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”

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BAILLOU, Guillaume de [BALLONIUS]

5 entries
  • 6796

Definitionum medicinarum liber.

Paris: J. Quesnel, 1639.

A glossary of Hippocratic terms.



Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical
  • 1673
  • 5047
  • 5085

Epidemiorum et ephemeridum libri duo.

Paris: J. Quesnel, 1640.

A pupil of Fernel, De Baillou was a follower of Hippocrates in his advancement of the doctrine of “epidemic constitutions”. Crookshank regards him as the first modern epidemiologist. This work includes the first description of whooping cough. This was originally written in 1578. Baillou called it “tussis quintana”. For translation see R. H. Major, Classic descriptions of disease, 3rd ed., 1945, p. 210.  The above work includes a description of the epidemic of diphtheria in Paris, 1576. Later de Baillou advocated tracheotomy, although there is no evidence that he performed that operation.

 

 



Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Diphtheria, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Whooping Cough
  • 4485

Liber de rheumatismo et pleuritide dorsale.

Paris: J. Quesnel, 1642.

De Baillou is usually credited with introducing the term “rheumatism”. He was court physician in Paris at the time of Henri IV. His book, the first on rheumatism, was translated into English by C. C. Barnard in Brit. J. Rheum., London, 1940, 2, 141-62. (According to Webb Dordick, the antiquarian bookseller Emil Offenbacher pointed out in his catalogue 28, item 94, a use of the word rheumatism as early as 1577:  Petrus Pichotus. De rheumatismo . . . , Bordeaux, 1577.)  A digital facsimile of Pichotus's book is available from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: RHEUMATOLOGY
  • 6014

De virginum et mulierum morbis liber.

Paris: J. Quisnel, 1643.


Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY
  • 60

Opera medica omnia. 4 vols.

Venice: apud A. Jeremiam, 17341736.

De Baillou, “the first epidemiologist of modern times”, foreshadowed much that was afterwards taught by Sydenham. He first described whooping-cough and is often credit with introducing the term “rheumatism”. Baillou was Court physician during the reign of Henri IV of France. See the article on Baillou by E. W. Goodall in Annals of Medical History, 1935, 7, 409-27. (According to Webb Dordick, the antiquarian bookseller Emil Offenbacher pointed out in his catalogue 28, item 94, a use of the word rheumatism as early as 1577: Petrus Pichotus. De rheumatismo . . . , Bordeaux, 1577.)



Subjects: Collected Works: Opera Omnia, EPIDEMIOLOGY