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”

15969 entries, 13962 authors and 1940 subjects. Updated: June 12, 2024

SMITH, Sir Grafton Elliot

6 entries
  • 1433

A new topographical survey of the human cerebral cortex, being an account of the distribution of the anatomically distinct cortical areas and their relationship to the cerebral sulci.

J. Anat. Physiol. (Lond.), 41, 237-54, 1907.

Elliot Smith, Professor of Anatomy at Cairo, Manchester, and University College, London, initiated modern studies of cerebral function with his work on the cortical pattern of the human brain. He identified 50 areas.



Subjects: ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy › Cytoarchitecture, ANATOMY › Topographical Anatomy, NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Brain, including Medulla: Cerebrospinal Fluid
  • 2320

Pott’sche Krankheit an einer ägyptischen Mumie.

Giessen: A. Töpelmann, 1910.

The fact that tuberculosis was present among the ancient Egyptians was proved when Elliot Smith and Ruffer described a genuine case of Pott’s disease in a mummy of 1000 B.C.E.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Tuberculosis, PATHOLOGY › Paleopathology
  • 211

On the discovery of a palaeolithic skull and mandible in a flint-bearing gravel overlying the Wealden (Hastings Beds) at Piltdown, Fletching (Sussex). With appendix by Grafton Elliot Smith.

Quart. J. Geol. Soc., 69, 117-151, 1913.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Dawson, Woodward. The first "scientific" report on “Piltdown man” (Eoanthropus dawsoni,) one of the longest-lasting and most influential hoaxes ever perpetrated in science. Woodward wrote the report but gave primary authorship to Dawson who had “discovered” the fossil. It was not completely debunked until 1953. In 2020 the preponderance of the evidence suggested that Dawson, who was involved with several other hoaxes, was the perpetrator of this forgery.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Paleoanthropology, ANTHROPOLOGY › Physical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), Crimes / Frauds / Hoaxes, EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution
  • 212

The Rhodesian skull.

Brit. med. J., 1, 197-8, 1922.

Description of the skull found at Broken Hill, Rhodesia, in 1921.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Paleoanthropology, ANTHROPOLOGY › Physical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Zambia, EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution
  • 13374

Medicine, magic and religion. [Edited] with a preface by G. Elliot Smith.

London: Kegan Paul, 1924.

Fitzpatrick Lectures 1915-16. Originally published in Lancet , 94, 59–65, 117–23.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, Magic & Superstition in Medicine, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 213

Sinanthropus – Peking Man, its discovery and significance.

Sci. Monthly, 33, 193-212, 1931.

Elliot Smith visited Peking to view the skull of Sinanthropus pekinensis, discovered by W. C. Pei on December 2, 1929. A preliminary description by Pei is to be found in Bull. geol. Soc. China, 1929, 8, 3.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Paleoanthropology, ANTHROPOLOGY › Physical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution