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”

15859 entries, 13798 authors and 1925 subjects. Updated: February 5, 2023

SMITH, Nathan

4 entries
  • 6024

Case of ovarian dropsy, successfully removed by a surgical operation.

Amer. Med. Recorder, 5, 124-26, 1822.

Smith was the first in the U.S.A. after McDowell to perform ovariotomy, for ovarian edema. Smith was apparently without knowledge of the previous operations of McDowell.



Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › Oophorectomy
  • 5022

A practical essay on typhous fever.

New York: E. Bliss & E. White, 1824.

Nathan Smith left a classic account of typhoid; this was reprinted in Med. Classics, 1937, 1, 781-819 He clearly recognized the contagious nature of the disease.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Salmonellosis › Typhoid Fever
  • 4450

On the amputation of the knee-joint.

Amer. med. Rev., 2, 370-71, 1825.

Smith amputated the knee-joint in 1824, being the first in America to do so.



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Amputations: Excisions: Resections
  • 4313

Observations on the pathology and treatment of necrosis.

Philad. month. J. Med., 1, 11-19, 66-75., Philadelphia, 1827.

Classic early account of osteomyelitis. Smith trephined for bone necrosis. Reproduced in Med. Classics, 1937, 1, 820-38.