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”

15524 entries, 13375 authors and 1905 subjects. Updated: January 26, 2022

LEWIS, Sir Thomas

9 entries
  • 2830

Auricular fibrillation; a common clinical condition.

Brit. med. J., 2, 1528, 1909.

First description of auricular fibrillation as a cause of clinical perpetual arrhythmia. See also the paper in Heart, London, 1909-10, 1,306-72.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Arrythmias
  • 2851
  • 854

The mechanism of the heartbeat: With special reference to its clinical pathology.

London : Shaw & Sons, 1911.

Sir Thomas Lewis was a pioneer in the application of electrocardiography to clinical medicine. His book was both an exhaustive treatise on the subject for its time, and a valuable bibliographical source. Second edition: The mechanism and graphic registration of the heart beat, 1920; third and last edition,1925.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, CARDIOLOGY › Tests for Heart & Circulatory Function › Electrocardiography, Electrodiagnosis
  • 2840

Electro-cardiography and its importance in the clinical examination of heart affections.

Brit. med. J., 1, 1421-23, 1479-82; 2, 65-67, 1912.


Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › Tests for Heart & Circulatory Function › Electrocardiography, Electrodiagnosis
  • 11679

Clinical electrocardiography.

London: Shaw & Sons, 1913.

The first textbook of electrocardiography.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › Tests for Heart & Circulatory Function › Electrocardiography, INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Medical Instruments › Electrocardiogram
  • 12258

The excitatory process in the dog's heart. Part 1. The auricles.

Phil. Trans. B, 205, 375-420, 1914.

Experiments designed to identify the "origin of the contraction wave in the mammalian heart." Three photographic plates depict numerous electrocardiographic recordings. "From 1910 to 1916, Lewis and his associates performed classic experiments in which they outlined the sequence of electric activation of the heart." Burch 135. Citing this research, Arthur Hollman notes "Lewis was now at the peak of his electrophysiological studies which aimed to show the electrical events underlying cardiac contraction and his experimental work was remarkable for its scope and technical virtuosity" (Arthur Hollman, Sir Thomas Lewis, London, 1997, 58-60.)

Digital facsimile from the Royal Society at this link.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY › Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • 2847

Report upon soldiers returned as cases of “disordered action of the heart” (D.A.H.) or “valvular disease of the heart” (V.D.H.).

London: H. M. Stationery Office, 1917.

Medical Research Committee Special Rept. No. 8. Sir Thomas Lewis described as “effort syndrome” the condition of disordered action of the heart known as “Da Costa’s syndrome”.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Heart Valve Disease, PSYCHIATRY › Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • 2602

Vascular reactions of the skin to injury. II. The liberation of a histamine-like substance in injured skin; the underlying cause of factitious urticaria and of wheals produced by burning; and observations upon the nervous control of certain skin reactions.

Heart, 11, 209-65, 1924.

Lewis postulated that a histamine-like substance (“H-substance”) was responsible for the anaphylaxis symptom-complex. See also The blood-vessels of the human skin and their responses, 1927 (No. 797).



Subjects: ALLERGY, DERMATOLOGY
  • 797

The blood-vessels of the human skin and their responses.

London: Shaw, 1927.


Subjects: ALLERGY, CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY, DERMATOLOGY
  • 2862

A lecture on vaso-vagal syncope and the carotid sinus mechanism.

Brit. med. J., 1, 873-76, 1932.

Vaso-vagal syncope.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Heart & Aorta, Diseases of