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

WENCKEBACH, Karel Frederik

4 entries
  • 2809.1

Zur Analyse des unregelmässigen Pulses.

Z. klin. Med., 36, 181-99, 1899.

Wenckebach phenomenon”, a form of arrhythmia.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Arrythmias
  • 11732

Die Arrhythmie, als Austruck bestimmter Funktionsstörungen der Herzens: Eine physiologische-klinische Studie.

Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1903.

This monograph contains Wenckebach's obserations on the physiological bases of arrhythmias, along with accounts of their clinical manifestations. Wenckbach was the first to describe extracystoles in man, demonstrating independently of Cushny (1906) that these ineffectual contractions were premature beats. His name is commemorated in the expression "Wenckebachs periods," denoting periodic dropped beats when a conduction defect exists.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Arrythmias
  • 2844

Die unregelmässige Herztätigkeit und ihre klinische Bedeutung.

Leipzig & Berlin: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1914.

Wenckebach was the first to demonstrate (pp. 173-75) the value of quinine (“Wenckebach’s pills”) in the treatment of paroxysmal fibrillation. The same work contains a number of excellent descriptions of various forms of cardiac arrythmia. The second edition, written in co-operation with Heinrich Winterberg, was expanded to 2 vols, Leipzig, Engelmann, 1927.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Arrythmias, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs › Cinchona Bark › Quinine
  • 3747

Das Beriberi-Herz.

Berlin: Julius Springer, 1934.

Wenckebach wrote a classic account of the heart in beriberi.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, NUTRITION / DIET › Deficiency Diseases › Beriberi