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”

15518 entries, 13371 authors and 1905 subjects. Updated: January 20, 2022

DUFFIN, Jacalyn Mary

3 entries
  • 13599

The see with a better eye: A life of R. T. H. Laennec. By Jacalyn Duffin.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998.

"....relies on a vastly expanded foundation of primary source material, including thousands of pages of handwritten patient records, lecture notes, unpublished essays, and letters....

"Laennec’s famous Treatise on Mediate Auscultation was his only published book, but two lesser known works were left in manuscript: an early treatise on pathological anatomy and a later set of lectures on disease. The three parts of Duffin’s biography correspond to these books. First, she examines Laennec’s student research on the emerging science of pathological anatomy, the background for his major achievement. Second, she uses his clinical records to trace the discovery and development of “mediate auscultation” (listening through an instrument, or mediator, to sounds within the human body). The stethoscope allowed clinicians to “see” the organic alterations inside their living patients’ bodies. Finally, she explores the impact of auscultation on diagnostic practice and on concepts of disease. Analyzed here for the first time in their entirety, Laennec’s Collége de France lectures reveal his criticism of over-enthusiastic extrapolations of his own method at the expense of the patient’s story" (publisher).



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, CARDIOLOGY › Tests for Heart & Circulatory Function › Auscultation and Physical Diagnosis, INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Medical Instruments › Stethoscope
  • 7852

Medical miracles: Doctors, saints, and healing in the modern world.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.


Subjects: RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 7851

Medical saints: Cosmas and Damian in a postmodern world.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Subjects: RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences