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

SEWALL, Thomas

2 entries
  • 13101

An examination of phrenology; in two lectures.

Washington, DC: B. Homans, 1837.

This may be the earliest work incorporating anatomical images that was written in opposition to phrenology. Sewall, a physician from New England, was a founding member of the medical department at Columbian College (now George Washington University) in Washington D.C., where he had relocated after being convicted of body-snatching in Massachusetts. A vocal opponent of phrenology, Sewall laid out his objections based on two lectures delivered before the students of Columbian College in 1837. The work is illustrated with images of horizontal and vertical sections of the brain and skull, together with a diagram of the phrenological "organs" of the brain / mind. Digital facsimile from U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link.



Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Phrenology
  • 13521

The pathology of drunkeness, or the effects of alcoholic drinks with drawings of the drunkard's stomach.

Albany, NY: C. Van Benthuysen, 1841.

Including four chromolithographed plates by J. H. Hall, Albany, N.Y., this is the earliest illustrated book published in the U.S. on the pathological effects of alcoholism. Digital facsimile from the U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link



Subjects: PATHOLOGY › Pathology Illustration, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction › Alcoholism