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

BARTHOLIN, Thomas

9 entries
  • 1377.3

Institutiones anatomicae, novis recentiorum opinionibus & observationibus, quarum innumerae hactenus editae non sunt, figurisque auctae ab auctoris filio Thoma Bartholino.

Leiden: apud Franciscum Hackium, 1641.

In this revision of his father’s anatomical treatise, Thomas Bartholin included the first depiction of the fissure of Sylvius, the lateral cerebral fissure, and the only part of the surface of the cerebral hemispheres to be given a name between 1641 and end of the 18th century when Reil described the "island of Reil" (1796; No. 1387). Sylvius (Franciscus de Le Boë) made his neurological observations in 1637 but did not publish them officially until issuing his Disputationes medicarum pars prima (Amsterdam, 1663). Sylvius collaborated with Bartholin on the above work, publishing in it ten illustrations of the brain after his own drawings.



Subjects: ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy, NEUROSCIENCE › NERVOUS SYSTEM › Brain, including Medulla: Cerebrospinal Fluid
  • 1096

De lacteis thoracicis in homine brutisque.

Copenhagen: M. Martzan, 1652.

Contains Bartholin’s discovery of the thoracic duct. English translation, 1653.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 17th Century, Lymphatic System
  • 1097

Vasa lymphatica.

Copenhagen: Petrus Hakius, 1653.

Bartholin disputed the claim of Rudbeck as to priority in the discovery of the intestinal lymphatics. Although anticipated in this by Rudbeck, there is no doubt that Bartholinus was the first to appreciate the significance of the lymphatic system as a whole. Facsimile edition, 1916.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 17th Century, Lymphatic System
  • 5645.90

De nivis usu medico observationes variae…

Copenhagen: Petrus Haubold, 1661.

The first work after Avicenna to discuss the use of snow as an anesthetic.



Subjects: ANESTHESIA
  • 7690

Cista medica Hafniensis: variis consiliis, curationibus, casibus rarioribus, Vitis medicorum Hafniensium, aliisq; ad rem medicam, anatomicam, botanicam & chymicam spectantibus referta. Accedit eiusdem Domus anatomica brevissime descripta.

Copenhagen: Petrus Haubold, 1662.

Histories of famous physicians in Copenhagen along with the description of the building designed for the teaching of anatomy there, designated the "Anatomy House". Bartholin's Domus anatomica brevissime descripta was translated into English by Peter Fisher as Thomas Bartholin, The anatomy house in Copenhagen briefly described. Edited by Niels W. Brunn, Introduction by Morten Fink-Jensen. (Copenhagen: Museum Tusculaneum Press, 2015). Digital facsimile of the 1662 edition from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 17th Century, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Denmark, Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession
  • 9638

De medicina Danorum domestica dissertationes x.

Copenhagen: Typis Matthiae Godicchenii sumptibus Petri Haubold, 1666.

An early study of medicine in Denmark, including local botanic drugs and folk medicine. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Denmark, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine
  • 6613

De medicis poetis dissertatio.

Copenhagen: apud D. Paulli, 1669.


Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology › Poetry
  • 7123

De bibliothecis incendio. Dissertatio ad filios.

Copenhagen: Petrus Haubold, 1670.

As a result of the burning of his home and the destruction of his library, which included numerous unpublished manuscripts on a wide range of subjects, Bartholin published  what was intended to be work of self-consolation. He recounted examples in history of other library losses through fire, and catalogued and summarized the vast amount of his intellectual work that was "lost to Vulcan." He also consoled himself with a bibliographical list of his works that had already been published in print, and thus had their content protected from catastrophic loss from fire. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link. For further details see the entry at HistoryofInformation.com at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 6496

De morbis biblicis miscellanea medica.

Frankfurt: D. Paulli, 1672.

A study of the diseases mentioned in the Bible.



Subjects: RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences