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”

15849 entries, 13787 authors and 1925 subjects. Updated: January 28, 2023

FLOYER, Sir John

4 entries
  • 3166

A treatise of the asthma.

London: R. Wilkins, 1698.

Floyer provided the first clear descriptions of cases of bronchial asthma. Floyer himself suffered from asthma for over 30 years. He recognized the influence of heredity in asthma. The above includes (p. 239) an important early account of emphysema, from a post mortem on a broken-winded horse.



Subjects: ALLERGY › Asthma, GENETICS / HEREDITY › HEREDITARY / CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS, GENETICS / HEREDITY › HEREDITARY / CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS › Asthma, Hereditary Factors in , PULMONOLOGY, RESPIRATION › Respiratory Diseases, VETERINARY MEDICINE
  • 2029

The ancient ψυχρολουσια revived; or, an essay to prove cold bathing both safe and useful.

London: S. Smith & B. Walford, 1702.

A history of cold bathing.



Subjects: THERAPEUTICS › Balneotherapy, THERAPEUTICS › History of Therapeutics
  • 2670

The physician’s pulse-watch. 2 vols.

London: S. Smith & B. Walford, 17071710.

Before watches had hands to record the seconds, Floyer invented a pulse-watch which divided the minute. He was the first to count the pulse with the aid of a watch and to make regular observations on the pulse-rate. The second volume contains the first English translation of Cleyer’s book on Chinese pulse-lore, Specimen medicinae Sinicae. (see No. 6492).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Medical Instruments, PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS
  • 1595

Medicina gerocomica; or the Galenic art of preserving old men’s healths.

London: J. Isted, 1724.

The first English book devoted to gerontology. Digital facsimile of the second edition (1725) from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: GERIATRICS / Gerontology / Aging