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

WANGENSTEEN, Owen Harding

2 entries
  • 3554

The early diagnosis of acute intestinal obstruction with comments on pathology and treatment. With a report of successful decompression of three cases of mechanical bowel obstruction by nasal catheter suction siphonage.

West. J. Surg. Obstet. Gynec., 40, 1-17, 1932.

Wangensteen’s apparatus for relief of acute intestinal obstruction. See also his Intestinal Obstructions: Physiological, pathological and clinical considerations with emphasis on therapy, including description of operative procedures. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1955.



Subjects: SURGERY: General › Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • 5813.11

The rise of surgery from empiric craft to scientific discipline.

Minneapolis,MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1978.

Not a systematic history but an assessment of those technical factors that contributed to or retarded the advance of surgery.



Subjects: SURGERY: General › History of Surgery