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”

15961 entries, 13944 authors and 1935 subjects. Updated: April 29, 2024


4 entries
  • 10108

On the influence of atmosphere and locality; change of air and climate; seasons; food; clothing; bathing; exercise; sleep; corporeal and intellectual pursuits, &c. &c. on human health; constituting elements of hygiéne.

Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1835.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: Bioclimatology, Hygiene, NUTRITION / DIET, PHYSICAL MEDICINE / REHABILITATION › Exercise / Training / Fitness, THERAPEUTICS › Hydrotherapy
  • 10107

The medical student; or, aids to the study of medicine. Including a glossary of the terms of the science, and of the mode of prescribing,--bibliographical notices of medical works; the regulations of different medical colleges of the union, &c. &c.

Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1837.

A remarkable survey of medical education in the U.S. at the time, with a thorough analysis of the different medical schools and the courses they offered, and an extensively annotated bibliography of 195 recommended medical books published in America in English or English translation. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.

Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession
  • 4691

Practice of medicine: A treatise on special pathology and therapeutics. 2 vols.

Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1842.

A case of chronic hereditary chorea in adults (“Huntington’s chorea”, see No. 4699) is described on pp. 312-13 of vol. 2. This is in the form of a letter from one of Dunglison's recently graduated students at Jefferson Medical College, Charles Oscar Waters. Waters account of the disease was one of the first to note that the disease is hereditary, "within the third generation at farthest." Dunglison included Waters' description of the disease in his book even though he had never personally seen a case. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY › HEREDITARY / CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS › Inherited Neurological Disorders › Huntington's Chorea, NEUROLOGY › Movement Disorders › Chorea
  • 11326

History of medicine from the earliest ages to the commencement of the nineteenth century. By Robley Dunglison. Arranged and edited by Richard J. Dunglison.

Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1872.

In 1824 Dunglison was recuited to join the Medical Faculty of the new University of Virginia. There he became Thomas Jefferson's personal physician for two years until Jefferson's death.

Dunglison was hired to teach medical history as well as anatomy, physiology, surgery and materia medica. Delivered annually between 1824 and 1833, Dunglison's lectures on medical history represented the earliest course on the history of medicine known to have been given in the United States. They were first published by Dunglison's son in 1872.  Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.

Subjects: Historiography of Medicine & the Life Sciences , History of Medicine: General Works