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

HOME, Sir Everard

5 entries
  • 2925

An account of Mr. Hunter’s method of performing the operation for the popliteal aneurism.

London Medical Journal, 7, 391-406, 1786.

First description of John Hunter’s method of treating popliteal aneurysm. This consisted in a single ligature of the artery at a distance high in the healthy tissues. Recorded by his brother-in law. See also Trans. Soc. Improve. medKnowl.,1793, 1,138. Reprinted in Medical Classics, 1940, 4,449-57.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Arterial Disease, VASCULAR SURGERY › Ligations
  • 4017

Observations on certain horny excrescences of the human body.

Phil. Trans., 81, 95-105, 1791.

Original description of cornu cutaneum.



Subjects: DERMATOLOGY › Specific Dermatoses
  • 6162

Account of the dissection of an hermaphrodite dog.

Phil. Trans., 18, 157-78, 1799.

Home records (p. 162) that John Hunter suggested artificial insemination. The actual insemination was performed by the patient’s husband with a syringe.



Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › Infertility, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS
  • 315

Lectures on comparative anatomy, in which are explained the preparations in the Hunterian collection. By Everard Home. 6 vols.

London: G & W. Nicol, etc, 18141828.

Home plagiarized this large work from the manuscripts of John Hunter, his late father-in-law, and, as a result, of immense importance for publication of Hunter’s researches, and for aspects of Hunter's collection on which his "museum" was based. After he corrected the page proofs Home destroyed the original manuscripts by Hunter, on which this work was based. See Qvist, John Hunter (1981). Digital facsimiles from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: COMPARATIVE ANATOMY, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 2611

A short tract on the formation of tumours, and the peculiarities that are met with in the structure of those that have become cancerous; with their mode of treatment.

London: Longman, 1830.

Contains the first illustrations of microscopic sections of cancer; however, Home drew no worthwhile conclusion from his microscopic studies. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: ANATOMY › Anatomical Illustration, ANATOMY › Microscopic Anatomy (Histology), ONCOLOGY & CANCER