An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to Circa 2020 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15423 entries, 13280 authors and 1897 subjects. Updated: October 17, 2021

GARRISON, Fielding Hudson

13 entries
  • 11252

Texts illustrating the history of medicine in the Library of the Surgeon General's Office, U.S. Army. Arranged in chronological order. Reprint from volume xvii, second series, Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office.

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1912.

In 1912 Garrison was Assistant Librarian of the Surgeon General's Office, U.S. Army.  At the suggestion of Sir William Osler, Garrison prepared this classified listing of medical classics across the full range of the history of medicine. It occupied pp. 89-178 of a volume in the Index-Catalogue. The listing included very few annotations, and those published were exceedingly brief. This listing was the origin of the medical bibliography you are reading today.

Digital facsimile of the separate "reprint" from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY , BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6408

An introduction to the history of medicine.

Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders, 1913.

One of the best single-volume histories of medicine from the bibliographical point of view, mainly for 19th century and earlier material. A rather compressed work with much detail, this is really more of a reference work than something to read from cover to cover. Garrison had a special gift for distilling the complex lifetime achievements of great physicians into a few paragraphs. In his time he was the leading American authority on the subject and wrote many papers on various aspects of medical history. Those published in Bull. N. Y. Acad. Med., 1925-35 were collected under the title of Contributions to the history of medicine, New York, Hafner, 1966. Garrison saw his so-called Introduction through four editions, the last of which appeared in 1929. That edition was frequently reprinted. See the biography by S.R. Kagan, Boston, 1948. See also "Fielding H. Garrison: the man and his book," by G. H. Brieger, Trans. Stud. Coll. Phycns. Philad., Med. Sci., 1981, 3, 1-21.



Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 9755

John Shaw Billings: A memoir.

New York & London: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1915.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Institutional Medical Libraries, Histories of, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals
  • 51

The school of Salernum. Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum, the English version by Sir John Harrington. History of the School of Salernum by Francis R. Packard and a note on the prehistory of the Regimen Sanitatis by Fielding H. Garrison.

New York: Hoeber, 1920, 1970.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy › Schola Medica Salernitana
  • 11295

A physician's anthology of English and American poetry. Selected and arranged by Casey A. Wood and Fielding H. Garrison.

London & New York: Oxford Publishing Company, 1920.

Prepared for William Osler's seventieth birthday but not completed in time. Selections were approved by Osler, and the anthology was in publication when Osler died. Osler looked forward to the volume. Less than a month before he died, Osler wrote to Garrison, "Nothing yet from Milford - I suppose the manuscript is in process of purification! There are still many things in it I wish to see. The Press will follow your wishes as to format. I am sure the entire Volume will be most attractive. I think I have sent a letter since my illness - Still in bed" (Cushing, Life of Sir William Osler, 2, 677.)

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology › Poetry
  • 2185

Notes on the history of military medicine.

Washington, DC: Assoc. Mil. Surg., 1922.


Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine
  • 6353

History of pediatrics. In I. Abt, System of pediatrics, 1, 1-170.

Philadelphia, 1923.

Re-issued separately with an appendix on the history of pediatrics in recent times by A. F. Abt, Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders, 1965.



Subjects: PEDIATRICS › History of Pediatrics
  • 6632

Medical numismatics.

Ann. med. Hist., 8, 128-35, 1926.

An excellent short paper on the subject, with references to the more important previous work.



Subjects: Numismatics, Medical
  • 1655

The history of heating, ventilation, and lighting.

Bull. N.Y. Acad. Med., 2 ser., 3, 57-67, 1927.


Subjects: PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, Ventilation, Health Aspects of
  • 6727

Available sources and future prospects of medical biography.

Bull N. Y. Acad. Med., 2 ser., 4, 586-607, 1928.

Includes a valuable bibliography of sources of medical biography.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6773

Revised students’ check-list of texts illustrating the history of medicine, with references for collateral reading.

Bull. Inst. Hist. Med., 1, 333-434, 1933.

An expansion of Garrison's original list which appeared in the Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General’s Office, Washington, 1912, 2 ser. 17, 89-178. Garrison was inspired to draft the 1912 list by a suggestion from Sir William Osler. Garrison's 1933 check-list formed the starting point for L.T. Morton’s first edition of the bibliography you are reading now, published in 1943.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY , BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6774

The medical and scientific periodicals of the 17th and 18th centuries, with revised catalogue and check-list.

Bull. Inst. His. Med., 2, 285-343, 1934.

Addenda and corrigenda by D.A. Kronick, Bull. Hist. Med. 1958, 32, 456-74.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Periodicals
  • 9756

Contributions to the history of medicine from the Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 1925-1935.

New York & London: Hafner, 1966.

A useful collection of Garrison's numerous historical articles published in this journal.



Subjects: Collected Works: Opera Omnia, History of Medicine: General Works