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John Snow's Published Works

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"Arsenic as a preservative of dead bodies," Lancet 1 (10 November 1838): 264 [ltr. to ed., 5 November 1838].

"Action of recti muscles," London Medical Gazette 23 (12 January 1839): 559-60 [ltr. to ed., 29 December 1838].

"Mechanism of respiration," Lancet 1 (26 January 1839): 653-55 [ltr. to ed., 5 January 1839].

"On the bands in the recti muscles," London Medical Gazette 23 (9 February 1839): 719-20 [ltr. to ed., 28 January 1839].

"Editor refuses to publish letter from John Snow," Lancet 2 (25 May 1839): 352.

"On distortions of the chest and spine in children, from enlargement of the abdomen," London Medical Gazette 28 (9 April 1841): 112-16.

"Synopsis of a letter from Mr. Snow," Lancet 1 (10 April 1841): 112 [ltr. to ed., April 1841].

"On asphyxia, and on the resuscitation of still-born children," London Medical Gazette 29 (5 November 1841): 222-27.

"On paracentesis of the thorax," London Medical Gazette 29 (28 January 1842): 705-07.

"Uterine hæmorrhage, with retention of the placenta," London Medical Gazette 31 (11 November 1842): 224-25 [ltr. to ed., 3 November 1842].

"On the circulation in the capillary blood-vessels, and on some of its connections with pathology and therapeutics," London Medical Gazette 31 (3 March 1843): 810-16. Extensive revision of two papers read at the Westminster Medical Society, 21 January and 4 February 1843.

"A new kind of pessary," London Medical Gazette 32 (7 April 1843): 100 [ltr. to ed.].

"Case of acute poisoning by carbonate of lead," London Medical Gazette 35 (22 November 1844): 248-50. Paper read at the Westminster Medical Society, 19 November 1844.

"Case of malignant hæmorrhagic small-pox," London Medical Gazette 35 (31 January 1845): 585-86 [ltr. to ed.].

"Pericarditis after scarlet-fever," London Medical Gazette 35 (7 March 1845): 728-29 [ltr. to ed.].

"On the pathological effects of atmospheres vitiated by carbonic acid gas, and by a diminution of the due proportion of oxygen," Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal 65 (1 January 1846): 49-56.

"On the use of the term 'Allopathy'," Lancet 1 (21 February 1846): 229 [ltr. to ed.].

"Alkalescent urine and phosphatic calculi," London Medical Gazette 38 (20 November 1846): 877-880. Read at the Westminster Medical Society on November 6, 1846.

"Case of strangulation of the ileum in an aperture of the mesentery," London Medical Gazette 38 (18 December 1846): 1049-52. Paper read at the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society, 23 June 1846.

"Table on the quantity of vapour of ether in 100 cubic inches of air, saturated with it at various temperatures," Medical Times 15 (23 January 1847): 325.

"Table of the quantity of the vapour of ether ," London Medical Gazette 39 (29 January 1847): 219-220.

"Table of the quantity of the vapour of ether in one hundred cubic inches of air, saturated with it at various temperatures," The Pharmaceutical Journal 6 (1 February 1847): 361.

"On the inhalation of the vapour of ether," London Medical Gazette 39 (19 March 1847): 498-502. Part 2 appeared in issue of 26 March 1847, 539-42.

"On the inhalation of the vapour of ether.," British and Foreign Medical Review 23 (April 1847): 573-76.. Extracts from article in LMG 39 (26 March 1847): 539-542.

"To the editor of the Pharmaceutical Journal," The Pharmaceutical Journal 6 (1 April 1847): 474-475 [ltr. to ed., 5 March 1847].

"A lecture on the inhalation of vapour of ether in surgical operations," Lancet 1 (29 May 1847): 551-54.

"On deformity of the chest in children," Lancet 2 (31 July 1847): 137. Letter submitted during week of 10-16 July, 1847. [ltr. to ed., July 1847].

On the Inhalation of the Vapour of Ether in Surgical Operations. London: John Churchill, Princes Street, Soho, October 1847.

"Dr. Snow on the effects of ether vapour," London Medical Gazette 40 (12 November 1847): 859 [ltr. to ed., 8 November 1847].

"On the inhalation of chloroform and ether, with description of an apparatus," Lancet 1 (12 February 1848): 177-80 [ltr. to ed., January 1848].

"Remarks on the fatal case of inhalation of chloroform; including additional explanations from Dr. Meggison," London Medical Gazette 41 (18 February 1848): 277-78.

"The fatal chloroform case at Newcastle," Lancet 1 (26 February 1848): 239 [ltr. to ed.].

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette 41 (19 May 1848): 850-54. Part 1.

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette 41 (26 May 1848): 893-95. Part 2.

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette 41 (23 June 1848): 1074-78. Part 3.

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette 42 (25 August 1848): 330-35. Part 4.

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette 42 (8 September 1848): 412-16. Part 5.

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette 42 (13 October 1848): 614-619. Part 6.

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette 42 (17 November 1848): 840-44. Part 7.

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette 42 (15 December 1848): 1021-25. Part 8.

"On the use of chloroform in surgical operations and midwifery," London Journal of Medicine 1 (January 1849): 50-55.

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette 43 (9 February 1849): 228-35. Part 9.

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette 43 (16 March 1849): 451-56. Part 10.

"On the discussion respecting chloroform, in the Académie de Médecine of Paris," London Journal of Medicine 1 (April 1849): 324-26. An offprint of the article was published; pagination is identical to the article, but page-numbering begins with "1.".

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette 43 (8 June 1849): 983-85. Part 11.

"On the fatal cases of inhalation of chloroform," Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal 72 (1 July 1849): 75-87. Paper read at the Westminster Medical Society, 31 March 1849. An offprint was printed by Robert Inches, of Edinburgh; pagination is identical to the article, but page-numbering begins with "1.".

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette (17 August 1849): 272-77. Part 12.

On the Mode of Communication of Cholera. London: John Churchill, Princes Street, Soho, September 1849.

"The cholera at Albion Terrace," London Medical Gazette 44 (21 September 1849): [ltr. to ed., 15 September 1849].

"On the pathology and mode of communication of cholera," London Medical Gazette 44 (2 November 1849): 745-52. Part 1.

"On the pathology and mode of communication of cholera," London Medical Gazette 44 (30 November 1849): 923-29. Part 2.

"The alleged employment of chloroform by thieves," London Medical Gazette 45 (26 February 1850): 327 [ltr. to ed., 11 February 1850].

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette 45 (12 April 1850): 622-27. Part 13.

"On the treatment of inflammation of the skin," Lancet (27 April 1850): 502-03 [ltr. to ed., April 1850].

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette 46 (23 August 1850): 321-27. Part 14.

"Remarks on the administration of chloroform, in answer to Professor Lizars," Medical Times 22 (31 August 1850): 228-31 [ltr. to ed., 27 August 1850].

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette 46 (1 November 1850): 749-54. Part 15.

"Further remarks on the employment of chloroform by thieves," London Medical Gazette 46 (15 November 1850): 834-35 [ltr. to ed.].

"Dr. Snow on chloroform," Medical Times 22 (14 December 1850): 635 [ltr. to ed.].

"Dear Mr. Hewett," Medico-Chirurgical Transactions 34 (1851): 51-42 [ltr. to ed., 18 May 1848].

"Case illustrating the difficulties of diagnosis of morbid growths from the upper jaw. With remarks.," Medico-Chirurgical Transactions 34 (1851): 43-52. Hewett included a letter from Snow, who was the anesthetist during the operation.

"On the inhalation of various medicinal substances," London Journal of Medicine 3 (1 February 1851): 122-29.

A Letter to the Right Honourable Lord Campbell, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench, on the Clause Respecting Chloroform in the Proposed Prevention of Offences Bill. London: Churchill, 5 March 1851.

"Lord Campbell's chloroform clause," Medical Times 23 (22 March 1851): 325 [ltr. to ed.].

"Chloroform, and its use by thieves," London Medical Gazette 47 (28 March 1851): 571 [ltr. to ed., 21 March 1851].

"Letter to the Right Honourable Lord Campbell, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench, on the clause respecting Chloroform in the proposed "Prevention of Offences Bill."," London Journal of Medicine 3 (1 April 1851): 353-56. Extracts from Snow's open letter, published the prior month.

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette 47 (11 April 1851): 622-27. Part 16.

"My dear Mr. Smith," London Medical Gazette 48 (29 August 1851): 370. This note from Snow, undated, was imbedded in a letter to the editor written by Henry Smith, FRCS. [ltr. to ed.].

"On the mode of propagation of cholera," Medical Times 24 (29 November 1851): 559-62. Part 1. Read at the London Epidemiological Society on 5 May 1851.

"On the mode of propagation of cholera," Medical Times 24 (13 December 1851): 610-12. Part 2. Read at the London Epidemiological Society on 3 June 1851. See p. 610, for Snow's discussion of a water-supply map from the 2nd Health of Towns Report (1845) and Grainger's map (1850) of cholera mortality in London during the 1848-49 epidemic.

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette 48 (19 December 1851): 1053-57. Part 17.

"On narcotism by the inhalation of vapours," London Medical Gazette 48 (26 December 1851): 1090-1094. Part 18.

"On the cause and prevention of death from chloroform," London Journal of Medicine 4 (April 1852): 320-329. Part 1.

"On the administration of chloroform in the public hospitals," Medical Times and Gazette 4 (3 April 1852): [ltr. to ed.].

"On the cause and prevention of death from chloroform," London Journal of Medicine 4 (May 1852): 415-23. Part 2.

"On the cause and prevention of death from chloroform," London Journal of Medicine 4 (June 1852): 564-72. Part 3.

"Deaths from chloroform in Scotland," Medical Times and Gazette 4 (12 June 1852): 598-99 [ltr. to ed.].

"Death from chloroform in a case of fatty degeneration of the heart," Medical Times and Gazette 5 (9 October 1852): 361-362.

On Continuous Molecular Changes, More Particularly in Their Relation to Epidemic Diseases. London: Churchill, March 1853.

"On the administration of chloroform during parturition," Association Medical Journal 1 (10 June 1853): 500-02.

"On the prevention of cholera," Medical Times and Gazette 7 (8 October 1853): 367-69. Article written/submitted on 27 September. A reprint was subsequently published (London: William Tyler, 1853).

"The late deaths from chloroform," Medical Times and Gazette 7 (5 November 1853): 485-86 [ltr. to ed., 31 October 1853].

"The water supply at Newcastle," Times (11 November 1853): 8, col. D [ltr. to ed.].

"The principles on which the treatment of cholera should be based," Medical Times and Gazette 8 (25 February 1854): 180-82.

"On the recent death at St. George's Hospital, while the patient was beginning to inhale chloroform," Medical Times and Gazette 8 (10 June 1854): 606 [ltr. to ed., 29 May 1854].

"Cholera in the Baltic Fleet," Medical Times and Gazette 9 (12 August 1854): 170 [ltr. to ed., 5 August 1854].

"Communication of cholera by Thames water," Medical Times and Gazette 9 (2 September 1854): 247-48 [ltr. to ed., August 1854].

"The cholera near Golden-square, and at Deptford," Medical Times and Gazette 9 (23 September 1854): 321-22 [ltr. to ed., September 1854].

"On the communication of cholera by impure Thames water," Medical Times and Gazette 9 (7 October 1854): 365-66 [ltr. to ed., 2 October 1854].

"On the comparative mortality of large towns and rural districts, and the causes by which it is influenced," Journal of Public Health, and Sanitary Review 1 (1855): 16-24. Paper read before the Epidemiological Society of London, on May 2, 1853. Published as part of the Transactions of the Epidemiological Society.

On the Mode of Communication of Cholera. London: Churchill, January 1855.

"Chloroform in London and Edinburgh," Lancet 1 (27 January 1855): 108-09 [ltr. to ed., January 1855].

"The breathing and the pulse under the influence of chloroform," Association Medical Journal 3 (6 April 1855): 313-18.

"On the chief cause of the recent sickness and mortality in the Crimea," Medical Times and Gazette 10 (12 May 1855): 457-58 [ltr. to ed., April 1855].

"Dr. Snow's Report," in the Report on the Cholera Outbreak in the Parish of St. James, Westminster, during the Autumn of 1854, 97-120. London: Churchill, July 1855.

"The case of fissure of the sternum," Lancet 2 (7 July 1855): 17 [ltr. to ed., July 1855].

Letter to the right honourable Sir Benjamin Hall, Bart., President of the General Board of Health. London: Churchill, 12 July 1855.

"Further remarks on the mode of communication of cholera; including some comments on the recent reports on cholera by the General Board of Health," Medical Times and Gazette 11 (14 July 1855): 31-35. Part 1. A substantial portion of this essay was first read at the Epidemiological Society in May and June, 1855.

"Further remarks on the mode of communication of cholera; including some comments on the recent reports on cholera by the General Board of Health," Medical Times and Gazette 11 (28 July 1855): 84-88. Part 2.

"On the employment of chloroform in surgical operations ," Lancet 2 (20 October 1855): 361-63. Part 1.

"On the employment of chloroform in surgical operations ," Lancet 2 (27 October 1855): 383-85. Part 2.

"On the mode of communication of cholera," Edinburgh Medical Journal 1 (January 1856): 668-70. [This is the first volume of a new journal, combining the Monthly Journal of Medicine and the Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal] [ltr. to ed., 14 December 1855].

"Further remarks on the cause and prevention of death from chloroform," Lancet 1 (9 February 1856): 148-50.

"The mode of propagation of cholera," Lancet 1 (16 February 1856): 184 [ltr. to ed., February 1856].

"The mode of propagation of cholera," Association Medical Journal 4 (16 February 1856): [ltr. to ed., February 1856].

"Case of purpura hæmorrhagica," Association Medical Journal 4 (3 May 1856): 364-65 [ltr. to ed., April 1856].

"Chloroform," Medical Times and Gazette 12 (21 June 1856): 680-81 [ltr. to ed., 14 June 1856].

"Cholera and the water supply," Times (26 June 1856): 12, col. B [ltr. to ed.].

"Administration of chloroform," Medical Times and Gazette 13 (5 July 1856): 21 [ltr. to ed., July 1856].

"On the supposed influence of offensive trades on mortality," Lancet 2 (26 July 1856): 95-97.

"Cholera and the water supply in the south districts of London in 1854," Journal of Public Health, and Sanitary Review 2 (October 1856): 239-57.

"On the vapour of amylene," Medical Times and Gazette 14 (17 January 1857): 60-62. Part 1.

"On the vapour of amylene," Medical Times and Gazette 14 (24 January 1857): 82-84. Part 2.

"On the recent accident from chloroform," Medical Times and Gazette 14 (21 March 1857): 282-83.

"Further remarks on amylene," Medical Times and Gazette 14 (4 April 1857): 332-34. Part 1.

"Further remarks on amylene," Medical Times and Gazette 14 (11 April 1857): 357-59. Part 2.

"Further remarks on amylene," Medical Times and Gazette 14 (18 April 1857): 379-82. Part 3.

"Dr. Marshall Hall's method of artificial respiration," Medical Times and Gazette 14 (25 April 1857): 421 [ltr. to ed., April 1857].

"On some alleged ill effects of amylene," British Medical Journal 1 (2 May 1857): 381 [ltr. to ed., April 1857].

"On chloride of amyle," Medical Times and Gazette 14 (9 May 1857): 457 [ltr. to ed., 4 May 1857].

"On the adulteration of bread as a cause of rickets," Lancet 2 (4 July 1857): 4-5.

"Mr. A. Prichard on amylene," British Medical Journal 2 (1 August 1857): 654 [ltr. to ed., 25 July 1857].

"Case of death from amylene," Medical Times and Gazette 15 (8 August 1857): 133-34 [ltr. to ed., 1 August 1857].

"On the adulteration of bread as a cause of rickets," Lancet 2 (3 October 1857): 351-52 [ltr. to ed., 24 September 1857].

"Cholera, and the water supply in the south districts of London," British Medical Journal 2 (17 October 1857): 864-65 [ltr. to ed., October 1857].

"On the outbreak of cholera at Abbey-Row, West Ham," Medical Times and Gazette 15 (24 October 1857): 417-19.

"On the origin of the recent outbreak of cholera at West Ham," British Medical Journal 2 (7 November 1857): 934-35 [ltr. to ed., 31 October 1857].

"On the case of congenital fissure of the sternum," Medical Times and Gazette 15 (28 November 1857): 561 [ltr. to ed., 21 November 1857].

"Drainage and water supply in connexion with the public health," Medical Times and Gazette 16 (13 February 1858): 161-63. MTG 16 (20 February 1858): 188-91.

"The recent death from chloroform at Bristol," British Medical Journal 1 (20 March 1858): 223-25 [ltr. to ed., 13 March 1858].

"Death from chloroform," British Medical Journal 1 (3 April 1858): 279 [ltr. to ed., 27 March 1858].

"Index" for On Chloroform and other Anæsthetics. London, October 1858.

On Chloroform and Other Anæsthetics. London: Churchill, October 1858.

"A doctor's teetotal address delivered in 1836," British Temperance Advocate (November 1888): 182. (part 2, January 1889): 20-21.

The Case Books of Dr. John Snow. London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1994.

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