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

PAGET, Sir James

5 entries
  • 5337

Description of a microscopic entozoon infesting the muscles of the human body.

Lond. med. Gaz., 16, 125-127; Trans. zool. Soc. Lond., 1, 315-24, 1835.

While a first-year student at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, James Paget discovered trichina in muscle during dissection. Richard Owen, his teacher, named it Trichina spiralis and published an account, barely mentioning Paget. It was renamed Trichinella spiralis in 1896. Paget communicated his discovery to the Abernethian Society at St. Bartholomew’s on 6 Feb, 1835; an abstract of his paper is published in the Transactions of the society, vol. 2. Paget recorded the chronology of the discovery in a letter to the Lancet, 1866, 1, 269. This and his unpublished article intended for Lond. med. Gaz., 1835, is reproduced by Kean (No. 2268.1), p. 458-62. The letter is also published in Bull. Hist. Med., 1979, 53, 547.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › DISEASES DUE TO METAZOAN PARASITES, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Food-Borne Diseases › Trichinosis, PARASITOLOGY › Trichinella
  • 7600

A descriptive catalogue of the anatomical museum of St. Bartholomew's Hospital. 2 vols.

London: John Churchill, 1846.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 2996

On gouty and some other forms of phlebitis

St. Barth. Hosp. Rep., 2, 82-92, 1866.

Paget-Schroetter syndrome, venous obstruction in the upper extremity.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Venous Disease, RHEUMATOLOGY › Gout (Podagra)
  • 5772

On disease of the mammary areola preceding cancer of the mammary gland.

St. Barth. Hosp. Rep., 10, 87-89., London, 1874.

First description of “Paget’s disease of the nipple” –eczema of the nipple with cancer. The paper is reprinted in Med. Classics, 1936, 1, 75-78. Paget was Sergeant Surgeon to Queen Victoria, and a great surgical pathologist. He was associated with St. Bartholomew’s Hospital during most of his life.



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER, SURGERY: General › Diseases of the Breast
  • 4343

On a form of chronic inflammation of bones (osteitis deformans).

Med.-chir. Trans., 60, 37-64; 65, 225-36, 1877, 1882.

Paget was at one time Sergeant Surgeon to Queen Victoria. His classic description of osteitis deformans led that condition to be called “Paget’s disease”. Reprinted in Med. Classics, 1936, 1, 29-71.



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