Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie (1783 – 1862) English Anatomist and General surgeon.
- Born 1783
- Died 21 October 1862
- Brodie’s abscess – chronic metaphyseal abscess of a bone
- Brodie’s knee –
- Brodie-Trendelenburg percussion test
- Reactive arthritis (1818)
Key Medical Attributions
1818 – Brodie reported five patients with the symptom complex of urethral discharge, arthritis, and inflammation of the eyes (Reactive arthritis, formerly known as Reiter’s syndrome). Further case descriptions were added in the 1836 4th edition of his textbook.
Case 1: In a man aged 45, arthritis and conjunctivitis developed about a week after a urethral discharge. The joints of the feet and knees were first involved and later the right elbow and shoulder were painful but without “any perceptible swelling”. The attack lasted 6 to 7 weeks; 6 months later he had “another attack of the same complaint” lasting about 6 weeks, and after 3 months iritis occurred. He subsequently had a second attack of iritis 4 years later.Brodie, 1818: 54-60 [Cases 2-6: 1836:61-63]
- Brodie B. Pathological and Surgical Observations on Diseases of the Joints. London: Longman. 1818 [Reactive arthritis: Case 1: 54-60][Case 2-6: 1836:61-63]
- Brodie B. Lectures illustrative of certain local nervous affections. London: Longman. 1837
- Brodie B. On the advantages of exercise in some spinal deviations. London: Causton. 1837
- Brodie B. Lectures on the diseases of the urinary organs. London: Longman. 1842
- Brodie B. An introductory discourse on the duties and conduct of medical students and practitioners. London: Longman. 1843
- Brodie B. A physiological essay on the thymus gland. London: Renshaw. 1845
- Brodie B. Lectures illustrative of various subjects in pathology and surgery. London: Longman. 1846
- Brodie B. Psychological inquiries: in a series of essays, intended to illustrate the mutual relations of the physical organization and the mental faculties. London: Longman. 1856
- Brodie B. Physiological inquiries: in a series of essays, intended to illustrate the mutual relations of the physical organization and the mental faculties. London: Longman. 1858
- Autobiography and bibliography of the late Sir Benjamin C. Brodie. Longmans, Green. 1865
- Biography: Brodie, Sir Benjamin Collins (1783 – 1862). Plarr’s Lives of the Fellows Online. Royal College of Surgeons of England.
- Mostofi SB. Who’s Who in Orthopedics. Springer; pp 41-43. 2005 edition
- Le Fanu WR. Sir Benjamin Brodie, F.R.S. (1783-1862). 1964;19(1):42-52
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