An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

16017 entries, 14075 authors and 1941 subjects. Updated: July 11, 2024

Browse by Entry Number 6300–6399

128 entries
  • 6300

L’ostretricia e la ginecologia in Italia.

Milan: A. Cordani, 1933.

  • 6301

Classical contributions to obstetrics and gynecology.

Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1935.

Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 6303

Geschichte der Frauenheilkunde. 1 Teil. Die Frauenheilkunde der alten Welt.

Munich: J. F. Bergmann, 1937.

Forms Bd. 12, Teil 1, of Handbuch der Gynäkologie, hrsg. J. Veit u. Stoeckel. See also No. 6311.4

Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 6304

The evolution of obstetric analgesia.

London: Oxford University Press, 1939.

Subjects: ANESTHESIA › History of Anesthesia, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 6305

The genealogy of gynaecology. History of the development of gynaecology throughout the ages 2000 B.C.-A.D. 1800.

Philadelphia: Blakiston, 1943.

Second edition, 1950.

Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology
  • 6306

History of gynecology.

New York: Froben Press, 1944.

Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology
  • 6307

Caesarean section. The history and development of the operation from earliest times.

London: H. K. Lewis, 1944.

Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 6309

One hundred years of gynaecology, 1800-1900.

Philadelphia: Blakiston, 1945.

Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology
  • 6310

The development of gynaecological surgery and instruments… from the Hippocratic age to the Antiseptic period.

Philadelphia: Blakiston, 1949.

Reprint, San Francisco, Norman Publishing, 1990.

Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology
  • 6311

The secret instrument. The birth of the midwifery forceps.

London: Heinemann, 1947.

Reprinted with No. 6311.5, San Francisco, Norman Publishing, 1989.

Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation, INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Medical Instruments › Forceps, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 6311.1

Historical review of British obstetrics and gynaecology, 1800-1950.

Edinburgh: E. & S. Livingstone Ltd., 1954.

Edited by J. M. Munro Kerr, R. W. Johnstone, and M.H. Phillips. Supplements No. 6299.

Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 6311.2

Obstetric and gynecologic milestones: essays in eponymy.

New York: Macmillan, 1958.

79 essays with historical accounts, excerpts from sources, etc.

Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 6311.4

Frau und Frauenheilkunde in der Kultur des Mittelalters.

Stuttgart: G. Thieme, 1963.

A continuation of No. 6303.

Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 6311.5

Milestones in midwifery.

Bristol: John Wright, 1967.

Reprinted with No. 6311, San Francisco, Norman Publishing, 1989.

  • 6311.6

Iconographia gyniatrica: A pictorial history of gynecology and obstetrics.

Philadelphia: F. W. Davis, 1973.

French translation, 1976.

Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 6311.7

Obstetrics and gynecology in America: A history.

Chicago, IL: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1980.

  • 6008
  • 6312

De arte obstetricia morbisque mulierum quae supersunt. Ex apographo Friderici Reinholdi Dietz, nuper fato perfuncti primum edita.

Königsberg: Graefe et Unzer, 1838.

Greek editio princeps of Soranus, based on manuscripts Dietz discovered in Paris and Rome, and published after the early death of the editor. Soranus was the leading authority on the gynecology and obstetrics of antiquity. He recognized atresia of the vagina as being congenital or acquired from inflammation. He packed the uterus for hemorrhage and performed hysterectomy for prolapse. He described podalic version. Soranus also included full instructions on the care and management of infants.Translated into English, with an introduction by Oswei Temkin, with the assitance of Nicholson J. Eastman, Ludwig Edelstein, and Alan F. Guttmacher as Soranus' Gynaecology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1956. Digital facsimile of the 1838 edition from the Internet Archive at this link.


  • 6313

Liber ad Almansorem sive Tractatus medicinae I-X. Add: Liber divisionum; De aegritudinibus juncturarum; De aegritudinibus puerorum; De secretis sive aphorismi; De sectionibus et ventosis; Synonyma. Galenus: De medicinis experimentatis. Mesue (the elder): Aphorismi. Hippocrates: secreta; Capsula eburnea; De humana natura; De aere et aqua et regionibus; De pharmaciis. Tabula de herbis medicis.

Milan: Leonardus Pachel and Uldericus Scinzenzeler, 1481.

Rhazes was the first to devote an entire treatise to diseases of children. Although he lived so many years before the advent of printing, he was still regarded as an authority in the 15th century and his works were among the earliest medical books to be printed. Sudhoff included the above work in his Erstlinge der pädiatrischen Literatur, Munich, 1925.  ISTC No. ir00175000.

As with several 15th century printed medical compendia, this work contains texts by authors in addition to Rhazes, including Galen, and Hippocrates.

Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Persian Islamic Medicine, PEDIATRICS, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 6314

Versehung des Leibs.

Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 1491.

Written in 1429, this didactic poem is the first known text to be devoted to the normal physiology and common illnesses of children. It was written in old Swabian, and its author was a monk. The poem was probably intended to be chanted, as an aid to memorization, and as a way of spreading of information among those who were not able to read and write; but, of course, in book form it had to be read. For details of this rare work, see J. Ruhräh, Pediatrics of the past, New York, 1925, pp. 465-86.  Digital facsimile from Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel at this link.  ISTC No. ih00013000.

Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology › Poetry , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Germany, PEDIATRICS
  • 6315

De infantium aegritudinibus et remediis.

Padua: B. de Valdezoccho & Matinus de Septum Arboribus, 1472.

The first printed book dealing exclusively with pediatrics. This was also the first medical treatise, and probably also the first scientific treatise, to make its original appearance in printed form rather than having prior circulation in manuscript. It is also one of the two first books published in print by a living author, the other being Valturio's De re militari (1472). 

The book was based mainly on the writings of Avicenna and Rhazes. It appeared in facsimile in Sudhoff’s Erstlinge (see No. 6355), and there is a translation by H.F. Wright in J. F. Ruhräh’s Pediatrics of the past, 1925 (No.6354). ISTC no. ib00010000. Digital facsimile from the Bayerische StaatsBibliothek at this link.

Subjects: PEDIATRICS, Renaissance Medicine
  • 6316

Regiment der jungen Kinder.

Augsburg: Günther Zainer, 1473.

This work has very little originality, being mainly derived from the Arabic physicians of 500 years before, but is noteworthy as being the first book on pediatrics printed in German. It includes what is probably the first reference in medical literature to microcephaly. It was reprinted several times before 1500. Facsimile in Sudhoff’s Erstlinge (see No. 6355). The edition of 1497 is the first printed work on pediatrics to contain an illustration. Facsimile reproduction with commentary, Zürich, J. Stocker, 1976. English translation in Ruhräh (No. 6354). ISTC No. im00527000. Digital facsimile from the Bayerische StaatsBibliothek at this link.

  • 6316.1

Opusculum aegritudinum puerorum.

Leuven (Louvain), Belgium: Johann Veldener, 14861487.

A work on disorders of pregnant women as well as on pediatrics. It describes 52 childhood diseases, providing the name, the causes, symptoms, prognosis and treatment of each, drawing on Greek authors, Arabs (especially Avicenna) and recent authors. Facsimile reprint in Sudhoff (No. 6355). Curiously almost all recorded copies lack the first 77 leaves, which apparently were not issued. In the 1980s six of the missing leaves were discovered as endpapers. See D.E. Rhodes, "A volume from the monastery library of Hayles," Trans. Camb. Bibl. Soc., 8 (1985), 598-603 & 9 (1987) pp. 205-207.  ISTC No. ir00241000. English translation in Ruhrah, No. 6354.

  • 6317

The regiment of life, whereunto is added a treatise of the pestilence, with the boke of children.

London: Edward Whytchurche, 1544.

The “boke of children” is the first work on diseases of children to be written by an Englishman the English language. Phaer enabled Englishmen to read and think of pediatrics in their own language. The edition included Phaer's translation of Jehan Goeurot's The regiment of lyfe, a translation of the Regimen of Salerno, and Phaer's A goodly bryefe treatise of the Pestylence, a treatise on the plague.

See Thomas Phaer and the boke of chyldren (1544) edited by Rick Bowers. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Reniassance Studies, 1999. Digital facsimile of the 1999 edition from the Internet Archive at this link.

Reprint of 1553 edition, edited by A.V. Neale and H.R.E. Wallis, Edinburgh, 1955. Also reprinted in Rühräh (No. 6354).

  • 6318

Cinq livres, de la manière de nourrir et gouverner les enfans dès leur naissance.

Poitiers: de Mamesz, & Bouchetz, freres, 1565.

The first French work on pediatrics. Vallambert considered a wider range of diseases than any previous writer, including the first reference to syphilis in children, and gave the best commentary up to his time on infant feeding, including the first mention of baby-feeding apparatus. Digital facsimile from Gallica, BnF at this link.

  • 6320

De morbis puerorum, or, a treatise of the diseases of children.

London: J. Legatt for P. Stevens, 1653.

The second work in English on pediatrics, published more than 100 years after the publication of Phaer’s book. Pemell was a general practitioner living at Cranbrook in Kent; he was buried only five days after the publication of his book. Reprint, Tuckahoe, 1971.

  • 6321

De morbis acutis infantum.

London: Samuel Smith, 1689.

Harris was physician to William and Mary. His book served for nearly a century as a standard work on pediatrics. He anticipated the modern treatment of tetany by using calcium salts in infantile convulsions. For a study of the book, see Ann. med. Hist., 1919, 2, 228-40. English translation 1693, 1742.

Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Child Neurology, PEDIATRICS
  • 6322

An essay upon nursing, and the management of children, from their birth to three years of age.

London: J. Roberts, 1748.

Cadogan’s famous essay laid down rules on the nursing, feeding, and clothing of infants, and filled a great need at a time when infant welfare was much neglected through the ignorance of those concerned. As a result of this work, Cadogan was elected a physician of the Foundling Hospital in 1754. He became a friend of Garrick, and was present at that great actor’s deathbed. 10th ed., 1772.

  • 6323

Underrättelser om barn-sjukdomar och deras botemedel.

Stockholm: Kongl. Wet. Acad, 1764.

Sir Frederic Still considered this work “the most progressive which had yet been written”; it gave an impetus to research which influenced the future course of pediatrics. Rosén was particularly interested in infant feeding. The Underrättelserwere originally published in the calenders of the Academy and were later collected and issued in book form in 1764. English and German translations in 1776. For a biography, bibliography, and essays on this book, see Nils Rosen von Rosenstein and his textbook on paediatrics, ed. B. Vahlquist and A. Wallgren. Acta paediat., 1964. Suppl. 156.

  • 6324

An essay on the diseases most fatal to infants.

London: T. Cadell, 1767.

One of the best pediatric works of the period. Armstrong is noteworthy as the founder of the first children’s dispensary in Europe, the Dispensary for Sick Children, London, in 1769.

  • 2734.4
  • 4015
  • 4662
  • 5516
  • 6326

A treatise on the diseases of children.

London: J. Mathews, 1784.

Underwood laid the foundation of modern pediatrics. His work was superior to anything that had previously appeared and remained the most important book on the subject for sixty years, passing through many editions. The first edition (p.76) includes the first description of sclerema neonatorum (“Underwood’s disease”). That edition also contains a description of "aphthae of thrush."

In the second edition (1789, volume 2, pp. 122-27) Underwood presented a description of congenital heart disease in children. This was the first pediatric treatise to do so. Also, in the second edition, volume 2, pp. 53-57 entitled "Debility of the lower extremities," Underwood was the first to consider poliomyelitis as an entity.

Subjects: CARDIOLOGY, DERMATOLOGY, GENETICS / HEREDITY › HEREDITARY / CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS › Congenital Heart Defects, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Candidiasis, Mycology, Medical, NEUROLOGY › Inflammatory Conditions › Poliomyelitis, PEDIATRICS
  • 6327

Morborum puerilium epitome.

London: T. Payne, 1804.

English translation, Uttoxeter, 1805. Like his father, Heberden junior was a great clinician. It is probable that the above was compiled from notes left by Heberden senior.

  • 4825
  • 6328

Commentaries on some of the most important diseases of children. Part the first.

London: Longman, 1815.

First account of infantile tetany is given on pp. 86-97. Clarke died before this work was published. In it he also gave a clear description of laryngismus stridulus. This disease, which consists in a sudden onset of difficult breathing, obviously originating in the windpipe, was confused by Boerhaave with asthma, and by later writers with true croup. Its anatomical cause is not yet known; but Clarke's exact clinical description (Commentaries, chap. iv.) was the first step to a precise study of the affection.

  • 6329

Praktische Abhandlungen über die vorzüglichen Krankheiten des Kindesalters. Vol. 1: Von der hitzigen Gehirnhöhlen-Wassersucht; Vol. 2: Vom inneren chronischen Wasserkopfe....

Vienna: Carl Gerold, 18151818.

"In 1818, Leopold Anton Gölis (1765-1827, Austrian physician and pathologist), a paediatrician and dissector in the Institute for the Sick Children of the Poor in Vienna, described the clinical and autopsy findings of many children affected by hydrocephalus, opening 180 bodies that died of this disease. Due to Gölis' great experience with children, he described hydrocephalus in a 35-year-old man, case XXXVI, with 8 ounces (240 cc) of serum in the brain ventricles and refers to three old patients affected by hydrocephalus but lacking the typical paediatric external cranial vault alterations (Gölis, 1815, 1818)."

"The clinical picture of idiopathic adult hydrocephalus was very slowly delineated in the literature. The history of Jonathan Swift is suggestive of the clinical picture and autopsy findings of idiopathic adult hydrocephalus. Yet, the early descriptions of idiopathic adult hydrocephalus are pathological findings in asymptomatic patients (Morgagni, Baillie, Heberden Jr). Gölis, due to his experience with paediatric hydrocephalus, was the first physician who clearly associated hydrocephalus with adult patients, recognizing the possible cause of progressive neurological impairment. Moulin, Dörner and Andral gave us early outstanding descriptions of symptoms related to idiopathic adult hydrocephalus. The most detailed triad of symptoms in idiopathic adult hydrocephalus was related by French neurologists in 1950; they summarized the clinical picture characterized by progressive walking, cognitive, and urinary impairment, which for the first time were confirmed with the radiological picture of enlarged ventricles. The Dorothy Russel's point of view was adopted in 1964 by McHugh. Indeed he put the adult congenital together with idiopathic adult hydrocephalus assuming a decompensation in adult life of a long-standing congenital hydrocephalus" (Paolo Missori Sergio, Paolini Antonio Currà, "From congenital to idiopathic adult hydrocephalus: a historical research," 
Brain, 133/6 (2010)1836-1849).

Translated into English by Robert Gooch as A treatise on the hydrocephalus acutus, or inflammatory water in the head (London, 1821). Digital facsimile of the 1820 second edition in German from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Child Neurology, NEUROLOGY › Neuropathology, PEDIATRICS
  • 6330

A cursory inquiry into some of the principal causes of mortality among children. With a view to assist in ameliorating the state of the rising generation, in health, morals, and happiness. To which is added an account of the universal dispensary for sick indigent children.

London: T. & G. Underwood, 1817.

Davis called attention to the high infant mortality rate, especially in London. His suggestion that poor mothers should be instructed in the care of their infants resulted in a system of health-visiting by benevolent ladies. He founded a dispensary for sick and indigent children at St. Andrew’s Hill, London, in 1816; this was later removed to the Waterloo Road and eventually became the Royal Waterloo Hospital for Children and Women.

  • 6331

Treatise on the physical and medical treatment of children.

Philadelphia: H. C. Carey & I. Lea, 1825.

First American textbook on pediatrics.

  • 2285.1
  • 6332

Traité des maladies des enfans nouveau-nés et à la mamelle. 1 vol. and atlas.

Paris: J.-B. Baillière, 1828.

The first significant work on the pathological anatomy of infants. Billard performed several hundred autopsies on infants and children and correlated the data obtained with clinical observations he had made. This pioneer work on the pathological anatomy of infants includes interesting observations on cerebral congestion, intestinal disturbances, the pulse, teething, etc. It includes the first classification of infantile diseases of any importance (Abt/Garrison). English translation of the third edition, 1839, does not include the atlas of colored plates.

Subjects: PATHOLOGY, PATHOLOGY › Pathology Illustration, PEDIATRICS
  • 6333

Traité clinique et pratique des maladies des enfants. 3 vols.

Paris: Germer Baillière, 1843.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link

  • 6334

Lectures on the diseases of infancy and childhood.

London: Longman, 1848.

In its day this was the best English work on the subject, and was translated into several languages. West was one of the founders of the Hospital for Sick Children, Gt. Ormond Street, London.

  • 6335

Die Krankheiten der Neugebomen und Säuglinge. 4 vols.

Vienna: C. Gerold, 18501853.

Bednaŕ was a famous Viennese pediatrician. His description of aphthae of the palate in the newborn (“Bednaŕ’s aphthae”) is in vol. 1, p. 104 of his book.

Subjects: PEDIATRICS, PEDIATRICS › Neonatology
  • 6336

Beiträge zur Kinderheilkunde.

Berlin: A. Hirschwald, 1861.

  • 6337

Handbuch der Kinderkrankheiten. Hrsg. von C. GERHARDT. 9 vols.

Tübingen: H. Laupp, 18771893.

Gerhardt edited this great work, which was written by the foremost pediatricians of the time and which gives a close-up view of pediatric knowledge at the end of the 19th century.

  • 6338

Ueber eine bisher nicht beschriebene endemisch aufgetretene Erkrankung Neugeborener.

Dtsch. med. Wschr., 5, 303-07, 415-18, 431-36, 447-50, 1879.

First description of “Winckel’s disease” of the newborn, characterized by icterus, hemorrhage, hemoglobinuria, and cyanosis.

Subjects: HEMATOLOGY › Blood Disorders
  • 6339

Vorlesungen über Kinderkrankheiten.

Berlin: A. Hirschwald, 1881.

Henoch, whose name is remembered for his description of purpura, initiated the modern concept of pediatrics. English translation, New York, 1882.

  • 1017
  • 6340

Die Darmbakterien des Säuglings und ihre Beziehungen zur Physiologie der Verdauung.

Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke, 1886.

Includes the first account of Bact. coli infection. The organism was later renamed Escherichia coli (E.coli).


Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Gram-Negative Bacteria › Escherichia coli, GASTROENTEROLOGY › Diseases of the Digestive System, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Food-Borne Diseases
  • 6341

Ueber Kindermilch und Säuglings-Ernährung.

Münch, med. Wschr., 33, 253, 276, 1886.

Soxhlet wrote on the nature of milk droplets, estimated the specific gravity of milk with his lactodensimeter, described an apparatus for the sterilization of milk, and devised a test for the estimation of fats in milk.

  • 6342

The intestinal diseases of infancy and childhood.

Detroit, MI: G. S. Davis, 1887.

Jacobi was the first in the United States to specialize in the practice of pediatrics. In 1862 he founded the first pediatric clinic in the U.S., in New York. He wrote extensively on pediatrics.

  • 6342.1

The care and feeding of children: A catechism for the use of mothers and children's nurses.

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1894.

A commonsense work written for parents and caretakers of children rather than for physicians. This brief book achieved a popular success unrivalled by any previous American medical publication. It was the forerunner of “Dr. Spock” and related works.

  • 6342.2

The diseases of infancy and childhood.

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1897.

The first really complete and authoritative American text on the subject.

  • 6343

Lehrbuch der Kinderheilkunde. 2 vols.

Leipzig: J. A. Barth, 19031906.

Heubner was professor of pediatrics at Berlin. With Rubner he determined the caloric requirement of infants and did other important work on infant feeding.

  • 6344

Ueber Trophodermatoneurose.

Verh. Ges. Kinderheilk., 20, 45-50, 1903.

First clear description of infantile acrodynia (“pink disease”).

  • 6344.1

Le nourrisson. Alimentation et hygiène.

Paris: Octave Doin, 1900.

Pioneer treatise on the care and feeding of premature and newborn infants. Budin sponsored the idea that an infant should be given milk equal in amount to one-tenth of its body weight. English translation, London, 1907.

Subjects: PEDIATRICS › Neonatology
  • 6347

Handbuch der Kinderheilkunde. 2te. Aufl. 6 vols.

Leipzig: F.C.W. Vogel, 19101912.

English translation, 1912-24.

  • 6348


Trans. 10th Australasian med. Congr., 547-52, 1914.

Acrodynia (“pink disease”, “Swift’s disease”); first full description.

  • 6348.1

Premature and congenitally diseased infants.

Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1922.

“The first book ever written dealing solely with premature and congenitally diseased infants” (Cone). Hess founded the first premature infant center in the United States at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago.

  • 6349

Eine eigenartige Neurose des vegetativen Systems beim Kleinkinde.

Ergeb. inn. Med. Kinderheilk., 24, 100-22, 1923.

Feer described a vegetative neurosis (“Feer’s disease”) affecting infants and characterized by cyanosis of the extremities, recurrent sweating, tremor, motor weakness, rapid pulse, and insomnia. It was first described by Selter (No. 6344) and later by Swift, with whose names it is sometimes associated; it is also termed infantile acrodynia and pink disease.

  • 6350

The food requirements of malnourished infants with a note on the use of insulin.

J. Amer. med. Ass., 83, 600-03, 1924.

Marriott introduced the insulin-fattening method of treatment of malnutrition in infants.

  • 6351

Grundlage der Literatur der Pädiatrik.

Leipzig: Fest’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1850.

An extensive bibliography of pediatric literature, containing about 7,000 references.

Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics, PEDIATRICS › History of Pediatrics
  • 6352

Die Geschichte der Kinderheilkunde.

Berlin: Julius Springer, 1922.

Subjects: PEDIATRICS › History of Pediatrics
  • 6353

History of pediatrics. In I. Abt, System of pediatrics, 1, 1-170.

Philadelphia, 1923.

Re-issued separately with an appendix on the history of pediatrics in recent times by A. F. Abt, Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders, 1965.

Subjects: PEDIATRICS › History of Pediatrics
  • 6354

Pediatrics of the past: an anthology.

New York: Paul B. Hoeber, 1925.

Contains sketches of the lives of the more important pediatricians of the past, with a comprehensive selection of their works, translated where necessary into English. Ruhräh has thrown much light on the important contributions of long-forgotten writers, and he has carefully traced the progress of pediatrics from ancient times to the 19th century. The book includes a valuable bibliography.

Subjects: PEDIATRICS › History of Pediatrics
  • 6355

Erstlinge der pädiatrischen Literatur.

Munich: Münchener Drucke, 1925.

Facsimile reproductions of the three earliest printed works on pediatrics: Bagellardo, Metlinger, and Roelans, together with a valuable prefatory essay on their importance.

Subjects: PEDIATRICS › History of Pediatrics
  • 6356

The history of paediatrics. The progress of the study of diseases of children up to the end of the XVIIIth century.

London: Oxford University Press, 1931.

This work covers the whole field of pediatrics to the end of the 18th century. It is a very readable, interesting and accurate history of the subject. Reprinted Folkstone, 1965. See No. 4503.

Subjects: PEDIATRICS › History of Pediatrics
  • 6357

Pioneers of pediatrics. 2nd ed.

New York: Froben Press, 1943.

Subjects: PEDIATRICS › History of Pediatrics
  • 6357.01

Catalogue of the Clifford G. Grulee collection on pediatrics.

Chicago, IL: John Crerar Library, 1959.

4404 entries. The rare books formerly in the John Crerar Library are now in the Regenstein Library at the University of Chicago.

Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries, PEDIATRICS › History of Pediatrics
  • 6357.1

Chronik der Kinderheilkunde. 4te. Aufl.

Leipzig: G. Thieme, 1966.

Subjects: PEDIATRICS › History of Pediatrics
  • 6357.2

History of American pediatrics.

Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 1979.

Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , PEDIATRICS › History of Pediatrics
  • 197.1
  • 6357.3

A history of the study of human growth.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Physical Anthropology, PEDIATRICS
  • 6357.51

Der Arzney Doctor, Helvetisch-Vernünftige Wehe-Mutter, oder Gründlicher Unterricht, wie mit den Schwangern, Gebährenden, Kindbetterinnen und neugebohrnen Kindern umzugehen, selbige gebührend zu verpflegen, und in allerhand ihnen zustossenden Kranckheiten zu begegnen seye: Samt einer ausführlichen Beschreibung von Fortpflanzung des menschlichen Geschlechts, und aller weiblichen Leibes-Theilen, auch der Empfängniß, Formir- und Bildung der Frucht im Mutterleibe. Nebst des Verfassers curiösen Anmerckungen, selbst-bewährten Handgriffen, Curen und dazu dienlichen Arzney-Mitteln. Dem löblichen Frauenzimmer, geschwohrnen Weibern, und andern ehrbaren Frauen zu Nutz, mit besonderm Fleisse in fünf Abschnitte eingetheilt. Mit vielen Kupfern und dreyen Registern.

Basel: Johann Rudolph Imhof, 1752.

Fatio was probably the first surgeon to study and treat surgical conditions of children in a systematic fashion. His book, first published over 60 years after his death, is divided into five parts: 1) the anatomy of woman and on generation; 2) the pregnant woman and her diseases; 3) on natural and complicated deliveries; 4) the pregnant woman, her diseases, food and drink; 5) the care of newborn children and their diseases.  In the last part Fatio includes the earliest section on pediatric surgery in a medical book. He describes operations for hypospadias, hydrocolpos, imperforate anus and many more. Because he engaged in revolutionary political activity in the city of Basel Fatio was imprisoned, tortured, and executed in 1691. All of his manuscripts except the text of above work were burned by the authorities. See Rickham, The dawn of paediatric surgery: Johannes Fatio (1649-1691)-His life, his work and his horrible end, in No. 6357.9. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.

  • 3459.1
  • 6357.52

A practical treatise on the aetiology, pathology, and treatment of the congenital malformations of the rectum and anus.

New York: Samuel & William Wood, 1860.

The first systematic treatise on the subject, and a landmark in pediatric surgery. Includes an early account of colostomy and one of the earliest histories of that procedure. Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.

Subjects: Colon & Rectal Diseases & Surgery, GENETICS / HEREDITY › HEREDITARY / CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS › Atresia, Pediatric Surgery, TERATOLOGY
  • 4211.1
  • 6357.53

Hydronephrosis in a boy four years old, repeatedly tapped; recovery.

Proc. Roy. Med. Chir. Soc., 5, 59-60, 1865.

Hillier performed the first therapeutic percutaneous nephrostomy for giant hydronephrosis with ureteropelvic junction obstruction in a four-year old boy.

Subjects: NEPHROLOGY › Renal Disease, NEPHROLOGY › Renal Disease › Kidney Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
  • 3466
  • 6357.54

A successful case of abdominal section for intussusception.

Med.-chir. Trans., 57, 31-75, 1874.

In 1871 Hutchinson was the first successfully to operate on a case of intussusception in a two year-old infant. Preliminary account in Med. chir. Trans., 1876, 41 (2nd ser.), 99-102.

Subjects: GASTROENTEROLOGY › Esophagus: Stomach: Duodenum: Intestines, Pediatric Surgery
  • 6357.55

Et Tilfaelde af Subakut Tarminvagination.

Hosp. Tid., 3, 321-27, 1876.

Discouraged by the high mortality of intussusception, Hirschsprung instituted a plan of controlled hydrostatic pressure reduction. By 1905 he was able to present a 35 per cent mortality based on 107 personal cases in a disease that was usually fatal in over 80 per cent of cases.

Subjects: Pediatric Surgery
  • 3539
  • 6357.56

Zur Operation der angeborenen Pylorusstenose.

Med. Klin., 8, 1702-05, 1912.

The first pyloromyotomy for pyloric stenosis, incising the pyloric muscle while leaving the mucosa intact and leaving the muscle to heal: “Rammstedt’s operation.” In 1920 Rammstedt discovered that the family name had originally been spelt Ramstedt; he therefore reverted to the original spelling for the rest of his life (see Lancet, 1963, 1, 674).

Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY › HEREDITARY / CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS › Pyloric Stenosis, Pediatric Surgery › Pyloromyotomy
  • 6357.57

Abdominal surgery of infancy and childhood.

Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1941.

Ladd pioneered the development of pediatric surgery in the United States. Robert E. Gross, his chief resident, succeeded to his position at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Subjects: Pediatric Surgery
  • 6357.58

Congenital atresia of the esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula. Extrapleural ligation of fistula and end-to-end anastomosis of esophageal segments.

Surg. Gynecol. Obstet., 76, 672-88, 1943.

Ablation of the tracheo-oesophageal fistula and primary end-to-end oesophageal anastomosis, first achieved in 1941.

  • 6357.59

The surgery of infancy and childhood.

Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1953.

Gross developed the specialty of pediatric surgery, inventing numerous operations. This was the first modern comprehensive textbook on the subject.

Subjects: Pediatric Surgery
  • 6357.9

Historical aspects of pediatric surgery. Prog. pediat. Surg., 20.

Berlin & New York: Springer, 1986.

Well-documented illustrated series of historical articles by various authors.

Subjects: Pediatric Surgery › History of Pediatric Surgery
  • 6358

Von Menschen ohne Haare und Zähne.

Arch. Geburtsh. (Jena), 4, 684, 1792.

Hereditary ectodermal dysplasia first described. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.

Subjects: DENTISTRY › Oral Pathology , DERMATOLOGY, GENETICS / HEREDITY › HEREDITARY / CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS › Congenital Skin Disorders › Ectodermal Dyplasia
  • 6358.1

Merkwürdige Fragilität der Knochen ohne dyskrasische Ursache als krankhafte Eigenthümlichkeit dreier Geschwister.

Ann ges. Heilk (Karlsruhe), 4, 58-68, 1831.

Axmann of Wertheim described osteogenesis imperfecta occurring in himself and his two brothers. He referred to the occurrence of articular dislocations and blue sclerotics. See also No. 6367.

Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY › HEREDITARY / CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS › Hereditary Disorders of the Skeleton › Osteogenesis Imperfecta, ORTHOPEDICS › Diseases of or Injuries to Bones, Joints & Skeleton › Congenital Diseases
  • 6359

Skull-cap showing congenital deficiencies of bone.

Trans. path. Soc. Lond., 16, 224-25, 1865.

Subjects: Conditions & Syndromes Not Classified Elsewhere, GENETICS / HEREDITY › HEREDITARY / CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS
  • 6360

Haemorrhagic periostitis of the shafts of several of the long bones, with separation of the epiphyses.

Trans. path. Soc. Lond., 27, 219-22, 1876.

Craniohypophyseal xanthomatosis was first reported by Sir Thomas Smith (see also No. 6359). Hand in 1893 (No. 6361), Schüller in 1915 (No. 6362), and Christian in 1919 (No. 6363) also reported cases, and the condition became known as the “Hand–Schüller–Christian syndrome”.

Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Diseases of or Injuries to Bones, Joints & Skeleton
  • 6361

Polyuria and tuberculosis.

Proc. path. Soc. Philad., 16, 282-84; Arch. Pediat., 10, 673-75, 1893, 1893.

“Hand–Schüller–Christian syndrome”, which Hand called polyuria and tuberculosis.

Subjects: Conditions & Syndromes Not Classified Elsewhere, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Tuberculosis
  • 6362

Ueber eigenartige Schädeldefekte im Jugendalter.

Fortschr. Röntgenstr., 23, 12-18, 19151916.

Schüller described two more cases of the condition to which his name, with those of Hand and Christian, has been attached.

Subjects: Conditions & Syndromes Not Classified Elsewhere
  • 6363

Defects in membranous bones, exophthalmos, and diabetes insipidus; an unusual syndrome of dyspituitarism; a clinical study. IN: Contributions to medical and biological research, dedicated to Sir William Osler, 1, 390-401.

New York: Paul B. Hoeber, 1919.

“Hand-Schüller-Christian syndrome”.

Subjects: Conditions & Syndromes Not Classified Elsewhere
  • 6365

Sur un syndrome caractérisé par l’inflammation simultanée de toutes les muqueuses externes (conjunctivale, nasale, linguale, buccopharyngée, anale et balano-préputiale) coexistant avec une éruption varicelliforme puis purpurique des quatres membres.

J. Prat. (Paris), 30, 351, 1916.

First description of the “Stevens–Johnson syndrome” (see No. 4150).

Subjects: Conditions & Syndromes Not Classified Elsewhere
  • 6366

Xanthomatosis and the reticulo-endothelial system.

Arch intern. Med., 42, 611-74, 1928.

“Rowland collected 14 cases of the Hand–Schüller–Christian syndrome, and made the important generalization that it was due to xanthomatosis” (Rolleston).

Subjects: Conditions & Syndromes Not Classified Elsewhere
  • 6367

Dark sclerotics and fragilitas ossium.

Brit. med. J., 2, 222, 1900.

“Eddowes’s syndrome” – blue sclerotics and fragility of the bones, occurring as a familial syndrome; osteogenesis imperfecta. See also No. 6358.1.

Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY › HEREDITARY / CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS › Hereditary Disorders of the Skeleton › Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • 6368

Four cases of “retinitis pigmentosa”, occurring in the same family, and accompanied by general imperfections of development.

Ophthal. Rev., 2, 32-41, 1866.

Laurence–Moon (–Biedl) syndrome first described. See also No. 6369.

Subjects: Conditions & Syndromes Not Classified Elsewhere
  • 6369

Geschwisterpaar mit adiposo-genitaler Dystrophie.

Dtsch. med. Wschr., 48, 1630, 1922.

Laurence–Moon–Biedl syndrome (see also No. 6368). Biedl’s cases were more fully described by W. Raab, in Wien. Arch. inn. Med., 1924, 7, 443-530.

Subjects: Conditions & Syndromes Not Classified Elsewhere
  • 6370

Contribution à l’étude d’une épidémie de dysenterie dans la Somme (juillet–octobre 1916).

Bull Soc. méd. Hôp. Paris, 40, 2030-69, 1916.

Includes several references to the condition later known as “Reiter’s syndrome” (No. 6371).

Subjects: Conditions & Syndromes Not Classified Elsewhere
  • 6371

Ueber eine bisher unerkannte Spirochäteninfektion (Spirochaetosis arthritica).

Dtsch. med. Wschr., 42, 1535-36, 1916.

“Reiter’s syndrome”, a disease of males characterized by initial diarrhea, urethritis, conjunctivitis, and arthritis. Reiter was a German Nazi physician and war criminal who conducted medical experiments at Buchenwald. He wrote a book on "racial hygiene" entitled Deutsches Gold, Gesundes Leben - Frohes Schaffen (1942)

"During World War I, Reiter worked first as a German military physician on the Western Front in France. While there, he cared for several soldiers suffering from Weil's disease, and made his first notable discovery that one of the causative bacteria were Leptospira icterohaemorrhagica, which had eluded culture methods and identification by other scientists ever since that disease had been recognized in 1886.[3] Later, after being transferred to the Balkans, where he served in the 1st Hungarian Army, he reported a German lieutenant with non-gonococcal urethritisarthritis, and uveitis that developed two days after a diarrheal illness and had a protracted course with relapses over several months. The combination of two of the elements, urethritis and arthritis, had been recognized in the 16th century, and the triad had first been reported by Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, an English surgeon who lived from 1783 to 1862. Separately from Reiter, the triad was also reported in 1916 by Fiessinger and Leroy.[4] Reiter thought he saw a spirochete which he called Treponema forans, related to but distinct from Treponema pallidum, the causative agent of syphilis, and erroneously thought it was the cause, calling the disease Spirochaetosis Arthritica.[5][6] The error probably was influenced by his previous discovery of Leptospira icterohaemorrhagica, and by his work on Treponema pallidum that later enabled others to develop the "Reiter Complement Fixation Test" for syphilis.[2] Nevertheless, the eponym Reiter's syndrome was used for the disease he described, and the syndrome became widely known by that name.[7][8]"

"In 1977, a group of doctors began a campaign to replace the term "Reiter's syndrome" with "reactive arthritis". In addition to Reiter's war crimes, they pointed out that he was not the first to describe the syndrome, nor were his conclusions correct regarding its pathogenesis.[10] Reiter incorrectly concluded that the triad of conjunctivitis, urethritis, and non-gonococcal arthritis was the result of a spirochetal infection and proposed the name "Spirochaetosis arthrosis".[11] The group of doctors was joined by Dr. Ephraim Engleman, one of the authors on the first English-language journal article that used the term "Reiter's syndrome," who was still practicing 65 years later and had been unaware of his Nazi connections at the time he suggested the eponym. The campaign gradually gained momentum, and the term "Reiter's syndrome" has become increasingly anachronistic and has fallen out of favor.[12][13](Wikipedia article on Hans Reiter (physician), accessed 3-2020).

See also No. 6370.

Subjects: Conditions & Syndromes Not Classified Elsewhere, OPHTHALMOLOGY › Diseases of the Eye › Conjunctivitis, RHEUMATOLOGY › Arthritis
  • 6371.1

A rare disease in two brothers.

Proc. roy. Soc. Med., 10, Sect. Dis. Child., 104-16, 1917.

First definite description of the Hurler syndrome (No. 6371.2). Hunter became Professor of Medicine in the University of Manitoba.

Subjects: Conditions & Syndromes Not Classified Elsewhere
  • 6371.2

Ueber einen Typ multipier Abartungen, vorwiegend am Sklettsystem.

Z. Kinderheilk., 24, 220-34, 1919.

Hurler syndrome (lipochondrodystrophy, gargoylism), earlier described by Hunter (No. 6371.1).

Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY › GENETIC DISORDERS › Hurler Syndrome, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 6372

Aleukämische Reticulose. (Ein Beitrag zu den proliferativen Erkrankungen des Retikuloendothelialapparates.)

Frankf. Z. Path., 30, 377-94, 1924.

“Letterer–Siwe disease”; see also No. 6373.

Subjects: Conditions & Syndromes Not Classified Elsewhere
  • 6372.1

Ueber Arachnodaktylie (Dystrophia mesodermalis congenita, Typus Marfan).

Arch. Augenheilk., 104, 1-46, 1931.

Weve of Utrecht first clearly demonstrated the heritable nature of the Marfan syndrome (see No. 4365.1).

  • 6373

Die Reticuloendotheliose - eine neues Krankheitsbild unter den Hepatosplenomegalien.

Z. Kinderheilk., 55, 212-47, 1933.

See No. 6372.

Subjects: Conditions & Syndromes Not Classified Elsewhere
  • 6374

Über rezidivierende, aphthöse, durch ein Virus verursachte Geschwüre am Mund, am Auge und an den Genitalien.

Derm. Wschr., 105, 1152-57, 1937.

Behçet’s disease, previously described by H. Planner and F. Remenovsky, Arch. Derm. Syph. (Berlin), 1922, 140, 162-88.

  • 6374.1

Dissertatio de arthritide: mantissa schematica: de acupunctura: et orationes tres…

London: R. Chiswell, 1683.

This work by the resident physician at Deshima, the Dutch East India Company’s trading station in Nagasaki Bay, Japan, contains the first detailed description of acupuncture, and the first illustration of acu-points published in the West. Ten Rhijne correctly described fourteen acu-tracts but confused them with blood-vessels, a misidentification that persisted in later Western studies of acupuncture.

Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Acupuncture (Western References), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Japan, Japanese Medicine
  • 6374.11

Amoentitatum exoticarum politico-physico-medicarum fasciculi V.

Lemgo, Germany: Meyer, 1712.

Kaempfer’s illustrated accounts of Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion are among the best of the 17th century. They appeared for the first time in the above work and were translated into English in his The History of Japan, 2 vols., London, 1727. Other fascicules of this work concern Japanese plants. Digital facsimile of the 1712 edition from ETH Zurich at this link.
Translated into English by Willem Floor and Colette Ouahes as Exotic attractions in Persia, 1684-1688: Travels & observations. Washington, DC: Mage Publishers, 2018.

Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Acupuncture (Western References), BOTANY, BOTANY › Medical Botany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Japan, Japanese Medicine, Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientsts
  • 6374.12

Histoire de la chirurgie depuis son origine jusqu’a nos jours. 2 vols.

Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 17741780.

Dujardin seems to be the first European to discuss acupuncture within its historical context as an ancient remedy still found to be of practical value. His section on Chinese and Japanese medicine appears on pp. 75-104 of Vol. 1, and includes reproductions of Ten Rhijne’s plates. Volume 2 was edited by Bernard Peyrilhe. Digital facsimile from BnFGallica at this link.

Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Acupuncture (Western References), Chinese Medicine , Japanese Medicine, SURGERY: General › History of Surgery
  • 6374.13

Mémoires sur les maladies chroniques, les évacuations sanguines et l’acupuncture.

Paris: Croullebois, 1816.

Berlioz, father of the composer, published the first French monograph on acupuncture. He had his best success with muscle and joint stiffness after falls, and rheumatic and arthritic states. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.

Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Acupuncture (Western References), PAIN / Pain Management, RHEUMATOLOGY
  • 6374.14

A treatise on acupuncturation, being a description of a surgical operation originally peculiar to the Japonese and Chinese, and by them denominated zin-king, now introduced into European practice, with directions for its performance, and cases illustrating its success.

London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1821.

The first English monograph on acupuncture. Churchill had most success with rheumatic conditions, sciatica, back-pain, etc. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

The German translation of Churchill's book, Abhandlung über die Acupunctur. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von J. Wagner. Mit Vorrede und Zusätzen hrsg. von J. B. Friedreich. Bamberg: Ludwig Wesché, 1824, was the first treatise on acupuncture in German.

Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Acupuncture (Western References), NEUROLOGY › Chronic Pain › Sciatica, PAIN / Pain Management, RHEUMATOLOGY
  • 6374.16

Mémoires sur l’électro-puncture, considerée comme moyen nouveau de traiter efficacement la goutte, les rheumatisme et les affections nerveuses…

Paris: L'Auteur, 1825.

The first treatise on electro-puncture – the only significant Western contribution to acupuncture, and one of the most widely used methods of acupuncture today.

Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Acupuncture (Western References), RHEUMATOLOGY › Gout (Podagra)
  • 6374.9
  • 6495.3

Celestial lancets: A history and rationale of acupuncture and moxa.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1980.

A section of Needham’s Science and civilisation in China series, separately published. Includes the best bibliography of early Western treatises on acupuncture.

Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Acupuncture (Western References), ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Acupuncture (Western References) › History of Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine › History of Chinese Medicine, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 20
  • 3666.81
  • 5548.1
  • 5733.5
  • 6375

De medicina. Ed: Bartholomaeus Fontius.

Florence: Nicolaus Laurentii, Alamanus, 1478.

De Medicina is the oldest Western medical document after the Hippocratic writings. Written about 30 CE, it remains the greatest medical treatise from ancient Rome, and the first Western history of medicine. Celsus’s superb literary style won him the title of Cicero medicorum. De medicina deals with diseases treated by diet and regimen and with those amenable to drugs and surgery. The surgical chapters contain the first accounts of the use of ligature, excellent descriptions of lateral lithotomy and herniotomy, and the earliest discussion of the surgical remedies for mutilations -- what we now call plastic surgery, including plastic operations for restoration of the nose, lips, eyelids, ears, etc. Celsus also included numerous important contributions to dentistry, including some of the earliest Western accounts of the treatment of toothache, oral surgery, tooth extraction, and fractures of the jaw.

The text of De Medicina seems to have been neglected at some point during the Middle Ages, and when it was no longer copied, it was eventually lost. A copy was discovered in Milan in 1443. ISTC no. ic00364000. Digital facsimile from the Bayerische StaatsBibliothek at this link.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, DENTISTRY, History of Medicine: General Works, NUTRITION / DIET, PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, SURGERY: General , SURGERY: General › Hernia, UROLOGY › Urinary Calculi
  • 6376
  • 6742.99

De medicine claris scriptoribus in quinque partitus tractatus. In his: Libelli duo

Lyon: J. de Campis, 1506.

French physician and writer Symphorien Champier's biographical study of famous medical writers, De medicine claris scriptoribus in quinque partibus tractatus, issued as part of his Libelli duo, has been called the first history of medicine written after De medicina by the first century CE Roman writer Aulus Cornelius Celsus. The brief listing of the writings of these famous physicians which it includes is considered the first published bibliography of medical literature after Galen's bibliography of his own writingsDe libris propriis liber, which was written in the second century CE, but not printed until 1525, and the brief bibliography of Galen's writings which was first published in Articella seu Opus artis medicinae,edited by Franciscus Argilagnes (Venice, 1483). 

Breslauer & Folter, Bibliography: Its History and Development (1984) No. 10. A bibliographical study of Champier by P.A. Allut appeared from Lyons in 1859; a check-list of his writings was published by J.F. Ballard and M. Pijoan in Bull. med. Libr. Ass., 1940, 28, 182-88.

Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), History of Medicine: General Works
  • 3417
  • 4011.2
  • 6377

De medica historia mirabili.

Mantua: per Fr. Osanam, 1586.

An early history of diseases, with extensive sections on ophthalmology (ff. 66-77) and urology (ff. 260-271). Lib. IV, Cap. iii, page 196 contains the first recorded case of gastric ulcer. Lib. VI. cap. iii contains the first description of angioneurotic edema (later described as Quincke's edema, No. 4081). Digital facsimile from the Medical Heritage Library, Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: DERMATOLOGY › Specific Dermatoses, GASTROENTEROLOGY › Diseases of the Digestive System › Gastric / Duodenal Ulcer, OPHTHALMOLOGY , UROLOGY
  • 6378

The history of physick; from the time of Galen to the beginning of the sixteenth century. 2 vols.

London: J. Walthoe, 17251726.

Freind was the first English historian of medicine, and his book is a classic study of the period with which it treats. Freind dabbled in politics and planned the above work while committed to the Tower of London on a charge of high treason, a charge of which he was innocent. Sir Robert Walpole, Prime Minister at the time, suffered much from renal calculi and called in Richard Mead, a great friend of Freind. Mead refused to treat Walpole until Freind was released, and this was speedily arranged!

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6379

Histoire de la médecine.

The Hague: I. van der Kloot, 1729.

The first large history of medicine; Le Clerc is sometimes called the “Father of the History of Medicine”. The first edition appeared in 1696, but later editions are more useful. English translation, 1699. Reprint of 1729 edition, Amsterdam, B. M. Israel, 1967.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6380

A medical discourse, or an historical inquiry into the ancient and present state of medicine: The substance of which was delivered at opening the medical school, in the city of New York. Printed by Desire.

New York: Hugh Gaine, 1769.

The first American publication on medical history. Digital facsimile from U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6381

History of the origin of medicine, delivered at the anniversary meeting of the Medical Society of London, January 19, 1778, and printed at their request. To which are since added, various historical illustrations.

London: J. Phillips for E. & C. Dilly, 1778.

The work covers the "origin of medicine" from the time of the Creation to the Trojan War (6000 – 1184 BCE), and describes both Old and New World medical practices of the period. The lectures were necessarily relatively general, but the footnotes, which occupy more than half of the text, provide full details ("historical illustrations") and identify all of Lettsom's printed sources. Digital facsimile from at this link.

Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › History of Ancient Medicine & Biology
  • 6382

Versuch einer pragmatischen Geschichte der Arzneikunde. 5 vols.

Halle: J. J. Gebauer, 17921803.

A monumental work, full of information which was of great assistance to later historians. Includes a useful chronology. Third edition, 1821-28; fourth edition of vol. 1, 1846.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6383

Geschichte der Heilkunde. 2 vols.

Berlin: Enslin, 18221829.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6384

Lehrbuch der Geschichte der Medicin und der Volkskrankheiten.

Jena: F. Mauke, 1845.

As an historian, Haeser was eclipsed only by his fellow-countryman Sudhoff. A third edition, in three volumes, appeared in 1875-82 and was reprinted, Hildesheim, G.Olms, 1971.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6385

Storia della medicina. 3 vols. in 4.

Livorno: Massimiliano Wagner Editore & Prato, Italy: F. F. Giachetti [Vol. 3], 18501866.

Vol. 2 was in 2 parts. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6386

Geschichte der Medicin.

Stuttgart: Ebner & Seubert, 1859.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6387

Histoire des sciences médicales. 2 vols.

Paris: J.-B. Baillière, 1870.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6388

Médecine et médecins.

Paris: Didier et Cie, 1872.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6389

Grundriss der Geschichte der Medicin und des heilenden Standes.

Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke, 1876.

Until superseded by Garrison, Baas’s book was the most important one-volume text on the history of medicine. For an expert evaluation of it, see Garrison’s History, 4th ed., p. 884. An English translation, by H.E. Handerson was published in New York in 1889 as Outlines of the history of medicine. Digital facsimile of the 1876 edition from the Internet Archive at this link. Digital facsimile of the 1889 translation from Google Books at this link.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6390

Medical essays: 1842-1882.

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1883.

“The most important American book dealing with the history of medicine up to its day” (Garrison). Among the essays Holmes chose to include were his works on homeopathy, puerperal fever, and his address at the dedication of the Boston Medical Library. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 1766.601
  • 6391

Geschichte des medizinischen Unterrichtes von den ältesten Zeiten bis zur Gegenwart.

Leipzig: Veit & Co., 1889.

The only comprehensive multinational study of the development of medical education, and of limited value for coverage of the 19th century. Translated into English by Evan H. Hare as A history of medical education from the most remote to the most recent times (London, 1891), reprinted, with introduction by Erwin Ackerknecht, New York, Hafner, 1966. Digital facsimile of the 1891 edition from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession
  • 6392

Hauptmomente in der älteren Geschichte der medicinischen Klinik.

Copenhagen: A.F. Host, 1890.

Reprinted Hildesheim, G. Olms, 1966.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6393

Histoire de la médecine et des doctrines médicales. 2 vols.

Paris: Germer Baillière, 1873.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6395

Medical history from the earliest times.

London: Scientific Press, 1894.

A classic brief history up to the early 19th century. Reprinted 1964.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6396

Geschichte der Medicin. 2 vols.

Berlin: S. Karger, 1898.

A collection of lectures. The bibliography of the revised edition of 1922, for which Sudhoff was responsible, is significantly improved over the first edition.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6397

Die neueren Fortschritte in der Wissenschaft und ihr Einfluss auf Medicin und Chirurgie.

Berlin: A. Hirschwald, 1898.

English translation in Disease, life and man. Selected essays by Rudolf Virchow. Selected, translated, annotated, and introduced by L. J. Rather, Stanford, 1958.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6398

Handbuch der Geschichte der Medizin. Begründet von Theodore Puschmann. Herausgegeben von Max Neuburger und Julius Pagel. 3 vols.

Jena: Gustav Fischer, 19021905.

Puschmann died before the completion of this work, and it was then edited by Pagel and Neuburger. It ranks with the work of Haeser; many authorities collaborated in the writing of the histories of the various subjects treated. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6399

Iatromathematiker vornehmlich im 15. und 16. Jahrundert.

Wroclaw (Vratislava, Breslau): J. U. Kern, 1902.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

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