints.

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1876.

See Nos. 4344 & 4344.1.



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Diseases of or Injuries to Bones, Joints & Skeleton, ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments
  • 4344

Report on Pott’s disease, or caries of the spine; treated by extension, and the plaster of Paris bandage.

Trans. Amer. med. Ass., 27, 573-629, 1876.

Sayre was the first to use plaster of Paris as a support for the spinal column in scoliosis and Pott’s disease. His name is eponymically linked with Sayre’s jacket, a plaster of Paris jacket applied while the patient is suspended by the head and axillae, and with Sayre’s suspension apparatus, a tripod derrick with rope and pulley for head traction during the application of a plaster of Paris jacket.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Tuberculosis › Tuberculous Spondylitis (Pott's Disease), ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Devices, ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Spine
  • 4344.1

Spinal disease and spinal curvature, their treatment by suspension and the use of the plaster of Paris bandage.

London: Smith, Elder, 1877.

Sayre’s monograph on his methods of treating tuberculosis of the spine and scoliosis is the first American surgical textbook to contain actual mounted photographs, some of which are remarkable for their artistic qualities. The book was first published in London while Sayre was a delegate to the British Medical Congress. The virtually identical American edition was published in Philadelphia by Lippincott, also in 1877.



Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, IMAGING › Photography / Photomicrography , INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Tuberculosis › Tuberculous Spondylitis (Pott's Disease), ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Devices, ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Spine