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

FULTON, John Farquhar

14 entries
  • 663

Muscular contraction and the reflex control of movement.

Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1926.

A detailed study of the physiology of skeletal muscle. A valuable historical introduction will be found on pp. 3-55, and the book includes an extensive bibliography.



Subjects: PHYSIOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology
  • 11516

A bibliography of two Oxford physiologists: Richard Lower 1631-1691, John Mayow 1643-1679. By John F. Fulton.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1935.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors, PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology
  • 1248

Physiology of the nervous system.

London: Oxford University Press, 1938.

Includes excellent bibliography.



Subjects: NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM, NEUROSCIENCE › Neurophysiology
  • 2137.30

A bibliography of aviation medicine.

Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1942.


Subjects: AVIATION Medicine, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects
  • 12192

Barometric pressure: Researches in experimental physiology. Translated from the French by Mary Alice Hitchcock and Fred A. Hitchcock. [Foreward by John F. Fulton].

Columbus, OH: College Book Company, 1943.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: Altitude or Undersea Physiology & Medicine, RESPIRATION › Respiratory Physiology
  • 5732.1

The centennial of surgical anesthesia. An annotated catalogue of books and pamphlets bearing on the early history of surgical anesthesia exibited at the Yale Medical Library.

New York: Henry Schuman, 1946.


Subjects: ANESTHESIA › History of Anesthesia, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects
  • 11018

Harvey Cushing: A biography.

Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1946.

Remains the most comprehensive biography of Cushing, by his student Fulton.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, NEUROSURGERY › History of Neurosurgery
  • 2138

Aviation medicine in its preventive aspects: an historical survey.

London: Oxford University Press, 1948.


Subjects: AVIATION Medicine › History of Aviation / Aerospace Medicine
  • 6785

The great medical bibliographers. A study in humanism.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1951.

1. The Beginnings: Tritheim, Champier, and Gesner.

2. The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: Medical Book Sales, à Beughem, Van der Linden, Haller, and the Rise of Medical Biobibliography.

3. Medical Subject Indices: Ploucquet, Forbes, Callisen, and Billings; Choulant and Osler; Keynes and the Rise of Personal Bibliography.

Appendiix I. The Gesner Bibliothecae

Appendix II. List of Early Medical Sales

Appendix III. The Haller Bibliothecae

Appendix IV: Works by Ludwig Choulant

Appendix V:  [Bibliographies by] Geoffrey Keynes



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › History of Bibliography
  • 11200

Michael Servetus, humanist and martyr. With a bibliography of his works. By John F. Fulton and Madeleine E. Stanton.

New York: Herbert Reichner, 1953.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors, PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 8744

Catalogue of botanical books in the collection of Rachel McMasters Hunt. 2 vols. in 3.

Pittsburgh, PA: Hunt Botanical Library, 19581961.

Ostensibly the catalogue of Rachel McMasters Hunt's private collection, which she donated to the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University, this is much more than a finely printed, luxurious bibliographical catalogue because it contains several lengthy authoritative essays. Contents include:

Vol. 1. Printed Books 1477-1700. With several manuscripts of the 12, 15th, 16th & 17th centuries. Compiled by Jane Quinby. The Introduction, through p. lxxxiv, consists of four parts:

1. Botany from 840 to 1700 by Harold William Rickets

2. Historical aspects of early botanical books by John Farquhar Fulton.

3. The dawn-time of modern husbandy by Paul Bigelow Sears.

4. The illustration of early botanical books by Wilfred Blunt.

Vol. 2., Part 1. Introduction to printed books 1701-1800. Compiled by Allan Stevenson. This volume of 244pp. consists of essays and methodology only:

1. Eighteenth-century botanical printed in color by Gordon Dunthorne

2. Gardening books of the eighteenth century by John Scott Lennox Gilmour

3. Botanical gardens and botanical literature in the eighteenth century by William Thomas Stearn

4. A bibliographical method for the description of botanical books by Allan Stevenson.

Vol. 2, Part 2. Printed books 1701-1800 compiled by Allan Stevenson.

In his introductory essay, "Medical aspects of early botanical books," John Fulton wrote, "The use of plants for their medicinal qualities long antedated any kind of description of the plants themselves." He then noted some of the most significant printed herbals included in the Hunt collection, and continued "The contributions to herbal literature grew apace in the sixteenth century, and there are many which had a particular contribution to make to the history of medicine. The names of Brunfels, Fuchs, Bock, Brunschwig, Valerius Cordus, Gesner, Caspar Bauhin, Ruellius, Rosslein, and Dodoens come quickly to mind." Discussing the significance of the collection described in great detail in this catalogue, Fulton concluded appropriately, relative to scholarship available at the time, "As one reviews the literature concerned with the herbals, it is evident that primary critical attention has been almost without exception been directed either to the botanical or the bibliographical features of the books and that as yet no one has had the courage to study all the texts from the earliest times for their medical content and to assess their historical value...."



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Botany / Materia Medica, BOTANY › Botanical Gardens › History of Botanical Gardens, BOTANY › History of Botany, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines › History of Materia Medica, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 11201

A bibliography of the Honourable Robert Boyle, Fellow of the Royal Society. Second edition. By John F. Fulton.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1961.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors, PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology
  • 11517

Bibliography of John Farquhar Fulton.

J. Hist. Med., 17, 51-71, 1962.

An augmented version of this bibliography is available from library.medicine.yale.edu at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors
  • 1588.2

Selected readings in the history of physiology. Second edition, revised.

Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1966.

These readings extend from Aristotle to contemporary writers; they give access to many classical works that might otherwise be unobtainable to students of the history of physiology. Foreign material is translated into English. First edition, 1930.



Subjects: PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology