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”

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McBURNEY, Charles Heber

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Experience with early operative interference in cases of disease of the vermiform appendix.

N.Y. med. J., 50, 676-84, 1889.

Describes (p. 678) “McBurney’s point”: “The seat of greatest pain, determined by the pressure of one finger, has been very exactly between an inch and a half and two inches from the anterior spinous process of the ilium on a straight line drawn from that process to the umbilicus”. McBurney also includes a description of some successful cases of early operation for perforative appendicitis. Reprinted in Med. Classics, 1938, 2, 506-31.

Subjects: SURGERY: General , SURGERY: General › Appendicitis