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”

15475 entries, 13329 authors and 1903 subjects. Updated: November 30, 2021

SIMPSON, Sir James Young

5 entries
  • 6035

Contributions to the pathology and treatment of disease of the uterus.

Lond. Edinb. month. J. med. Sci., 3, 547-56, 701-15, 1009-27; 4, 208-17, London & Edinburgh, 1843, 1844.

Simpson introduced many important procedures into gynecology and obstetrics; among them may be mentioned his use of the uterine sound for diagnosing retro-positions of the uterus



Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY
  • 5657

Discovery of a new anaesthetic agent, more efficient than sulphuric ether.

Lond. med. Gaz., 1847, n.s., 5, 934-37; Lancet, 2, 549, 1847.

In an attempt to find an anesthetic less irritating than ether, Simpson discovered the advantages of chloroform. He had previously used ether with great benefit in midwifery, but now substituted chloroform, being the first to do so. Preliminary announcements in Lond. med. Gaz., 1847, n.s. 5, 906.



Subjects: ANESTHESIA › Chloroform
  • 11622

Notices of ancient Roman medicine-stamps, &c., found in Great Britain.

Mon. J. Med. Sci., 13, 39-50; 15, 235-255, 1851.

Digital facsimile of the first part from PubMedCentral at this link, and of the second part at this link. Concluded with Simpson's "General observations on the Roman medicine-stamps found in Great Britain," Mon. J. Med. Sci., 16 (1851) 338-354 of which a digital facsimile is available from PubMedCentral at this link.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire › History of Medicine in the Roman Empire
  • 11617

Acupressure: A new method of arresting surgical haemorrhage and of accelerating the healing of wounds.

Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1864.

In 1858 Simpson described a new method of controlling blood loss during surgical operations – acupressure, not to be confused with the traditional Chinese medical technique similarly named. Simpson's technique, though developed further and found successful, failed to gain Simpson the recognition he was expecting. Simpson succeeded in creating a vogue for acupressure that lasted at least thirty years, though it did not lessen the mortality rates in British hospitals.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: SURGERY: General
  • 13181

A list of the works of Sir James Young Simpson, 1811-1870: A centenary tribute by K. F. Russell and F. M. C. Forster.

Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne, Dept. of Medical History, 1971.


Subjects: ANESTHESIA › History of Anesthesia, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors