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”

15793 entries, 13706 authors and 1919 subjects. Updated: October 5, 2022

MITCHELL, Silas Weir

15 entries
  • 2104

Researches upon the venom of the rattlesnake.

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1860.

See No. 2106.



Subjects: TOXICOLOGY › Venoms
  • 5888

On the production of cataract in frogs by the administration of sugar.

Amer J. med. Sci., n.s., 39, 106-10, 1860.


Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY , OPHTHALMOLOGY › Ocular Surgery & Procedures › Cataract
  • 2167
  • 4544

Gunshot wounds and other injuries of nerves.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1864.

Mitchell, Morehouse, and Keen were army surgeons during the American Civil War; their book was the first exhaustive study of the traumatic neuroses. Includes the first description of ascending neuritis, and also of the treatment of neuritis by cold and splint rests. Reprinted, San Francisco: Norman Publishing, 1989. 



Subjects: American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE, NEUROLOGY
  • 1404

Researches on the physiology of the cerebellum.

Amer. J. med. Sci., n.s. 57, 320-38, 1869.

Mitchell, leading American neurologist of his time, performed over 350 experiments upon the cerebellum. He emphasized its co-ordinating function, first postulated by Flourens, and he proposed his “augmentor” theory of cerebellar function.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Brain, including Medulla: Cerebrospinal Fluid, Neurophysiology
  • 2706
  • 4545

Clinical lecture on certain painful affections of the feet.

Philad. med. Times, 3, 81-82, 113-115, 1872.

Mitchell suggested the name “erythromelalgia” for this condition, which is also known as “Weir Mitchell’s disease”. He records four earlier writers on the subject, the first being Graves in 1848. See also his paper in Amer. J. med. Sci., 1878, 76, 17-36.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, NEUROLOGY › Diseases of the Nervous System, PAIN / Pain Management
  • 4551

Headaches, from heat-stroke, from fevers, after meningitis, from overuse of brain, from eyestrain.

Med. surg. Reporter, 31, 67-71, 1874.

Mitchell drew attention to the importance of eyestrain as a cause of headache.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Neuroinfectious Diseases › Meningitis, NEUROLOGY › Chronic Pain › Headache, NEUROLOGY › Diseases of the Nervous System, OPHTHALMOLOGY › Neuro-ophthalmology, PAIN / Pain Management
  • 4552

Post-paralytic chorea.

Amer. J. med. Sci., 68, 342-52, 1874.

First description.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Movement Disorders › Chorea
  • 4553

On rest in the treatment of nervous disease.

New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1875.

First account of the “Weir Mitchell treatment”.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Diseases of the Nervous System
  • 4554

Fat and blood and how to make them.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1877.

Includes full account of Weir Mitchell’s rest cure for nervous disorders.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Diseases of the Nervous System
  • 4555

The relation of pain to weather, being a study of the natural history of a case of traumatic neuralgia.

Amer. J. med. Sci., 73, 305-29, 1877.

First study of the subject.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Diseases of the Nervous System, PAIN / Pain Management
  • 1367

Physiological studies of the knee-jerk.

Med. News (Phila.), 48, 169-73, 198-203, 1886.

Demonstration that the knee-jerk can be reinforced by sensory stimulation.



Subjects: Neurophysiology
  • 2106

Researches upon the venoms of poisonous serpents.

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1886.

Mitchell (see also No. 2104) and Reichert showed that snake venom is protein, and demonstrated the presence of toxic albumins. Mitchell was one of the first to investigate snake venoms.



Subjects: TOXICOLOGY › Venoms
  • 2682.5

The early history of instrumental precision in medicine.

New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Moorehouse & Taylor, 1892.


Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation
  • 13889

Library of Dr. S. Weir Mitchell author of Hugh Wynne. Books autographs, prints, and historical relics. To be sold at unrestricted public sale on Monday, May 19th, 1941.

Philadelphia: Wm. D. Morley, Inc., 1941.

Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 11650

The neurologic content of S. Weir Mitchell’s fiction.

Neurology, 66, 403-407, 2006.

Digital facsimile from semanticscholar.org at this link.



Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology