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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BAILLIE, Matthew

6 entries
  • 2280

An account of a remarkable transportation of the viscera.

Phil. Trans., 78, 350-63, 1788.

Baillie recorded a case of congenital dextrocardia with complete situs inversus viscerum. Reprinted in Willius & Keys, Cardiac classics, 1941, pp. 257-62.

Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › Congenital Heart Defects, PATHOLOGY
  • 6021

An account of a particular change of structure in the human ovarium.

Phil. Trans., 79, 71-78, 1789.

Matthew Baillie’s notable anatomico-pathological studies on dermoid cysts of the ovary. Also published in Lond. med. J., 1789, 10, 322-32.

  • 2281
  • 3218
  • 3427

The morbid anatomy of some of the most important parts of the human body.

London: J. Johnson & G. Nicol, 1793.

Baillie was a nephew and pupil of William Hunter. The above is the first systematic textbook of morbid anatomy, treating the subject for the first time as an independent science. See also Nos. 2736, 3167.1. Baillie was the last and most eminent owner of the famous gold-headed cane (No. 6709). His clear and comprehensive description of the pulmonary lesions of tuberculosis could hardly be bettered today; he differentiated the nodular and infiltrating types. Page 87: First clear description of the morbid anatomy and symptoms of gastric ulcer. Baillie is also credited with the first descritpion of transposition of the great vessels in this work.

Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › Congenital Heart Defects, GASTROENTEROLOGY › Diseases of the Digestive System › Gastric / Duodenal Ulcer, GASTROENTEROLOGY › Esophagus: Stomach: Duodenum: Intestines, PATHOLOGY, PULMONOLOGY › Lung Diseases › Pulmonary Tuberculosis
  • 6157.1

An anatomical description of the human gravid uterus and its contents.

London: J. Johnson; and G. Nicol, 1794.

Hunter’s text for No. 6157, edited and published by Matthew Baillie after William Hunter's death. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.

  • 2736
  • 3167.1

The morbid anatomy of some of the most important parts of the human body. 2nd ed.

London: J. Johnson & G. Nicol, 1797.

First clinical description of chronic obstructive pulmonary emphysema. The lung on which Baillie performed an autopsy before describing this condition is said to have been that of Samuel Johnson. P. 46: Baillie suggested a relationship between rheumatic fever and valvular heart disease. See also Nos. 2281, 3218, & 3427.

  • 2282

A series of engravings, accompanied with explanations, which are intended to illustrate the morbid anatomy of some of the most important parts of the human body.

London: W. Bulmer & Co., 17991803.

The first systematic atlas of pathology. This work was intended to illustrate No. 2281, but, with its extensive descriptive text for each plate, it may be appreciated separately. The black & white engravings were prepared by John Hunter’s artist and amanuensis, William Clift (1775-1849), and depict numerous specimens from Hunter’s collection. A color facsimile edition of Clift’s personal copy reproducing his original watercolors, including some loaned by the Royal College of Physicians, was published in Melbourne, Univ. of Melbourne Press, 1985.

Subjects: PATHOLOGY, PATHOLOGY › Pathology Illustration