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”

15849 entries, 13787 authors and 1925 subjects. Updated: January 28, 2023

HIS, Wilhelm, Sr.

7 entries
  • 1107

Untersuchungen über den Bau der Lymphdrüsen.

Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1861.

Histology of the lymphatics. His drew the illustrations.



Subjects: ANATOMY › Microscopic Anatomy (Histology), Lymphatic System
  • 490

Die Häute und Höhlen des Körpers.

Basel: Schwighauser, 1865.

A new classification of tissues based on histogenesis.



Subjects: EMBRYOLOGY
  • 494

Unsere Körperform und das physiologische Problem ihrer Entstehung.

Leipzig: F. C. W. Vogel, 1874.

In this work His compared the various layers and organs of the embryo to a series of elastic tubes and plates. He thought that the local inequalities of growth and the differences in the consistency of the tissues might account for the various organs and structures. This work led to the idea of “developmental mechanics”.



Subjects: EMBRYOLOGY
  • 501

Anatomie menschlicher Embryonen. 3 pts. and atlas.

Leipzig: F. C. W. Vogel, 18801885.

A systematic account of early human embryology that stimulated further investigation in a field in which His stood highest among his contemporaries. He was the first to study the human embryo as a whole.



Subjects: EMBRYOLOGY
  • 7335

Die Neuroblasten und deren Entstehung im embryonalen Mark.

Abh. math.-phys. Cl. der Konig. Säch. Ges. d. Wiss. 15, 313-372., 1889.

In this paper on neuroblasts (young neurons) and their development in the embryonic spinal cord, His coined the term, “dendrite,” for what had been called protoplasmic processes since the term was introduced by Deiters in 1865 (Larry W. Swanson).



Subjects: ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy, EMBRYOLOGY › Neuroembryology
  • 7408

Anatomische Forschungen über Johann Sebastian Bach's Gebeine und Anlitz nebst Bemerkungen über dessen Bilder. Abh. Sächs. Ges. Wiss., 22/5.

Leipzig: S. Hirzel, 1895.

To authenticate the remains of Johann Sebastian Bach, Wilhelm His senior performed one of the earliest examples of scientific facial reconstructions, reconstructing the soft tissues onto a plaster cast of the skull using facial tissue measurements recorded from a number of cadavers. He employed a sculptor to produce the three-dimensional facial reconstruction. Tim Valentine & Josh P Davis, Forensic facial identification: Theory and practice of identification (2015) 100.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Physical Anthropology, Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine), Music and Medicine
  • 7339

Die Entwickelung des menschlichen Gehirns, während der ersten Monate.

Leipzig: S. Hirzel, 1904.

"This final summary of brain development, published in the year of his death, contains a wealth of classic illustrations that have been adapted ever since in textbooks" (Larry W. Swanson).



Subjects: ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy, EMBRYOLOGY › Neuroembryology