James Rutherford Morison


James Rutherford Morison

James Rutherford Morison (1853–1939) was a British surgeon who was a native of County Durham. In 1874 he graduated from the University of Edinburgh, and as a young man was an assistant and "surgical dresser" to Joseph Lister (1827-1912). Later he became a surgeon at the Newcastle Royal Infirmary and a professor at the University of Durham. He was considered by his students to be an excellent teacher.

He is remembered for the eponymous "Morison's pouch", which is also known as the hepatorenal recess, an anatomical space between the under surface of the liver and the right kidney. His name is also associated with a surgical incision for cholecystectomy (Rutherford Morison incision), and a medical instrument (Rutherford Morison tissue forceps).

During World War I he was stationed at the Northumberland War Hospital, where he introduced a paste for treatment of contaminated wounds. This substance was to become known as "BIPP", an acronym for bismuth iodoform parafin paste.

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title=Medical Lives in the Age of Surgical Revolution
author=M. Anne Crowther, Marguerite W. Dupree
year=2007
publisher=Cambridge University Press
isbn=0521835488
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