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”

15950 entries, 13921 authors and 1934 subjects. Updated: November 27, 2023

HORNER, William Edmonds

3 entries
  • 1494

Description of a small muscle of the internal commissure of the eyelids.

Philad. J. med. phys. Sci., 8, 70-80, 1824.

Homer described the tensor tarsi (Horner’s) muscle, supplying the lacrimal apparatus. It was first described by Du Verney in 1749

Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › Anatomy of the Eye & Orbit
  • 11315

Report on the state of the anatomical museum of the University of Pennsylvania, 30th June, 1824.

Philadelphia: Published by Order of the Trustees, 1824.

This 36-page pamphlet is the earliest printed record of Caspar Wispar's museum collection. It was augmented by William Horner, whom Wistar appointed to manage the collection. The combined collections beame known as the Wistar and Horner Museum. Later the collections were managed by Joseph Leidy. In 1892 they became the fondation of the Wistar Institute, the first independent medical research facility in the United States. Digital facsimile from the U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link.

Subjects: MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological , U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Pennsylvania
  • 2287

A treatise on pathological anatomy.

Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1829.

First American work on pathology. Horner was Professor of Anatomy at Pennsylvania, and made several anatomical discoveries.