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

KEEN, William Williams

7 entries
  • 2167
  • 4544

Gunshot wounds and other injuries of nerves.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1864.

Mitchell, Morehouse, and Keen were army surgeons during the American Civil War; their book was the first exhaustive study of the traumatic neuroses. Includes the first description of ascending neuritis, and also of the treatment of neuritis by cold and splint rests. Reprinted, San Francisco: Norman Publishing, 1989. 



Subjects: American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE, NEUROLOGY
  • 442

A sketch of the early history of practical anatomy.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1874.

Reprinted in Keen’s Addresses and other papers, Philadelphia, 1905.



Subjects: ANATOMY › History of Anatomy
  • 4866

Linear craniotomy (miscalled craniectomy) for microcephalus.

Am. J. med. Sci., 101, 549-55, 1891.

Keen was a pioneer in linear craniotomy and one of the first successfully to operate for meningioma. He was Professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College.



Subjects: NEUROSURGERY
  • 4867

A new operation for spasmodic wry neck, namely, division or exsection of the nerves supplying the posterior rotator muscles of the head.

Ann. Surg., 13, 44-47, 1891.

Spastic torticollis treated by division of spinal accessory nerve and posterior roots of first, second, and third spinal nerves.



Subjects: NEUROSURGERY › Spine
  • 2684.1

The clinical application of the roentgen rays in surgical diagnosis.

Am. J. med. Sci. 111, 256-61, 1896.

First clinical application in America, published in March, 1896.



Subjects: RADIOLOGY
  • 4880.1

Surgery of the head. In: Surgery: its principles and practice, edited by William Williams Keen, 3, 17-276.

Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1908.

Cushing’s first treatise on neurosurgery. “As a result of this detailed monograph, neurological surgery became almost at once recognized as a clear-cut field of surgical endeavor” (J.F. Fulton, Harvey Cushing [1947] 268).



Subjects: NEUROSURGERY
  • 10832

Animal experimentation and medical progress.

Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1914.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: Medicine: General Works › Experimental Design › Vivisection / Antivivisection