Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: John Douglas

  • John Douglas of the “high” stone operation

    Instruments used by John Douglas for the “high operation.” From Eric Riches, The History of Lithotomy and Lithotrity, January 24, 1967, p. 193. John Douglas was born in 1675 in Baads near Edinburgh. He had six brothers, the most famous being the anatomist James Douglas, remembered eponymously for describing the Pouch of Douglas (an extension…