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”

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APPERT, Nicolas

2 entries
  • 2467.1

L’Art de conserver, pendant plusieurs années, toutes les substances animales et végétales….

Paris: Patris, 1810.

The first workable process for canning foods. In 1795 Appert began developing the process under Napoleon’s auspices as a way to maintain food on military expeditions. For strategic reasons he was not allowed to publish the secret method until 1810. Appert’s method was strictly empirical. Pasteur eventually discovered a scientific explanation for the process and refined its operation. See Nos. 2479 & 2480. Digital facsimile of Appert's work from BnF Gallica at this link. Appert's work was translated into English as The art of preserving all kinds of animal and vegetable substances for several years (London, 1811).



Subjects: MICROBIOLOGY, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Napoleon's Campaigns & Wars, NUTRITION / DIET
  • 13482

A treatise of domestic medicine, intended for families: in which the treatment of common disorders are alphabetically enumerated. To which is added, a practical system of domestic cookery, describing the best, most economical, and most wholesome methods of dressing victuals; intended for the use of families who do not affect magnificence in their style of living. Also, The art of preserving all kinds of animal and vegetable substances for many years, by M. Appert.

Reading, PA: George Getz, 1824.

Digital facsimile from U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link.



Subjects: Household or Self-Help Medicine, NUTRITION / DIET