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

HEAD, Sir Henry

12 entries
  • 947

On the regulation of respiration.

J. Physiol. (Lond.), 10, 1-70, 279-90, 1889.

Demonstration of the action of the vagus in respiration.



Subjects: RESPIRATION
  • 4581

On disturbances of sensation with especial reference to the pain of visceral disease.

Brain, 16, 1-133; 17, 339-480; 19, 153-276., 1893, 18941896.

“Head’s areas”, zones of hyperalgesia of skin, associated with visceral disease.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Diseases of the Nervous System, PAIN / Pain Management
  • 4644

The pathology of herpes zoster and its bearing on sensory localisation.

Brain, 23, 353-523, 1900.

Head and Campbell showed herpes zoster to be a hemorrhagic inflammation of the posterior nerve roots and the homologous spinal ganglia.



Subjects: DERMATOLOGY › Specific Dermatoses › Herpes Zoster (Shingles), INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Herpes › Herpes Zoster (Shingles), NEUROLOGY › Inflammatory Conditions, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Herpesviridae › Varicella zoster virus
  • 1298

The afferent nervous system from a new aspect.

Brain, 28, 99-115, 1905.

This paper opened up a new field in the study of the sensory functions of the skin, and the theories put forward in it dominated neurological thought until 1940. 



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Nerves / Nerve Impulses
  • 1299

The consequences of injury to the peripheral nerves in man.

Brain, 28, 116-38, 1905.


Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Nerves / Nerve Impulses
  • 1374

The grouping of afferent impulses within the spinal cord.

Brain, 29, 537-741, 1906.


Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Spinal Cord
  • 1302

A human experiment in nerve division.

Brain, 31, 323-450, 1908.

Head submitted to the division of his own left radial and external cutaneous nerves. His subsequent study of the loss and restoration of sensation thus brought about, led to a reclassification of the sensory pathways. Head was for many years editor of the journal Brain.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Nerves / Nerve Impulses
  • 1438.1

Sensory disturbances from cerebral lesions.

Brain, 34, 102-254, 1911.

First systematic account of the functions of the thalamus and its relationship to the cerebral cortex. Reprinted in No. 1304.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Brain, including Medulla: Cerebrospinal Fluid
  • 1376

The automatic bladder, excessive sweating and some other reflex conditions, in gross injuries of the spinal cord.

Brain, 40, 188-263, 1917.

Classic studies on “spinal man”. Republished in book form, 1918.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Spinal Cord
  • 1304

Studies in neurology. By Henry Head in conjunction with W.H.R. Rivers, James Sherren, Gordon Holmes, Theodore Thompson, George Riddoch. 2 vols.

London: H. Frowde, Hodder & Stoughton, 1920.

Reprint, with modifications and additions, of seven papers published in the journal Brain between 1905 and 1918. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Nerves / Nerve Impulses
  • 12592

The medical problems of flying. Including Reports Nos. I-VII of the Air Medical Investigation Committee. Privy Council Medical Research Council.

London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1920.


Subjects: AVIATION Medicine
  • 4633

Aphasia and kindred disorders of speech. 2 vols.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1926.

Head’s theory of aphasia conceived the condition as being “a disorder of symbolic formulation and expression”. 



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Aphasia, Agraphia, Agnosia, Speech, Anatomy and Physiology of › Speech Disorders