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”

15791 entries, 13704 authors and 1919 subjects. Updated: September 13, 2022

LETTSOM, John Coakley

6 entries
  • 7660

The naturalist's and traveller's companion. Containing instructions for discovering and preserving objects of natural history....

London: Printed for the Author...., 1772.

Digital facsimile of the first edition from Google Books at this link.  Digital facsimile of the corrected, enlarged, and more elegant second edition of 1774 from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: NATURAL HISTORY, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists
  • 13627

The natural history of the tea-tree, with observations on the medical qualities of tea, and effects of tea-drinking.

London: Edward and Charles Dilly, 1772.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs › Tea
  • 6381

History of the origin of medicine, delivered at the anniversary meeting of the Medical Society of London, January 19, 1778, and printed at their request. To which are since added, various historical illustrations.

London: J. Phillips for E. & C. Dilly, 1778.

The work covers the "origin of medicine" from the time of the Creation to the Trojan War (6000 – 1184 BCE), and describes both Old and New World medical practices of the period. The lectures were necessarily relatively general, but the footnotes, which occupy more than half of the text, provide full details ("historical illustrations") and identify all of Lettsom's printed sources. Digital facsimile from wellcomecollection.org at this link.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › History of Ancient Medicine & Biology
  • 2071

Some remarks on the effects of lignum quassiae amarae.

Mem. med. Soc. Lond., 1, 128-65, 17791787.

Includes (p. 151) “original account of alcoholism, which is incidentally the first paper on the drug habit” (Garrison).



Subjects: TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction › Alcoholism
  • 3111

Hints respecting the chlorosis of boarding schools.

London: C. Dilly, 1795.


Subjects: HEMATOLOGY › Anemia & Chlorosis
  • 12694

Memoirs of the life and writings of the late John Coakley Lettsom..., with a selection from his correspondence. by Thomas Joseph Pettigrew. 3 vols.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, Collected Works: Opera Omnia