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”

15475 entries, 13329 authors and 1903 subjects. Updated: November 30, 2021

TYNDALL, John

4 entries
  • 13465

On the absorption and radiation of heat by gases and vapours, and on the physical connexion of radiation, absorption and conduction.

Phil. Trans., 151, 1-36, 1861.

Demonstration that gases including carbon dioxide and water can absorb heat, aand could change climate. Digital facsimile from royalsocietypublishing.org at this link.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › Climate Change
  • 1932

The optical deportment of the atmosphere in relation to the phenomena of putrefaction and infection.

Phil. Trans., 166, 27-74, 1876.

Tyndall observed the selective bacteria-inhibiting effect of Penicillium and the resistance of Ps. pyocyanea to it. See No. 2495.



Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY, BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Gram-Negative Bacteria › Pseudomonas , PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Antibiotics
  • 2491

Fermentation and its bearings on the phenomena of disease.

Glasgow: W. Collins, 1877.

See No. 2495.



Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY, Zymology (Zymurgy) (Fermentation)
  • 2495

Essays on the floating-matter of the air in relation to putrefaction and infection.

London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1881.

Tyndall interested himself in atmospheric germs and dust. His experiments on sterilization by heat led him to the discovery in 1877 of fractional sterilization (Tyndallization). His work on the subject is included in the above book, in which he also described the bactericidal effects of moulds. The researches of Tyndall, even more than those of Pasteur, dealt the final blow to the doctrine of spontaneous generation; they were fundamental for the progress of bacteriology. See No. 1932.



Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY, BACTERIOLOGY › Bacteriology, Laboratory techniques in, MICROBIOLOGY