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”

15849 entries, 13787 authors and 1925 subjects. Updated: January 28, 2023

WILKS, Sir Samuel

10 entries
  • 3764

Cases of a peculiar enlargement of the lymphatic glands frequently associated with disease of the spleen.

Guy’s Hosp. Rep., ser., 2, 114-32; 3 ser., 11, 56-67., 1856, 1865.

Wilks really put Hodgkin’s disease “on the map”; the second paper for the first time attached Hodgkin’s name to the disease



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Lymphoma, Spleen: Lymphatics
  • 4052

A peculiar atrophy of the skin (Lineae atrophicae).

Guy’s Hosp. Rep. 3 ser., 7, 197-301, 1861.

First description of lineae atrophicae.



Subjects: DERMATOLOGY › Specific Dermatoses
  • 4053

Disease of the skin produced by post mortem examinations, or verruca necrogenica.

Guy’s Hosp. Rep. 3 ser., 8, 263-65, 1862.

Description of dissecting-room warts (verrucae necrogenicae),tuberculosis verrucosa cutis (also known as Lupus verrucosus, Prosector's wart, and "Warty tuberculosis"[ the cutaneous tuberculosis of Laennec, sometimes called “Wilks’s disease”.



Subjects: DERMATOLOGY › Specific Dermatoses, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Tuberculosis
  • 2389

On the syphilitic affections of internal organs.

Guy’s Hosp. Rep., 24, 1-63, 1863.

Wilks’s outstanding work was on visceral syphilis, a subject which he was one of the first to study.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES › Syphilis
  • 4539

Drunkard’s or alcoholic paraplegia.

Med. Times Gaz., 2, 470, 1868.

Classic account of alcoholic paraplegia.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Diseases of the Nervous System, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction › Alcoholism
  • 4338

Case of osteoporosis, or spongy hypertrophy of the bones (calvaria, clavicle, os femoris, and rib).

Trans. path. Soc. Lond., 20, 273-77, 18681869.

A classic account of osteitis deformans. Wilks was associated with Guy’s Hospital all his life. A kindly, charming man, he was described by Osler as one of the handsomest men in London in his time, even until the age of 70.



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Diseases of or Injuries to Bones, Joints & Skeleton
  • 2678

On markings of furrows on the nails as the result of illness.

Lancet, 1, 5-6, 1869.


Subjects: DERMATOLOGY, PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS
  • 2769

Capillary embolism or arterial pyaemia.

Guy’s Hosp. Rep. 3 sér., 15, 29-35, 1870.

One of the first accounts of bacterial endocarditis was given by Wilks, who, in his classic paper on the subject, called the condition “arterial pyaemia.” Reprinted in Willius & Keys, Cardiac classics, 1941, pp. 579-84.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Endocarditis, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Endocarditis
  • 4745

On cerebritis, hysteria, and bulbar paralysis, as illustrative of arrest of function of the cerebro-spinal centres.

Guy’s Hosp. Rep., 3 ser., 22, 7-55, 1877.

The case of “bulbar paralysis” (pp. 45-55) is believed to be the first definite record of myasthenia gravis.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Myopathies
  • 7496

A biographical history of Guy's Hospital.

London: Ward, Lock. Bowden & Co., 1892.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), HOSPITALS › History of Hospitals