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 6, 2021

MACEWEN, Sir William

9 entries
  • 4856

Tumour of the dura mater–convulsions–removal of tumour by trephining–recovery.

Glasg. med. J., 12, 210-13, Glasgow, 1879.


Subjects: NEUROSURGERY › Oncological
  • 5676

Clinical observations on the introduction of tracheal tubes by the mouth instead of performing tracheotomy or laryngotomy.

Brit. med. J., 2, 122-24, 163-65, 1880.

First administration of an anesthetic (chloroform) through a metal tracheal tube introduced by the mouth (endotracheal anesthesia).



Subjects: ANESTHESIA, ANESTHESIA › Chloroform
  • 4346.2

Observations concerning transplantation of bone. Illustrated by a case of inter-human osseous transplantation, whereby over two-thirds of the shaft of a humerus was restored.

Proc. R. Soc. (Lond)., 32, 232-47, 1881.

First allograft transplantation of bone in humans.



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Bone Grafts, TRANSPLANTATION
  • 3596

On the radical cure of oblique inguinal hernia by internal abdominal peritoneal pad, and the restoration of the valved form of the inguinal canal.

Ann. Surg., 4, 89-119, 1886.

Macewen’s method for the radical cure of oblique inguinal hernia. The sac was folded into a pad and used as a plug at the internal ring, the ring being closed in layers. Reprinted in Brit. med. J., 1887, 2, 1263-71.



Subjects: SURGERY: General › Hernia
  • 431

Atlas of head sections. Fifty-three engraved copperplates of frozen sections of the head, and fifty-three key plates with descriptive texts.

Glasgow: J. Maclehose, 1893.

Intended to supplement and illustrate Macewen’s neurosurgical textbook published the same year (No. 4872). Includes coronal, sagittal and horizontal sections with commentary on each.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 19th Century, ANATOMY › Cross-Sectional, ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy, NEUROSURGERY
  • 4872

Pyogenic infective diseases of the brain and spinal cord.

Glasgow: J. Maclehose & Sons, 1893.

Macewen’s greatest work was in connection with the surgery of the brain. In the above book he included extensive case reports of 65 patients under his care, with details of operative procedures. A biography of Macewen was written by A. K. Bowman, London, 1942. See No. 431.



Subjects: NEUROSURGERY
  • 3229

On some points in the surgery of the lung.

Brit. med. J., 2, 1-7, 1906.

Removal of left lung for tuberculosis, April 24, 1895. The patient was alive in 1940; see Bowman, Life and teaching of Sir William Macewen (London, 1942), p. 344.



Subjects: PULMONOLOGY › Lung Diseases › Pulmonary Tuberculosis, PULMONOLOGY › Thoracic Surgery
  • 656.1

The growth of bone.

Glasgow: J. Maclehose, 1912.

Throughout his life Macewen devoted much time to the study of bone growth. His researches revolutionized ideas concerning osteogenesis.



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Muskuloskeletal System › Physiology of Bone Formation
  • 7000

The growth and shedding of the antlers of the deer. The histological phenomena and their relation to the growth of bone.

Glasgow: Maclehose, Jackson & Co., 1920.

The first study of the unusual and dramatic physiology of the annual growth and shedding of the antlers of deer. "The amount of bony matter annually secreted to form antlers of the larger deer is enormous, antlers of the Red Deer having been obtained which weigh upwards of 74 lbs. while those of the extinct Irish deer must have probably scaled 100 lbs during life. 'In weight the Elk will scale from 900 to 1400 pounds and the antler may weigh as much as 60 pounds. The largest span of an Elk antler on record is in possession of the Duke of Westminister. It measures six feet one and one quarter inch' " (p. xv). Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: ANATOMY › Microscopic Anatomy (Histology), ORTHOPEDICS › Muskuloskeletal System › Physiology of Bone Formation, PHYSIOLOGY › Comparative Physiology, ZOOLOGY