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”

15791 entries, 13704 authors and 1919 subjects. Updated: September 13, 2022

BOWMAN, Sir William

6 entries
  • 542

On the minute structure and movements of voluntary muscle.

Phil. Trans., 130, 457-501; 131, 69-72., 1840, 1841.

Classical description of striated muscle



Subjects: ANATOMY › 19th Century
  • 1231

On the structure and use of the Malpighian bodies of the kidney with observations on the circulation through that gland.

Phil. Trans., 132, 57-80, 1842.

“Bowman’s capsule”. Bowman provided convincing evidence that the glomerular corpuscle is continuous with the renal tubule and gave the first adequate description of the vascular supply of the nephron. He described the afferent and efferent arterioles as they enter and emerge from the capsule which now bears his name. In the same paper he stated his theory of renal secretion. Bowman’s work became the basis for all future studies on the physiology of the kidney. Reprinted in Med. Classics, 1940, 5, 258-91.



Subjects: Genito-Urinary System › Kidney: Urinary Secretion, NEPHROLOGY › Renal Anatomy, NEPHROLOGY › Renal Physiology
  • 1505

Lectures on the parts concerned in the operations on the eye, and on the structure of the retina.

London: Longmans, 1849.

Bowman did more than any other man to advance ophthalmic surgery in England. The above work is the first to include a sound description of the microscopical anatomy of the eye and the ciliary (“Bowman’s”) muscle. The book consists of several lectures given at the London Ophthalmic Hospital and published in the Lond. med. Gaz. in 1847. Part of it is reprinted in Med. Classics, 1940, 5, 292-336.



Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › Anatomy of the Eye & Orbit, OPHTHALMOLOGY › Ocular Surgery & Procedures
  • 5867

Observations on artificial pupil, with a description of a new method of operating in certain cases.

Med. Times Gaz., n.s., 4, 11-14, 33-35, 1852.

Bowman devised an operation for the formation of an artificial pupil.



Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › Ocular Surgery & Procedures
  • 5879

On the treatment of lacrymal obstructions.

Ophthal. Hosp. Rep., 1, 10-20, 88, 18571859.


Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › Ocular Surgery & Procedures
  • 12786

The collected papers of Sir W. Bowman. Edited by J. Burdon-Sanderson and J. W. Hulke. 2 vols.

London: Harrison & Sons, 1892.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 19th Century, Collected Works: Opera Omnia, OPHTHALMOLOGY › Anatomy of the Eye & Orbit, OPHTHALMOLOGY › Ocular Surgery & Procedures › Cataract