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”

15774 entries, 13684 authors and 1919 subjects. Updated: August 15, 2022

BOWDITCH, Henry Ingersoll

6 entries
  • 8587

The young stethoscopist; or, the student's aid to auscultation.

New York: J. & H. G. Langley & Boston, MA: William D. Ticknor and Co., 1846.

Through this book Bowditch established the stethoscope as a diagnostic tool in America. Digital facsimile from the Medical Heritage Library, Internet Archive, at this link.



Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Medical Instruments › Stethoscope, PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS › Auscultation
  • 3168.1

On pleuritic effusions, and the necessity of paracentesis for their removal.

Amer. J. med. Sci., 23, 320-50., 1852.

Bowditch pioneered the operation for removal of pleural effusions with trocar and a suction pump devised by Morrill Wyman (1812-1903). See Bowditch’s earlier paper on the subject in the same journal volume, pp. 103-05.



Subjects: RESPIRATION › Respiratory Diseases
  • 9161

A brief plea for an ambulance system for the army of the United States, as drawn from the extra sufferings of the late Lieut. Bowditch and a wounded comrade.

Boston, MA: Ticknor & Fields, 1863.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE
  • 9160

Public hygiene in America: Being the centennial discourse delivered before the International Medical Congress, Philadelphia, September, 1876 by Henry I. Bowditch. With extracts from correspondence from the various states. Together with a digest of American sanitary law by Henry G. Pickering.

Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 1877.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: Hygiene, LAW and Medicine & the Life Sciences, PUBLIC HEALTH
  • 10809

Dedication of the New Building and Hall of the Boston Medical Library Association, 19 Boylston Place, December 3, 1878. Order of exercises. Address by the president, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Report of the building committee. Remarks by Dr. J. S. Billings, Prof. Justin Winsor, Dr. George H. Lyman, Charles W. Eliot, Dr. David P. Smith, Dr. Calvin Ellis, Dr. Henry I. Bowditch.

Cambridge, MA: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1881.

The printed wrapper of this pamphlet has a different text:

Address delivered at the dedication of the Hall of the Boston Medical Library Association, December III., MDCCLXXVIII., by Oliver Wendell Holmes, M.D., President. Report of C. P. Putnam, M.D. Remarks of J.S. Billings, M.D., Prof. Justin Winsor, C.H. Lyman, M.D., Pres. C. W. Lito, D.P. Smith, M.D., C. Ellis, M.D., H.I. Bowditch, M.D. Exhibition of medical portraits. Report of the librarian, James R. Chadwick, M.D. read at the sixth annual meeting, held on october IV, MDCCCLXXXI. Repot of F.C. Shattuck, M.D., on the directory for nurses.

Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.

Holmes's address was first published in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, 99 (1878) 745-774.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Institutional Medical Libraries, Histories of, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Massachusetts
  • 12393

Life and correspondence of Henry Ingersoll Bowditch by his son, Vincent Y. Bowditch. 2 vols.

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1902.

Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology