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

Browse by Entry Number 10400–10499

99 entries
  • 10400

The code of codes: Scientific and social issues in the human genome project. Edited by Daniel J. Kevles and Leroy Hood.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992.

Chapter 1. "Out of eugenics: The historical politics of the human genome" by D. J. Kevles.

Chapter 2. "A history of the science and technology behind gene mapping and sequencing" by Horace Freeland Judson.

Chapter 7. "A personal view of the project" by James D. Watson.

 



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Genomics, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › History of Molecular Biology, GENETICS / HEREDITY › Eugenics, SOCIAL MEDICINE
  • 10402

Botica general de los remedios esperimentados. Que á beneficio del público se reimprime por su original en Cadiz, en Sonoma, de la alta California: Por M. G. V.

Sonoma, CA: impreta [sic] del Gobierno, 1838.

The first medical book printed in California, a small 23-page pamphlet of folk or popular medicine. It was printed by Agustín V. Zamorano, the first printer in Alta California under Mexican rule before the region became part of the United States. Facsimile reproduction and partial translation in Robert J. Moes, The Zamorano press and the Botica: California's first medical book (Los Angeles: The Zamorano Club, 1988).



Subjects: Medicine: General Works, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › California
  • 10403

The history of medicine in Alabama.

Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1982.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American South, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Alabama
  • 10404

Voyage médical en Californie.

Paris: Union Médicale, 1854.

Translated into English by L. Jay Oliva, introduced and annotated by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. as A medical journey in California (Los Angeles: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, 1967).



Subjects: U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › California, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists
  • 10405

The scalpel under three flags in California.

California Historical Society Quarterly, 4, 142-206, San Francisco, CA, 1925.


Subjects: U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › California
  • 10406

Eradicating plague in San Francisco. Report of the Citizen's Health Committee and an account of its work. With brief descriptions of the measures taken, copies of ordinances in aid of sanitation, articles by sanitarians on the nature of plague and the best means of getting rid of it, facsimiles of circulars issued by the committee and a list of subscribers to the health fund. March 31, 1909. Prepared by Frank Morton Todd, historian for the Committee.

San Francisco, CA: Press of C. A. Murdock & Co., 1909.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans), PUBLIC HEALTH, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › California
  • 10407

Changes in the land: Indians, colonists and the ecology of New England.

New York: Hill and Wang, 1983.

"In this work, Cronon demonstrated the impact on the land of the widely disparate conceptions of ownership held by Native Americans and English colonists. English law objectified land, making it an object of which the purchaser had ownership of every aspect. Native American law conceived only the possibility of usufruct rights, the right, that is, to own the nuts or fish or wood that land or bodies of water produced, or the right to hunt, fish or live on the land, there was no possibility of owning the land itself. The second innovative aspect of Cronon's work was to reconceptualize Native Americans as actors capable of changing the ecosystems with which they interacted. Native Americans could, in Cronon's recounting, alter the nature of the forests or exterminate species. Nevertheless, because their technological capabilities were limited and, therefore, native populations were small, their impact on the land was limited. For these reasons, "the shift from Indian to European dominance entailed important changes" (Wikipedia_



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Cultural Anthropology, BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › History of Ecology / Environment, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Northeast
  • 10408

The horse and buggy doctor.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1938.

The bestselling work by this Kansas physician documenting the practice of medicine in the rural midwest in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Autobiography, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Kansas
  • 10409

The great American medicine show: Being an illustrated history of hucksters, healers, health evangelists and heroes from plymouth rock to the present.

New York, 1991.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , Quackery, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10410

Native American healing: A Lacota ritual.

Taos, NM: Dog Soldier Press, 2002.

Medical rituals of the Lacota people.



Subjects: Music and Medicine, NATIVE AMERICANS & Medicine, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › North Dakota, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › South Dakota
  • 10411

The family nurse; or companion of the frugal housewife. Revised by a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Boston, MA: Charles J. Hendee, 1837.

Child was was an abolitionist, women's rights activist, Native American rights activist, novelist, journalist, and opponent of American expansionism. Her journals, both fiction and domestic manuals, reached wide audiences from the 1820s through the 1850s. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , Household or Self-Help Medicine, NURSING, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1800 - 1899
  • 10412

The people's medical advisor.

Buffalo, NY: Published at the World's Dispensary Printing-Office and Bindery, 1876.

A graduate of the Eclectic Medical College in Cincinnati, Vaughn was a member of the New York State Senate (31st D.) in 1878 and 1879, and was elected as a Republican to the 46th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1879 to September 18, 1880, when he resigned. On the title page of this book, which was reprinted many times, Pierce styled himself "Counselor-in-chief of the Board of Physicians and Surgeons, at the World's Dispensary".  Pierce manufactured and sold of patent medicines, and established the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute. His manufacturing business started with "Doctor Pierce's Favorite Prescription", which he followed with other medicines, including Smart Weed and Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. Nearly one million bottles of Dr. Pierce's Smart Weed and other preparations shipped annually.



Subjects: Household or Self-Help Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › New York
  • 10413

Modern methods in nursing.

Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1912.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , NURSING
  • 10414

"Good tuberculosis men": The Army Medical Department's stuggle with tuberculosis.

Fort Sam Houston, TX: Defense Dept., Army, Office of the Surgeon General, Borden Institute, 2013.

Digital facsimile from cs.amedd.army.mil at this link.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Tuberculosis › History of Tuberculosis, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10415

Fever of war: The influenza epidemic in the U.S. Army during World War I.

New York: NYU Press, 2005.


Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Influenza, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › World War I, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10416

Ladies' indispensable assistant: Being a companion for the sister, mother, and wife ... Here are the very best directions for the behavior and etiquette of ladies and gentlemen ... ; also, safe directions for the management of children ... a great variety of valuable recipes, forming a complete system of family medicine ... : to which is added one of the best systems of cookery ever published ....

New York: Printed at 125 Nassau-Street, 1851.

In spite of the verbose title, the Table of Contents of this work indicates that roughly the first half of the book concerns home remedies for the widest range of complaints and illnesses, and medical properties of plants. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , Household or Self-Help Medicine, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1800 - 1899
  • 10417

The technology of orgasm: "Hysteria," the vibrator, and women's sexual satisfaction.

Baltimore, MD, 2001.


Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation, PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry, PSYCHIATRY › Hysteria, SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10418

Contagion: How commerce has spread disease.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012.


Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease
  • 10419

A history of midwifery in the United States: The midwife said fear not.

New York: Springer, 2016.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › Midwives, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10420

Novel medicine: Healing, literature, and popular knowledge in early modern China.

Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2016.

"By examining the dynamic interplay between discourses of fiction and medicine, Novel Medicine demonstrates how fiction incorporated, created, and disseminated medical knowledge in China, beginning in the sixteenth century...." (publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 10421

Vanishing America: Species extinction racial peril, and the origins of conservation.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016.

"Nineteenth-century citizens of European descent widely believed that Native Americans would eventually vanish from the continent. Indian society was thought to be tied to the wilderness, and the manifest destiny of U.S. westward expansion, coupled with industry’s ever-growing hunger for natural resources, presaged the disappearance of Indian peoples. Yet, as the frontier drew to a close, some naturalists chronicling the loss of animal and plant populations began to worry that white Americans might soon share the Indians’ presumed fate.

Miles Powell explores how early conservationists such as George Perkins Marsh, William Temple Hornaday, and Aldo Leopold became convinced that the continued vitality of America’s “Nordic” and “Anglo-Saxon” races depended on preserving the wilderness. Fears over the destiny of white Americans drove some conservationists to embrace scientific racism, eugenics, and restrictive immigration laws. Although these activists laid the groundwork for the modern environmental movement and its many successes, the consequences of their racial anxieties persist" (publisher).



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY, BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › History of Ecology / Environment, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States
  • 10422

Aphrodisiacs, fertility and medicine in early modern England.

London: Royal Historical Society, 2014.

This work "... in its extensive study of gynecological treatises from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, provides an important intervention into assumptions about the subversive quality of aphrodisiacs and abortifacients. Rather than reading the imbibing of these substances as women’s taking control of their bodies and their sexuality, Evans considers these medicines as having “a legitimate place in medical treatments for infertility” (174) in the early modern period. Most of her scholarship works to articulate that “legitimate place” through citing print midwifery treatises and other medical texts, but she also calls upon broadside ballads, manuscript recipes, pornographic literature, and witchcraft pamphlets to argue for the presence that “printed medical literature” had in less authoritative discourse and, perhaps, vice versa.

"Evans’s work is most impressive in its survey of the medical literature, which includes not only the well-known midwifery manuals of Nicholas Culpepper and Jane Sharp but also more obscure anonymous texts. Occasionally her analysis will distinguish between works by licensed practitioners and those by others, but the accumulation of examples across the print record provides persuasive evidence supporting the ubiquity of the practices she describes. Through these practices, early modern individuals expressed the belief that sexual arousal and fulfillment were the keys to fertility; thus fertility itself, not arousal and fulfillment, was the goal of undertaking these practices. In this discussion, Evans considers aphrodisiacs for both men and women as addressing the same problem — infertility — thus providing a corrective to the contention that medical discourse placed the sole blame for infertility on the woman. Similarly, emmenagogues, medicines that “bring down the terms” or menstruation, were conceived as part of a regimen that established regular menstrual health and therefore contributed to women’s fertility" (https://muse.jhu.edu/article/640508)



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › Infertility, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10423

Charles Darwin’s life with birds: His complete ornithology.

New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.


Subjects: EVOLUTION › History of Evolutionary Thought, ZOOLOGY › Ornithology
  • 10424

L'invention de l'hystérie au temps des lumières (1670–1820).

Paris: Éditions de l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales, 2015.

Translated into English as On hysteria: The invention of a medical category between 1670 and 1820 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015).



Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry, PSYCHIATRY › Hysteria, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10425

Belonging on an island: Birds, extinction, and evolution in Hawai'i.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › History of Ecology / Environment, Biogeography, EVOLUTION, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Hawaii, ZOOLOGY › Ornithology
  • 10426

Diary of a physician in California; being the results of actual experience, including notes of the journey by land and water, and observations on the climate, soil, resources of the country, etc.

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1850.

Tyson sailed from Baltimore for California in January 1849, crossing the Isthmus and sailing on to San Francisco. His book recounts his 1849 tour of the Northern Mines in search of a likely place for his medical practice, and his hospital at Cold Spring, where his patients included a number of Oregonians. Tyson closed his hospital at the end of the summer, sailing from San Francisco as a ship's physician, crossing the Isthmus and landing in the United States in December 1849. His diary pays special attention to miners' health and working conditions. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American West, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE , U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › California, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists
  • 10427

Der Staat Californien in medicinisch-geographischer Hinsicht.

Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1857.

Dr. Praslow practiced medicine in San Francisco from 1849-1856, after which he returned to Germany. His book provides information concerning health and epidemics in San Francisco during this early period. Translated into English by Frederick C. Cordes as The State of California: a medico-geographical account (San Francisco: John J. Newbegin, 1939). Digital facsimile of the 1857 from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: Biogeography, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American West, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › California
  • 10428

Out of the dead house: Nineteenth‐century women physicians and the writing of medicine.

Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2001.


Subjects: WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10429

Conduct unbecoming a woman: Medicine on trial in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn.

New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

"In the spring of 1889, Brooklyn's premier newspaper, the Daily Eagle, printed a series of articles that detailed a history of midnight hearses and botched operations performed by a scalpel-eager female surgeon named Dr. Mary Dixon-Jones. The ensuing avalanche of public outrage gave rise to two trials--one for manslaughter and one for libel--that became a late nineteenth-century sensation" (publisher).



Subjects: Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine) › History of Forensic Medicine , Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › New York, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 10430

Sympathy and science: Women physicians in American medicine.

New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985.

"Tracing the participation of women in the medical profession from the colonial period to the present, Regina Morantz-Sanchez examines women's roles as nurses, midwives, and practitioners of folk medicine in early America; recounts their successful struggles in the nineteenth century to enter medical schools and found their own institutions and organizations; and follows female physicians into the twentieth century, exploring their efforts to sustain significant and rewarding professional lives without sacrificing the other privileges and opportunities of womanhood" (publisher). 



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 10431

American medical schools and the practice of medicine: A history.

New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession
  • 10432

American physicians in the nineteenth century: From sects to science.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1972.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession
  • 10433

Knowledge and practice in English medicine, 1550–1680.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

"The book vividly maps out some central areas: remedies (and how they were made credible), notions of disease, advice on preventive medicine and on healthy living, and how surgeons worked upon the body and their understanding of what they were doing. The structures of practice and knowledge examined in the first part of the book came to be challenged in the later seventeenth century, when the 'new science' began to overturn the foundation of established knowledge. However, as the second part of the book shows, traditional medical practice was so well entrenched in English culture that much of it continued into the eighteenth century...." (publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10434

Sarah Stone: Natural curiosities from the new worlds. By Christine E. Jackson.

London, 1998.


Subjects: MUSEUMS › History of Museums, MUSEUMS › Natural History Museums / Wunderkammern, NATURAL HISTORY › Illustration, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 10435

The song of the Dodo: Island biogeography in an age of extinctions.

New York: Scribner, 1996.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment, Biogeography, Biogeography › Zoogeography
  • 10436

Hippocrate.

Paris: Arthème Fayard, 1992.

Translated into English by M. B. DeBevoise as Hippocrates (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1999).



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece › History of Ancient Medicine in Greece
  • 10437

Voyage autour du monde, exécuté par ordre du Roi, sur la corvette de Sa Majesté, la Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825. 6 vols. plus 4 atlases.

Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 18261838.

Duperrey undertook this circumnavigation under the sponsorship of the French Minister of Marine, to study terrestrial magnetism and meteorology, and to confirm or correct the position of islands and landmarks that were essential for safe navigation. To accomplish this mission in August 1822 Duperrey departed Toulon, "embarking on what would become a three-year expedition through the Pacific Islands and South America. Joining him on board were two naturalists, both also the ship’s surgeons, Prosper Garnot and René Primevère Lesson, plus his colleague and assistant commander, the botanist Jules Dumont d’Urville. They sailed along the coast of South America as far as Paita, Peru, and then headed west through the Tuamotus to Tahiti, before continuing on through the Society, Friendly (Tonga), and Fiji Islands. Although they were bound for Australia, dangerous weather conditions forced them northwest, and they passed the Santa Cruz and Solomon Islands before landing at Louis de Bougainville’s Port Praslin, New Britain. From there Coquille continued across the top of New Guinea, eventually making its way to the west and south coasts of Australia and to New Zealand by April 1824. It also passed through the Gilbert and Ellice Islands and the British island of Mauritius before finally docking in Marseilles in March 1825.

"Along the way, Duperrey and his crew had discovered a number of undocumented islands, prepared charts of little-known areas of the South Pacific (especially in the Caroline Archipelago), studied ocean currents and gathered new data on geomagnetic and meteorological phenomena. They had also amassed a staggering collection of unknown plants and animals, especially from New Guinea, including birds of paradise, bower birds, marsupials and a variety of fish and invertebrates for the Musée d’Histoire Naturelle" (https://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/special-collections/2015/11/18/voyage-autour-du-monde-by-louis-isidore-duperrey-1826/, accessed 04-2018). Digital facsimiles of the complete set, including the unusually elaborate 12-page prospectus from the Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.



Subjects: BOTANY, NATURAL HISTORY, NATURAL HISTORY › Illustration, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists, ZOOLOGY
  • 10438

Mineral springs and health resorts of California: With a complete chemical analysis of every important mineral water in the world... A Prize Essay; Annual Prize of the Medical Society of the State of California, Awarded April 20, 1889.

San Francisco, CA: The Bancroft Company, 1892.

The first half of the book concerns mineral springs and health resorts in California and how to use them; the second half mostly concerns mineral springs and other health resorts in North America and Europe. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: Societies and Associations, Medical, THERAPEUTICS › Balneotherapy, THERAPEUTICS › Hydrotherapy, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › California
  • 10439

Histoire de l'électricité médicale, comprenant l'étude des instruments et appareils, le résumé des auteurs, un choix d'observations.

Paris: Victor Masson & Toulouse: Fiellès, Chauvin, 1854.

The first history of medical electricity and electrotherapy.  Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: PHYSIOLOGY › Electrophysiology › History of Electrophysiology
  • 10440

Chinese immigration and the physiological causes of the decay of a nation.

San Francisco, CA: Agnew & Deffenbach, Printers, 1862.

Medical justification for racism, racial prejudice, and xenophobia in its purest sense. The author, a physician, also published several works of conventional medicine. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › California
  • 10441

Circular of the Philadelphia Museum: Containing directions for the preparation and preservation of objects of natural history.

Philadelphia: Printed by James Kay, Jun. & Co., 1831.


Subjects: MUSEUMS › Natural History Museums / Wunderkammern, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Pennsylvania
  • 10442

The butterflies of North America: Titian Peale's lost manuscript. Foreward by Ellen V. Futter. Preface and scientific captions by David A. Grimaldi. Introduction by Kenneth Haltman.

New York: American Museum of Natural History & Abrams, 2015.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology, ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology › Lepidoptera, ZOOLOGY › Illustration
  • 10443

Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A cultural history of cacao. Edited by Cameron L. McNeil.

Gainsville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2009.


Subjects: BOTANY › Ethnobotany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Latin America, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › South America, NUTRITION / DIET › History of Nutrition / Diet
  • 10444

Mr. Peale's museum: Charles Willson Peale and the first popular museum of natural science and art.

New York: W. W. Norton and Company & A Barra Foundation Book, 1980.


Subjects: MUSEUMS › History of Museums
  • 10445

An epistle to a friend, on the means of preserving health, promoting happiness; and prolonging the life of man to its natural period. Being a summary view of inconsiderate and useless habits that derange the system of nature, thereby causing premature old age and death : with some thoughts on the best means of preventing and overcoming disease.

Philadelphia: From the Press of the Late R. Aitken & Jane Aitken, 1803.

Written by the first great American painter. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , Hygiene
  • 10446

The theory and treatment of fevers. Revised and corrected by Ferdinando Stith.

Arrow Rock, MO: Published by the Author, 1844.

The first medical treatise published in Missouri and the first medical treatise published west of the Mississippi River.

"John Sappington provided medical services, was a financial lender, and imported and exported goods to the Missouri area. He established two stores near Arrow Rock that sold goods, loaned money, processed salt, and milled lumber.[3] Once he had achieved financial success, Sappington was able to be more experimental with his medical practice. He focused his energy on the bark of the cinchona tree, the substance used to create quinine. Malariascarlet feveryellow fever, and influenza, were prominent along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Sappington developed a preventative pill using quinine that was soon in demand across the country. It was marketed as an anti-fever pill, but Sappington also instructed some of his relatives to take the pills to prevent malaria.[3] Most physicians were still treating malaria by bloodletting the patient and administering calomel.[1] Sappington’s pill to prevent malaria—and also used to cure malaria—was controversial due to its novelty and unfamiliarity.[4] The pill remained in high demand, however, and many other physicians began to develop their own anti-malaria pills after Sappington published the formula in his medical treatise, “Theory and Treatment of Fevers.”[5] He is often regarded as the first physician to successfully and effectively use quinine to treat malaria.[4] "(Wikipedia article on John Sappington, accessed 04-2018).

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Malaria, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs › Cinchona Bark, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Missouri
  • 10447

A history of medicine in Missouri.

St. Louis: W. L. Smith, 1905.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Missouri
  • 10448

Report on barracks and hospitals, with descriptions of military posts.

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1870.

Describes military posts in all regions of the U.S., including the Western territories, with details of their hospitals, barracks, etc. In a 1928 talk at Mayo Clinic historian Fielding Garrison wrote about this work, "From 1869 to 1874 he [Billings] was borrowed from the Army by the Secretary of the Treasury to study the different stations of the Marine Hospital Service....In pursuance of this end, he was in every important city or locality in the whole length and breadth of the United States....While on this detail he rendered to the Surgeon General two important and massive reports on the barracks, hospitals and hygienic condition of the army (1870-1875)" (Fielding Garrison, Billings: A Maker of American Medicine. Lectures on the History of Medicine. A Series of Lectures at the Mayo Foundation. (Philadelphia ,1933) 187-200. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , HOSPITALS, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE
  • 10449

Medicine on the Santa Fe Trail.

Dayton, OH: Morningside Bookshop, 1971.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American West
  • 10450

Beiträge zur Analyse der Empfindungen.

Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1886.

Translated into English by C. M .Williams and Sydney Waterlow as The Analysis of Sensations (1897). Revised and supplemented from the Fifth German edition by Sydney Waterlow (1914). Digital facsimile of the 1886 edition from the Hathi Trust at this link. Digital facsimile of the 1914 English translation from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY › Experimental, PSYCHOLOGY › Psychophysics
  • 10451

The geographical distribution of heart disease and dropsy, cancer in females & phthisis in females, in England and Wales. Illustrated by six small and three large coloured maps.

London: Smith, Elder, 1875.

Haviland used the national mortality statistics for England and Wales to develop an elaborate geographical explanation based on map analysis for the cause of heart, cancer, and tuberculosis deaths. He found that females had higher rates for all three causes of death. However, although his technique was innovative his analysis was flawed. Second edition retitled, The geographical distribution of disease in Great Britain (1892). Digital facsimile of the 1892 edition from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Wales, Cartography, Medical & Biological, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Tuberculosis, ONCOLOGY & CANCER
  • 10452

A history of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund 1902-1986.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988.

"The author takes a broad perspective and provides a comparative framework by discussing the changing relationship between the ICRF and the medical profession, government, and other charities, notably the Cancer Research Campaign. The resulting analysis of intellectual developments and scientific polices involves a unique overview of malignant disease management, therapeutic and preventative strategies, and the evolution of cancer services in Britain" (publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), ONCOLOGY & CANCER › History of Oncology & Cancer, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 10453

The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology: Its first century.

Washington, DC: Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army, 1964.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MUSEUMS › History of Museums, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 10454

To heal humankind: The right to health in history,

New York & London, 2017.


Subjects: SOCIAL MEDICINE, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10455

Raguaglio historico del contaggio occorso nella provincia di Bari negli anni 1690, 1691 e 1692.

Naples: nella nuova stampa delli socii Dom. Ant. Parrino, e Michele Luigi Mutii, 1694.

Arrieta published two very early disease maps in this work showing locations of plague in the province of Bari, Italy, and his employment of troops to isolate those areas. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link. (Only portions of the two disease maps were visible in the facsimile when I created this entry in April 2018).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Italy, Cartography, Medical & Biological, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans)
  • 10456

A statement of the occurrences during a malignant yellow fever in the city of New-York, in the summer and autumnal months of 1819; and of the check given to its progress, by the measures adopted by the Board of Health. With a list of cases and names of sick persons, and a map of their places of residence within the infected and proscribed limits: With a view of ascertaining, by comparative arguments, whether the distemper was engendered by domestic causes, or communicated by human contagion from foreign ports.

New York: Printed by William A. Mercein, 1819.

Pascalis mapped this yellow fever outbreak using a method similar to Valentine Seaman, but with a more extensive and detailed list of cases. A condensation of his 60-page pamphlet with a reissue of his map appeared in the Medical Repository,  a journal edited by Pascalis and Samuel L. Mitchell, Vol. 5 (1820). Digital facsimile of the 1819 pamphlet from the U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , Cartography, Medical & Biological, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Yellow Fever, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › New York
  • 10457

Relation historique et médicale du choléra-morbus de Pologne, comprenant l'apparition de la maladie, sa march, ses progrès, ses symptômes, son mode de traitement et les moyens préservatifs. Avec une carte.

Paris: Germer Baillière, 1832.

In his study of the spread of cholera in Poland in 1831 Brière de Boismont used a map to show the progression of the disease from a central point through the country along a red line through principal towns and the date in which the disease appeared in each town. Digital facsimile from BnF Gallica at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Poland, Cartography, Medical & Biological, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Cholera
  • 10458

Du suicide et de la folie suicide, considérés dans leur rapports avec la statistique, la médecine et la philosophie.

Paris: Germer Baillière, 1856.

Pioneering monograph on this subject. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: DEATH & DYING › Suicide, PSYCHIATRY
  • 10459

Des hallucinations, ou histoire raisonnée des apparitions, des visions, des songes, de l'extase, du magnétisme et du somnambulisme.

Paris: Germer Baillière, 1845.

This study underwent at least three editions in French and also appeared in several English translations, the first of which appears to have been translated anonymously and publlished in Philadelphia in 1853 from the second "enlarged and improved Paris edition". Digital facsimile of the 1845 edition from the Internet Archive at this link, of the English translation at this link



Subjects: Mesmerism, PSYCHIATRY
  • 10460

La chirurgie d'Abulcasis. Précédée d'une introduction. Avec planches.Traduite par le Dr. Lucien Leclerc.

Paris: J.-B. Baillière, 1861.

First translation into French. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link


  • 10461

Greco-Arab and Islamic herbal medicine: Traditional system, ethics, safety, efficacy, and regulatory issues.

Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2011.


Subjects: Ethics, Biomedical, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines › History of Materia Medica
  • 10462

The substance of the official medical reports upon the epidemic, called cholera: Which prevailed among the poor at Dantzick, between the end of May and the first part of September, 1831, as transmitted to their lordships; being an analysis of the said epidemic disease in that city--founded upon actual observation and accurate inquiry: With important and well-authenticated facts relative to the same disease, as it prevailed among the poor in other parts of the North of Europe.

London: S. Highley, 1832.

Hamett privately published this report after it was rejected for publication by the British government. He included hospital admission tables in his book and produced perhaps the first map based on hospital reports of disease incidence. He identified clusters of hospital-certified cholera that originated in "close, low and dirty alleys or places in which the air is penned up" (p. 132).  Digital facsimile from the U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Poland, Cartography, Medical & Biological, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Cholera
  • 10463

A treatise on the epidemic cholera, as it has prevailed in India; together with the reports of the medical officers, made to the medical boards of the presidencies of Bengal, Madras, and Bombay, for the purpose of ascertaining a successful mode of treating that destructive disease; And a critical examination of all the works that have hitherto appeared on the subject.

Calcutta: Printed at the Baptist Mission Press & Wm. Thacker & Co., 1832.

Corbyn mapped the history of cholera in India within British regimental stations. He included the date of each reported outbreak in a table of British regimental locations to describe the temporal progression of the disease. His map shows routes connecting British garrisons within the landscape of Indian towns and cities. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › India, Cartography, Medical & Biological, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Cholera
  • 10464

The nature and function of water, baths, bathing and hygiene from antiquity through the Renaissance. Edited by Cynthia Koss and Anne Scott.

Leiden: Brill, 2009.


Subjects: THERAPEUTICS › Balneotherapy, THERAPEUTICS › History of Therapeutics, THERAPEUTICS › Hydrotherapy › History of Hydrotherapy or Physical Therapy, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10465

A companion to the Liverpool Museum, containing a brief description of upwards of seven thousand natural and foreign curiosities, antiquities and productions of fine arts, collected during several years of arduous research, and at an expense of upwards of twenty thousand pounds. And now open for inspection, in the Great Room, No. 22, Piccadilly, London, which has been fitted up for the purpose in a manner entirely new.

London: Printed for the Proprietor, 1809.

Bullock founded his Museum of Natural Curiosities at 24 Lord Street in Liverpool in 1795. While still trading as a jeweller and goldsmith, in 1801 he published a descriptive catalogue of the works of art, armor, objects of natural history, and other curiosities in the museum, some of which had been brought back by members of James Cook's expeditions. In 1809, Bullock moved to London and the museum, housed first at 22 Piccadilly and in 1812 in the newly built Piccadilly Egyptian Hall, proved extremely popular. The collection, which included over 32,000 items, was disposed of by auction in 1819. Digital facsimile of the 7th edition of the 1809 catalogue from the Internet Archive at this link. An illustrated catalogue of the museum, with 30 plates, was first published in 1812.



Subjects: MUSEUMS, MUSEUMS › Natural History Museums / Wunderkammern
  • 10466

Morbid Anatomy: Surveying the Interstices of Art and Medicine, Death and Culture.

Brooklyn, NY, 2007.

http://morbidanatomy.blogspot.com/

Events & Talks - Library- Books, Articles, Lectures- Press- Exhibitions- Photography- Bookstore

The most comprehensive online reference to these topics curated in a unique manner.

Includes the most comprehensive online directory to anatomical and medical museums.

 



Subjects: DEATH & DYING, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Blogs, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological , PATHOLOGY
  • 10467

Health, wealth and population in the early days of the industrial revolution.

London: Routledge, 1926.

Chapters on water supply, 18th physicians and pioneers of public health, the hospital and dispensary movement, general hygiene and midwifery, rickets and scurvy, antiseptics, smallpox, anti-typhus campaign, malaria, etc. 



Subjects: ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL › History of Biomedical Economics, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Lice-Borne Diseases › Typhus, NUTRITION / DIET › Deficiency Diseases › Rickets, NUTRITION / DIET › Deficiency Diseases › Scurvy, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE › History of Occupational Health & Medicine
  • 10468

Population problems of the age of Malthus.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1926.

Includes chapters on birth and marriage rates relating to conditions of employment, also the influence of the Poor Laws on these rates. Other chapters concern agriculture and food and health of towns and factores, and alcohol, and medicine as affecting the death rate. The second edition (1967) benefits from the addition of a significant new introduction by the author.



Subjects: DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics › History of Demography, ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL › History of Biomedical Economics, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE › History of Occupational Health & Medicine
  • 10469

Recherches diététiques du médecin patriote sur la santé et sur les maladies observées dans les séminaires, dans les pensionnats, et chez les ouvrières en dentelle. Suivies de réflexions sur le traitement de la petite vérole, et d’un mémoire sur le régime des convalescens et des valètudinaires.

Le Puy-en-Velay: De l'imprimerie de la Société typographique, 1791.

Includes a study of the diseases of women lace workers. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE
  • 10470

Die Bleyglasur de irdenen Küchengeschirrs als eine unerkannte Hauptquelle vieler unserer Krankheiten und Mitursache der Abnahme körperlicher Kräfte der Menschen.

Hannover: Gebr. Hahn, 1794.

On the lead glaze of earthen kitchen utensils as an unrecognized source of many diseases.



Subjects: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE
  • 10471

Die regeneration des unterkiefers nach totaler necrose durch phosphordampfe.

Erlangen: Ferdinand Enke, 1852.

Geist and von Bibra proved that the phosphorus necrosis of the lower jaw of matchmakers was caused by phosphorus fumes and that carious teeth ormed the starting point for this typical industrial disease. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE
  • 10472

Challenging man-made disease.

New York: Praeger, 1983.

Hardy's "studies on beryllium began in 1945 when she started working for the Massachusetts Division of Occupational Medicine. She studied factories that produced fluorescent bulbs in LynnSalem, and Ipswich, Massachusetts. She discovered that many of the workers contracted berylliosis. Berylliosis is caused by the inhalation of dust or fumes containing beryllium. The disease presents itself with coughing, weight loss, shortness of breath, and scarring of the lungs. While beryllium was a main area of study for Dr. Hardy, throughout her career, she also studied anthraxmercury poisoning, women's growth, and physical fitness" (Wikipedia).



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Autobiography, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE , TOXICOLOGY, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 10473

A survey of industrial health-hazards and occupational diseases in Ohio.

Columbus, OH: F. J. Heer Printing Co., 1915.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE , U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Ohio
  • 10474

Berg-Raths Medicinischer Aufstand und Schmelz-Bogen Von der Bergsucht und Hütten-Katze auch einigen andern, Denen Bergleuten und Hütten-Arbeitern zustoßenden Krankheiten, Vor dieselben und diejenigen So in Stein, Erz, Metall und Feuer arbeiten, ausgestellet.

Dresden & Leipzig: Friedrich Hekel, 1745.

A key early work on the Bergsucht or miner's phthisis.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Tuberculosis, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE › Miners' Diseases
  • 10475

La santé des gens de lettres.

Lausanne: Franç. Grasset & Comp., 1768.

Digital facsimile from BnF Gallica at this link. Translated into English by James Kirkpatrick as An essay on the disorders of people of fashion, and a treatise on the diseases incident to literary and sedentary persons. With proper rules for preventing their fatal consequences, and instructions for their cure. (London: J. Nourse, 1769). Digital facsimile of the English translation from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE
  • 10476

Suffering scholars: Pathologies of the intellectual in Enlightenment France.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › France, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE › History of Occupational Health & Medicine, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10477

Enlightenment and pathology: Sensibility in the literature and medicine of eighteenth-century France.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › France, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE › History of Occupational Health & Medicine, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 10478

Dissertatio de febribus biliosis; seu historia epidemiae biliosae Lausannensis, An. MDCCLV. Accedit Tentamen de morbis ex manustupratione.

Lausanne: Marc-Michel Bousquet & Soc., 1758.

Tentamen de morbis ex manustupratione translated into French as L'onanisme; ou dissertation physique, sur les maladies produites par la masturbation.Traduit du Latin de Mr. Tissot. Et considerablement augementé par l'Auteur (Lausanne: Antoine Chapuis, 1760)This scholarly and purportedly scientific work on masturbation, which underwent numerous editions and translations, played a significant role in the pseudo-scientific perception persisting through the 18th, 19th and portions of the 20th centuries that masturbation was a debilitating illness. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link. Digital facsimile of the 1760 translation from BnF Gallica at this link. English translation as Onanism; or a treatse upon the disorders produced by masturbation, or the dangerous effects of secret excessive venery (London: B. Thomas, 1766). 



Subjects: SEXUALITY / Sexology
  • 10479

Entstehung, Berlauf und Behandlung der Krankheiten der Künstler und Gewerbetreibenden. Nach dem neuesten Standpunkte der Medizin, Chemie, Mechanik und Technologie, so wie nach den Mittheilungen berühmter Gewertsärzte des In-und Auslandes und eigenen Forschungen bearbeitet.

Berlin: Carl Friedrich Amelang, 1845.

See Karbe, "The significance of A.C.L. Halfort's work on The development, course and treatment of diseases in artists and tradesmen (Berlin 1845)," Z. Gesamte Hyg. 21 (1975) 74-8. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE , OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE › History of Occupational Health & Medicine
  • 10480

Gifthistorie des Thier- Pflanzen- und Mineralreichs, nebst den Gegengiften, und der medicinischen Anwendung der Gifte, nach den neuesten Toxicologen.

Berlin: Friedrich Mauer, 1787.

Digital facsimile from Bayerische StaatsBibliothek at this link.



Subjects: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE , TOXICOLOGY
  • 10481

An essay on burns: Principally upon those which happen to workmen in mines from the explosions of inflammable air (or hydrogen gas)....

London: G. G. and J. Robinson & Edinburgh: W. Creech, 1797.

Digital facsimile of the 1817 edition reprinting the 1797 work and the continuation (1800): A second essay on burns : in which an attempt is made to refute the opinions of Mr. Earle, and Sir W. Farquhar, lately advanced, on the supposed benefit of the application of ice in such accidents ..., from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: Diseases Due to Physical Factors › Burns, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE
  • 10482

The effects of high atmospheric pressure, including the caisson disease.

Brooklyn, NY: Eagle Print, 1873.

Classic study of caisson disease. Smith was "Late Surgeon to the New York Bridge Co. (Caisson Work)", treating workmen who built the Brooklyn Bridge. The Eads Bridge (St. Louis) and the Brooklyn Bridge (New York City) were testing grounds for caisson construction. These caissons were enormous compressed air boxes used to build riverine piers and abutments anchoring the bridges. Caisson meant faster and cheaper construction, but there was a hidden cost- caisson disease (decompression sickness). Within caissons, workers labored at pressures as high as 55 psig. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link. See also Smith's The physiological, pathological and therapeutical effects of compressed air. (Detroit: George S. Davis, 1886). Digital facsimile of the 1886 work from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: Altitude or Undersea Physiology & Medicine, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE , U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › New York
  • 10483

Physical effects of compressed air, and of the causes of pathological symptoms produced on man, by increased atmospheric pressure employed for the sinking of piers, in the construction of the Illinois and St. Louis Bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Missouri.

St. Louis, MO: R. & T.A. Ennis, Stationers and Printers, 1871.

Study of caisson disease and its treatement resulting from experience in treating workmen constructing the Eads Bridge, which opened in 1874. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: Altitude or Undersea Physiology & Medicine, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE , U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Missouri
  • 10484

Dictamen del mismo doctor Don Joseph Masdevall dado de órden del rey sobre Si las fábricas de algodon y lana son perniciosas ó no á la salud pública de las ciudades donde están establecidas. IN: Relacion de las epidemias de calenturas putridas y malignas....

Madrid: En la Imprenta Real, 1784.

Digital facsimile of Masdevall's work on occupational medicine from helvia.uco.es at this link. Digital facsimile of the complete epidemiological work from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain, EPIDEMIOLOGY, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE
  • 10485

Amatory pleasures: Explorations in eighteenth-century sexual culture.

London & New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.


Subjects: SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10486

The pleasure's all mine: A history of perverse sex.

London: Reaktion Books, 2013.


Subjects: SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10487

A cultural history of sexuality. Edited by Julie Peakman. 6 vols.

Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2010.

"Vol. 1: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Classical World Edited by Mark Golden, University of Winnipeg, and Peter Toohey, University of Calgary

Vol. 2: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages Edited by Ruth Evans, Saint Louis University Volume 3: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Renaissance Edited by Bette Talvacchia, University of Connecticut 

Vol. 4: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Enlightenment Edited by Julie Peakman, Birkbeck College, University of London 
Vol. 5: Sexuality in the Age of Empire Edited by Chiara Beccalossi, University of Queensland, Australia, and Ivan Crozier, University of Edinburgh 
Vol. 6: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Modern Age Gert Hekma, University of Amsterdam

Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters: 
1. Heterosexuality;2. Homosexuality; 3. Sexual Variations; 4. Sex Religion, and the Law; 5. Sex, Medicine and Disease; 6. Sex, Popular Beliefs and Culture; 7. Prostitution; 8. Erotica. This means readers can either have a broad overview of a period by reading the relevant chapter in each volume" (publisher).


  • 10488

The atlases of ophthalmoscopy: A bibliography, 1850-1960.

Am. J. Ophthalmol., 49, 881-94., 1960.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, OPHTHALMOLOGY › History of Ophthalmology, OPHTHALMOLOGY › Ophthalmoscopy
  • 10489

Die Erfindung der Ophthalmoskopie dargestellt in den Originalbeschreibungen der Augenspiegel von Helmholtz, Ruete und Giraud-Teulon. Eingeleitet und erläutert von Wolfgang Jaeger.

Berlin: Springer, 2014.


Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation, OPHTHALMOLOGY › History of Ophthalmology
  • 10490

Anthropometamorphosis: Man transform’d, or the artificial changeling. Historically presented, in the mad and cruel gallantry, foolish bravery, ridiculous beauty, filthy fineness, and loathesome loveliness of most Nations, fashioning & altering their bodies from the mould intended by nature. With a vindication of the regular beauty and honesty of nature, and an appendix of the pedigree of the English gallant.

London: J. Hardesty, 1650.

Extensively illustrated treatise on varieties of body modifications, real or imagined, includes details on hair styles, tatoos, piercing, including sexual aspects. Digital facsimile of the 1653 edition from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Cultural Anthropology, SEXUALITY / Sexology
  • 10491

Historia vitae & mortis. Sive, titulus secundus in historia naturali & experimentali ad condendam philosophiam: Quae est instaurationis magnae pars tertia.

London: In Officina Io. Haviland, imprensis Matthaei Lownes, 1623.

This was Bacon's direct contribution to medicine or medical philosophy, with natural and experimental observations on the prolongation of life. Translated into English as The History naturall And experimentall, of life and death, or of the prolongation of life (London, 1638).  Digital facsimile of the 1623 edition from Google Books at this link. Full text of the 1638 Translation from Early English Books Online at this link.



Subjects: DEATH & DYING, Ethics, Biomedical, Hygiene, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 10492

Dissertatio inauguralis physico-anatomica de motu musculorum.

Basel: Johann Conrad von Mechel, 1694.

Digital facsimile from e-rara.ch at this link. Facsimile edition translated into English, with a related thesis by Bernouilli, by Paul Macquet, assisted by August Zigellar, with an introduction by Troels Kardel as Dissertations on the mechanics of effervescence and fermentation and on the mechanics and movement of the muscles (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1997). (Trans. Am. Phil. Soc., 87, No. 3, 1997).



Subjects: Biomechanics
  • 10493

Divine machines: Leibniz and the sciences of life.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011.

"Smith offers the first in-depth examination of Leibniz's deep and complex engagement with the empirical life sciences of his day, in areas as diverse as medicine, physiology, taxonomy, generation theory, and paleontology. He shows how these wide-ranging pursuits were not only central to Leibniz's philosophical interests, but often provided the insights that led to some of his best-known philosophical doctrines.

"... Divine Machines takes seriously the philosopher's own repeated claims that the world must be understood in fundamentally biological terms. Here Smith reveals a thinker who was immersed in the sciences of life, and looked to the living world for answers to vexing metaphysical problems. He casts Leibniz's philosophy in an entirely new light, demonstrating how it radically departed from the prevailing models of mechanical philosophy and had an enduring influence on the history and development of the life sciences. Along the way, Smith provides a fascinating glimpse into early modern debates about the nature and origins of organic life, and into how philosophers such as Leibniz engaged with the scientific dilemmas of their era" (publisher).



Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 10494

Catalogue of dental materials, furniture, instruments, etc.

Philadelphia: Samuel S. White, 1876.

White, who characterized himself as "Manufacturer, importer, and wholesale dealer in all articles appertaining to dentistry," was the leading U.S. manufacturer of dental supplies during the 19th century. His 1876 catalogue, with 408 pages, is among his most comprehensive. Digital facsimile of the 1877 edition from the Hathi Trust at this link.  Facsimile reprint "With a new introduction on Samuel S. White and the S. S. White Dental Company by Audrey B. Davis. (San Francisco: Norman Publishing in association with Smithsonian Institution Libraries, 1995).



Subjects: DENTISTRY › Dental Instruments & Apparatus, DENTISTRY › History of Dentistry, INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Dental Instruments
  • 10495

Illustrated wholesale catalogue of surgical and dental instruments, elastic trusses, medical saddle bags, abdominal supporters, shoulder braces and druggists sundries, offered by Snowden & Brother.

Philadelphia: Snowden & Brother, 1860.

Snowden & Brother provided an excellent selection of the exact types of equipment used by the Union Army during the Civil War. Facsimile reprint, with John Weiss & Son 1863 catalogue, with a new introduction by James M. Edmonson, entitled Surgical and dental instrument catalogues from the Civil War era (San Francisco: Norman Publishing in association with The National Museum of Health and Medicine Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1997).



Subjects: American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE, DENTISTRY › Dental Instruments & Apparatus, INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Dental Instruments, INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Medical Instruments
  • 10496

A catalogue of surgical instruments, apparatus, appliances, etc. Manufactured and sold by John Weiss & Son.

London: John Weiss & Son, 1863.

Though based in England, John Weiss & Son's catalogue offered and illustrated a wide range of equipment that would have been used in the American Civil War or the Crimean War. Facsimile reprint, with Snowdon & Brother 1860 catalogue, with a new introduction by James M. Edmonson, entitled Surgical and dental instrument catalogues from the Civil War era (San Francisco: Norman Publishing in association with The National Museum of Health and Medicine Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 1997). 



Subjects: American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE, INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Medical Instruments
  • 10497

L'art dentaire en médecine légale.

Paris: Masson & Cie, 1898.

The first comprehensive text on forensic dentistry, dedicated by Amoëdo to his teacher, Brouardel. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: DENTISTRY › Forensic Dentistry, Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine)
  • 10498

Alter und Krankheit in der Frühen Neuzeit. Der ärztliche Blick auf die letzte Lebensphase.

Frankfurt: Campus, 2004.

Translated into English by Patrick Baker as Old age and disease in early modern medicine (London & New York: Routledge, 1911).



Subjects: GERIATRICS / Gerontology / Aging › History of Gerontology & Aging
  • 10499

CERL. Consortium of European Research Libraries

London: Consortium of European Research Libraries, 1994.

https://www.cerl.org/resources/main

"The Consortium was formed in 1992 on the initiative of research libraries in many European countries and legally came into being in June 1994. CERL seeks to share resources and expertise between research libraries with a view to improving access to, as well as exploitation and preservation of the European printed heritage in the hand-press period (up to c. 1850)."

"CERL Resources

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"The Heritage of the Printed Book Database (HPB)

(previously called the Hand Press Book Database) contains high-level bibliographical records for items of European printing of the hand-press period (c. 1455–c. 1830) held at major European and North American research libraries. The database has multiple search indexes suitable for bibliographical research. CERL member libraries can download MARC records for derived cataloguing.
Further new catalogue records are added each year.
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"The CERL Thesaurus

contains multi-lingual information on names of persons and places found in catalogues of books of the hand-press period. The Thesaurus was developed to facilitate access to the large quantity of data in the HPB containing titles and catalogue notes in many European languages.
The Thesaurus is both an independent research tool and a database searching aid for the HPB and the CERL Portal.
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"The CERL Portal

provides cross-searching of catalogues of European manuscript and archival materials. In order to reflect the Consortium's interests in both the European printed heritage and written heritage, the Portal has been extended to provide cross-file searching of the HPB Database and the English Short-Title catalogue. The Advanced search interface uses the CERL Thesaurus to provide multi-lingual assisted searching of personal names.
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"Material Evidence in Incunabula (MEI)

MEI is a database specifically designed to record and search the material evidence (or copy specific, post-production evidence, provenance information) of 15th century printed books: ownership, decoration, binding, manuscript annotations, stamps, prices, etc.
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"Provenance Information

CERL started to take a strong interest in the recording and interpretation of data about owners of early-printed books following the success of its tenth-anniversary Seminar in 2004. In addition to web pages containing information about publications and web sites on provenance, the CERL Thesaurus can now link personal names of owners of books to web-based catalogues containing books owned by them.
A Provenance Working group has been set up (2007) to take this work further.
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"Web resources for the History of the Book

CERL tries to maintain web pages with links to information about the History of the Book for both rare-books librarians and scholars.
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Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries