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”

15475 entries, 13329 authors and 1903 subjects. Updated: December 3, 2021

MOTT, Valentine

13 entries
  • 2942

Reflections on securing in a ligature the arteria innominata, to which is added a case in which the artery was tied by a surgical operation.

Med. surg. Register, 1, 9-54, 1818.

First ligation of the innominate artery, May 11, 1818. The artery was tied off half an inch below its bifurcation, and the patient suffered no respiratory or circulatory embarrassment. The ligature separated from the artery on the 14th day, but on the 20th day the patient was able to walk downstairs. A fatal hemorrhage occurred from the wound, however, and the patient died on the 26th day.



Subjects: VASCULAR SURGERY › Ligations
  • 4447

Case of osteo-sarcoma in which the right side of the lower jaw was removed successfully after tying the carotid artery.

N.Y. med. phys. J., 1, 385-93, 1822.

Mott resected the entire half of the bone, necessitating a disarticulation at the temporo-mandibular joint.



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Sarcoma › Osteosarcoma, ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Amputations: Excisions: Resections
  • 4451.1

Successful amputation at the hip-joint.

Phila. J. med. phys. Sci., 14, 101-05, 1827.

This is “the first reported amputation at the hip joint found in the American medical literature” (Rutkow). See No. 4462.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Amputations: Excisions: Resections
  • 2950

Successful ligature of the common iliac artery.

Am. J. med. Sci., 1, 156-61, 1827.

First successful ligation of the common iliac.



Subjects: VASCULAR SURGERY › Ligations
  • 4452

An account of a case of osteo-sarcoma of the left clavicle, in which exsection of that bone was successfully performed.

Amer. J. med. Sci., 3, 100-08, 1828.

Valentine Mott was an outstanding figure in American surgery during the first half of the 19th century. A pupil of Astley Cooper, he particularly distinguished himself in vascular surgery and in operations involving the bones and joints.See No. 4463.



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Sarcoma › Osteosarcoma, ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Amputations: Excisions: Resections
  • 2951

Aneurism of the arteria innominata involving the subclavian and the root of the carotid; successfully treated by tying the carotid artery.

Amer. J. med. Sci., 5, 297-300, 1828.

First application in the United States of the Pierre Brasdor (1721-97) operative technique by distal ligation. Second report, 1830, 6, 532-34.



Subjects: VASCULAR SURGERY › Ligations
  • 2953

Case of aneurism of the right subclavian artery, in which that vessel was tied within the scaleni muscles.

Amer. J. med. Sci., 12, 354-59, 1833.

In his day Mott was the ablest exponent of vascular surgery in the U.S.A. This was the first attempt in America to ligate the subclavian within the scaleni muscles. The procedure had been tried at least twice previously in Europe.



Subjects: VASCULAR SURGERY › Ligations
  • 2958

A case of aneurism of either the ischiatic or gluteal artery, in which the right internal iliac artery was successfully tied.

Amer. J. med. Sci., 20, 13-15, 1837.

Second successful reported ligation of the internal iliac artery in the United States.



Subjects: VASCULAR SURGERY › Ligations
  • 11693

Travels in Europe and the East, embracing observations made during a tour through Great Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Prussia, Saxony, Bohemia, Austria, Bavaria, Switzerland, Lombardy, Tuscany, the Papal States, the Neapolitan Dominions, Malta, the Islands of the Archipelago, Greece, Egypt, Asia Minor, Turkey, Moldavia, Wallachia, and Hungary in the years 1834, '35, '36, '37, '38, '39, '40, and '41.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1842.

Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists
  • 3259

A nasal operation for the removal of a large tumour filling up the entire nostril and extending to the pharynx.

Amer. J. med. Sci., n.s. 5, 87-91, 1843.

Removal of a fibrous growth from the nostril by division of the nasal and maxillary bones, July 8, 1841. Preliminary note in the same journal, 1842, 3, 257.



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER, OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY (Ear, Nose, Throat) › Rhinology, SURGERY: General › Surgical Oncology
  • 11302

Catalogue of the surgical and pathological museum of Valentine Mott and of his son Alexander B. Mott.

New York: Wm. M. Taylor, Book and Job Printer, 1858.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 11905

Narrative of privations and sufferings of the United States officers and soldiers while prisoners of war in the hands of the rebel authorities. Being the report of a commission of inquiry, appointed by the United States Sanitary Commission. With an appendix, containing the testimony. Edited by Valentine Mott.

Philadelphia: Printed for the U.S. Sanitary Commission, 1864.

Includes four engravings based upon photographs of Union soldiers who were emaciated following imprisonment at Belle Isle. The contributors included Dorothea Dix and several military surgeons, including William Ely, G. B. Parker, and J. Woodbridge. Mott's commission was charged with "ascertaining, by inquiry and investigation, the true physical condition of prisoners, recently discharged by exchange, from confinement at Richmond and elsewhere, with in the Rebel lines; whether they did, in fact, during such confinement, suffer materially from want of food, or from its defective quality, or from other privations, or sources of disease; and whether their privations and sufferings were designedly inflicted on them by military or other authority of the Rebel Government, or were due to causes which such authorities could not control. And that the gentleman above named be requested to visit such camps of paroled or discharged prisoners as may be accessible to them, and to take, in writing, the depositions of so many of such prisoners as may enable them to arrive at accurate results."

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE
  • 12404

Memoir of Valentine Mott, M.D., LL.D., Professor of surgery in the University of the City of New York; member of the Institute of France.

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1868.

An insightful biography written by a colleague in surgery. Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, SURGERY: General › History of Surgery