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

LEIDY, Joseph

7 entries
  • 5338

Entozoon in the superficial part of the extensor muscles of the thigh of the hog. Abstract

Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Phila., 3, 107-8, 1846.

First description of trichinosis in the pig.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › DISEASES DUE TO METAZOAN PARASITES, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Food-Borne Diseases › Trichinosis, PARASITOLOGY › Trichinella
  • 3450

On the existence of Entophyta in healthy animals, as a natural condition.

Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. (Philad.), 4, 225-33, 18481849.

Discovery of the bacterial flora of the intestines.



Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY, GASTROENTEROLOGY › Esophagus: Stomach: Duodenum: Intestines
  • 2614

Transplantation of malignant tumors.

Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 5, 212, 1851.

First experimental transplantation of tumors.



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER, TRANSPLANTATION
  • 8825

Indigenous races of the earth; or new chapters of ethnological enquiry: Including monographs on special departments of philology, iconography, cranioscopy, palaeontology, pathology, archaeology, comparative geography and natural history: Contributed by Alfred Maury, Francis Pulszky, and J. Aiken Meigs. With contributions from Jos. Leiden and L. Agassiz. Presenting fresh investigations by J. C. Nott and Geo. R. Glidden.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1857.

Expensively produced, and sold in both standard and large paper subscriber editions, Nott and Gliddon's work was one of the most egregiously racist publications in the history of physical anthropology. Nott, a prominent Southern physician, was a member of Samuel George Morton's American School of Anthropology, which held that that the different races of humankind represented separate species with separate, ancient origins predating the Biblical "creation." Polygenist arguments about race were particularly attractive in the antebellum South, as they provided support for slavery without overtly contradicting the Bible's account of the creation. One of the most outrageous of these arguments (by our standards) was Agassiz's correlation of the geographical distribution of monkeys with that of the "inferior" (i.e., non-white) races of man, an idea further developed by Gliddon in a fold-out chart. This chart, as well as the large folding "Ethnographic Tableau" at the front of the book, are hand-colored in the subscriber's edition; in the regular small-paper edition they are uncolored. Digital facsimile  of a "Subscriber's Copy" from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY › Craniology, ANTHROPOLOGY › Ethnology, ANTHROPOLOGY › Physical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American South
  • 421

An elementary treatise on human anatomy.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1861.

Leidy illustrated this book himself. He was professor of anatomy at Philadelphia and the leading American anatomist of his time.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 19th Century
  • 5359

Remarks on parasites and scorpions.

Trans. Coll. Phys. Philad., 3 ser., 8, 441-43, 1886.

Leidy found the hookworm in the cat and suggested that it might also be found in man as a cause of pernicious anemia.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › DISEASES DUE TO METAZOAN PARASITES › Hookworm Disease, VETERINARY MEDICINE › Veterinary Parasitology
  • 2459

Researches in helminthology and parasitology. With a bibliography of his contributions to science.

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1904.

In vol. 46 of Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Leidy was called the greatest descriptive naturalist in mid-19th century America.



Subjects: PARASITOLOGY › Helminths