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 10500–10599

100 entries
  • 10500

Inventing the feeble mind: A history of mental retardation in the United States.

Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1994.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology, NEUROLOGY › Neurodevelopmental Disorders › Mental Retardation, PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry
  • 10501

Geschichte der Fusspflege: Pedicurie, Chiropodie, Podologie.

Stuttgart: Georg Thieme, 1966.


Subjects: Podiatry
  • 10502

De affectionibus cordis. Libri tres. Qvorum primus agit de naturalibus. Secundus & tertius De preternaturalibus, de paliptatione nempe, & syncope, atque earum curatione.

Venice: Giovanni Guerilio, 1618.

The first book on heart disease. "The recognition of heart disease as of clinical interest and importance was exceedingly slow. In 1618, one hundred and eleven years after the pioneer publication of Benivieni of the postmortems in 111 postmortem examinations, including several of cardiovascular interest, and ten years before Harvey's De motu cordis there appeared a volume...written by Albertini.... Here at last with its imposing title, Albertini's book seemed to give promise in 1618 of something more.... Albertini did, to be sure, recognize the very fast pulse, the very slow pulse...and arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation although that designation was not, of course, used. Like others, he ascribed palpitation, faintness, and syncope to the heart and recognized reflex effects on the heart's action" (Paul Dudley White, Heart disease, 4th ed., p. 3). Digital facsimile from Google books at this link.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY
  • 10503

Chronik der Seuchen in Verbindung mit der gleichzeitigen Vorgängen in der physischen Welt und in der Geschichte der Menschen. Erster Theil vom Anfang der Geschichte bis in die Mitte des fünfzehnten Jahrhunderts. Zeiter Theil von der Mitte des fünzehnten Jahrhunderts bis auf die neuste Zeit. (2 vols.)

Tübingen: Christian Friedrich Osiander, 18231825.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • 10504

Pest in Venedig 1575-1577. Ein Beitrag zur Frage der Infektkette bei den Pestepidemien West-Europas.

Heidelberg: Springer, 1953.

Rodenwaldt studied of the course of plague in Venice from 1575-1577 and the measures taken to combat the epidemic, considering symptoms, transmitter, environment, climatic influences, and the success and failure of the administration in handling the crisis. 



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Italy, EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of
  • 10505

Medical geography: Techniques and field studies. Ediited by N. D. McGlashan

London: Methuen & Co., 1972.

Chapter 5: "Computers and mapping in medical geography" by R. W. Armstrong appears to be one of the earliest reviews of this subject.



Subjects: Biogeography, COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology › Visualization, Cartography, Medical & Biological
  • 10506

Atlas of the British flora.

London & Edinburgh: Botanical Society of the British Isles & Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., 1962.

A pioneering large-scale project in plant distribution cartography, containing 10-km square distribution maps for all non-critical native and frequently occurring alien vascular plant species found in Britain and Ireland. Followed by: Critical supplement to the Atlas of the British flora, edited by F. H. Perring, Assisted by P. D. Sell. (London: Published for the Botanical Society of the British Isles by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1968). See 50 years of mapping the British and Irish flora 1962-2012 by Michael Braithwaite and Kevin Walker (London: The Botanical Society of the British Isles, 2012).



Subjects: BOTANY › Angiosperms, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), Cartography, Medical & Biological
  • 10507

Charte über die geographische Ausbreitung der Krankheiten.

Munich, 1827.

The first world map of the distribution of human disease. For Schnurrer's work in epidemiology and his map, which was published separately from his books, see Brömer, "The first global map of the distribution of human diseases: Friedrich Schnurrer's 'Charte über die geographische Ausbreitung der Krankheiten'  (1827)"Med. Hist. Suppl.  20 (2000) 176–185.  The map was offered for sale in black & white or with the outlines hand-colored. Digital facsimile of a foxed hand-colored example from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: Cartography, Medical & Biological, EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • 10508

Mapping the Victorian social body.

Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2004.

"The cholera epidemics that plagued London in the nineteenth century were a turning point in the science of epidemiology and public health, and the use of maps to pinpoint the source of the disease initiated an explosion of medical and social mapping not only in London but throughout the British Empire as well. Mapping the Victorian Social Body explores the impact of such maps on Victorian and, ultimately, present-day perceptions of space. Tracing the development of cholera mapping from the early sanitary period to the later "medical" period of which John Snow's work was a key example, the book explores how maps of cholera outbreaks, residents' responses to those maps, and the novels of Charles Dickens, who drew heavily on this material, contributed to an emerging vision of London as a metropolis. The book then turns to India, the metropole's colonial other and the perceived source of the disease. In India, the book argues, imperial politics took cholera mapping in a wholly different direction and contributed to Britons' perceptions of Indian space as quite different from that of home. The book concludes by tracing the persistence of Victorian themes in current discourse, particularly in terms of the identification of large cities with cancerous growth and of Africa with AIDS" (publisher).



Subjects: Cartography, Medical & Biological › History of Medical Cartography, EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Cholera, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10509

Cholera and nation: Doctoring the Victorian social body.

Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2008.


Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Cholera, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10510

An historical account of the several plagues that have appeared in the world since the year 1346. With an enquiry Into the present prevailing opinion, that the plague is a contagious distemper, capable of being transported in merchandize, from one country to another. In which the absurdity of such notions is exposed, and the arguments that have been made use of to support them, refuted. To which are added a particular account of the yellow fever, shewing its periodical appearance to be similar to the plague. Also observations on Dr Mackenzie's letters; read before the Royal Society on this subject. And an abstract of Capt. Isaac Clemens's voyage in the Sloop Fawey, from their arrival in the Mould of Algiers, to the sinking of her, on a supposition that the plague was on board her. Taken from his log-book. By Dale Ingram, Surgeon and Man-Midwife.

London, 1755.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans), INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Yellow Fever
  • 10511

A description of the American yellow fever, which prevailed at Charleston, in South Carolina, in the year 1748.

Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1799.

Digital facsimile from U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link.



Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Yellow Fever, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › South Carolina
  • 10512

A flora of the state of New-York, comprising full descriptions of all the indigenous and naturalized plants hitherto discovered in the state; with remarks on their economical and medicinal properties. 2 vols.

Albany, NY: Carroll and Cook, 1843.

For a long time this was the most comprehensive botany of any U.S. state. Digital facsimile from Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.



Subjects: BOTANY, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › New York
  • 10513

A compendium of the flora of the northern and middle states, containing generic and specific descriptions of all the plants, exclusive of the cryptogamia, hitherto found in the United States, north of the Potomac.

New York: Stacy B. Collins, 1826.

Published after Torrey's appointment as profess or chemistry at West Point, in a small, handy format for botanical students, that "its small size will enable them to use it without inconvenience in their herborizations." Digital facsimile from Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.



Subjects: BOTANY, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States
  • 10514

Report on the United States and Mexican boundary survey: Made under the direction of the secretary of the Interior. By William H. Emory. 2 vols. in 4.

Washington, DC: A. O. P. Nicholson, Printer, 18571859.

Vol. 1, pt. by W. H. Emory.

Vol. 1, pt. 2: Geological reports by C.C. Parry and Arthur Schott, notes by W. H. Emory; Paleontology and geology of the boundary by James Hall; Description of cretaceous and tertiary fossils by T. A. Conrad.

Vol. 2, pt. 1: Botany of the boundary: Introduction by C. C. Parry; General botany by John Torrey; Cataceae by George Engelmann.

Vol. 2, pt. 2: Zoology of the boundary: Mammals, Birds, Repitles by S. F. Baird; Fishes by C. Girard.

The natural history reports are extensively illustrated.

Digital facsimiles, including the Senate and House versions of Vol. 2, pt. 1, from Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.



Subjects: BOTANY, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Mexico, NATURAL HISTORY, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Texas, ZOOLOGY › Ichthyology, ZOOLOGY › Mammalogy, ZOOLOGY › Ornithology
  • 10515

Plague and fire: Battling black death and the 1900 burning of Honolulu's Chinatown.

New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.


Subjects: Chinese-Americans and Medicine, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Hawaii
  • 10516

The sanitary city: Urban infrastructure in America from colonial times to the present.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 10517

Southern medical reports: Consisting of general and special reports, on the medical topography, meteorology, and prevalent diseases, in the following states: Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas. Edited by E. D. Fenner. 2 vols.

New Orleans, LA: B. M. Norman & New York: Samuel S. & William Wood, 18501851.

Regarding Fenner see, John Duffy, "Erasmus Darwin Fenner (1807–1866) Journalist, Educator, and Sanitarian," Academic Medicine. 35 (1960) 819-831. Digital facsimile of the 1850-51 edition from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: Biogeography, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American South, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Alabama, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Georgia, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Louisiana, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Mississippi, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › South Carolina, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Tennessee, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Texas
  • 10518

Medical facts and inquiries, respecting the causes, nature, prevention and cure of fever: more expressly in relation to the endemic fevers of summer and autumn in the southern states: Together with a history of the bilious remitting fever of Alabama, as it appeared in Cahawba and its vicinity in the summers and autumns of 1821 and 1822.

Cahawba, AL: Printed by William B. Allen, 1825.

Digital facsimile from the U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American South, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Malaria, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Alabama
  • 10519

Physical observations, and medical tracts and researches, on the topography and diseases of Louisiana.

New York: Printed by T. & J. Swords, 1817.

Digital facsimile from U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link.



Subjects: Biogeography, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Louisiana
  • 10520

Sanitary conditions among the Eskimos: A report on conditions in native villages along the Arctic coast of Alaska. Supplement No. 9 to Public Health Reports, December 12, 1913.

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1914.

In 1912 the U.S. Public Health Service assigned Dr. Emil Krulish to supervise health care in the Territory of Alaska. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, PUBLIC HEALTH, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Alaska
  • 10521

Leprosy in Hawaii. Extracts from reports of presidents of the board of health, government physicians and others, and from official records, in regard to leprosy before and after the passage of the “Act to prevent the spread of leprosy”, approved Jan. 3, 1865. The laws and regulations in regard to leprosy in the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Honolulu, HI: Daily Bulletin Office, 1886.


Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Leprosy, PUBLIC HEALTH, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Hawaii
  • 10522

"The path of the destroyer": A history of leprosy in the Hawaiian Islands, and thirty years research into the means by which it has been spread.

Honolulu, HI: Honolulu Star Bulletin, Ltd., 1916.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Leprosy › History of Leprosy, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Hawaii
  • 10523

History of the Mississippi State Medical Association; with biographies of its presidents, complete roster of its officers, programmes of its meetings, and the past and present laws relating to the practice of medicine in Mississippi.

Vicksburg, MS: Mississippi Print. Co., 1910.


Subjects: U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Mississippi
  • 10524

The epidemic of 1878 in Mississippi: Report of the yellow fever relief work.

Jackson, MS: Clarion Steam Publishing House, 1879.

Digital facsimile from the U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link.



Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Yellow Fever, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Mississippi
  • 10525

The medical imagination: Literature and health in the early United States.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.

"... During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, doctors understood the imagination to be directly connected to health, intimately involved in healing, and central to medical discovery. In fact, for physicians and other health writers in the early United States, literature provided important forms for crafting, testing, and implementing theories of health. Reading and writing poetry trained judgment, cultivated inventiveness, sharpened observation, and supplied evidence for medical research, while novels and short stories offered new perspectives and sites for experimenting with original medical theories.

Such imaginative experimentation became most visible at moments of crisis or novelty in American medicine, such as the 1790s yellow fever epidemics, the global cholera pandemics, and the discovery of anesthesia, when conventional wisdom and standard practice failed to produce satisfying answers to pressing questions. Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, health research and practice relied on a broader complex of knowing, in which imagination often worked with and alongside observation, experience, and empirical research..." (publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 10526

A geographical and statistical account of the epidemic cholera: From its commencement in India to its entrance into the United States: Comprehended in a series of maps and tables, exhibiting the names of places visited by the pestilence, the time of its commencement, the number of cases, and deaths, and duration, at each place: Compiled from a great variety of printed and manuscript documents.

Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1832.

Tanner, a prolific cartographer, wished to provide a geographic account of the spread of the worldwide cholera epidemic of 1817.  Statistics concerning the epidemic, he complained, were "given in such a loose and unconnected manner as to render a reference to them at once irksome and unprofitable." His publication included global, national and local maps, data tables showing number of deaths in different localities by country, and detailed maps of the United States and New York City with small red dots indicating points where the disease had broken out. Digital facsimile from the U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link unfortunately does not include the maps.



Subjects: Cartography, Medical & Biological, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Cholera
  • 10527

The medical trade catalogue in Britain, 1870–1914.

London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation
  • 10528

The natures of maps: Cartographic constructions of the natural world.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

"...Wood and Fels begin by observing that while almost everyone now admits that maps showing such things as zoning lines or national boundaries are ideological constructions, they view any map as inherently ideological: “The map is not a picture. It is an argument” (p. xvi). These arguments are made using systems of signs, and the most central semiological function of the map is what Wood and Fels call a “posting.” This is Charles Pierce’s index, a direct pointing to, the statement that “this piece of the world (represented by a symbol) is here (represented by the symbol’s location on the sign plane of the map).” The map, then, is a whole series of arguments, that “this is here,” and “this other thing is here,” and “that is there.” Their second major point is that our long experience with maps that validate these manifold propositions “endows the map with an intrinsic factuality whose social manifestation is the authority the map carries into public action” (p. xvi).

"In terms of methodology, Wood and Fels rely, first, on extremely thorough and systematic “unpacking” of the map, the kind of analysis they famously directed at a North Carolina state highway map in The Power of Maps. And to assist in this process, they’ve adapted some terms from literary analysis that allow them to talk about a map’s context. They speak of the parimap as the verbal and physical expressions that surround and embody the map, everything from titles and legends to paper stock and typography. They also recognize an epimap, constituting information not physically a part of the map, but circulating freely around it. Elements of an epimap would include advertising, commentary, and packaging, like the issue of National Geographic that holds a given map. Together, parimap and epimap constitute the paramap, “everything that surrounds and extends a map in order to present it.” " (https://muse.jhu.edu/article/363422).



Subjects: Cartography, Medical & Biological, Cartography, Medical & Biological › History of Medical Cartography
  • 10529

Clinique de la maladie syphilitique. Enrichie d’observations communiquées par messieurs Cullerier oncle, Cullerier neveu, Bard, Gama, Desruelles et autre médecins. Text and atlas.

Paris: F. M. Maurice, 1826.

Includes 126 hand-colored engraved plates from drawings by Dupont the elder, assisted by Delestre the younger and Verollot, engraved by Johann Theodor Susemihl, a German engraver working in Paris, known for his zoological plates, especially of birds. The majority of the plates depict the genitalia, but here is also an unsual portrait of a black man, which along with an image in Charles Bell's Illustrations of the great operations in surgery, is one of the first representations of a black person in medical iconography. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, DERMATOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES › Syphilis, Illustration, Medical
  • 10530

Syphilis: A practical dissertation on the venereal disease. In which, after a short account of its nature and original; the diagnostick and prognostick signs, with the best ways of curing the several degrees of that distemper, together with some historical observations relating to the same, are candidly and without reserve, communicated. In two parts.

London: Printed for R. Bonwicke...., 1717.

The first work published in English to include the word syphilis, and also the first English work to include the word condom. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), Contraception , INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES › Syphilis
  • 10531

Geregtelijke geneeskunde, uit het Chineesch vertaald.

Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, 30 (3), Batavia (Jakarta), Indonesia, 1863.

Translation into Dutch of the 13th century Chinese text on forensic medicine entitled Xiyuan lu jizheng huizuan. de Grijs's translation was retranslated into German by Henry Breitenstein as Gerichtliche Medizin der Chinesen von Wang-in-Hoai. Nach der holländlischen Übersetzund des Hernn C. F. M. de Grys (Leipzig, 1908). Digital facsimile of the German translation from Google Books at this link. For de Grijs and his translation see Koos Kuiper, The early Dutch sinologists 1854-1900 (2017) Chapter 4, 188ff, especially 191-193.



Subjects: Chinese Medicine , Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine)
  • 10532

Science et dévouement: Le service de santé, la Croix-Rouge, les oeuvres de solidarité de guerre et d'après-guerre. Publie avec la colloboration de MM. J. Abadie, Jacques Bertillon, Georges Brouardel....Edited by François Albert.

Paris: Aristide Quillet, 19171922.

A deluxe, large format, commemorative volume edited by journalist François Albert. It was published by subscription, limited to 5000 copies, and issued in fascicules from 1917-1922. Includes contributions by 50 eminent French specialists.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › France, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › World War I, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 10533

Imagining Chinese medicine. Edited by Vivienne Lo and Penelope .

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2018.

Finely produced and illustrated collection, with many plates in color, of 36 scholarly essays on the widest range of Chinese medical illustrations, including erotica.



Subjects: Chinese Medicine › History of Chinese Medicine, SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology, VETERINARY MEDICINE › History of Veterinary Medicine, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10534

Contagious divides: Epidemics and race in San Francisco's Chinatown.

Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2001.


Subjects: Chinese-Americans and Medicine, EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › California
  • 10535

Japanese American midwives: Culture, community, and health politics, 1880-1950.

Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2005.


Subjects: Japanese-Americans and Medicine, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › Midwives, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10536

Demons and illness from antiquity to the early-modern period. Edited by Siama Bhayro and Catherine Rider.

Leiden: Brill, 2017.


Subjects: RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10537

Medical glossaries in the Hebrew tradition: Shem Tov Ben Isaac, Sefer Almansur: With a supplement on the romance and Latin terminology. By Gerrit Bos, Guido Mensching and Julia Zwink.

Leiden: Brill, 2017.


Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 10538

Ärztliches Leben und Denken im arabischen Mittelalter. Von Johann Christoph Bürgel. Bearbeitet von Fabian Käs.

Leiden: Brill, 2016.

"...Investigates conditions of life and professional ethics of the Arab physicians in the Middle Ages. Based on a multitude of biographical, protreptic, deontological, and isagogic texts, Bürgel analyzes diverse aspects of medical education, professional conduct, and the role of doctors in Islamicate societies. Special attention is given to the survival and further development of ancient Greek professional ethics. Another focus is on the interrelations between scientific medicine and Islamic religion" (publisher). 



Subjects: Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession, Ethics, Biomedical › History of Biomedical Ethics, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 10539

Making medicines in early colonial Lima, Peru: Apothecaries, science and society.

Leiden: Brill, 2017.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Peru, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10540

Culture persane et médecine ayurvédique en Asie du Sud.

Leiden: Brill, 2018.

"... discusses interactions between Ayurveda and Persian medical culture in South Asia. It presents, for the first time, a study of the Persian translation movement of Ayurvedic sources that took place from the fourteenth century. The image of Ayurvedic culture that emerges from the Persian treatises provides new insights into the history of Ayurveda in the era of Muslim political hegemony. Persian treatises apply new categories to the analysis of translated materials and transform the presentation of Ayurvedic knowledge. At the same time, Fabrizio Speziale's book deals with the symmetrical phenomenon of Persianisation of the intellectual universe of Hindu doctors who, through the learning of Persian..." (publisher). 




Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › India › History of Ancient Medicine in India, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Persian Islamic Medicine
  • 10541

Medicine and the workhouse. Edited by Jonathan Reinarz and Leonard Schwarz.

Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2013.
The first in depth study of the history of the medical services provided by workhouses, both in Britain and its former colonies, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Throughout this period workhouses were a key provider of medical care to the poor. Workhouse beds in Britain far outnumbered beds provided by charitable hospitals, and a high percentage of inmates were elderly and infirm, needing not only accommodation and work, but also medical relief.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL › History of Biomedical Economics, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10542

Female circumcision and clitoridectomy in the United States: A history of a medical treatment.

Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2014.

"From the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century, American physicians treated women and girls for masturbation by removing the clitoris (clitoridectomy) or clitoral hood (female circumcision). During this same time, and continuing to today, physicians also performed female circumcision to enable women to reach orgasm. Though used as treatment, paradoxically, for both a perceived excessive sexuality and a perceived lack of sexual responsiveness, these surgeries reflect a consistent medical conception of the clitoris as a sexual organ. In recent years the popular media and academics have commented on the rising popularity in the United States of female genital cosmetic surgeries, including female circumcision, yet these discussions often assume such procedures are new..." (publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , Ethics, Biomedical › History of Biomedical Ethics, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10543

The Fabrica of Andreas Vesalius: A worldwide descriptive census, ownership, and annotations of the 1543 and 1555 editions.

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2018.

Detailed bibliographical information, ownership records, and worldwide census, including description of the handwritten annotations in the surviving copies of the first two editions of Vesalius's De humani corporis fabrica.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 16th Century, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors
  • 10544

The Palgrave handbook of the history of surgery. Edited by Thomas Schlich.

London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

24 chapters on the history of a wide variety of aspects of general surgery, and of the history of various surgical specialties, by 24 authorities. The work is divided into three parts: 1. Periods and Topics, 2. Links, 3. Areas and Technologies.



Subjects: SURGERY: General › History of Surgery
  • 10545

Hot flushes, cold science: A history of the modern menopause.

London: Granta Books, 2011.


Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › Menopause, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10546

De la ménopause, ou de l'age critique des femmes; Traité dans lequel sont exposés du description anatomique et physiologique de l'utérus à la ménopause, les changemens que cette époque opère tant sur le physique que sur le moral de la femme, les moyens hygiéniques qui doivent être alors employés, enfin les maladies qui surviennent ordinairement à l'âge critique. Seconde edition.

Paris: Méquignon-Marvis, 1821.

In this work, a revised second edition of Gardanne's Avis aux femmes qui entrent dans l'age critique (1816), Gardanne coined the term menopause. Digital facsimile of the 1816 edition from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › Menopause, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About
  • 10547

The casebooks project: A digital edition of Simon Forman's & Richard Napier's medical records 1596-1634. Lauren Kassell, Project Director.

Bodleian Library, 2008.

http://www.magicandmedicine.hps.cam.ac.uk/

"The Casebooks Project offers a tool for searching and reading the medical records of the astrologers Simon Forman and Richard Napier. The project is ongoing: 48,500 cases are now live. When complete, it will contain 80,000 cases and images of the manuscripts. Our editors transcribe the formulaic material at the beginning of each entry, and categorise and tag it using historically sensitive analytic categories. Full transcriptions of the casebooks are not provided, but other information in the records, including information about individuals and their associates, is tagged and can be searched."

 



Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Medical Astrology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , Quackery
  • 10548

Medicine and magic in Elizabethan London. Simon Forman: Astrologer, alchemist, and physician. By Lauren Kassell.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005.


Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Medical Astrology, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), Magic & Superstition in Medicine
  • 10549

Books & babies: Communicating reproduction.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Library, 2011.

http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/exhibitions/Babies/index.html

"The London underground displays posters for fertility clinics, directed at both women and men. Picture books teach children the facts of life. We are always reading about reproduction. Reproduction also describes what communication media do—multiply images, sounds and text for wider consumption. This exhibition is about these two senses of reproduction, about babies and books, and the ways in which they have interacted in the past and continue to interact today. Before reproduction there was generation, a broader view of how all things come into being than passing on the blueprint of a particular form of life. Before electronic media there were clay figurines, papyrus, parchment, printed books and journals. The interactions between communication media and ideas about reproduction have transformed the most intimate aspects of our lives."



Subjects: BIOLOGY › Reproduction, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Exhibition Catalogues, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS
  • 10550

Making visible embryos.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University, 2008.

http://www.sites.hps.cam.ac.uk/visibleembryos/index.html

"IMAGES OF HUMAN EMBRYOS

Images of human embryos are everywhere. We see them in newspapers, clinics, classrooms, laboratories, family albums and on the internet. Debates about abortion, assisted conception, cloning and Darwinism have sometimes made these images hugely controversial, but they are also routine. We tend to take them for granted today. Yet 250 years ago human development was still nowhere to be seen.

Developing embryos were first drawn in the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Modern medicine and biology exploited technical innovations as pictures and models communicated new attitudes to childbirth, evolution and reproduction. The German universities dominated research in the nineteenth century, the United States in the twentieth. After World War II embryo images became the dominant representations of pregnancy and prominent symbols of hope and fear. Wherever we stand in today's debates, it should enrich and may challenge our understandings to explore how these icons have been made.

"EXHIBITION
 
Eight sections are arranged in roughly chronological order. Each focuses on an era and an issue. By contextualizing images that have become iconic or were especially widely distributed in their own time, the exhibition aims to illuminate key questions and concerns. By depicting imaging technologies and people engaged in image production, it emphasizes the work of making visible embryos.

Each page consists of a main section and a ‘box’ on the right, highlighting an important issue, person or object. Click on a thumbnail for a larger image and the full caption. The ‘Resources’ buttons offer suggestions for exploring further."

 

 


Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Exhibition Catalogues, EMBRYOLOGY › History of Embryology
  • 10551

The Darwin correspondence project.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Library, 1974.

http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/"

"Search over 12000 letters and articles..."

 



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals › Edited Correspondence & Archives, BIOLOGY, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , EVOLUTION
  • 10552

The Routledge history of sex and the body, 1500 to the present. Edited by Sarah Toulalan and Kate Fisher.

Abingdon, Oxford & New York: Routledge, 2013.


Subjects: SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10553

The medical delivery business: Health reform, childbirth, and the economic order.

New Brunswick, NJ, 2004.


Subjects: ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL, ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL › History of Biomedical Economics, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 10554

Women and their bodies.

Boston, MA: New England Free Press, 1970.

This 35-cent, 136-page book organized in 1969 by Nancy Miriam Hawley at Boston's Emmanuel College, was written by twelve Boston feminist activists. It eventually sold 250,000 copies in New England without any formal advertising, and evolved into a book entitled Our Bodies, Ourselves.



Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS, SEXUALITY / Sexology, SOCIAL MEDICINE, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 10555

Cancer, radiation therapy, and the market.

New York & London: Routledge, 2017.


Subjects: ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL, ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL › History of Biomedical Economics, INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation, RADIOLOGY › History of Radiology, Radiation Oncology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10556

Brought to Light: Stories from UCSF Archives & Special Collections.

San Francisco, CA: University of California, 2015.


Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Blogs, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10557

The AIDS History Project.

San Francisco, CA: University of California, 1987.

https://www.library.ucsf.edu/archives/aids/

"In 1987, the Archives & Special Collections initiated, in collaboration with the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society (GLBHT HS) and University of California, Berkeley, the AIDS History Project. The purpose of this initiative was to actively collect and organize papers and records of healthcare practitioners, activists, organizations, and agencies, and to promote the preservation of historically significant resources related to the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco. Recognizing the need for a broader initiative, the collaborators organized a national conference in March 1989. This conference addressed the need to forge relationships between historians and the AIDS community throughout the country in order to document and preserve the lessons and experiences of the AIDS epidemic.

In 1991, an NHPRC grant funded the AIDS History Project Records Survey, in which archivists surveyed more than fifty agencies, identified records to target for permanent preservation, and developed an acquisition plan. A second NHPRC grant in 1993 funded the records acquisition and processing phase. In 2004, NHPRC supported the AIDS Epidemic Historical Records Project, a collaboration of A&SC and GLBT HS that resulted in processing of 18 existing and newly acquired collections. In 2016, NHPRC funded an expansion of the AIDS History Project and supported the creation of detailed finding aids for seven recently acquired collections. In 2017, UCSF Archives, in collaboration with SFPL and GLBT HS, was awarded an implementation grant from NEH to digitize material related to the early days of the AIDS epidemic in the San Francisco Bay Area."

 



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , EPIDEMIOLOGY, EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › HIV / AIDS, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › HIV / AIDS › History of HIV / AIDS, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES › History of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • 10558

The Fool's Tower: The Federal Pathological-Anatomical Museum at the Old General Hospital in Vienna.

Vienna: Edition Hausner, 1998.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Austria, MUSEUMS › History of Museums, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 10559

Human anatomy: Stereoscopic images of medical specimens. From the collection of the Vrolik Museum. Photographs by Jim Naughten, text by Laurens de Rooy.

Munich-London-New York: Prestel, 2017.

Extraordinary stereoscopic photographs taken by Naughten from speciemens at the Vrolik Museum at the University of Amsterdam, collected by Gerard Vrolik and his son Willem. 



Subjects: IMAGING › Photography / Photomicrography , MUSEUMS › History of Museums, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 10560

Rappresentare il corpo: Art e anatomia da Leonardo all'illuminismo.

Bologna: Bologna University Press, 2004.

Extensive book (324 pages, many color plates) issued in connection with an exhibition held in Bologna, December 2004 to March 2005, celebrating the fourth centenary of Ulisse Aldrovandi. A much-condensed guide to the exhibition, reproducing many images in color, was also published with Italian and English text, and freely distributed.



Subjects: ANATOMY › History of Anatomical Illustration, ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, ART & Medicine & Biology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Italy, MUSEUMS › History of Museums
  • 10561

L'inventario del mondo: Catalogazione della natura e luoghi del sapere nella prima età moderna.

Bologna: Il Mulino, 1992.


Subjects: MUSEUMS › History of Museums
  • 10562

Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love and fallout.

New York: HarperCollins, 2011.

This very beautiful biographical work on the Curies is also an artist's book, with every page filled with artistic imagery drawn by the artist. It has been characterized as part history, part love story, part artwork. It has also been characterized as "visual non-fiction."  Most of the images in the book are cyanotypes in a wide variety of colors. Another remarkable feature of the book is that it was typeset in Eusapia LR, a typeface created by the artist.



Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, RADIOLOGY › History of Radiology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10563

Visual complexity: Mapping patterns of information.

New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2011.

An exceptionally beautiful graphic work with many historical examples showing how data in many fields, including medicine and biology, can be mapped and visualized.



Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology › Visualization, Cartography, Medical & Biological, DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics › Graphic Display of
  • 10564

Design for information: An introduction to the histories, theories, and best practices behind effective information visualizations.

Beverly, MA: Rockport Publishers, 2013.

Visually splendid; includes frequent comparisons of modern computer representations with historical examples.



Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology › Visualization, Cartography, Medical & Biological, DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics › Graphic Display of
  • 10565

Medical Museums in the United States.

Cleveland, OH: Case Western Reserve University, 2016.

http://artsci.case.edu/dittrick/research/links-of-interest/medical-museums-in-the-united-states/

A comprehensive, annotated listing of U.S. medical museums with links to their websites.



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 10566

Medical Museums outside the United States.

Cleveland, OH: Case Western Reserve University, 2014.

http://artsci.case.edu/dittrick/research/links-of-interest/medical-museums-outside-the-united-states/

Annotated listing of medical museums outside the United States with links to their websites.



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 10567

The religious system of the Amazulu. Izinyanga zokubula; or, divination, as existing among the Amazulu, in their own words, with a translation into English, and notes.

Natal : John Blair & London: Trübner & Co., 1870.

Callaway, a surgeon turned missionary and bishop of the Diocese of Natal, may have been the first to publish actual transcriptions of Zulu divination, including indigenous medical beliefs and practices, in their original language, with translation and notes. Part IV (pp. 416-448) specificially concerns "Medical magic and witchcraft." There are also numerous other references to medicine throughout the text. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link. Though its formal title page is dated 1870, and indicates that it was published in several cities in South Africa in 1870, the copy available from the Internet Archive indicates that the printed sheets were distributed by The Folk-Lore Society in 1884. 



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › South Africa, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine
  • 10568

Researches in female pelvic anatomy.

Edinburgh & London: Young J. Pentland & Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1892.

The first cross-sectional anatomy of the pelvic anatomy during the puerperium, the period of about six weeks after childbirth during which the mother's reproductive organs return to their original non-pregnant condition. Webster reproduces in color cross-sectional anatomies of women who died of diseases on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 15th days of the puerperium. The final chapter describes and illustrates with cross-sectional images "the femal pelvis in the beginning of the fifth month of pregnancy." Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: ANATOMY › Cross-Sectional, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS
  • 10569

A bibliography of British Lepidoptera, 1608-1799.

London: Chiswick Press, 1960.

Bibliography of British works on butterflies and moths from the early seventeenth to late eighteenth centuries. Includes biographical information on the authors covered. Plates are mainly portraits of the authors.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Natural History, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology, ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology › Lepidoptera
  • 10570

The Aurelian or natural history of English insects; namely, moths and butterflies.

London: For the Author, 1766.

Harris drew and engraved his own illustrations. The second edition (1778) was considerably expanded, and with four more plates than the first, for a total of 45. Some of the hand-colored copies were hand-colored by the author. "Harris began to take an active interest in entomology about the age of twelve and ... was an accurate and original observer. He was, it is believed, the first to draw attention to the importance of wing neuration [the arrangement or distribution of nerves] in the classification of lepidoptera and upon this principle he arranged the species in his published works, illustrating them in colour with a high degree of accuracy. Harris certainly contributed much to the knowledge of the science and was one of the leading entomologists of his century. He was also a miniature painter of no mean accomplishment" (Lisney p.156). Lisney identifies different states of plates in the first edition, and different issues of the second edition.



Subjects: NATURAL HISTORY, ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology, ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology › Lepidoptera, ZOOLOGY › Illustration
  • 10571

Bibliografía médica americana y filipina: Periodo formativo. 2 vols.

Madrid: Ollero & Ramos, 1999.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Philippines
  • 10572

Demographic collapse: Indian Peru, 1520-1620.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1982.

The first in depth study of the demographic effects of the Spanish conquest. Cook estimated population size on the basis of archaeology, carrying capacity of the agricultural systems, disease mortality, depopulation ratios, and census projection. He also analyzed the catastrophic population decline that resulted from contact with Europeans, and compared this experience with that of the coastal region and the Andean highlands.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Peru, DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics › History of Demography, EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology
  • 10573

The plague files: Crisis management in sixteenth-century Seville.

Baton Rouge, LA: LSU Press, 2009.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10574

Born to die: Disease and New World conquest, 1492-1650.

Cambridge, England, 1998.

"The biological mingling of the previously separated Old and New Worlds began with the first voyage of Columbus. The exchange was a mixed blessing: It led to the disappearance of entire peoples in the Americas, but it also resulted in the rapid expansion and consequent economic and military hegemony of Europeans. Amerindians had never before experienced the deadly Eurasian sicknesses brought by the foreigners in wave after wave; smallpox, measles, typhus, plague, influenza, malaria, yellow fever. These diseases conquered the Americas before the sword could be unsheathed. From 1492 to 1650, from Hudson's Bay in the north to southernmost Tierra del Fuego, disease weakened Amerindian resistance to outside domination. The Black Legend, which attempts to place all of the blame for the injustices of conquest on the Spanish, must be revised in light of the evidence that all Old World peoples carried, literally though largely unwittingly, the germs of the destruction of American civilization" (publisher).



Subjects: DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics › History of Demography, EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine
  • 10575

Indigenous flowers of the Hawaiian Islands: Forty-four plates painted in water-colours and described by Mrs. Francis Sinclair, Jr.

London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1885.

The first color-illustrated book on Hawaiian flora. "The following collection of flowers was made upon the islands of Kauai and Niihau, the most northern of the Hawaiian archipelago. It is not by any means a large collection, considering that the flowering plants of the islands are said by naturalists to exceed four hundred varieties. But this enumeration was made some years ago, and it is probable that many plants have become extinct since then." (preface). Digital facsimile from Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.



Subjects: BOTANY, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Hawaii, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1800 - 1899
  • 10576

Medicine, government, and public health in Philip II's Spain: Shared interests, competing authorities.

Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2011.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10577

Opuscules du C[itoy]en Desgenettes, Médecin en chef de l'Armée d'Orient.

Cairo: Imprimerie nationale, 17981801.

A collection of nine separately printed pamphlets issued by Napoleon's press in Cairo during his Egyptian campaign. See J.-F. Hutin, "La littérature médicale de la campagne d'Égypte", Histoire des sciences medicales, 46, (2012) 19-30.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Egypt, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Napoleon's Campaigns & Wars, TROPICAL Medicine
  • 10578

Bibliographie raisonnée des témoignages oculaires imprimes de l'Expédition d'Égypte (1798-1801).

Paris: F & R Chamonal, 1993.

A bibliography of publications, including those on medical subjects, issued from the Imprimerie national in Cairo established by Napoleon during the campaign, and also publications issued from Paris documenting information gathered during the campaign. 



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Egypt, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Napoleon's Campaigns & Wars
  • 10579

An illustrated history of malaria.

London: Parthenon Publishing, 1999.

Concentrates on 19th century developments.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Malaria › History of Malaria
  • 10580

Galerie médicale dessinée et lithographiée par Vigneron avec des notices biographiques et littéraires par G. T. Doin.

Paris: G. Engelmann, 18251829.

32 finely lithographed portraits in small folio format with biographies of notable figures in the history of medicine. The original intention was to publish 100 portraits but only 32 were issued.



Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 10581

Vāgbhaṭa's Aṣṭāngahṛdayasaṃhitā: Ein altindisches Lehrbuch der Heilkunde. Aus dem Sanskrit ins Deutsche Übertragen mit Einleitung, Anmerkungen, und Indices von Luise Hilgenberg und Willibald Kirfel.

Leiden: Brill, 1941.

"The Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Ah, "Heart of Medicine") is written in poetic language. The Aṣṭāṅgasaṅgraha (As, "Compendium of Medicine") is a longer and less concise work, containing many parallel passages and extensive passages in prose. The Ah is written in 7120 easily understood Sanskrit verses that present a coherent account of Ayurvedic knowledge. Ashtanga in Sanskrit means ‘eight components’ and refers to the eight sections of Ayurveda: internal medicine, surgery, gynaecology and paediatrics, rejuvenation therapy, aphrodisiac therapy, toxicology, and psychiatry or spiritual healing, and ENT (ear, nose and throat). There are sections on longevity, personal hygiene, the causes of illness, the influence of season and time on the human organism, types and classifications of medicine, the significance of the sense of taste, pregnancy and possible complications during birth, Prakriti, individual constitutions and various aids for establishing a prognosis. There is also detailed information on Five-actions therapies (Skt. pañcakarma) including therapeutically induced vomiting, the use of laxatives, enemas, complications that might occur during such therapies and the necessary medications. The Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā is perhaps Ayurveda’s greatest classic, and copies of the work in manuscript libraries across India and the world outnumber any other medical work. The Ah is the central work of authority for ayurvedic practitioners in Kerala. The Aṣṭāṅgasaṅgraha, by contrast, is poorly represented in the manuscript record, with only a few, fragmentary manuscripts having survived to the twenty-first century. Evidently it was not widely read in pre-modern times. However, the As has come to new prominence since the twentieth century through being made part of the curriculum for ayurvedic college education in India" (Wikipedia article on Vagbhata, accessed 05-2018).

 



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › India
  • 10582

Vāgbhaṭa Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā. The first five chapters of Its Tibetan version, edited and rendered Into English along with the original Sanskrit by Claus Vogel. Accompanied by a literary introduction and a running commentary on the Tibetan translating-technique.

Wiesbaden: Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft & Franz Steiner Verlag, 1965.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › India, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Tibet
  • 10583

Origin of the life of a human being: Conception and the female according to ancient Indian medical and sexological literature.

Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 2003.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › India › History of Ancient Medicine in India, SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology
  • 10584

Illustrated Suśruta Samhitā. Translated by K. R. Srikantha Murthy. 3 vols.

Varanasi, India: Chaukhamba Orientalia, 2012.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › India
  • 10585

Photographic review of medicine and surgery. A bi-monthly illustration of interesting cases, accompanied by notes. Edited by F.F. Maury [and] L.A. Duhring. Vols. 1 & 2 (All published).

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 18711872.

The leading 19th century American publication of artistic medical photography. Each of the two volumes includes 24 mounted photographs. The photographs ilustrate cases of unusual and extreme disease, such as gross deformities from cancer, birth defects or syphilis. Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , DERMATOLOGY, IMAGING › Photography / Photomicrography , INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES › Syphilis
  • 10586

Doctored: The medicine of photography in nineteenth-century America.

University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2012.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , IMAGING › Photography / Photomicrography , WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10587

Regional anatomy in its relation to medicine and surgery. 2 vols.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 18911892.

Includes 97 beautiful chromolithographed plates dissected, photographed, and colored from nature by McClellan. Digital facsimile of the 2nd edition from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 19th Century
  • 10588

Anatomy in its relation to art. An exposition of the bones and muscles of the human body with especial reference to their influence upon its actions and external form.

Philadelphia: For the Author, 1900.

The work was offered for sale by J. B. Lippincott with title pages dated 1901.  Digital facsimile of the Lippincott issue from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 20th Century, ANATOMY › Anatomy for Artists, ART & Medicine & Biology
  • 10589

Physiognomice pathologica – Krankenphysiognomik. Text in quarto; atlas in folio with 72 hand-colored lithographs.

Stuttgart: L. F. Rieger & Freiburg im Breisgau : Herder, 1839.

 A second edition in octavo format with 80 small plates was published in 1842. Baumgärtner, a pupil of Friedrich Tiedemann and Leopold Gmelin at Heidelberg, taught that it was possible to make a correct diagnosis with accompanying medical treatment by studying the patient’s physiognomy, the expression of the face, the color of the skin, the eyes, the lips, etc . The 8vo edition was reprinted in 1929.



Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Physiognomy, PATHOLOGY › Pathology Illustration
  • 10590

An inquiry into the nature and properties of opium: Wherein its component principles, mode of operation, and use or abuse in particular diseases, are experimentally investigated, and the opinions of former authors on these points impartially examined.

London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, 1793.

Crumpe undertook extensive experiments to understand the effects of opium. His book provided the first detailed description of the effects of narcotic withdrawal. Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs › Opium, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction
  • 10591

Experimental and clinical notes on chronic valvular lesions in the dog and their possible relation to a future surgery of cardiac valves.

J. Med. Res., 17, 471-486.5., 1908.

Cushing and Branch's work was a key step in the early development of surgery of the mitral valves, later realized by Cushing's students Elliot Carr Cutler and Claude Beck in 1924. "Experiments on canine heart valves were performed repeatedly during the last quarter of the 19th century.... Most of the experimenters had attempted to study the physiologic and anatomic effects of artificial lesions....With the contribution by Cushing and Branch there is evidence of a new phase. The possibility of a surgical attack on valvular disease in man is now envisioned clearly and discussed overtly in a purposeful manner. The valvular lesion that figures most prominently in the discussion is metral stenosis.... Cushing and Branch used direct transthoracic exposure of the heart, the instrument (McCallum's valvulotome) being passed through the myocardium... The intention was to procure long-term survival of the animals and to observe long-term effects" (Jarcho, "Experiments on heart valves (1908) by Harvey Cushing and J.R.B. Branch," Am. J. Cardiol., 36 (1975) 506-508).

"The contribution of Cushing and Branch is of particular importance because it was the first real proof that operative creation of valvular defects could be carried out with a high degree of certainty, that each attempt would be successful and with a sufficiently low mortality (they reported 11 recoveries in 25 attempts) to hope that, with improvements in technique, the risk could be almost negligible." (Cutler, Levine and Beck, "The surgical treatment of mitral stenosis," 1924).

Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.



Subjects: CARDIOVASCULAR (Cardiac) SURGERY
  • 10592

The surgical treatment of mitral stenosis: Experimental and clinical studies.

Arch. Surg., 9, 689-821, 1924.

The first successful operations on the mitral valves, published in a paper of monograph length. As Surgeon-in-Chief of Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, under whom Beck, Cutler, and Levine worked, Harvey Cushing reported, "Dr. Beck has largely been engaged during the fall semester assisting Dr. Cutler in his experiments concerned with the future operative surgery of cardiac derangements. It is to the great credit of the Brigham Hospital that the first successful operation for mitral stenosis to be recorded has been the outcome of this work. Unless all signs fail, were are on the eve of a new surgical specialty of the great promise- a specialty dealing with the chronic disorders of the heart" (Cushing, 10th Annual Report of the Surgeon-in-Chief [1924)].



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Heart Valve Disease, CARDIOVASCULAR (Cardiac) SURGERY
  • 10593

Profiles in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology.

Oxford: Blackwell Futura, 2005.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), CARDIOLOGY › History of Cardiology, PHYSIOLOGY › Electrophysiology › History of Electrophysiology
  • 10594

Tuberculosis and War: Lessons learned from World War II. Edited by John F. Murray and Robert Loddenkemper.

Unionville, CT: Karger, 2018.

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the status of TB before, during and after WWII in the 25 belligerent countries that were chiefly involved. It also summarizes the history of TB up to the present day. "A special chapter on "Nazi medicine, tuberculosis and genocide" examines inhuman Nazi ideology, which used TB as a justification for murder, and targeted the disease by eradicating millions who were afflicted by it.



Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Tuberculosis › History of Tuberculosis, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › World War II
  • 10595

Klinische Abbildungen: Sammlung von Darstellungen der Veränderung der äusseren Körperform bei inneren Krankheiten.

Berlin: Julius Springer, 1894.

Includes 57 fine heliogravure reproductions of artistic photographs of disease, including numerous congenital deformities. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, GENETICS / HEREDITY › HEREDITARY / CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS, IMAGING › Photography / Photomicrography
  • 10596

Photography of bacteria. Illustrated with eight-six photographs reproduced in autotype.

London: H. K. Lewis & New York: J. H. Vail & Co., 1887.

The first book entirely devoted to the photography of bacteria. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY, IMAGING › Photography / Photomicrography
  • 10597

Skin diseases of children. With twelve photogravure and chromographic plates, and sixty illustrations in the text.

New York: William Wood & Company, 1897.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: DERMATOLOGY, IMAGING › Photography / Photomicrography , PEDIATRICS
  • 10598

A practical treatise on diseases of the skin. By Henry G. Piffard assisted by Robert M. Fuller.

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1891.

The first systematic treatise on dermatology published in America. Piffard was a pioneer of "indoor" magnesium flashlight photography, and took most of the 50 photographs reproduced in this book by this technique. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: DERMATOLOGY, IMAGING › Photography / Photomicrography
  • 10599

The Edinburgh stereoscopic atlas of Anatomy. Edited by David Waterston. 5 vols.

Edinburgh: T. C. & E. C. Jack & London: Caxton Publishing Co., 19051906.

The first large scale application of stereoscopic photography to anatomy. The 5 parts each contain 50 stereo cards on which are pasted original stereo photographs and corresponding printed descriptive text. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 20th Century, IMAGING › Photography / Photomicrography