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”

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LEWIS, Timothy Richards

4 entries
  • 5344.8

On a haemotozoon inhabiting human blood. Its relation to chyluria and other diseases.

Ann. Rep. sanit. Comm. India (1871), 8, Appendix E 241-60, 1871.

Independently of Demarquay (No. 5344.3) and Wucherer (No. 5344.6), Lewis found microfilariae in the urine and blood in chyluria. He was first to use the term Filaria sanguinis hominis for the parasite.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › India, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › DISEASES DUE TO METAZOAN PARASITES, PARASITOLOGY › Helminths › Parasitic Worms › Filaria
  • 10722

Leprosy in India. A report.

Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1877.

 The first quantitative study of leprosy in India. Leprosy first appeared in India at least 2,000 years ago and continued to exist throughout the subcontinent over the succeeding centuries. Upon the establishment of the Indian Raj in 1858, the colonial authorities began to assume a more professional and scientific attitude towards public health. The severity and geographic distribution of leprosy in India was unknown until it was surveyed in the British Indian Census of 1872, the statistics of which prominently feature in this report. Includes two chromolithographed disease maps. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › India, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Leprosy
  • 10787

Filiaria sanguinis hominis - mature form.

Indian med. Gaz., 12 (9), 248-249, 1877.

Lewis made the critical connection/association of the worm, Filaria sanguinis,(Wuchereria bancrofti ) to Elephantiasis. This brief account appears to be a third person account summarizing Lewis's work written by an editor of the Indian Medical Gazette. Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.

Lewis published a formal paper in Lancet: "Filaria sanguinis hominis (mature form), found in a blood clot in Naevoid Elephantiasis of the scrotum," Lancet, II (1877) 453-455.

(Thanks for Juan Weiss for these references.)

 



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › India, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › DISEASES DUE TO METAZOAN PARASITES, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Lymphatic Filariasis (Elephantiasis), PARASITOLOGY › Helminths › Parasitic Worms › Filaria
  • 5270.1

The microscopic organisms found in the blood of man and animals, and their relation to disease.

Ann. rep. sanit. Comm. India (1877), 14, Appendix B, 157-208, 1878.

First description of a trypanosome (T. lewisi) in a mammal. Seoarate edition in book form with the same title: Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, 1879.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › India, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Triatomine Bug-Borne Diseases › Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis) , PARASITOLOGY › Trypanosoma