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”

15972 entries, 13969 authors and 1940 subjects. Updated: June 16, 2024

MILLER, Timothy S.

2 entries
  • 7219

The birth of the hospital in the Byzantine empire.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

When first published in 1985 this was the first monograph devoted solely to the history of Byzantine hospitals. Reissued with an extensive new introduction by the author in 1997.  



Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE › History of Byzantine Medicine, HOSPITALS › History of Hospitals, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine
  • 7220

Walking corpses: Leprosy in Byzantium and the Medieval West.

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014.

Leprosy first became known to Europeans during the 12th century when a frightening epidemic ravaged Catholic Europe. The Church responded by constructing charitable institutions called leprosariums to treat the rapidly expanding number of victims. Long before this the Byzantine Empire was forced to confront the disease. 



Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE › History of Byzantine Medicine, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Leprosy › History of Leprosy, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine