An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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HIRSCH, August

7 entries
  • 1778

Handbuch der historisch-geographischen Pathologie. 2 vols.

Erlangen: Ferdinand Enke, 18601864.

This is perhaps the greatest historical classic on the subject. Vol.1 appeared in 2 parts, with the first part issued in 1859 and the second part issued in 1860. 



Subjects: Bioclimatology, Geography of Disease / Health Geography, PATHOLOGY
  • 1678

Die grossen Volkskrankheiten des Mittelalters. Historischpathologische Untersuchungen. Von J. F. K. Hecker. Gesammelt und in erweiteter Bearbeitung hrsg. von A. Hirsch.

Berlin: T. C. F. Enslin, 1865.

A collection of essays on the Black Death, the dancing mania, and the English sweat, published 1832-34 and later in a collective English edition, The epidemics of the Middle Ages, 2 pts., London, 1833-35; reprinted 1844, 1846,1859. In the first English edition the general title accompanies Part 2 only; the work entitled “The sweating sickness”, which completes the series, was not included in this edition.



Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine
  • 12347

Die Meningitis cerebro-spinalis epidemica vom historisch-geographischen und pathologisch-therapeutischen Standpunkte.

Berlin: August Hirschwald, 1866.

Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: Biogeography › History of Biogeography, EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Neuroinfectious Diseases › Meningitis
  • 5994

Geschichte der Ophthalmologie. In: GRAEFE and SAEMISCH, Handbuch der gesammten Augenheilkunde 7, Theil 5, 235-554

Leipzig, 1877.

The first systematic history of the subject.



Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › History of Ophthalmology
  • 8378

Handbook of geographical and historical pathology. Translated from the second German edition by Charles Creighton. Vol. 1.-Acute infective diseases. Vol. 2.-Chronic infective, toxic, parasitic, septic and constitutional diseases. Vol. 3.-Diseases of organs and parts.

London: New Sydenham Society, 18831886.

This is the best edition of Hirsch's Handbuch. Digital facsimiles of all 3 vols. from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: Bioclimatology, EPIDEMIOLOGY, Geography of Disease / Health Geography, INFECTIOUS DISEASE, PARASITOLOGY
  • 6716

Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte aller Zeiten und Völker. Edited by August Hirsch, with the assistance of Ernest Gurlt and A. Wernich. 6 vols.

Vienna & Leipzig: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 18841888.

This is one of the best sources of medical biography up to 1880, with useful bibliographical notes. Articles were written by many physicians, whose names were mentioned on the title page. Gurlt and Wernich assisted Hirsch in the massive editorial process. Digital facsimile of all the volumes from Google Books at this link. A revised edition, incorporating a revision of No. 6720, was completed in 1935 and reprinted, Munich, 1962. See also No.6732.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6558

Geschichte der medicinischen Wissenschaften in Deutschland.

Munich: Oldenbourg, 1893.

Reprinted, Hildesheim, 1966.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Germany