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”

15961 entries, 13944 authors and 1935 subjects. Updated: April 29, 2024

DIEFFENBACH, Johann Friedrich

9 entries
  • 2028.4

Die Transfusion des Blutes und Einspriitzung der Arzneyen in die Adem. Historisch und in Rücksicht auf die practische Heilkunde bearbeitet. 2 vols.

Copenhagen: F. Brummer, 18021803, 1828.

Schell was the author of the first 2 vols, which were the first major work on transfusion since the 17th century and an excellent early history of the subject. Scheel reviewed both transfusion and intravenous injection. J.F. Dieffenbach wrote the third volume, Die Transfusion des Blutes und die Infusion der Arzeneien in die Blutgefässe, published in Berlin, 1828. Digital facsimile of the third volume from at this link.

Subjects: THERAPEUTICS › Blood Transfusion, THERAPEUTICS › Blood Transfusion › History of Blood Transfusion
  • 5741

Nonnula de regeneratione et transplantatione.

Würzburg: typ. Richterianis, 1822.

Dieffenbach’s thesis for the M.D., Würzburg.

  • 5743

Chirurgische Erfahrungen besonders über die Wiederherstellung zerstörter Theile des menschlichen Körpers nach neuen Methoden. 3 vols. [in 4] and atlas.

Berlin: T. C. F. Enslin, 18291834.

Dieffenbach was Professor of Surgery in Berlin. He was a pioneer in the field of plastic and orthopedic surgery, performing tenotomy and skin-grafting successfully. English translation of the section on rhinoplasty, with additional cases and notes by the translator, J.S. Bushnan, as Surgical observations on the restoration of the nose. London, 1833.

  • 2748.1

Physiologisch-chirurgische Beobachtungen bei Cholera-Kranken.

Cholera-Archiv mit Benutzung amtlicher Quellen, 1, Heft 1, 86-105, 1832.

First recorded example of cardiac catheterization, performed during an unsuccessful attempt to obtain blood from a patient suffering from cholera (p. 100). Second edition as separate pamphlet with a new Foreward, Güstrow, 1834. Digital facsimile of the 1834 edition from Google Books at this link.

Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › Interventional Cardiology › Cardiac Catheterization, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Cholera
  • 3441

Glückliche Heilung nach Ausscheidung eines Theiles des Darms und Netzes.

Wschr. ges. Heilk., 401-13, 1836.

First account of a resection in which Lembert’s suture was successfully employed.

Subjects: GASTROENTEROLOGY › Esophagus: Stomach: Duodenum: Intestines, SURGERY: General › Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • 4323

Ueber die Durchschneidung der Sehnen und Muskeln.

Berlin: A. Förster, 1841.

Report on 140 cases of tenotomy for treatment of club-foot.

Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Foot / Ankle, Podiatry
  • 5856

Ueber das Schielen und die Heilung desselben durch eine Operation.

Berlin: A. Förstner, 1842.

The first successful attempt at treating strabismus by myotomy. The operation was later abandoned owing to the frequently disastrous final effects. A preliminary paper appeared in Med. Ztg., 1839, 8, 227.

Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › Ocular Surgery & Procedures › Strabismus
  • 5598.1
  • 5746.3

Die operative Chirurgie. 2 vols.

Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 18451848.

Dieffenbach’s most comprehensive work, covering in addition to reconstructive procedures, virtually all other types of procedures including amputations, paracentesis, laparotomy, hysterectomy, dental extractions, etc.

Subjects: DENTISTRY, ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Amputations: Excisions: Resections, PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, SURGERY: General
  • 5659.1

Die Aether gegen den Schmerz.

Berlin: August Hirschwald, 1847.

First application of ether anesthesia for plastic operations. Dieffenbach made his first use of the anesthetic in reconstructing a nose. He modified Morton’s inhaler. Dieffenbach’s work helped bring about the early acceptance of anesthesia in Germany.