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

CRUIKSHANK, William Cumberland

3 entries
  • 1103

The anatomy of the absorbing vessels of the human body.

London: G. Nicol, 1786.

With Hunter and Hewson, Cruikshank laid the foundation of modern knowledge concerning the lymphatics. He was Dr. Johnson’s physician and William Hunter’s assistant.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 18th Century, Lymphatic System
  • 595

Experiments on the insensible perspiration of the human body.

London: G. Nicol, 1795.

Demonstration that carbon dioxide is given off by the skin. This book was first privately printed in 1779; above is the corrected edition.



Subjects: PHYSIOLOGY
  • 1218

Experiments in which, on the third day after impregnation, the ova of rabbits were found in the Fallopian tubes, and on the fourth day after impregnation in the uterus itself, with the first appearances of the foetus.

Phil. Trans., 87,197-214, 1797.

Cruikshank showed that the impregnated ovum stayed in the Fallopian tube for a period before implantation in the uterus.



Subjects: Genito-Urinary System