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”

15826 entries, 13745 authors and 1921 subjects. Updated: December 1, 2022

ADDISON, Thomas

8 entries
  • 2075

An essay on the operation of poisonous agents upon the living body.

London: Longman, Rees, 1829.

The first book in English on the action of poisons on the living body.



Subjects: TOXICOLOGY
  • 4524

On the influence of electricity, as a remedy in certain convulsive and spasmodic diseases.

Guy’s Hosp. Rep., 2, 493-507, 1837.

First therapeutic employment of static electricity.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Diseases of the Nervous System, THERAPEUTICS › Medical Electricity / Electrotherapy
  • 2215

Elements of the practice of medicine. Vol. 1. (All Published.)

London: Longmans, 1839.

Originally issued in three parts from 1836 to 1839 when the authors were joint lecturers on medicine at Guy’s Hospital.



Subjects: Medicine: General Works
  • 3118

Anaemia; disease of the supra-renal capsules.

Lond. Med. Gaz., 43, 517-18, 1849.

Addison included a classic description of pernicious (Addisonian) anemia in his papers on the condition later known as “Addison’s disease”. Although preceded by Combe, his account was more important in bringing the disease to the notice of the medical profession. See also No. 3864.



Subjects: HEMATOLOGY › Anemia & Chlorosis
  • 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
  • 4042

On the keloid of Alibert, and on true keloid.

Med.-chir. Trans. 37, 27-47, 1854.

Addison described two forms of keloid, that described by Alibert, and the “true keloid” (the skin disease morphoea, “Addison’s keloid”).



Subjects: DERMATOLOGY › Specific Dermatoses
  • 3864

On the constitutional and local effects of disease of the supra-renal capsules.

London: S. Highley, 1855.

Addison was the first to draw attention to the importance of the adrenals in clinical medicine. The above work first appeared in the Lond. med. Gaz., 1849, 43, 517-18, and was later expanded into book form. It described the conditions, which later became known as “Addison’s disease” and pernicious anemia, which was later renamed “Addisonian anemia” by Trousseau. Text reprinted in Med. Classics, 1937, 2, 244-77. Facsimile edition, London, Dawson, 1968.



Subjects: ENDOCRINOLOGY › Adrenals, HEMATOLOGY › Anemia & Chlorosis
  • 2223

A collection of the published writings.

London: New Sydenham Society, 1868.

Addison was a contemporary of Bright at Guy’s Hospital and a fine lecturer.



Subjects: Medicine: General Works