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”

15853 entries, 13794 authors and 1925 subjects. Updated: January 31, 2023

MATHER, Cotton

2 entries
  • 5414

An account of the method and success of inoculating the small pox in Boston in New England.

London: Peele, 1722.

Mather republished reports of earlier writers on inoculation. He persuaded Boylston to adopt the practice in June 1721, and he supported Boylston during a period of great opposition to inoculation.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Northeast, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Smallpox › Variolation or Inoculation, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Massachusetts
  • 2199.1

The angel of Bethesda [1724] edited, with introduction and notes by Gordon W. Jones.

Barre, MA: American Antiquarian Society & Barre Publishers, 1972.

The only large systematic compilation of medical knowledge prepared in the Thirteen Colonies before the American revolution. The manuscript, which Mather finished in 1724, remained unpublished in the American Antiquarian Society until the above edition.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Northeast, Ethics, Biomedical, Medicine: General Works