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 1920 subjects. Updated: October 6, 2022

BRODIE, Sir Benjamin Collins

7 entries
  • 986

Experiments and observations on the influence of the nerves of the eighth pair on the secretions of the stomach.

Phil. Trans., 104, 102-06, 1814.

Before turning to surgery, Brodie did important work in physiology. Above is his study of the influence of the pneumogastric nerve on gastric secretion.



Subjects: GASTROENTEROLOGY › Anatomy & Physiology of Digestion
  • 2994

Observations on the treatment of varicose veins of the legs.

Med.-chir. Trans., 7, 195-210, 1816.

Brodie first operated for varicose veins in 1814.



Subjects: VASCULAR SURGERY
  • 4311

Pathological and surgical observations on the diseases of the joints.

London: Longman, 1818.

Brodie’s best work. It includes his description of hysterical pseudo-fracture of the spine and the first clinical description of ankylosing spondylitis. The fifth edition, 1850, gives (p. 77) a description of “Brodie’s disease” – chronic synovitis with a pulpy degeneration of the affected parts.



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Diseases of or Injuries to Bones, Joints & Skeleton
  • 4314

On trephining the tibia.

Lond. med. Gaz., 2, 70-74, 1828.

“Brodie’s abscess”. The patient was first seen in 1824. Brodie published an account of some further cases in Med.-chir. Trans., 1832, 17, 239-49, which paper is reprinted in Med. Classics, 1938, 2, 900-06.



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Diseases of or Injuries to Bones, Joints & Skeleton
  • 3440

Lectures on diseases of the rectum. III. Preternatural contraction of the sphincter ani.

Lond. med. Gaz., 16, 26-31, 1835.

“Brodie’s pile”. Reprinted in Medical Classics, 1938, 2, 929-40.



Subjects: Colon & Rectal Diseases & Surgery
  • 5770

Lecture on sero-cystic tumors of the breast.

Lond. med. Gaz., 25, 808-14, 1840.

“Brodie’s tumor”. Reprinted in Med. Classics, 1938, 2, 941-54.



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER, SURGERY: General › Diseases of the Breast
  • 2902
  • 2995

Lectures illustrative of various subjects in pathology and surgery.

London: Longman, 1846.

Page 361 contains the first description of intermittent claudication in man. This was first reported (in the horse) by “Boullay” [?J. Bouley] in Arch. gén. Méd.,1831, 27, 425.  P. 186: Brodie's test for insufficiency of the valves in varicose veins, later associated with the name of Trendelenburg.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Arterial Disease, CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Venous Disease, PATHOLOGY, SURGERY: General