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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ROOT, Harmon Knox

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The people's medical lighthouse; a series of popular and scientific essays on the nature, uses, and diseases of the lungs, heart, liver, stomach, kidneys, womb and blood; also a key to the causes, prevention, remedies, and cure of pumonary and other kinds of consumption;....Marriage guide....

New York: Published by the Proprietor, 1852.

One of the more comprehensive American works on popular medicine from the mid-19th century, frequently reprinted. The author, who published the work himself from his address in New York City, describes himself as A.M., M.D. The book includes useful information on diseases of occupations, including printers and typesetters, some useful information on birth control, as well as the then standard misconceptions that masturbation was a disease. The illustrations include several cartoon-like efforts to explain medical concepts to laymen. Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: Contraception , OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE , Popularization of Medicine, SEXUALITY / Sexology