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”

15426 entries, 13280 authors and 1897 subjects. Updated: October 20, 2021

JONES, William Henry Samuel

10 entries
  • 5263

Malaria and Greek history. To which is added the history of Greek therapeutics and the malaria theory by E.T. Withington.

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1909.

The view is put forward by the writer that malarial infection was the cause of the decadence of the Greeks. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece › History of Ancient Medicine in Greece, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Malaria › History of Malaria
  • 16

Hippocrates [Works] with an English translation by W.H.S. Jones, E.T. Withington, and Paul Potter. 12 vols.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 19232012.

Greek–English edition in the Loeb Classical Library



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, Collected Works: Opera Omnia, Medicine: General Works
  • 1767

On airs, waters, and places. IN: his [Works] with an English translation by W. H. S. Jones, 1, pp. 65-137

London: Heinemann, 1923.

“The first book ever written on medical geography, climatology, and anthropology” (Garrison). The Latin translation of this text was first published in Rhazes’ Liber ad Almansorem, Milan, 1481. See No. 39.1. The standard Greek edition is Hippokrates überdie Umwelt. Herausgegeben und übersetzt von H. Diller, Corpus Medicorum Graecorum, I, 1,2, Berlin, 1970.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, ANTHROPOLOGY, Bioclimatology, Geography of Disease / Health Geography
  • 5228

Epidemics I and III. In [Works] with English translation by W.H.S. Jones, 1, 139-287

London: Heinemann, 1923.

Hippocrates may be regarded as the first malariologist; he clearly and fully described the intermittent fevers; he was acquainted with seasonal and topographical variations in the distribution of malaria; and he recognized an association between marshes and fevers.



Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Malaria
  • 6267

Epidemics 1, case 4. In: [Works] with an English translation by W.H. Jones.

London: Heinemann, 1923.

The earliest known description of puerperal fever.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, INFECTIOUS DISEASE, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › Puerperal Fever
  • 1672

Epidemics I and III. In: [Works] with an English translation by W.H.S. Jones.

1, 139-287, London: Heinemann, 1923.

Hippocrates introduced the inductive method of studying epidemics.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • 4807

The sacred disease. In [Works]…edited with an English translation by W.H.S. Jones. 2, 127-83

London: Heinemann, 1923.

This includes the first mention of epilepsy in children. Hippocrates grouped all convulsive attacks together as ερα νο̂σος, the sacred disease. He did not employ the word έπίληψις, (which seems first to have been used in the 10th century by Avicenna) but the terms ρόν νόσημα, παθος παίδειον and νόσημα παίδειον. The standard Greek edition is Die hippokratische Schrift Über dieheilige Krankheit. Herausgegeben, übersetzt und erläutert von H. Grensemann, Berlin, 1968.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Child Neurology, NEUROLOGY › Epilepsy, PEDIATRICS
  • 1758

The doctor’s oath, an essay in the history of medicine.

Cambridge, England: University Press, 1924.

The Hippocratic Oath forms the basis of medical ethics. It was probably an ancient temple oath of the Asclepiadae, and not a genuine Hippocratic document. In the above work the various manuscripts of the Oath are enumerated and critically discussed.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece › History of Ancient Medicine in Greece, Ethics, Biomedical
  • 4203.9

Aphorisms, Section VII, number 34. In his Works. Ed. W. H. S. JONES and E. T. WITHINGTON

London, 1927.

The first description of the association of proteinuria and chronic renal disease.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, NEPHROLOGY › Renal Disease
  • 9080

The medical writings of Anonymus Londinensis.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1947.

The text edited by Diels, with an English translation, introduction and notes by Jones, together with essays on the nature of Greek thought and medicine.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Late Antiquity, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Medical Papyri