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”

15423 entries, 13280 authors and 1897 subjects. Updated: October 17, 2021

Browse by Entry Number 6700–6799

151 entries
  • 6703

Theatron in quo maximorum Christiani orbis pontifcum archiatros…spectandos exhibet.

Rome: Typis Francisco de Lazaris, 1696.

The first book on the lives of papal physicians.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 6704

Dictionnaire historique de la médecine ancienne et moderne, ou mémoires disposés en ordre alphabétique pour servir à l’histoire de cette science, et à celle des médecins, anatomistes, botanistes, chirurgiens et chymistes de toutes nations. 4 vols.

Mons, Belgium: H. Hoyois, 1778.

The earliest exhaustive collection of medical biographies, and biographies of scientists working in related subjects. The first edition of this work appeared in 1755; the above edition is the most useful. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6705

Biographical memoirs of medicine in Great Britain from the revival of literature to the time of Harvey.

London: J. Johnson, 1780.

The first collection of British medical biographies.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6706

Degli archiatri pontifici. 2 vols.

Rome: Nella Stamperia Pagliarini, 1784.

Biographies of papal physicians. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 6707

Biographia medica; or, historical and critical memoirs of the lives and writings of the most eminent medical characters that have existed from the earliest account of time to the present period; with a catalogue of their literary productions. 2 vols.

London: J. Johnson, 1799.

British and foreign medical biographies.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6709

The gold-headed cane.

London: John Murray, 1827.

This charming “autobiography” tells of the adventures of the famous gold-headed cane, successively in the possession of Radcliffe, Mead, Askew, William and David Pitcairn, and Baillie, and then retired to a glass case in the library of the Royal College of Physicians of London. Besides good biographies of the several owners of the cane, the book gives interesting information on the condition of medicine in England in the 18th century. Several good reprints of the book are available; in particular may be mentioned that of 1915 which has an introduction by Osler and a preface by F. R. Packard, and one edited by H.S. Robinson, 1932; facsimile of author’s own copy of the 1827 edition published by the Royal College of Physicians of London, 1968.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6709.1

Dictionnaire historique de la médecine ancienne et moderne, ou précis de l'histoire générale, technologique et littéraire de la médecine, suivie de la bibliographie médicale du dix-neuvième siècle, et d'un répertoire bibliographique par ordre de matières. 4 vols.

Paris: Béchet jeune, 18281839.

Biographical essays with annotated bibliographies of the authors cited. The title pages of vols. 2-4 indicate that they were written by Dezeimeris alone. Digital facsimile from The Medical Heritage Library, Internet Archive, at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY , BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical
  • 6710

American medical biography. 2 vols.

Boston, MA: Richardson, etc, 1828.

Thacher was the first American medical historian. The above biography is a valuable source of information on the early medical history of the United States. Reprinted, New York, Da Capo Press, 1967.



Subjects: American (U.S.) REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEDICINE › History of U.S. Revolutionary War Medicine, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Northeast
  • 6711

Medical portrait gallery. Biographical memoirs of the most celebrated physicians, surgeons, etc. etc. who have contributed to the advancement of medical science. 4 vols.

London: Fisher, Son & Co., Whittaker & Co, 18381840.

Includes engraved portraits as well as text. The text frequently contains extensively annotated bibliographies of key works of the physicans portrayed. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6711.1

American medical biography…

Greenfield, MA: L. Merrlam & Co, 1845.

Biographies of American physicians who died after publication of Thacher (No. 6710). Reprint, New York, Milford House, 1967.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Northeast
  • 6712

Biographie médicale par ordre chronologique. 2 vols.

Paris: A. Delahaye, 1855.

Reprinted, Amsterdam, B. M. Israël, 1967.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6715

The roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London; comprising biographical sketches. (Lives of the fellows.) 12 vols.

London: The College, 18612005.

“Munk’s Roll”. Covers the period 1518-2005 and onward. The entire work is available as a searchable electronic resource from the Royal College of Physicians at this link.

"The first volume in this series of obituaries was published in 1861. It was compiled by the Harveian Librarian, William Munk. He researched and complied entries for all fellows (voting members) and licentiates (non-voting members), from the RCP’s foundation in 1518to 1825. Subsequent Harveian Librarians have continued this work, commonly called Munk’s Roll in honour of its original compiler. Volumes from 1825 onwards only include past fellows due to rising numbers of fellows, licentiates and later, members.

"The RCP now has a near-complete collection of obituaries for past fellows, from 1518 to the present (and licentiates from 1518 to 1825), making it an invaluable biographical resource for those interested in medical and social history, and family historians.

"Eleven printed volumes were published covering 1518 to 2004. Entries for 2005 onwards are published online as Volume XII.

"All entries from volume I (1518-1700) to volume XI (1998-2004) have been published online.

"There is a searchable index to all entries.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Reference Works Digitized and Online, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), Societies and Associations, Medical
  • 6715.1

The physicians and surgeons of the United States.

Philadelphia: Charles Robson, 1878.

The second edition was entitled, A biographical dictionary of contemporary American physicians and surgeons. Philadelphia, D. G. Brinton, 1880.  Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6716

Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte aller Zeiten und Völker. Edited by August Hirsch, with the assistance of Ernest Gurlt and A. Wernich. 6 vols.

Vienna & Leipzig: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 18841888.

This is one of the best sources of medical biography up to 1880, with useful bibliographical notes. Articles were written by many physicians, whose names were mentioned on the title page. Gurlt and Wernich assisted Hirsch in the massive editorial process. Digital facsimile of all the volumes from Google Books at this link. A revised edition, incorporating a revision of No. 6720, was completed in 1935 and reprinted, Munich, 1962. See also No.6732.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6717

Eminent doctors; their lives and their work. Second edition. 2 vols.

London: J. Hogg, 1885.

Deals with British doctors only.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6719

Physicians and surgeons of America. (Illustrated.) A collection of biographical sketches of the regular medical profession.

Concord, NH: Republication Press Association, 1896.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States
  • 6719.1

The pioneers of homoeopathy.

Philadelphia: Boericke & Tafel, 1897.

Brief biographies of about 500 homepathic physicians from all countries who were practitioners prior to 1835. In the first part Bradford docmented the lives of those who assisted Hahnemann. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Homeopathy, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6720

Biographisches Lexikon hervorragender Aerzte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. Mit einer historischen Einleitung.

Berlin & Vienna: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1901.

Besides biographical accounts this work reproduced many portraits of physicians. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link. Second, revised edition, containing entries from 1880 to 1930, 2 vols., Munich & Berlin, 1929-1935.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6721

Disciples of Aesculapius, with a life of the author by his daughter, Mrs. George Martin. 2 vols.

London: Hutchinson & Co., 1900.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Autobiography, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals
  • 6722

An Alabama student, and other biographical essays.

London: Oxford University Press, 1908.

This collection of biographical essays includes most of Osler's famous writings in this category, with the exception of his essay on Michael Servetus. (Copies were also issued with a New York and a Toronto imprint.) Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6723

Roll of commissioned officers in the medical service of the British Army.

Aberdeen: University Press, 1917.

Covers the period from the accession of George II in 1727 to the formation of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 1898. Reprinted 1968, together with the complementary List of commissioned medical officers of the Army, Charles II to accession of George II, 1660 to 1727, by Alfred Peterkin, Aberdeen, University Press, 1925, as vol. 1 of Commissioned officers in the medical services of the British Army 1660-1960, ed. by Sir Robert Drew. London, Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1968. Vol. 2 covers the period 1898-1960.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › World War I
  • 6724

Die Medizin der Gegenwart in Selbstdarstellungen. Hrsg. von L. R. Grote. 8 vols.

Leipzig: F. Meiner, 19231929.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6725

Profili bio-bibliografici di medici naturalisti celebri Italiani dal sec. XVo al sec. XVIIIo. 2 vols.

Rome: Ist. Naz. Med. Farm, 19251928.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Italy
  • 6727

Available sources and future prospects of medical biography.

Bull N. Y. Acad. Med., 2 ser., 4, 586-607, 1928.

Includes a valuable bibliography of sources of medical biography.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6728

Dictionary of American medical biography. Lives of eminent physicians of the United States and Canada, from the earliest times.

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1928.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Canada, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States
  • 6729

Roll of the Indian Medical Service 1615-1930.

London: Wm. Thacker & Co., 1930.

Appendix and Errata, 1933. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › India
  • 6730

Plarr’s lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England; Plarr's lives of the Fellows Online.

Bristol: John Wright & Sons, 1930.

Publication began with the first 2 vols. edited after Plarr's death by D'Arcy Power with the assistance of W. G. Spencer and G. E. Gask, 1930. Supplement, 1930-51, by Sir D’Arcy Power and W. R. LeFanu, 1953. Second supplement, 1952-64, by R.H.O.B. Robinson and W. R. LeFanu, 1970. Third supplement. 1965-73 by Sir J. Paterson Ross and W. R. LeFanu, 1981. Fourth supplement, 1974-82 by E.H. Cornelius and S.F. Taylor, 1988.

http://livesonline.rcseng.ac.uk/browse.htm

"Plarr’s Lives of the Fellows is a biographical register of the fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. With over 9000 obituaries now available online, and more being added every month, it not only serves as a record of the evolution of surgery, but also an important archive for English social history.

"Victor Plarr (1863-1929), who was the college librarian from 1897 until his death, produced the first two printed volumes which were published after his death in 1930. Nine print volumes were produced with the last one published in 2005. These covered all those fellows (FRCS) who were known to have died between 1843, when the FRCS was established, and 2002. In 2006, the Lives Online website was set up and entries began to be uploaded for all those fellows who had died since 2002.

"In January 2016, the last obituaries published in printed volumes one to nine were put online, a project eight years in the making. However, if you know of a fellow who died before 2002 and is not listed on this website, please do let us know.

"The Lives of the Fellows team continue to add entries for newly deceased fellows on a monthly basis" (http://livesonline.rcseng.ac.uk/, accessed 03-2017).



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Reference Works Digitized and Online, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), SURGERY: General › History of Surgery, Societies and Associations, Medical
  • 6731

Sveriges läkare-historia ifran Konung Gustaf den I:s till närvarande tid. 5 vols.

Stockholm: P. A Norstedt & Soner, 18221935.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Sweden
  • 6732

Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte der letzen fünfzig Jahre. 1 vol. [in 2].

Berlin & Vienna: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 19321933.

A supplement to the Biographisches Lexikon compiled by A. Hirsch (No. 6716). Reprinted Munich, 1962. Covers the period 1880-1930.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6733

Hervorragende Tropenärzte in Wort und Bild.

Munich: Otto Gmelin, 1932.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), TROPICAL Medicine › History of Tropical Medicine
  • 6734

Obituary notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. Vol. 1-9.

London, 19321954.

Continued as Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 1- 1955-  See http://www.historyofmedicine.com/id/11216



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6735

Grosse Ärzte: Eine Geschichte der Heilkunde in Lebensbildern.

Leipzig: J. F. Lehmann, 1932.

A series of biographies of the great men in medical history. English translation, New York, 1933, reprinted 1972; second (German) edition, 1954.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6736

Dictionnaire biographique des médecins en France au moyen age.By E. Wickersheimer. 2 vols. (1936). Supplement by Danielle Jacquart (1979).

Paris: E. Droz, 19361979.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › France, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine
  • 6737

Notable names in medicine and surgery.

London: H. K. Lewis, 1944.

Biographical notes and portraits of men and women whose names are perpetuated in well-known medical eponyms. 3rd. edition 1959.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6739

Wayfarers in medicine.

London: Heinemann, 1947.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6740

Lives of master surgeons.

New York: Froben Press, 19481949.

One volume and supplement.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), SURGERY: General › History of Surgery
  • 6742

The physician as man of letters, science and action. 2nd ed.

Edinburgh: E. & S. Livingstone Ltd., 1951.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 6742.1

Disease and destiny. A bibliography of medical references to the famous. With additions and an Introduction by Gordon E. Mestler.

London: Dawsons , 1962.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects
  • 6742.1

Dictionary of American medical biography. Edited by Martin Kaufman, Stuart Galishoff, and Todd L. Savitt. 2 vols.

Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6742.11

Dutch medical biography. A biographical dictionary of Dutch physicians and surgeons 1475-1975.

Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1984.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Netherlands
  • 6742.12

A bibliography of medical and biomedical biography.

Aldershot, England: Scolar Press, Gower Publishing Co. Ltd, 1989.

Collective and individual biographies. Confined to books in English published in the 19th-20th centuries. Revised and enlarged version of J.L. Thornton, A select bibliography of medical biography. 2nd ed., London, 1970.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6742.2

Nobel lectures. Physiology or medicine. 4 vols.

Amsterdam: Elsevier, 19641972.

Prize lectures 1901-70, with biographies of prize-winners. See http://www.historyofmedicine.com/id/10396

 



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6742.3

The medical practitioners in medieval England. A biographical register.

London: The Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1965.

Precedes Munk’s Roll (No. 6715) as a biographical record.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine
  • 6742.4

Médicos españoles.

Salamanca, Spain: Seminario de História de la medicina Española, Univ. de Salamanca, 1967.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain
  • 6742.5

Nobel prize winners in medicine and physiology, 1910-1965.

London & New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1967.

Gives for each laureate a biographical sketch, description of work and its consequences, theoretical and practical.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 6742.8

The lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1929-1969.

London: Heinemann, 1976.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 6742.9

Medical obituaries. American physicians’ biographical notices in selected medical journals before 1907.

New York: Garland Publishing, 1981.

With E.N. Feind and G.N. Holloway.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 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
  • 6743

Bibliotheca universalis, sive catalogus omnium scriptorum locupletissimus, in tribus linguis. Latina, Graeca, and Hebraica. 3 vols. and appendix.

Zürich: apud C. Froschouerum, 15451555.

This was one of the first attempts at a universal bibliography. Unfortunately the section on medicine (liber xxi) was never published. William Osler used the Bibliotheca universalis as one of the models for his own Bibliotheca Osleriana. He placed Gesner in the most important section (“Bibliotheca prima”), and once remarked:”I am not sure that this fellow should go into ‘Prima’, but I love him so much that I must put him there. Besides, he is the Father of Bibliography”.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6743.1

Bibliotheca medica. Sive catalogus illorum, qui ex professo artem medicam in hunc usque annum scriptis illustrarunt.

Basel: C. Waldkirch, 1590.

The first systematic medical bibliography. Includes an annotated list of 1,224 authors writing in Latin, lists of French, German, and Italian writers, and other material. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6743.2

Nomenclator scriptorum medicorum. Hoc est: elenchus eorum qui artem medicam suis scriptis illustrarunt, secundum locos communes ipsius medicinae.

Frankfurt: impensis Nicolai Bassaei, 1591.

The first medical subject bibliography, arranged under very broad subject headings with indexes of authors and subjects. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6744

De scriptis medicis, libri duo.

Amsterdam: J. Blaeu, 1637.

Van der Linden’s book was at the time of its appearance the most complete medical bibliography yet produced. He issued corrected editions in 1651 and 1662, and G.A. Mercklin published a considerably expanded version as Lindenius renovatus in 1686.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6744.1

Bibliotheca realis medica, omnium materiarum, rerum, et titulorum, in universa medicina occurrentium.

Frankfurt: Johannis Friderici, 1679.

The first large, well-printed bibliography of medicine, including twice as many authors as van der Linden (No. 6744). It represented an elaborate subject anaylsis, with entries arranged alphabetically by subjects, with numerous cross-references and an author index. This formed part of a six-volume work covering various sectors of learning from the beginning of printing.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6745

Bibliographiae anatomicae specimen, sive catalogus omnium penè auctorum qui ab Hippocrate ad Harveum re anatomicam ex professo, vel obiter, scriptis illustrarunt.

London: G. Sayes, 1715.

The first attempt at a systematic medical bibliography. Revised edition with annotations by revisions by Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (Leiden, 1734). Douglas's original autograph manuscript for the book is preserved in the Hunter Collection, University of Glasgow Library.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6746

Methodus discendi medicinam.

Amsterdam: [No publisher identified], 1726.

During 1710 Boerhaave lectured on the Methodus discendi medicinam. In 1726 the first edition was published from notes taken at his lectures but without his permission. Lindeboom, Bibliographia Boerhaaviana (1959) No. 91, describes this edition as having 457pp., with one figure, but does not name a publisher. Another edition with 458pp. was issued by J. F. Bernard in Amsterdam, also in 1726, and a third printing appeared in Venice in 1727. As Boerhaave had the habit of constantly citing classic works on various subjects during his lectures, this book served partly as a kind of brief guide to the major literature on the topics it covered. Digital facsimile of the J. F. Bernard edition from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics, Medicine: General Works
  • 6746.1

Anleitung zur Historie der medicinischen Gelahrheit.

Jena: Meyer, 1731.

A pioneer history of medical writing, for which the historian, Stolle, collaborated with the medical historian/biographer/bibliographer Kestner. Digital facsimile from the Google Books at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics, Historiography of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 6747

Bibliotheca medicinae practicae. 4 vols.

Basel: J. Schweighauser, Berne, E. Haller, 17761788.

Haller compiled four great bibliographies dealing respectively with botany, anatomy, surgery, and medicine. They formed the most complete reference work of the time, consisting of a classified analysis of over 52,000 publications of all countries. Additions and corrections to Haller’s Bibliothecae were published by C.G. Murr, Adnotationes ad bibliothecas Hallerianas, Erlangen, 1805. 



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6748

Medicinische Bibliothek. 3 vols.

Göttingen: J. C. Dieterich, 17831795.

Includes detailed abstracts of periodical literature.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6749

Introductio in historiam medicinae litterarium.

Gottingen: J. C. Dieterich, 1786.

An annotated subject bibliography of the history of medicine, arranged chronologically from antiquity to Blumenbach’s time.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6750

Initia bibliothecae medico-practicae et chirurgicae realis sive repertorii medicinae practicae et chirurgiae. 8 vols.

Tübingen: J. G. Cotta, 17931797.

The first important classified bibliography of medical literature covering both monographic material and current periodicals.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6750.1

Bibliotheca medico-practica et chirurgica realis recentior sive continuatio et supplementa initiorum bibliothecae medico-practicae et chirurgicae. 4 vols.

Tubingen: J. G. Cotta, 17991803.

Continuation of No. 6750.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6750.2

Literatura medica digesta sive repertorium medicinae practicae, chirurgiae atque rei obstetriciae. 4 vols.

Tubingen: J. G. Cotta, 18081809.

A revised edition, with 40,000 additional citations, of Nos. 6750 and 6750.1. A supplement (1 vol.) was published in 1813.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6750.3

Repertorium commentationum a societatibus litterariis editarum. 16 vols.

Göttingen: Dieterich, 18011821.

A classified subject index to the contents of learned society journals to the end of the 18th century. Vols. 10-16 deal with medicine and surgery. Reprinted, New York, Franklin, 1961.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Periodicals
  • 6751

An introduction to medical literature, including a system of practical nosology. Intended as a guide to students, and an assistant to practitioners.

London: B.R.Howlett, 1813.

The remarkable Thomas Young compiled this bibliography of works which he considered necessary to a complete medical library. Second edition, 1823.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics, Nosology
  • 6752

Repertorium bibliographicum. 2 vols. [in 4].

Stuttgart & Tubingen: J. G. Cotta, 18261838.

Alphabetical author-index of 16,299 incunabula. Originally based on the contents of the Munich Hofbibliothek, it was made more useful when Walter Arthur Copinger published a 3-volume supplement, 1895-1902, which added 6,619 items and corrected 7,000 of the original entries. In 1914, Dietrich Reichling completed a further supplement containing 1,921 items.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › 15th Century (Incunabula) & Medieval, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6753

Handbuch der Bücherkunde für die ältere Medizin zur Kenntniss der griechischen, lateinischen und arabischen Schriften im ärztlichen Fache und zur bibliographischen Unterscheidung ihrer verschiedenen Ausgaben, Uebersetzungen und Erläuterungen.

Leipzig: L. Voss, 1828.

This check list of printed works of the older medical writers underwent a second edition in 1841, which was reprinted in 1911, 1926 and 1956.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6754

Medicinisches Schriftsteller-Lexicon der jetzt lebenden Aerzte, Wundärzte, Geburtschelfer, Apotheker, und Naturforscher aller gebildeten Völker. 33 vols.

Copenhagen & Altona, 18301845.

In 25 vols. and and 8-vol. supplement, Callisen’s great medical bibliography of writings by physicians, surgeons, obstetricians, pharmacists, and naturalists then living gives a complete view of the literature of the period from about 1780 to about 1830, describing over 99,000 items. As Garrison pointed out, it is one of the greatest bibliographical achievements of a single man. Reprinted, Nieuwkoop De Graaf, 1962-64.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics, NATURAL HISTORY, PHARMACOLOGY
  • 6754.1

Medical bibliography, A and B.

York, England: Printed at the Gazette-Office, 1833.

Although of limited scientific value, this extensively annotated work is the most humorous bibliography of medical literature ever published, even if the humor is of a "rarified" nature. Atkinson, surgeon to the Duke of York and senior surgeon to York County Hospital, published this work when he was 74 years old. There is nothing in it to indicate that he ever intended to continue the work beyond the letter B. Most copies were issued with a cancel title, London, John Churchill, 1834.  Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6755

A manual of select medical bibliography, in which the books are arranged chronologically according to the subjects, and the derivations of the terms and the nosological and vernacular synonyms of the diseases are given. With an appendix, containing lists of the collected works of authors, systematic treatises on medicine, transactions of societies, journals, &c. &c &c.

London: Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper, 1835.

“First serious attempt by anyone in the English-speaking world to give a subject classification for medical literature” (Fulton). This was first published in volume 4 of Cyclopaedia of practical medicine, edited by Forbes, A. Tweedie, and J. Conolly, 4 vols., London, Sherwood, 1833-34.

Digital facsimile of the 1835 edition from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics, Nosology
  • 6756

Bibliotheca medico-historica: sive, catalogus librorum historicorum de re medica et scientia naturali systematicus.

Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1842.

Additamenta, by Julius Rosenbaum, 2 parts, 1842-47. Reprinted (without Additamenta), 1960.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6757

Graphische lncunabeln für Naturgeschichte und Medicin. Enthaltend Geschichte und Bibliographie der ersten naturhistorischen und medicinischen Drucke des XV. und XVI. Jahrhunderts, welche mit illustrirenden Abbildungen versehen sind.

Leipzig: R. Weigel, 1858.

Reprint, Munich, 1924, Hildesheim, 1963.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › 15th Century (Incunabula) & Medieval, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Natural History
  • 6759

Biographisch-literarisches Handwörterbuch zur Geschichte der exacten Wissenschaften. 8 vols. in 11 pts.

Leipzig: J. A. Barth, 1863.

Brief biographies, fuller bibliographies.  

  • Erster Band. A–L. 1863 .
  • Zweiter Band. M–Z. 1863 .
  • Dritter Band (1858 bis 1883). 1898 
  • Vierter Band (Die Jahre 1883 bis zur Gegenwart umfassend). 1904: T. 1. A-L. T. 2. M-Z 
  • Fünfter Band: 1904 bis 1922. 1926 
  • Bd. 6. (1923 bis 1931): T. 1. A-E. 1936, T. 2. F-K. 1937, T. 3. L-R. 1938, T. 4. S-Z. 1940
  • Bd. 7a. (Berichtsjahre 1932 bis 1953): T. 1. A-E. 1956, T. 2. F-K. 1958, T. 3. L-R. 1959, T. 4:Hälfte 1. S-Thor. 1961, T. 4:Hälfte 2. Thorb-Z. 1962
  • Bd 7a. Suppl. 1971
  • Bd. 7b (Berichtsjahre 1932 bis 1962): T. 1. A-B. 1967, T. 2. C-E. 1968, T. 3. F-Hem. 1970, T. 4. Hen-K. 1973, T. 5. L-M. 1976,T. 6. N-Q. 1980, T. 7. R-Sm. 1985, T. 8. Sn-Vl. 1989, T.8.T.2. Doppellieferung. T. 9. Vo-Z. 1992
  • Bd. 7b. (Suppl.) Bibliographie der Periodika. 1994.
  • Bd. 8.T.2. Doppelieferung 3/4


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • 6760

Catalogue of scientific papers. Compiled and published by the Royal Society of London. 19 vols.

London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 18671925.

An author index to scientific papers contained in the transactions of societies, journals, and other periodical works, published from 1800 to 1900. Continued by the international catalogue of scientific literature, which deals with literature published after 1900. Complemented by the society's "Catalogue of scientific papers, 1800-1900. Subject index.Vol. 1-7: Digital facsimile of all 19 vols. from the Hathi Trust at this link.

 



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY , BIBLIOGRAPHY › Periodicals
  • 6760.1

Bibliographie des sciences médicales.

Paris: Librairie Tross, 1874.

Cites books and articles. Author index.  Begun by Daremberg and completed by Pauly. 



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6761

History of American medical literature from 1776 to the present time.

Philadelphia: Collins, 1876.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States
  • 6761.1

Die Uebersetzungen arabischer Werke in das Lateinische seit dem XI. Jahrhundert.

Göttingen: Dieterich'sche Verlags-Buchhandlung, 1877.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology › Translations to and from Arabic, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 6762

Index Medicus. A monthly classified record of the current medical literature of the world. Vols. 1-21.

New York, 18791899.

"Functionally, however, the greatest difference between the two publications [Index Medicus and the Index-Catalogue] was that the Index-Catalogue was a government publication and Index Medicus was not. For its entire run, the Index-Catalogue was published by the Surgeon-General's Office of the US Army, while Index Medicus was privately published by a series of small publishers, who had difficulty making the work profitable. In this period (1879–1926), the Index-Catalogue had a secure source of funding, while Index Medicus was expected to be self-supporting. As Billings wrote in his introduction to the first volume of Index Medicus:

It has often been suggested that it is highly desirable that [the Index-Catalogue] should be supplemented by some current publication, which should show all recent works, together with articles in periodicals, arranged by subjects [emphasis in the original], but until quite lately no proper means have been available for such an undertaking. Now, however, Mr. F. Leypoldt, of New York City, proposes to undertake the publication of such a current medical bibliographical serial.

"The role of Leypoldt has been described in different ways, but it is undeniable that, between 1879 and 1926, Index Medicus had a number of publishers, including Leypoldt in New York, George Davis in Boston, and the Carnegie Foundation in Washington. There was even a period (1899–1902) when publication of Index Medicus ceased and was briefly replaced by a Paris publication called the Bibliographica Medica. There were also years, such as 1895–1899, when the title page mysteriously read only “Published by the Editors, New York and Boston.” Sometimes (as in 1879), publishers were listed for London, Paris, Leipzig, Amsterdam, and St. Petersburg, and would-be contributors were advised to submit their publications to these Europeans offices for inclusion in Index Medicus. A certain collection development objective is implied here: the introductory letter already cited made it clear that, after indexing, the publications would be added to the collections of the library" (S. J. Greenberg & P. E. Gallagher, "The great contribution: Index MedicusIndex-Catalogue, and IndexCat," J. Med. Libr. Assoc. 97(2009) 108–113).

A second series, edited by Fletcher and F. H. Garrison, vols. 1-6, 1921-27. In 1927 the Quarterly Cumulative Index to Current Medical Literature (12 vols., 1916-26) was amalgamated with the Index Medicus to form Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus (1927-56) which, with No. 6777, was superseded in 1960 by a new monthly Index Medicus with an annual Cumulated Index Medicus. The gap 1900-02 was partly filled by Bibliographia Medica, 3 vols., Paris, 1900-1903, and by Index Medicus Novus, Vienna, Nos. 1-12, 1899; Nos. 1-3, 1900. The first three series of Index Medicus were reprinted New York, Johnson Reprint, 1967. Bibliographia Medica was reprinted New York, Johnson Reprint, 1972.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY , BIBLIOGRAPHY › Periodicals
  • 6763

Index-catalogue of the library of the Surgeon General’s Office. Vol. 1-16; 2nd ser., vol. 1-21; 3rd ser., vol. 1-10; 4th ser., vol. l-11(A-Mn); 5th ser., vol. 1-3.

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 18801961.

In 1836 Surgeon General Joseph Lovell established a small collection of medical books for the use of his staff. This was the origin of the “Surgeon General’s Library.” John Shaw Billings did much to develop the library; he planned and started the Index Catalogue, the first large-scale subject index of any library, and the first truly comprehensive subject index of the published literature any science. Four years prior to the beginning of publication of the Index Catalogue Billings issued a Specimen Fasciculus of a Catalogue of the National Medical Library Under the Direction of the Surgeon-General, United States Army (Washington, 1876). In addition to showing the ambitious nature of his cataloguing plans, the fasciculus shows that Billings viewed the Library of the Surgeon General's Office as a national medical library. Series 1-4 indexes about 3,000,000 books, journal articles, and pamphlets. In the 5th series only monographs and theses are included. For continuation see Nos. 6784, 6786.9. In 1952 the name of the library was changed to Armed Forces Medical Library; it became the National Library of Medicine in 1956. See S. J. Greenberg & P. E. Gallagher, "The great contribution: Index MedicusIndex-Catalogue, and IndexCat," J. Med. Libr. Assoc. 97 (2009) 108–113.

The Index-catalogue is available online from the National Library of Medicine at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Periodicals, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Reference Works Digitized and Online
  • 6764.1

Homeopathic bibliography of the United States, from the year 1825 to the year 1891.

Philadelphia: Boericke & Tafel, 1892.

Of particular value for researching homeopathic literature, societies and institutions in America from 1825 to 1891. Digital facsimile from the Hathitrust at this link.



Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Homeopathy › History of Homeopathy, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects
  • 6765

Die hebräischen Uebersetzungen des Mittelalters. 2 vols.

Berlin, 1893.

Reprinted, 1956.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › 15th Century (Incunabula) & Medieval, Jews and Medicine › History of Jews and Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine
  • 6766

Bibliographia medica Hungariae, 1472-1899,

Budapest: sumpt. Athenaei, 1900.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Hungary
  • 6767

Die Handschriften der antiken Aerzte. I. Teil: Hippokrates und Galenos. II. Teil: Die übrigen grieschischen Ärzte aßer Hippokates und Galenos. Bericht über den Stand des interakademischen Corpus medicorum antiquorum und Erster Nachtrag zu den in den Abhandlungen 1905 und 1906 veröffentlichten Katalogen. . . .

Abh. k. preuss. Akad. Wiss. (Berl.), Phil.- hist. CL., 1-158; 1-115; 1-72, 19051908.

A catalogue of surviving manuscripts of texts and translations of classical Greek physicians. Republished in book form, 1905-08. Available online from the Corpus Medicorum Graecorum at this link.

Supplemented by:

 

Greek Manuscripts:

A. Touwaide, Byzantine medical manuscripts: toward a new catalogue, Byzantinische Zeitschrift 101, 2008, 199-208

A. Touwaide, Byzantine medical manuscripts.Towards a new catalogue, with a specimen for an annotated checklist of manuscripts based on an index of Diels' catalogue, Byzantion 79, 2009, 453-595

A. Touwaide. A census of Greek medical manuscripts: From Byzantium to the RenaissanceAbingdon, OxfordRoutledge2016. (No. 7518).

 

Latin Translations:

Campbell (No. 6509)

R. J. Durling, Corrigenda and addenda to Diels' Galenica. I. Codices vaticani, Traditio 23, 1967, 461-476.

R. J. Durling, Corrigenda and addenda to Diels' Galenica. II. Codices miscellanei, Traditio 37, 1981, 373-381.

S. Fortuna, A. Raia, Corrigenda and addenda to Diels' Galenica by Richard J. Durling. III. Manuscripts and editions, Traditio 61, 2006, 1-30.

 

R. J. Durling, A Guide to the Medical Manuscripts Mentioned in Kristeller's Iter Italicum I-II, Traditio 44, 1988, 485-536.

R. J. Durling, A Guide to the Medical Manuscripts Mentioned in Kristeller's Iter Italicum III, Traditio 41, 1985, 341-366.

R. J. Durling, A Guide to the Medical Manuscripts Mentioned in Kristeller's Iter Italicum IV, Traditio 46, 1991, 347-379.

R. J. Durling, A Guide to the Medical Manuscripts Mentioned in Kristeller's Iter Italicum V-VI, Traditio 48, 1993, 253-316.

 

Syriac Translations:

R. Degen, Ein Corpus Medicorum Syriacorum, Medizinhistorisches Journal 7, 1972, 114-122.

R. Degen, Galen im Syrischen: Eine Übersicht über die syrische Überlieferung der Werke Galens, in: Galen: problems and prospects. A collection of papers submitted at the 1979 Cambridge conference, edited by V. Nutton, London 1981, 131-166.

 

Arabic Translations: 

Campbell (No. 6509)

Sezgin (No. 6510.2)

Ullmann (No. 6510.01)



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology › Translations to and from Arabic, BYZANTINE MEDICINE, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE
  • 6768

Deutsch medizinische Inkunabeln.

Leipzig: J. A. Barth, 1908.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › 15th Century (Incunabula) & Medieval
  • 6768.1

A catalogue of the manuscripts in the library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow. Planned and begun by the late John Young...Continued and completed under the direction of the Young Memorial Committee by P. Henderson Aitken.

Glasgow: James Maclehose, 1908.

Catalogue of the manuscripts collected and bequeathed to the University of Glasgow by William Hunter (1718-83), now in the Hunterian Collection, University of Glasgow Library. The catalogue provides full descriptions of approximately 600 manuscripts dating mostly from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, covering a wide range of subjects in addition to medicine. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology
  • 6769

Incunabula medica. A study of the earliest printed medical books, 1467-1480.

Oxford: University Press, 1923.

Bibliographical Society Publication. Based on Osler’s presidential address to the Bibliographical Society in 1914, with minor editing for posthumous publication by Archibald Malloch and W. W. Francis. Introduction by A. W. Pollard. The work opens with an essay by Osler citing many early printed medical texts, including a detailed discussion of the earliest bloodletting calendars, showing the influence of the invention of printing upon the dissemination of medieval medical information. Next follows a descriptive list of 217 medical books printed to 1480. This list was edited, with an Editor's Note, by bibliographer Victor Scholderer. Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › 15th Century (Incunabula) & Medieval, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6771

A short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640.

London: Bibliographical Society, 1926.

This has been completely superseded by the second edition, revised and enlarged. Begun by W. A. Jackson and F. S. Ferguson; completed by K. F. Pantzer. Vol. 1. A-H.; Vol. 2. I-Z. London, Bibliographical Society, 1972-86. In addition to countless works of medical interest, this includes in brief form many bibliographies of individual medical authors whose works appeared during the dates covered.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • 6772

Bibliotheca Osleriana. A catalogue of books illustrating the history of medicine and science, collected, arranged and annotated by Sir William Osler, Bt. and bequeathed to McGill University. [Edited by . W. W. Francis, R. H. Hill, Leonard Mackall, and Archibald Malloch.]

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1929.

This bibliography of over 7,500 titles, edited by W. W. Francis, R. H. Hill, Leonard Mackall, and Archibald Malloch, is the catalogue of Osler’s magnificent library. For it Osler wrote an unfinished Introduction entitled "The Collecting of a Library." In that he indicated that formal planning for the catalogue with L. L. Mackall, W. W. Francis, and T. A. Malloch was underway before his death. The catalogue, published a full 10 years after Osler's death, follows Osler's distinctive organizational scheme. In many cases the annotations are based on notes that Osler wrote in his books, making this catalogue one of the most interesting to read of all annotated bibliographies in the history of medicine and science, and a reflection of Osler's bibliophilic taste and personality.

Fielding Garrison reviewed "The Osler Catalogue" in the Bulletin of the N. Y. Academy of Medicine, 5, 860-863, September 1929. A digital facsimile of his review is available from PubMedCentral at this link.

On the 25th anniversary of the publication of the catalogue, which coincided roughly with the formal opening of the Osler Library at McGill, W. W. Francis published some brief, but distinctive comments on the catalogue and his role as chief editor in its production as "Osler's Catalogue", J. Hist. Med., 9, 464-465, 1954.

The Bibliotheca Osleriana was reprinted in 1969 with addenda and corrigenda, and a preface by Lloyd G. Stevenson, Montreal, McGill-Queen’s University Press. A digital facsimile of the 1969 edition is available from the Internet Archive at this link.

See also The Osler Library, Montreal: McGill University, 1979.

Regarding Osler as a Book Collector see:

    Regarding Osler's sense of humor see:
  • The Gay of Heart by Thomas S. Cullen
    Reprinted from Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 84 (1949): 41-45. Chicago: American Medical Association. Concerns Osler's sense of humor and habit of practical joking, both of which are often forgotten.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Book Collecting, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 6772.1

The printed books in the library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow. A catalogue by Mungo Ferguson.

Glasgow: Jackson, Wylie, 1930.

Catalogue of the printed books in the celebrated library formed by William Hunter (1718-83), now called the Hunterian Collection, at the University of Glasgow Library. The catalogue was actually printed in 1916, well over 100 years after Hunter's death, but not issued until 1930 because of the First World War. See No. 6768.1.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 6773

Revised students’ check-list of texts illustrating the history of medicine, with references for collateral reading.

Bull. Inst. Hist. Med., 1, 333-434, 1933.

An expansion of Garrison's original list which appeared in the Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General’s Office, Washington, 1912, 2 ser. 17, 89-178. Garrison was inspired to draft the 1912 list by a suggestion from Sir William Osler. Garrison's 1933 check-list formed the starting point for L.T. Morton’s first edition of the bibliography you are reading now, published in 1943.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY , BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics
  • 6774

The medical and scientific periodicals of the 17th and 18th centuries, with revised catalogue and check-list.

Bull. Inst. His. Med., 2, 285-343, 1934.

Addenda and corrigenda by D.A. Kronick, Bull. Hist. Med. 1958, 32, 456-74.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Periodicals
  • 6775

British periodicals of medicine. A chronological list.

Bull Inst. Hist. Med., 5, 735-61, 827-55; 6, 614-48, 1937, 1938.

Covers British periodicals published in the British Empire. Published in book form, Baltimore, 1938. Supplement, 1938-61, by A. M Shadrake, Bull. med. Libr. Ass., 1963, 51, 181-96, covers Gt Britain and Ireland, but excludes reports of societies and hospitals.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Periodicals
  • 6776

Incunabula scientifica et medica. Short title list.

Bruges: St. Catherine Press, 1938.

3,000 editions of 1,000 incunabula. Reprinted from Osiris, vol.IV. Reprinted, Hildesheim, 1963.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › 15th Century (Incunabula) & Medieval
  • 6777

Current List of Medical Literature. Vols. 1-36.

Washington, DC, 19411959.

Published weekly until June, 1950, then monthly, with author and subject indexes. Cumulated indexes semi-annually. Issued by the Army Medical Library prior to its naming as the National Library of Medicine. Superseded in 1960 by Index Medicus. Digital facsimile of vols. 1-36 from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • 6779

The Harvey Cushing collection of books and manuscripts.

New York: Schuman's, 1943.

Catalogue, without annotations, of the books and manuscripts bequeathed by Cushing to the Historical Library in the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at Yale University School of Medicine. Much like Osler, Cushing collected science as well as medicine.

Regarding Cushing as a collector see:



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Book Collecting, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 6780

Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700. 3 vols.

New York: Columbia University Press, 19451951.

Supplements the Short title catalogue (No. 6771). This was superseded by the second edition, revised and enlarged, 3 vols., New York, Modern Language Association of America, 1972-88. In addition to countless works of medical interest, this bibliography includes in brief form many author bibliographies of individual physicians whose works appeared during 1640-1700.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • 6781

A check-list of medical books published in English before 1600.

Bull Hist. Med., 21, 922-58, 1947.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • 6782

Encyclopedia of medical sources.

Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1948.

A valuable list of medical eponyms and original sources, arranged alphabetically by authors’ names.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • 6783

A catalogue of incunabula and manuscripts in the Army Medical Library.

New York: Henry Schuman, 1950.

For supplement see No. 6786.18.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › 15th Century (Incunabula) & Medieval, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries
  • 6784

UNITED STATES. National Library of Medicine Catalogue. 18 vols.

Ann Arbor, MI & Washington, DC, 19501966.

Two quinquennial and one sexennial cumulations of annual volumes. 6 vols., 1950-54; 6 vols., 1955-59; 6 vols., 1960-65. Author and subject indexes. First series under title “U.S. Armed Forces Medical Library”. See also No. 6763; continued by No. 6786.9.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries
  • 6785

The great medical bibliographers. A study in humanism.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1951.

1. The Beginnings: Tritheim, Champier, and Gesner.

2. The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: Medical Book Sales, à Beughem, Van der Linden, Haller, and the Rise of Medical Biobibliography.

3. Medical Subject Indices: Ploucquet, Forbes, Callisen, and Billings; Choulant and Osler; Keynes and the Rise of Personal Bibliography.

Appendiix I. The Gesner Bibliothecae

Appendix II. List of Early Medical Sales

Appendix III. The Haller Bibliothecae

Appendix IV: Works by Ludwig Choulant

Appendix V:  [Bibliographies by] Geoffrey Keynes



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › History of Bibliography
  • 6785.1

The development of medical bibliography.

Baltimore, MD: Medical Library Association, 1954.

A historical study; includes a list of 255 medical bibliographies published since 1500. Reprinted 1981.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › History of Bibliography
  • 6786

A catalogue of incunabula in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library.

London: Oxford University Press, 1954.

Gives full bibliographical description of 632 incunabula.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › 15th Century (Incunabula) & Medieval, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries
  • 6786.1

Bibliotheca Walleriana. The books illustrating the history of medicine and science and bequeathed to the library of the Royal University of Uppsala. 2 vols.

Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1955.

Details 23,000 printed items, including 150 incunabula. The catalogue does not include Erik Waller’s vast collection of autographs and manuscripts also preserved in Uppsala.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 6786.10

Les manuscrits latins de médecine du haut moyen age dans les bibliothèques de France.

Paris: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1966.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine
  • 6786.11

Medical reference works 1679-1966: A selected bibliography.

Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association, 1967.

Contains over 2,700 items with annotations. Supplements: I (1967-68), 1970; compiled by M.V. Clark. II (1969-72), 1973; compiled by J. S. Richmond. III (1973-74), 1975; compiled by J. S. Richmond. 



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › History of Bibliography
  • 6786.12

A catalogue of sixteenth century printed books in the National Library of Medicine.

Bethesda, MD: U.S. Dept, of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1967.

Describes with pagination and some collations, approximately 4,800 items printed between 1501 and 1600. There are geographical and alphabetical indices of printers and publishers. For supplement, see No. 6786.18.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries
  • 6786.13

A catalogue of Arabic manuscripts on medicine and science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library.

London: The Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1967.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology › Translations to and from Arabic, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 6786.14

Rare books and collections of the Reynolds Historical Library. A bibliography. 2 vols. First volume by Martha Lou Thomas.

Birmingham, AL: University of Alabama Press, 19681994.

Vol. 1 describes 5119 rare books, manuscripts, and medieval anatomical mannequins donated by Lawrence Reynolds; includes some fine color plates. Vol. 2 contains material collected for the Reynolds Library after Reynolds' donation.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 6786.15

The Cole Library of early medicine and zoology. Catalogue of books and pamphlets. 2 parts.

Reading, England: Alden Press for the Library, University of Reading, 19691975.

The library of F.J. Cole (see No. 356). Part 1: 1472-1800 to the present day and Supplement to Part 1.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Natural History, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries, COMPARATIVE ANATOMY › History of Comparative Anatomy, ZOOLOGY › History of Zoology
  • 6786.16

The awakening interest in science during the first century of printing 1450-1550. An annotated checklist of first editions viewed from the angle of their subject content. Astronomy. Mathematics. Medicine. Natural science. Physics. Technology.

New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1970.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › 15th Century (Incunabula) & Medieval
  • 6786.17

Medicine: A bibliography of bibliographies.

Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield, 1971.

Extracted from A world bibliography of bibliographies (4th ed., 1965-66)



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • 6786.18

A catalogue of incunabula and sixteenth century printed books in the National Library of Medicine. First supplement.

Bethesda, MD: U.S. Dept of Health, Education & Welfare, 1971.

Supplements Nos. 6783 and 6786.12. Records 27 15th century imprints and 272 16th century imprints acquired by the library since publication of those two catalogues.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › 15th Century (Incunabula) & Medieval, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries
  • 6786.19

Catalogue of medical books in Manchester University Library 1480-1700.

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1972.

Describes 2685 items with full title transcriptions, paginations, and some annotations.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries
  • 6786.2

A catalogue of the H. Winnett Orr historical collection and other rare books in the library of the American College of Surgeons.

Chicago, IL: American College of Surgeons, 1960.

Describes 2289 rare books primarily concerning surgery, military medicine, and orthopaedics, donated by H.Winnett Orr (1877-1956).



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 6786.20

A history of scientific and technical periodicals. The origins and development of the scientific and technical press, 1665-1790. 2nd ed.

Metuchen, NJ, 1976.

“Includes much of medical interest and contains several tables indicating comparative numbers of periodicals on various subjects at different dates” (L.T.Morton).



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Periodicals
  • 6786.21

A short title catalogue of eighteenth century printed books in the National Library of Medicine.

Bethesda, MD: U.S.Dept, of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1979.

Lists approximately 25,000 works (except dissertations) printed between 1701 and 1800.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries
  • 6786.22

Catalogue of the historical books in the library of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Melbourne, Australia: Queensherry Hill Press, 1979.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Australia
  • 6786.23

Medical bibliography in an age of discontinuity.

Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association, 1981.

A history of medical bibliography since World War II, focusing on the information requirements of biomedical research; supplements No. 6785.1



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › History of Bibliography
  • 6786.24

Catalogue of the Pybus collection of medical books, letters and engravings, 15th-20th centuries.

Newcastle upon Tyne: Manchester University Press for The University Library, 1981.

Describes the collection of 2305 classics in the history of medicine formed by Frederick C. Pybus (1883-1975), giving pagination and plate counts. Also included are annotated descriptions of 158 autograph letters by physicians, and descriptions of about 1000 medical portraits and other prints. Completely indexed.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 6786.25

La médecine médiévale à travers les manuscrits de la Bibliothéque Nationale.

Paris: Bibliothéque Nationale, 1982.

Annotated exhibition catalogue, with introductory essays, describing 99 exceptionally important medieval medical manuscripts as well as a few very early medallions.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine
  • 6786.26

A catalogue of sixteenth-century medical books in Edinburgh libraries.

Edinburgh: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 1982.

Describes 2509 books with paginations and collations. Reproduces 89 illustrations.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries
  • 6786.27

An annotated catalogue of medical Americana in the library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine.

London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1983.

Books and printed documents 1557-1821 from Latin America and the Caribbean Islands, and manuscripts from the Americas 1575-1927. 540 items, usually with detailed notes.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Caribbean, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Latin America, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine
  • 6786.28

American medical imprints, 1820-1910. 2 vols.

Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield, 1985.

The work of over 40 years, this catalogue describes over 36,000 books, pamphlets, and broadsides, arranged by decade, from 1820-1910, with a comprehensive index. Included is an essay: 19th century American medical literature: A gallery of Lea titles, and an appendix: Wood’s Library of Standard Medical Authors: A checklist and biographical guide.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States
  • 6786.29

The two Sydenham Societies. A history and bibliography of the medical classics published by the Sydenham Society and the New Sydenham Society (1844-1911).

Acrise, Kent, England: Winterdown Books, 1985.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY , BIBLIOGRAPHY › Medical Publishers, Histories of
  • 6786.3

Early American medical imprints. A guide to works printed in the United States 1668-1820.

Washington, DC: U.S. Dept of Health, Education and Welfare, 1961.

Describes 2105 items with paginations. Reprinted 1977.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States
  • 6786.30

A descriptive and analytical catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine.

London: The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1986.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Iran (Persia), Persian (Iranian) Islamic Medicine
  • 6786.31

The Truman G. Blocker, Jr. history of medicine collections: Books and manuscripts. By Larry J. Wygant.

Galveston, TX: The University of Texas Medical Branch, 1986.

Describes approximately 13,000 books chiefly acquired for the Moody Medical Library by Truman G. Blocker, Jr. Includes the Alfred H. Whittacker library on the history of occupational medicine..



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY , BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE
  • 6786.32

The finest instruments ever made. A bibliography of medical, dental, optical and pharmaceutical company trade literature; 1700-1939.

Arlington, MA: Medical History Publishing Assoc., 1986.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation
  • 6786.33

A catalogue of seventeenth century printed books in the National Library of Medicine.

Bethesda, MD: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1989.

Describes, with paginations, approximately 13,300 monographs, dissertations, broadsides, pamphlets and serials printed between 1601 and 1700.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries
  • 6786.34

Thornton’s medical books, libraries and collectors. A study of bibliography and the book trade in relation to the medical sciences.

Aldershot, England: Gower, 1990.

A highly useful work, originally published by John L. Thornton (b. 1913) in 1949. This new edition includes the following fully-documented historical essays: P. Jones, Medical books before the invention of printing. D.E. Rhodes, Medical incunabula; Y. Hibbott, Medical books of the sixteenth century. C.R. English, Seventeenth century medical books, P.C. Want, Medical books from 1701-1800, G. Davenport, Medical books of the nineteenth century, L.T. Morton, The growth of medical periodical literature,; J. Symonds, Medical bibliographies and bibliographers, A. Besson, Private medical libraries, R.B. Tabor, Medical libraries of today.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › History of Bibliography
  • 6786.35

Heirs of Hippocrates. The development of medicine in a catalogue of historic books in the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, The University of Iowa. By Richard Eimas.

Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 1991.

Describes with detailed historical notes over 2300 books in the John Martin Rare Book Room, chiefly donated to the library by John Martin (1904-1996). The books are arranged chronologically by date of the author’s birth. Numerous illustrations, including some in color. Many of the annotations were written by the collector, John Martin.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 6786.36

The Haskell F. Norman library of science and medicine. 2 vols.

San Francisco, CA: Jeremy Norman & Co., Inc., 1991.

Fully annotated descriptions, mostly with complete collations, paginations, and plate counts, of 2600 classics covering the spectrum of the sciences, emphasizing medicine, from circa 1470 to 1950, in the library of Haskell F. Norman (1915-1996). The introductions discuss the place of this library in history of book collecting by physicians and scientists, and Haskell Norman's approach to building this library over four decades.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Book Collecting, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 6786.4

American medical bibliography 1639-1783.

New York: Lathrop C. Harper, 1962.

Lists and describes 719 books, pamphlets, and broadsides, 506 almanacs, 25 magazines, and 224 newspapers published in the area now forming the U.S.A.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States
  • 6786.5

A catalogue of printed books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library. 5 vols.

London: The Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 19622006.

Vol. 1: Books printed before 1641; Vol. 2-3: Books printed from 1641-1850, A-E, F-L; Vol. 4: Books printed from 1641-1850, M-R; Vol. 5 Books printed from 1642 to 1850, S-Z.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries
  • 6786.6

A catalogue of western manuscripts on medicine and science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library. 3 vols. plus Supplement.

London: The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 19621999.

I: MSS written before ad 1650. II-III: MSS written after ad 1650. Addenda in 1. Anzeiger dtsch. Altertum dtsch. Lit., 1970, 81, 49-55. Supplementary catalogue (1999).



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology
  • 6786.7

Histoire de la médecine et du livre médical à la lumière des collections de la Bibliothèque de la Faculté de Médecine de Paris.

Paris: Olivier Perrin, 1962.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • 6786.8

Translations of medical classics. A list.

Newcastle upon Tyne, 1965.

University Library Publication No. 3. Lists translations of medical works of classical interest and importance published before 1900.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • 6786.9

National Library of Medicine current catalog.

Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 19661993.

Subject and author sections. Published quarterly, with annual and quinquennial (one sexennial-1965-70) cumulations. Discontinued after 1993 issues. Digital facsimile of the complete run from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries
  • 6787

Etymologiae.

Augsburg: Günther Zainer, 1472.

The principal work of Isidore of Seville, one of the greatest educationists of the Middle Ages. The Etymologiae, an encyclopedic work, presented the sum of contemporary knowledge on all branches of science. Book IV afforded a survey of the entire range of medicine. ISTC No. ii00181000. Digital facsimile from Deutsches Forschungsgemeinschaft at this link.



Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical, Encyclopedias, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Spain
  • 6788

Synonyma medicinae, seu clavis sanationis.

Milan: Antonio Zarothus, 1473.

The first printed medical dictionary. It was originally published at Ferrara, 1471-2?, of which the only recorded copy is a fragment of 21 leaves in the Bodleian Library. ISTC No. is00526000. “The great work of Simon Januensis, physician, sub-deacon and capellanus to Pope Nicolas IV, called Clavis Sanationis by his friend the mathematician Campanus to whom he inscribed it, is better known as Synonyma Medicinae. In the preface he tells of thirty years of labour devoted to the work and of arduous travels in search of knowledge .. The authorities quoted show the working library of a physician at the beginning of the thirteenth century ... Most of the terms are briefly defined, and longer accounts with references to authors are given of the more important drugs, as of the poppy, taken chiefly from Dioscorides. Arabic and Greek names are about equally divided. No classification of drugs is attempted, but under such terms as “coloris” and “oleum” long lists are given. The ophthalmic definitions are excellent and taken, as a rule, from Demosthenes, whose works were then available” (Osler, quoted by Deborah Coltham, 02-2017). Digital facsimile of the 1473 edition from BnF Gallica at this link. Simon's lexicon is being edited and translated into English as a wiki project at Simon Online.



Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy
  • 6789

Aggregator, sive de medicinis simplicibus.

Strassburg, Austria: Adolf Rusch, 1475.

First printed edition of an encyclopedic dictionary of medicine, containing a large number of medical recipes based upon Greek and Arabic sources. Dondi completed the work in 1355. Manuscripts of his text are preserved in the Vatican (Vat. lat. 2462, 14th century), the Collegio di Spagna, Bologna (MS 153, dated 1425) and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Lat. 6973 and 6974). ISTC No. id00358000. Digital facsimile from the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek at this link.



Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical, Encyclopedias, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy
  • 6790

Synonima und gerecht vrlegug der Auslegung der Wörter, so man dan in der Artzny, allen Krütern, Wurtzlen, Blümen, Somen, Gesteinen, Safften vnn anderen Digen zu schreiben ist.

Strassburg, Austria: Johann Grüninger, 1519.

Digital facsimile from Universität Wien at this link.



Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical
  • 6791

Dictionarium medicum.

Geneva: Henri Estienne, 1564.

This valuable Greek-Latin dictionary for the ancient medical writers defined and fixed a large number of anatomical terms, and exercised considerable influence on modern anatomical terminology. It was an important aid to the full understanding of the ancient texts.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical
  • 6792

Definitionum medicarum libri xxiii.

Paris: apud A. Wechelum, 1564.

This dictionary arranges all Greek medical terms in order of the Greek alphabet, and carefully explains them in Latin. It was widely used, and exerted much influence on modern medical terminology.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical
  • 6793

Oeconomia Hippocratis, aphabeti serie distincta. In qua dictionum apud Hippocratem omnium, praesertim obscuriorum, usus explicatur, etc.

Frankfurt: apud A. Wecheli heredes, 1588.

A Greek alphabetical dictionary of the vocabulary of the Hippocratic writings, based on an exhaustive investigation of all ancient medical texts.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical
  • 6794

Lexicon medicum Graeco-Latinum…ex Hippocrate et Galeno desumptum.

Messina, Sicily, Italy: typ. P. Brae, 1598.

The earlier lexicon of Gorraeus formed the basis of this work, which was reprinted in several editions, the last in 1792.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical
  • 6795

Quaestio iatrophilologica.

Rome: G. Facciotte, 1632.

Learned bibliophile Gabriel Naudé eventually became Mazarin’s librarian and built up for his master a famous collection of books. He wrote an important medical dictionary. Four further parts of the above, with varying titles and places of publication appeared from 1634-47.



Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical
  • 6796

Definitionum medicinarum liber.

Paris: J. Quesnel, 1639.

A glossary of Hippocratic terms.



Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical
  • 6797

A physical dictionary; in which all the terms relating either to anatomy, chirurgery, pharmacy, or chemistry, are very accurately explain’d.

London: J. D. Crouch, 1684.

The English translation of Blankaart’s dictionary was the first medical dictionary to be printed in the British Isles. The original Greek-Latin text was published in Amsterdam, 1679.



Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical
  • 6798

Lexicon medicum etymologicum.

Caen: J. Briard, 1691.


Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical
  • 6799

A medicinal dictionary: Including physic, surgery, anatomy, chymistry, and botany, in all their branches relative to medicine. Together with a history of drugs; An account of their various preparations, combinations, and uses; and an introductory preface tracing the progress of physic, and explaining theories which have principally prevail'd in all ages of the world. With copper plates. 3 vols.

London: T. Osborne, 17431745.

The largest, most exhaustive and most learned medical dictionary written in English prior to the early 19th century. Samuel Johnson wrote the dedication and some of the articles. This was Johnson’s first venture into lexicography, and when he was done, a syndicate of booksellers asked him to write his famous dictionary. Denis Diderot collaborated on the French translation, 6 vols., Paris, 1746-48. That experience gave Diderot the idea of producing the famous Diderot et d’Alembert Encyclopédie.



Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical