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

GULL, Sir William Withey

7 entries
  • 4041

On a certain affection of the skin, vitiligoidea: α Plana, β tuberosa.

Guy’s Hosp. Rep. 2 ser., 7, 265-76, 1851.

In their classic account of xanthoma multiplex, Addison and Gull believed they were describing a new disease, but Rayer had been the first to mention it. (See No. 3989; see also the later paper by Gull, Guy’s Hosp. Rep., 1852, 2 ser., 8, 149.)



Subjects: DERMATOLOGY › Specific Dermatoses
  • 4532

Cases of paraplegia [with autopsies of ataxic cases, showing lesions in the posterior columns of the spinal cord].

Guy’s Hosp. Rep., 3 ser., 2, 143-90; 3 ser., 4, 169-216., 1856, 1858.

Gull showed the lesions of tabes dorsalis to be located in the posterior columns of the spinal cord.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Diseases of the Nervous System
  • 4695

Case of progressive atrophy of the muscles of the hands: enlargement of the ventricle of the cord in the cervical region, with atrophy of the gray matter.

Guy’s Hosp. Rep., 8, 244-50, 1862.

First description of syringomyelia.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Degenerative Disorders
  • 4215

On the pathology of the morbid state commonly called chronic Bright’s disease with contracted kidney (“arterio-capillary fibrosis”).

Med.-chir. Trans., 55, 273-326, 1872.

First clear description of arteriosclerotic atrophy of the kidney (“Gull–Sutton disease”), and probably the first description of hypertensive nephrosclerosis.



Subjects: NEPHROLOGY › Renal Disease
  • 3823

On a cretinoid state supervening in adult life in women.

Trans. clin. Soc. Lond., 7, 180-85, 18731874.

Gull was among the first to point out the cause of myxedema, of which the above paper gives a classic description. Gull was associated with Guy’s Hospital, London, for most of his life.



Subjects: ENDOCRINOLOGY › Thyroid
  • 4845

Anorexia nervosa (apepsia hysterica, anorexia hysterica).

Trans. clin. Soc. Lond., 7, 22-28, 1874.

Classic description of anorexia nervosa.



Subjects: PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHIATRY › Neuroses & Psychoneuroses
  • 2232

A collection of the published writings. 2 vols.

London: New Sydenham Society, 18941896.

Gull, one of the best clinicians of his time, spent most of his working life at Guy’s Hospital. He described the spinal lesion of tabes and left an important account of aneurysm. His best works are his description of myxoedema and his original description of arteriolosclerotic atrophy of the kidney.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Aneurysms, Collected Works: Opera Omnia, NEPHROLOGY › Renal Disease, NEUROLOGY › Diseases of the Nervous System