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 7, 2021

SENN, Nicholas

5 entries
  • 3629

The surgery of the pancreas, as based upon experiments and clinical researches.

Trans. Amer. surg. Ass., 4, 99-232, 1886.

In this review of the world literature and a report of animal experimentation, Senn concluded that complete extirpation of the pancreas was invariably followed by death, but that partial excision was feasible and justifiable.



Subjects: HEPATOLOGY › Diseases of the Gallbladder, Biliary Tract, & Pancreas, SURGERY: General
  • 3494

Rectal insufflation of hydrogen gas an infallible test in the diagnosis of visceral injury of the gastro-intestinal canal in penetrating wounds of the abdomen.

J. Amer. med. Assoc., 10, 767-77, 1888.

Senn’s method of detecting intestinal perforation by insufflation with hydrogen.



Subjects: GASTROENTEROLOGY › Esophagus: Stomach: Duodenum: Intestines, SURGERY: General › Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • 5620

Experimental surgery.

Chicago, IL: W. T. Keener, 1889.

Senn made important experimental studies on air embolism, introduced a method of diagnosing intestinal perforation by means of insufflation of hydrogen (see No. 3494), and used X-rays in the treatment of leukemia. He was professor of surgery at Rush Medical College.



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Leukemia, SURGERY: General
  • 3511

Enterorrhaphy; its history, technique and present status.

J. Amer. med. Assoc., 21, 215-35, 1893.

Senn, Professor of Surgery at Chicago, was one of the first to investigate experimentally the subject of gastro-intestinal anastomosis.



Subjects: SURGERY: General › Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • 13220

A nurse's guide for the operating room. Published under the direction of the Sisters of Charity, St. Joseph's Hospital.

Chicago: W. T. Keener, 1902.

Distinctively, Senn devoted his first chapter to the "Preparation of Operating Room in a Private House," suggesting that surgeons may have been frequently called upon to perform operations in homes when the book was published. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: NURSING