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”

15478 entries, 13333 authors and 1903 subjects. Updated: December 6, 2021

SIGERIST, Henry Ernest

8 entries
  • 6424

Einführing in die Medizin.

Leipzig: G. Thieme, 1931.

Traces the evolution of medicine from the stage of superstition and magic to the present time, and shows how our knowledge of the subject has developed through the study of anatomy and physiology. Translated in English as Man and Medicine (New York, 1932).



Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6735

Grosse Ärzte: Eine Geschichte der Heilkunde in Lebensbildern.

Leipzig: J. F. Lehmann, 1932.

A series of biographies of the great men in medical history. English translation, New York, 1933, reprinted 1972; second (German) edition, 1954.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6592

Amerika und die Medizin.

Leipzig: G. Thieme, 1933.

This is not a systematic history of American medicine, but an account of the most important landmarks in the development of medical science and teaching in the United States. An English translation, American Medicine, was published in New York in 1934.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States
  • 9832

Socialized medicine in the Soviet Union.

New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1937.

"... Sigerist was influential in the creation of socialized medicine in Canada. He made four trips to Canada in the 1930s and 1940s at the invitation of various medical groups to speak on this topic. Under his influence, Saskatchewan introduced state-funded medical and hospital care for pensioners, people on welfare and cancer patients after being hired to write a report in 1944 by Tommy Douglas the socialist Premier of that Canadian province. This was the basis for the eventual adoption of government funded health care in all of Canada" (Wikipedia article on Henry Sigerist, accessed 02-2018).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Russia, Insurance, Health, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8762

Civilization and disease.

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1943.

Study of the effect of disease on economics, law, religion and science.



Subjects: RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 6569

Medicine and health in the Soviet Union.

New York: Citadel Press, 1947.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Russia
  • 6448

A history of medicine. Vol. l - 2

New York: Oxford University Press, 19511961.

1. Primitive and archaic medicine. 2. Early Greek, Hindu and Persian medicine.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Greece , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › India, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Iran (Persia), TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine
  • 9093

A translation of Galen's Hygiene (De santiate tuenda) by Robert Montraville Green, with an introduction by Henry E. Sigerist.

Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1951.

First translation into a modern language.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, PUBLIC HEALTH