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”

15858 entries, 13798 authors and 1925 subjects. Updated: February 4, 2023

HAYGARTH, John

2 entries
  • 7749

Of the imagination, as a cause and as a cure of disorders of the body; exemplified by fictitious tractors, and epidemical convulsions. Read to the Literary and Philosophical Society of Bath.

Bath, England: Printed by R. Crutwell, 1800.

The first clinical demonstration of the placebo effect, specifically in the context of Perkins' metallic tractors. Haybarth  demonstrated the placebo effect caused by the tractors by obtaining the same results with wooden ones. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE › Placebo / Nocebo, Quackery
  • 4492

A clinical history of diseases. Part first: being 1. A clinical history of the acute rheumatism. 2. A clinical history of the nodosity of the joints.

London: Cadell & Davies, 1805.

The first monograph on acute rheumatism. 



Subjects: RHEUMATOLOGY