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”

15791 entries, 13704 authors and 1919 subjects. Updated: September 13, 2022

HALL, Marshall

5 entries
  • 11605

Researches principally relative to the morbid and curative effects of loss of blood.

London: L. B. Seeley and Sons, 1830.

Hall's experiments on the physiological effects of therapeutic bleeding provided compelling evidence that bleeding could cause significant harm and even death. Digital facsimile from wellcomecollection.org at this link.



Subjects: THERAPEUTICS › Bloodletting
  • 768.1

A critical and experimental essay on the circulation of the blood.

London: R. B. Seeley & W. Burnside, 1831.

Marshall Hall clearly distinguished arterioles and venules from capillaries, and he described arteriovenous shunts.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 19th Century, CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY › Anatomy of the Heart & Circulatory System, CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY › Cardiovascular System
  • 1359

On the reflex function of the medulla oblongata and medulla spinalis.

Phil. Trans., 123, 635-65, 1833.

“Hall showed that reflex activity could be distinguished from other types of movement, that it produced what today we call ‘muscle tone,’ that it included sneezing coughing, and vomiting, and that it could be influenced by disease. The discovery of these characteristics, and the general formulation of the reflex concept, remain Hall’s outstanding contributions… [Hall and Johannes Müller] were able to rely entirely upon their experimental findings, and, unlike their predecessors, could discount the intervention of the soul and so exclude the metaphysical miasma that had clouded much of the previous work on the subject of reflex activity” (Clarke and O’Malley, 1996, p. 347). 



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Spinal Cord
  • 4812

Synopsis of cerebral and spinal seizures of inorganic origin and of paroxysmal form as a class; and of their pathology as involved in the structures and actions of the neck.

London: J. Mallett, 1851.

Hall was the first to suggest that the paroxysmal nervous discharges in epilepsy were produced by the spinal nervous system, first to notice the connection of anemia with epilepsy, and first to deduce that epilepsy was produced by anemia of the medulla.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Epilepsy
  • 2028.56

On a new mode of effecting artificial respiration.

Lancet, 1, 229, 1856.

Marshall Hall’s method of artificial respiration.



Subjects: RESPIRATION › Artificial Respiration, Resuscitation