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”

15957 entries, 13939 authors and 1935 subjects. Updated: February 16, 2024

HIS, Wilhelm, Jr.

8 entries
  • 1109

Ueber das Epithel der Lymphgefässwurzeln und über die von Recklinghausen’schen Saftcanälchen.

Z. wiss. Zool 13, 455-73, 1863.

Subjects: Lymphatic System
  • 203.1

Crania Helvetica: Sammlung schweizerischer Schädelformen.

Basel & Genf, Switzerland: H. Georg's Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1864.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.

Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Craniology, ANTHROPOLOGY › Physical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Switzerland
  • 489

Beobachtungen über den Bau des Säugethier-Eierstockes.

Arch mikr. Anat., 1, 151-202, 1865.


  • 268

Beschreibung eines Mikrotoms.

Arch. mikr. Anat., 6, 229-32, 1870.

His was, more than any other person, responsible for the introduction of the microtome, although Ranvier and other French people had earlier employed microtomes of simpler types.

Subjects: MICROBIOLOGY, Microscopy
  • 1368.1

Zur Geschichte der menschlichen Rückenmarkes und der Nervenwurzeln.

Abh. math.-phys. Cl. k. sächs. Ges Wiss. Leipzig, (1886), 13, 477-514, 1887.

This is generally considered the first clear statement that nerve cells in the brain might be independent units rather than forming an anastomotic network—as Gerlach, Golgi, and most others believed—although there are earlier hints of this from a variety of sources.  His’s conclusion was based on embryological observations in the spinal cord, suggesting that axons arise from nerve cell bodies (one per nerve cell), followed later by dendrites, and that any fusion of processes, if they occur at all, must be a secondary event. (Larry W. Swanson).

Subjects: ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy, EMBRYOLOGY › Neuroembryology, NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Spinal Cord
  • 836

Die Thätigkeit des embryonalen Herzens und deren Bedeutung für die Lehre von der Herzbewegung beim Erwachsenen.

Arb. med. Klin. Leipzig, 14-50, 1893.

His described the atrioventricular bundle which was later named after him. English translation in F. A. Willius and T. E. Keys, Cardiac classics, 1941, p. 695.

Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY › Anatomy of the Heart & Circulatory System, CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY › Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • 432

Die anatomische Nomenclatur.

Leipzig: Veit & Co., 1895.

His was largely responsible for the Basle Nomina Anatomica, the first attempt to produce a standard anatomical nomenclature. English translation by L.F. Barker, 1907.

Subjects: ANATOMY › 19th Century
  • 5387

Ueber eine neue periodische Fiebererkrankung (Febris Wolhynica).

Berl. klin. Wschr., 53, 322-23, 1916.

His encountered a form of “trench fever” in Volhynia, Russia, and named it after that district.

Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Gram-Negative Bacteria › Bartonella › Bartonella quintana, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Russia, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Rickettsial Infections, MILITARY MEDICINE, SURGERY & HYGIENE › World War I