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”

15872 entries, 13813 authors and 1928 subjects. Updated: March 23, 2023

MECKEL, Johann Friedrich

7 entries
  • 1249

Tractatus anatomico-physiologicus de quinto pare nervorum cerebri.

Gottingen: A. Vandenhoeck, 1748.

Meckel’s graduation thesis contains the first really detailed account of the trigeminal nerve’s distribution (along with a meticulous treatment of the earlier literature), and in it he describes for the first time the pterygopalatine ganglion (Meckel’s ganglion) and the dural recess (Meckel’s cave) that lodges the trigeminal (Gasser’s) ganglion.

Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Peripheral Nerves / Nerve Impulses
  • 314

Beyträge zur vergleichenden Anatomie. 2 vols. in 3.

Leipzig: C. H. Reclam, 18081812.

Digital facsimile facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.

  • 984

Ueber die Divertikel am Darmkanal.

Arch. Physiol. (Halle), 9, 421-53., 1809.

“Meckel’s diverticulum”.

Subjects: ANATOMY › 19th Century, GASTROENTEROLOGY › Anatomy & Physiology of Digestion
  • 534.56

Handbuch der pathologischen Anatomie. 2 vols.

Halle: Carl Heinrich Reclam, 18121816.

Meckel classified malformations systematically, on the basis of altered developmental mechanisms, basing his work on embryology. See No. 2284.

  • 407

Handbuch der menschlichen Anatomie. 4 vols.

Halle, 18151820.

Subjects: ANATOMY › 19th Century
  • 2284

Tabulae anatomico-pathologicae. 4 pts.

Leipzig: I. F. Gleditsch, 18171826.

Meckel’s work on embryology brought a better understanding of congenital malformations, which had previously been attributed by many to supernatural influence. This work illustrates a number of anomalies and other diseases. It is a supplement to his Handbuch der pathologischen Anatomie. See No. 534.56.

  • 318

System der vergleichenden Anatomie. 6 vols.

Halle: Renger, 18211833.

Meckel is considered the greatest comparative anatomist before Johannes Müller. Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust Digital Library at this link.