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”

15853 entries, 13794 authors and 1925 subjects. Updated: January 31, 2023

RIVERS, William Halse Rivers

5 entries
  • 1298

The afferent nervous system from a new aspect.

Brain, 28, 99-115, 1905.

This paper opened up a new field in the study of the sensory functions of the skin, and the theories put forward in it dominated neurological thought until 1940. 



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Nerves / Nerve Impulses
  • 1302

A human experiment in nerve division.

Brain, 31, 323-450, 1908.

Head submitted to the division of his own left radial and external cutaneous nerves. His subsequent study of the loss and restoration of sensation thus brought about, led to a reclassification of the sensory pathways. Head was for many years editor of the journal Brain.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Nerves / Nerve Impulses
  • 1304

Studies in neurology. By Henry Head in conjunction with W.H.R. Rivers, James Sherren, Gordon Holmes, Theodore Thompson, George Riddoch. 2 vols.

London: H. Frowde, Hodder & Stoughton, 1920.

Reprint, with modifications and additions, of seven papers published in the journal Brain between 1905 and 1918. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Nerves / Nerve Impulses
  • 12592

The medical problems of flying. Including Reports Nos. I-VII of the Air Medical Investigation Committee. Privy Council Medical Research Council.

London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1920.


Subjects: AVIATION Medicine
  • 13374

Medicine, magic and religion. [Edited] with a preface by G. Elliot Smith.

London: Kegan Paul, 1924.

Fitzpatrick Lectures 1915-16. Originally published in Lancet , 94, 59–65, 117–23.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, Magic & Superstition in Medicine, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences