Glisson, Francis


1597–1677 British physician who made the first accurate clinical description of rickets as well as important contributions to the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system.

Keywords: rickets; anatomy; liver; digestive system

Further Reading

Glisson F (1650) De rachitide sive morbo puerili, qui vulgo The Rickets dicitur. London: Typis Du‐Gardianis.

Glisson F (1654) Anatomia hepatis. London: Typis Du‐Gardianis.

Glisson F (1677) Tractatus de ventriculo et intestinis. London: H. Brome.

(1917) The Dictionary of National Biography. Stephen L and Lee S (eds.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Haller A von (1753) De partibus corporis humani sensibilibus et irritabilibus. Commentarii Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Gottingensis 2: 114–158.

Hirsch A (ed.) (1885) Biographisches Lexicon der hervorragenden Aerzte aller Zeiten und Völker, vol. 2, p. 577. Vienna: Urban & Schwarzenberg.

Norman JM (ed.) (1991) Morton's Medical Bibliography. Aldershot: Scolar Press.

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Olry, Régis(Apr 2001) Glisson, Francis. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003588]