An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to Circa 2020 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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

Browse by Entry Number 8500–8599

100 entries
  • 8500

A history of medicine in South Africa up to the end of the nineteenth century.

Cape Town & Amsterdam: A. A. Balkema, 1958.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › South Africa
  • 8501

Doctors of the mines: A commemorative volume published in 1971 to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Mine Medical Officer's Association of South Africa. With a history of the work of mine medical officers.

Cape Town & Johannesburg: Purnell, 1971.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › South Africa, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE › History of Occupational Health & Medicine, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE › Miners' Diseases
  • 8502

Ethnomedical systems in Africa: Patterns of traditional medicine in rural and urban Kenya.

New York: Guilford Press, 1987.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Kenya
  • 8503

Mirau and his practice: A study of the ethnomedicinal repertoire of a Tanzanian herbalist.

London: Tri-Med Books, 1980.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Tanzania, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 8504

Indigenous theories of contagious disease.

Lanham, MD: Rowman Altamira, 2000.


Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Africa, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES, TROPICAL Medicine
  • 8505

Illness and health care in the ancient Near East: The role of the temple in Greece, Mesopotamia, and Israel. Harvard Semitic Monographs, no. 54.

Atlanta, GA: Scholar's Press, 1995.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Israel, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Middle East
  • 8506

Materia magica et medica Hethitica: Ein Beitrag zur Heilkunde im Alten Orient. By Volkert Haas in cooperation with Daliah Bawanypeck.

Berlin: De Gruyter, 2003.

The first comprehensive compendium of all known remedies and treatments used by the Hittites. The source texts are ritual descriptions and formularies from the 15th to 13th centuries BCE preserved from the archives of the Hittite capital, Hattusa. The ritual treatments often lasted for several days, and had an obvious psychotherapeutic approach which added significantly to their value as curative magic. Hittite prescriptive formulations demonstrate a close admixture of magical practices and pharmacological knowledge.

 



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Anatolia, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Cuneiform, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Middle East, Magic & Superstition in Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 8507

Babylonisch-assyrische Diagnostik.

Neukirchen: Neukirchener Verlag, 2000.

Study of the significance of medical diagnosis for Babylonian medicine. Analyzing the structure and contents of the Babylonian diagnostic handbook and the evolution of the diagnostic texts, the author shows that the diagnostic handbook was an integral part of the Babylonian medical tradition. Includes the transliteration, translation, and commentary of a large part of the diagnostic handbook, including copies of new texts.

 



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Cuneiform
  • 8508

Bibliography of ancient Mesopotamian medicine.

Rome: Università di Roma, 2012.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Cuneiform, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases
  • 8509

Sourcebook for ancient Mesopotamian medicine.

Atlanta, GA: SBL Press, 2014.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, BIBLIOGRAPHY , BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Cuneiform
  • 8510

Diagnoses in Assyrian and Babylonian medicine: Ancient sources, translations, and modern medical analyses.

Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2005.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia
  • 8511

Leib und Seele. Eine Kulturgeschichte des gesunden Lebens.

Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 1999.

Translated into English by Jane Dewhurst as Wellbeing: A cultural history of healthy living (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2008).



Subjects: NUTRITION / DIET › History of Nutrition / Diet, PHYSICAL MEDICINE / REHABILITATION › Exercise / Training / Fitness › History of Exercise / Training / Fitness, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 8512

Renal and rectal diseases texts. (Die Babylonisch-assyrische Medizin in Texten und Untersuchungen, Book 7).

Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2005.

Previous volumes of Franz Köcher’s series on Babylonian and Assyrian medical literature provided copies of cuneiform medical tablets with extensive indices listing all known parallel passages. This volume edits all of the tablets listed in volumes 1–6 of Köcher's Babylonisch-assyrische Medizin dealing with renal and rectal diseases. Many of the British Museum sources have been known from fragments, copied by R. Campbell Thompson in his Assyrian Medical Texts (1923), but many new joins have been made since that time, thus tablets dealing with renal and rectal diseases were been copied and edited in this volume. Although some of these medical texts were previously translated by Thompson in 1929 and 1934, these translations were later considered inadequate. This book makes most of these medical texts available to Assyriologists and medical historians for the first time. One interesting feature is how seldom magic and magical rituals feature within these medical recipes.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, Colon & Rectal Diseases & Surgery
  • 8513

BabMed - Babylonian medicine: Corpora

Berlin: Frei Universität Berlin, 2013.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Cuneiform, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries
  • 8514

A dictionary of Assyrian botany.

London: British Academy, 1949.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, BOTANY, BOTANY › History of Botany, BOTANY › Medical Botany
  • 8515

The healing goddess Gula: Towards an understanding of ancient Babylonian medicine.

Leiden: Brill, 2014.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia
  • 8516

Healing magic and evil demons: Canonical Udug-Hul incantations. (Die Babylonisch-assyrische Texten und Untersuchungen, Vol. 8.)

Boston, MA: Walter de Gruyter, 2015.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Cuneiform, Magic & Superstition in Medicine
  • 8517

Balm of America: Patent medicine collection.

Washington, DC: National Museum of American History, 2017.

http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object-groups/balm-of-america-patent-medicine-collection

"The Smithsonian Institution began to collect objects related to health and medicine in 1881. It first obtained examples of patent medicines in 1930, acquiring packages of Haarlem Oil (or Dutch Drops), Dr. John Hooper’s Female Pills, and Roche’s Herbal Embrocation. Since then the Smithsonian’s collection of patent medicines has expanded to over 4,000 products, dating from the 19th century to the present day."

This was entered into this database in 2017, and without a date for the origin of this electronic resource, I assigned the date 2017



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 8518

Medical Humanities at New York University. LITMED: Literature Arts Medicine Database.

New York: NYU School of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center, 1993.

http://medhum.med.nyu.edu/

"The Literature, Arts and Medicine Database (LitMed) is a collection of literature, fine art, visual art and performing art annotations created as a dynamic, comprehensive resource for scholars, educators, students, patients, and others interested in medical humanities. It was created by faculty of the New York University School of Medicine in 1993. The annotations are written by an invited editorial board of scholars from all over North America.

"We define the term "medical humanities" broadly to include an interdisciplinary field of humanities (literature, philosophy, ethics, history and religion), social science (anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, sociology), and the arts (literature, theater, film, multimedia and visual arts) and their application to healthcare education and practice. The humanities and arts provide insight into the human condition, suffering, personhood, and our responsibility to each other. They also offer a historical perspective on healthcare. Attention to literature and the arts helps to develop and nurture skills of observation, analysis, empathy, and self-reflection -- skills that are essential for humane healthcare. The social sciences help us to understand how bioscience and medicine take place within cultural and social contexts and how culture interacts with the individual experience of illness and the way healthcare is practiced.

"The site also includes a blog and resource section. Readers are also invited to join a LitMed list serve for those interested in posting resources related to the field" (http://medhum.med.nyu.edu/about, accessed 01-2017).



Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , Humanities, Medical, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 8519

History of the Health Sciences Links. Medical Library Association. Maintained by Patricia E. Gallagher

Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association, 2002.

 https://hhsmla.blogspot.com/

This probably the most comprehensive index to digital sources concerning the history of the health sciences. Hundreds of links are arranged in the following categories:

Bibliographies/Chronologies/Histories

Blogs (arranged alphabetically)

For Children

Databases

Email Lists, Newsgroups

Figures in Health Sciences - Lives and Works

Journals

Links Pages

Oaths, Prayers and Symbols

Organizations

Organizations & Museums with History of the Health Sciences Interests



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases, DIGITAL RESOURCES, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Blogs, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Collaborations Online (Wikis)
  • 8520

Osler Library Prints Collection.

Montréal: McGill University Library, 2017.

http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/oslerprints/index.php

"This varied collection of approximately 2,500 prints offers a fascinating look into the history of medicine through popular imagery. The medium of the print, being an economical means of image production, allowed for the dissemination of pictures to a wide audience. Painted portraits and scenes could be drawn, engraved, and thereafter reproduced and circulated in large quantities. While only a select few could see an original painting, engraved prints could appear in publications, feature as frontispieces in books, or be sold separately" (http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/oslerprints/about.html, accessed 01-2017).

(Without an origin date for this project I assigned the date of 2017 when I created this entry.)



Subjects: ANATOMY › Anatomical Illustration, ART & Medicine & Biology, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , Illustration, Biomedical
  • 8521

History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium.

Washington, DC: U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2010.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/consortium/index.html

"The History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium is a project that explores the feasibility of crawling, indexing, and delivering web accessible content from external institutions in a union catalog format. The site leverages NLM's enterprise search engine IBM Data Explorer. Using a variety of crawl protocols that are target-site specific, we are able to crawl, index, and provide access to finding aids that exist in a variety of data formats such as xml, html, or pdf. By crawling and indexing content locally with referring links back to an owning repository, NLM can offer a multi-institutional discovery service, but is relieved of the burden of managing external data. Crawls are currently performed on a monthly basis. Our method and tools allow for a widely-inclusive harvesting and search, but at the expense of advance-level services such as author or subject-based browsing or searching. We encourage the use of EAD, as it could provide the consortium more functionality and hope the project evolves in that direction.

"We invite other repositories who focus their collecting in the history of medicine and its allied sciences to join. Partners must be able to respond to reference requests about their own collections. Please contact John Rees, Archivist and Digital Resources Manager if you are interested in joining or simply learning more about our techniques.

"NLM also offers its EAD infrastructure to help institutions create finding aids if they do not already do so. We offer a free online .net application to assist in creating EAD and a search and delivery platform, DLXS, outside the consortium environment.

"Current List of Participating Institutions

  • NLM History of Medicine Division
  • American Philosophical Society
  • Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History
  • Boston Children's Hospital Archives
  • The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
  • Center for the History of Psychology, University of Akron
  • Columbia University Health Sciences Library
  • Cornell University Division of Rare and Manuscripts Collections
  • DeWitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Duke University Medical Center Archives
  • Eskind Biomedical Library Vanderbilt University
  • Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
  • George Washington University
  • Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library
  • Library of Congress
  • Lloyd Library and Museum
  • McGill University Osler Library Archives
  • Medical Archives, Johns-Hopkins University Medical Institutions
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • New Jersey Historical Society
  • New York Academy of Medicine
  • New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NMHM Otis Historical Archives
  • Ohio State University Medical Heritage Center
  • Orbis Cascade Alliance, Archives West
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Rockefeller Archive Center
  • Rutgers University
  • Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College
  • State Historical Society of Missouri
  • UMBC Center for Biological Sciences Archives
  • University of California-San Diego
  • University of California-San Francisco
  • University of Chicago Special Collections
  • University of Mississippi Archives and Special Collections
  • UPenn Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
  • UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • University of Virginia Health Sciences Library
  • University of Wisconsin Digital Collections, Archival Resources in Wisconsin
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • Wright State University Special Collections and Archives
  • Yale University Library" (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/consortium/about.html, accessed 01-2017).

 



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases
  • 8522

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

Boston, MA: Boston Public Library, 2010.

https://dp.la/

"The vision of a national digital library has been circulating among librarians, scholars, educators, and private industry representatives since the early 1990s. Efforts led by a range of organizations, including the Library of CongressHathiTrust, and the Internet Archive, have successfully built resources that provide books, images, historic records, and audiovisual materials to anyone with Internet access. Many universities, public libraries, and other public-spirited organizations have digitized materials, but these digital collections often exist in silos. The DPLA  brings these different viewpoints, experiences, and collections together in a single platform and portal, providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage.

The DPLA planning process began in October 2010 at a meeting in Cambridge, MA. During this meeting, 40 leaders from libraries, foundations, academia, and technology projects agreed to work together to create “an open, distributed network of comprehensive online resources that would draw on the nation’s living heritage from libraries, universities, archives, and museums in order to educate, inform, and empower everyone in current and future ­generations.”

In December 2010, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, generously supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, convened leading experts in libraries, technology, law, and education to begin work on this ambitious project. A two-year process of intense grassroots community organization, beginning in October 2011 and hosted at the Berkman Center, brought together hundreds of public and research librarians, innovators, digital humanists, and other volunteers—organized into six workstreams and led by a distinguished Steering Committee—helped to scope, design, and construct the DPLA.

The DPLA is led now by Executive Director Dan Cohen and guided by a Board of Directors comprised of leading public and research librarians, technologists, intellectual property scholars, and business experts from around the country. Based in Boston in the historic Boston Public Library, DPLA has grown from an initial staff of four to nearly ten, including an in-house technical team. To read more about the DPLA team, visit our our staff page.

To view materials produced during the planning initiative, visit our Historical Materials page." (https://dp.la/info/about/history/, accessed 01-2017).

The Medical Heritage Library is a subset of the DPLA: https://dp.la/search?partner%5B%5D=Internet+Archive&provider%5B%5D=Medical+Heritage+Library.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries
  • 8523

Materia Indica; or, some account of those articles which are employed by the Hindoos and other eastern nations, in their medicine, arts, and agriculture; comprising also formulae, with practical observations, names of diseases in various eastern languages, and a copious list of oriental books immediately connected with general science. 2 vols.

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, 1826.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: Agriculture / Horticulture, INDIA, Practice of Medicine in, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 8524

Al-Biruni's book on pharmacy and materia medica (Kitāb al-saydan fī al-tibb). Edited and translated by Hakim Mohammed Said. 2 vols.

Karachi, Pakistan: Hamdard National Foundation, 1973.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Persian Islamic Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 8525

The "Tabula antidotarii" of Armengaud Blaise and its Hebrew translation. Edited by Michael R. McVaugh and Lola Ferre. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 90, pt. 6.

Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2000.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › France, TOXICOLOGY
  • 8526

Nomina simplicium medicinarum ex synonymariis Medii Aevi collecta (Semantische Untersuchungen zum Fachwortschatz hoch- und spätmittelalterlicher Drogenkunde). Studies in ancient medicine 6.

Leiden: Brill, 1993.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 8527

Les manuscrits arabes de l'Escurial. Vol. 2, Fascicule 2: Médecine et histoire naturelle. Compiled by Hartwig Derenbourg, edited by Henri Paul Joseph Renaud.

Paris: LeRoux, 1939.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, Medieval Zoology
  • 8528

Traité des simples. 3 vols. Notices et extraits des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque nationale et autres bibliothèques, 1877, tome 23,1; tome 25,1; tome 26,1. Traduit par Lucien Leclerc.

Paris: Imprimerie nationale, 18771883.

Ibn al-Baytar systematically recorded the additions to pharmacy made by medieval Islamic physicians, who added between 300 and 400 types of medicines to the roughly one thousand known since antiquity.

"Ibn al-Baitar’s largest and most widely read book is his Compendium on Simple Medicaments and Foods. It is a pharmacopoeia (pharmaceutical encyclopedia) listing 1400 plants, foods, and drugs and their uses. It is organized alphabetically by the name of the useful plant or plant component or other substance—a small minority of the items covered are not botanicals. For each item, Ibn al-Baitar makes one or two brief remarks himself and gives brief extracts from a handful of different earlier authors about the item. The bulk of the information is compiled from the earlier authors. The book contains references to 150 previous Arabic authors, as well as 20 previous Greek authors.[6][7] One of the sources he quotes the most frequently is the Materia Medica of Dioscorides, and another is Book Two of the Canon of Medicine of Ibn Sina. Both of those sources have similarities in layout and subject matter with Ibn al-Baitar's own book, but Ibn al-Baitar's treatments are richer in detail, and a large minority of Ibn al-Baitar's useful plants or plant substances are not covered at all by Dioscorides or Ibn Sina. In modern printed edition, the book is more than 900 pages long. As well as in Arabic, it was published in full in translation in German and French in the 19th century" (Wikipedia article on Ibnal-Batar, accessed 01-2017). Digital facsimile from docs.google.com at this link.



Subjects: BOTANY › Medical Botany, Encyclopedias, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, NUTRITION / DIET, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines, PHARMACOLOGY › Pharmacopeias
  • 8529

The book of medical experiences attributed to Abraham Ibn Ezra. Edited and translated by Joshua O. Leibowitz and Schlomo Marcus.

Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1984.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 8530

Ya qūb ibn Ishaq al'Irail's "Treatise on the errors of the physicians in Damascus." Edited and translated by Oliver Kahl. Journal of Semitic Studies Supplement 10.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Syria and Syriac Texts
  • 8531

The medical formulary or Aqrābādhin of al Kindi. Edited and translated by Martin Levey.

Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1966.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › Pharmacopeias › Dispensatories or Formularies
  • 8532

The zoological section of the Nuzhatu-l-Qulūb of Hamdullāh Al-Mustaufī Al-Qazwīnī. Edited and translated by John Stephenson.

London: Royal Asiatic Society, 1928.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, Medieval Zoology
  • 8533

Tuhfat al-ahbāb: Glossaire de la matière médicale Marocaine.

Paris: Geuthner, 1934.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Morocco, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 8534

Histoire des médecins juifs anciens et modernes. Tome premier (All Published.)

Brussels: Société Encyclographique des Sciences Médicales, 1844.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: Jews and Medicine › History of Jews and Medicine
  • 8535

Medical synonym lists from medieval Provence: Shem Tov ben Isaac of Tortosa: Sefer ha - Shimmush. Book 29. Part 1: Edition and commentary of List 1 (Hebrew-Arabic- Romance /Latin).

Leiden: Brill, 2011.

The first critical edition of Book 29 of Shem Tov ben Isaac's Sefer ha-Shimmush, and a lexicological analysis of the medico-botanical terms in the first of the two synonym lists of this book. The Sefer ha-Shimmush was compiled in Southern France in the middle of the thirteenth century. The list edited in this volume consists of Hebrew or Aramaic lemmas, which are glossed by Arabic, Latin and Romance (Old Occitan and, in part, Old Catalan) synonyms written in Hebrew characters. Containing over 700 entries, this edition is one of the most extensive glossaries of its kind.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › France, Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 8536

Pflanzengeographie auf Physiologischer Grundlage.

Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1898.

In this work on the geographical distribution of plants Schimper coined the terms tropical rainforest and sclerophyll. English translation by William R. Fisher, revised and edited by Percy Groom and Isaac Bayley Balfour as Plant-Geography upon a physiological basis (Oxford, 1903). Digital facsimile of the 1903 translation from Google Books at this link. Digital facsimile of the 1908 second German edition from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment, BOTANY, Biogeography, Biogeography › Phytogeography
  • 8537

Galen and the rhetoric of healing.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire › History of Medicine in the Roman Empire
  • 8538

The history and geography of human genes.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994.

The first full-scale attempt to reconstruct where human populations originated and the paths by which they spread throughout the world, using genetic data integrated with data from geography, ecology, archaeology, physical anthropology, and linguistics. 



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY, Biogeography, EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution, GENETICS / HEREDITY, Geography of Disease / Health Geography
  • 8539

History within: The science, culture, and politics of bones, organisms, and molecules.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2016.


Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › History of Anthropology, EVOLUTION › History of Evolutionary Thought, GENETICS / HEREDITY › History of Genetics / Heredity
  • 8540

The medicinal plants of the Philippines. Translated and revised by Jerome B. Thomas, Jr.

Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co., 1901.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: BOTANY › Medical Botany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Philippines, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 8541

Medical anthropology. Edited by Francis X. Grollig, S. J. and Harold B. Haley.

The Hague & Paris: Mouton, 1976.


Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology
  • 8542

Edited ancestors, inventible traditions: Essays toward a more inclusive history of anthropology. Edited by Richard Handler.

Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2002.


Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › History of Anthropology
  • 8543

Datos par la materia médica Argentina. 2 vols. (Vol. 2: Trabajos de Instituto de Farmacología de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas de Buenos Aires No. 25).

Buenos Aires: Nueva Librería Científica, 19031910.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Argentina, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 8544

Iroquois medical botany.

Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1997.

"The first book to provide a guide to understanding the use of herbal medicines in traditional Iroquois culture. The world view of the Iroquois League or Confederacy - the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora nations - is based on a strong cosmological belief system. This is evident, especially in their medical practices, which connect man to nature and the powerful forces in the supernatural realm. This book relates Iroquois cosmology to cultural themes by showing the inherent spiritual power of plants and how the Iroquois traditionally have used and continue to use plants as remedies."



Subjects: BOTANY › Medical Botany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Northeast, NATIVE AMERICANS & Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 8545

Medical botany: or, Descriptions of the more important plants used in medicine, with their history, properties, and mode of administration.

Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1847.

The author intended to update and correct the earlier works on American materia medica by Barton, Bigelow and Rafinesque, and to make this information available at a reasonable price. Digital facsimile from the Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.



Subjects: BOTANY › Ethnobotany, BOTANY › Medical Botany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States
  • 8546

Medical botany: Plants affecting human health. 2nd ed.

Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2003.


Subjects: BOTANY › Medical Botany, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 8547

Flore pittoresque et médicale des Antilles, ou, Histoire naturelle des plantes usuelles des colonies françaises, anglaises, espagnoles et portugaises; par M. E. Descourtilz. Peinte par J. Th. Descourtilz. 8 vols.

Paris: Pichard, 18211829.

Medical botany of the Caribbean, finely illustrated with colored plates after paintings by the author's son. Digital facsimile from the Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.



Subjects: BOTANY › Medical Botany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Caribbean, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 8548

Some American medical botanists commemorated in our botanical nomenclature.

Troy, NY: The Southworth Company, 1914.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), BOTANY › History of Botany, BOTANY › Medical Botany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States
  • 8549

Studi sulla Scuola medica salernitana.

Naples: Nella sede dell'Istituto [Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici], 1986.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Italy, Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy › Schola Medica Salernitana
  • 8550

Household medicine in seventeenth-century England.

London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), Household or Self-Help Medicine
  • 8551

Il "Tractatus de pulsibus," di Alfano Io arcivescovo di Salerno, sec. xi: Trascrizione del codice 1024 della biblioteca dell'Arsenale di Parigi (da carta 16 v. a carta 18 r). Annotazioni e commento con tavoli di riproduzione del testo [di] Pietro Capparoni.

Rome: Istituto nazionale medico farmacologico Serono, 1936.

Alfanus I or Alfano I, a physician before he became archbishop, was one of the earliest doctors of the Schola Medica Salernitana. He was Archbishop of Salerno from 1058 to his death. He was famed as a translator, writer, theologian, and medical doctor. Alfanus translated many manuscripts from the Arabic. His interest in medicine and the translation of Arabic treatises led him to invite Constantine the African from Carthage (in what is now Tunisia) to Salerno to assist him. Constantine brought with him a library of Arabic medical texts which he commenced to translate into Latin.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Italy, Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy › Schola Medica Salernitana
  • 8552

"Magistri Salernitani nondum cogniti": A contribution to the history of the Medical School of Salerno. By Pietro Capparoni. With a foreward by D'Arcy Power. (Wellcome Historical medical Museum. Research Studies in Medical History No. 2).

London: John Bale, 1923.

Physicans from the medical school at Salerno who were unknown to de Renzi (No. 6518). Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Italy, Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy › Schola Medica Salernitana
  • 8553

Handbook of the Historical Medical Museum. Organised by Henry S. Wellcome.

London: Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, 1913.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 8554

Women healers in medieval life and literature.

New York: King's Crown Press, 1943.

Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 8555

Ps. Bartholomaeus Mini de Senis: Tractatus de herbis (Ms London, British Library, Egerton 747). A cura di Iolanda Ventura. Edizione Nazionale La Scuola Medica Salernitana, 05.

Florence: Sismel. Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2009.

Bartholomaeus Mini de Senis, probably active in the 14th century, was the copyist of British Library Ms Egerton 747, Tractatus de herbis. The identity of the author of the original work, probably written a century earlier, remains unknown.



Subjects: BOTANY › Medical Botany, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy › Schola Medica Salernitana, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 8556

La Scuola Medica Salernitana. Gli autori e i testi. Convegno internazionale, Università degli studi di Salerno, 3-5 novembre 2004. A cura di Danielle Jacquart e Agostino Paravicini Bagliani. Edizione Nazionale La Scuola Medica Salernitana, 01.

Florence: Sismel. Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2007.

Includes on pp. 185-188, and 211-13, Monica H. Green, "Reconstructing the oeuvre of Trota of Salerno." Also, on pp. 15-60, Monica H. Green, “Rethinking the manuscript basis of Salvatore De Renzi’s Collectio Salernitana: The corpus of medical Writings in the ‘long’ twelfth century,"



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Italy, Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy › Schola Medica Salernitana
  • 8557

Alphita: Edición crítica y comentario de Alejandro García González. Edizione Nazionale La Scuola Medica Salernitana, 02.

Florence: Sismel. Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2007.

Alphita, farina ordei idem, an anonymous collection of glosses, documents the linguistic renewal of the medical and botanical technical lexicon, derived from Greco-Latin as well as Arabic sources, at the School of Salerno from the 11th to the 12th centuries. This is the first critical edition of the glossary, accompanied by a thorough analysis its origins, period of composition, major sources, different versions, textual transmission, and an identification and comment on each entry in the glossary.



Subjects: BOTANY, Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy › Schola Medica Salernitana
  • 8558

Medicine and religion c. 1300: The case of Arnau de Vilanova

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8559

Anglo-Saxon plant remedies and the Anglo-Saxons.

Isis, 70 (2), 250-268, 1979.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England › Anglo-Saxon Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines › History of Materia Medica
  • 8560

Medicine in the English Middle Ages.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine
  • 8561

Health and healing from the medieval garden. Edited by Peter Dendle and Alain Touwaide.

Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: The Boydell Press, 2008.


Subjects: BOTANY › History of Botany, BOTANY › Medical Botany, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine
  • 8562

De animalibus libri xxvi. Nach der Cölner Urschrift, herausgegeben von Hermann Stadler. 2 vols. (Beiträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie des Mittelalters 15-16).

Münster: Verlag der Aschendorffschen Verlagsbuchhandlung, 19161920.


Subjects: Medieval Zoology
  • 8563

Albertus Magnus, On animals: A medieval summa zoologica. Translated and annotated by Kenneth F. Kitchell, Jr. and Irven Michael Resnick. 2 vols.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.


Subjects: Medieval Zoology
  • 8564

The Greek herbal of Dioscorides, illustrated by a Byzantine, A.D. 512; Englished by John Goodyer, A.D. 1655; edited and first printed, A.D. 1933, by Robert T. Gunther ... with three hundred and ninety-six illustrations.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1934.

Goodyer's translation is considered more of a paraphrase than a translation.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines › History of Materia Medica
  • 8565

Dioscorides: De Materia Medica, being an herbal with many other medicinal materials, written in Greek in the first century of the common era. A new indexed version in Modern English by Tess Anne Osbaldeston and Robert P. A Wood.

Johannesburg: Ibidis Press, 2000.

Rather than a new translation from the Greek, this is a updated and usefully indexed version, in modern English, of Goodyer's paraphrase from the 17th century. See No. 8564.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, BOTANY › Medical Botany, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 8566

Pedanius Dioscorides of Anazarbus, De materia medica. Translated by Lily Y. Beck. (Altertumswissenschaftliche Texte und Studien, vol. 38).

Hildesheim-Zurich-New York: Olms-Weidmann, 2005.

A new English translation, directly from the Greek text edited by Wellmann, and thoroughly indexed.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, BOTANY › Medical Botany, PHARMACOLOGY, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 8567

Dioscorides on pharmacy and medicine.

Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1985.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire › History of Medicine in the Roman Empire, BOTANY › History of Botany, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 8568

Théophraste. Recherches sur les plantes. Texte établi et traduit par Suzanne Amigues. 5 vols.

Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 19882006.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, BOTANY
  • 8569

Des Pedanios Dioskurides aus Anazarbos Arzneimittellehre in fünf Büchern. Übersetzt und mit Erklärungen Versehen.

Stuttgart, 1902.

Analysis of Dioscordes from the pharmacological standpoint, including determination of his units of measurements, critical in dosage. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire › History of Medicine in the Roman Empire, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines › History of Materia Medica
  • 8570

Medicine and humanism in late medieval Italy: The Carrara herbal in Padua.

Abingdon, Oxford & New York: Routledge, 2017.


Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines › History of Materia Medica, Renaissance Medicine › History of Renaissance Medicine
  • 8571

Medicine of the Prophet. Translated by Penelope Johnstone.

Cambridge, England: Islamic Texts Society, 1998.

" . . . a combination of religious and medical information, providing advice and guidance on the two aims of medicine - the preservation and restoration of health - in careful conformity with the teachings of Islam as enshrined in the Qur'an and the hadith, or sayings of the Prophet. Written in the fourteenth century by the renowned theologian Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya ... as part of his work Zad al-Ma'ad, this book is a mine of information on the customs and sayings of the Prophet, as well as on herbal and medical practices current at the time of the author. In bringing together these two aspects, Ibn Qayyim has produced a concise summary of how the Prophet's guidance and teaching can be followed, as well as how health, sickness and cures were viewed by Muslims in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries" (publisher). 



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8572

Alberti Magni e-corpus.

Waterloo, Ontario: Dept. of Philosophy, St. Jerome, 2008.

http://www.arts.uwaterloo.ca/~albertus/

"Albertus Magnus (ca. 1200 – 1280) is one of the most important medieval philosophers and theologians, and one of the very few to have been recognized as an auctoritas in his lifetime. Despite this fact, his ideas remain relatively understudied. There are a number of philosophical and historical reasons for this, but problems such as scarce or incomplete modern editions, as well as the sheer number and volume of his works, play a part.

The aim of the Alberti Magni e-corpus project is to support research on Albert the Great by providing scholars the possibility : 1) to download image files of Albert’s works that can be found in editions no longer covered by copyright laws; 2) more importantly, to search 40 of those works electronically, using a Boolean search engine which gives access to a corpus of approximately 14,700 pages in print or 6.3 million words.

The free, searchable corpus should prove useful to scholars both with and without an access to the commercial online database of Aschendorff Verlag. The majority of the works included in the Alberti Magni e-corpus have not yet been edited by the Albertus-Magnus-Institut, whose critically-edited texts constitute the corpus of Aschendorff Verlag." 



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE
  • 8573

GALENO: Catalogo delle Traduzioni Latine.

2017.

http://www.galenolatino.com/index.php?id=2&clean=1

This electronic bibliography covers Latin translations of Galen (129-216) and the pseudo-Galen from Greek, Arabic and Hebrew, produced from the sixth to the seventeenth century, including the pseudo-Galenic works in Latin. It also provides information on these texts and their authors, as well as the description of the text manuscripts beginning in the eighth century, and printed editions starting in 1473. 
 
"Galen (129-216) has had a great importance in the history of medicine and science from late antiquity to the nineteenth century., And the West has been read, studied and commented mainly in Latin. His numerous works have been translated into Latin from the V-VI sec. and again translated back to the XVII century, when they were included in the curriculum of medical schools in Europe. 
 
"Hermann Diels, as part of a 'project Akademie der Wissenschften Berlin, published in 1905-7 catalog of manuscripts of Greek physicians, Galen including that for the Latin part is largely incomplete and unsatisfactory. Richard Durling (1932-1999), from the late fifties, has worked on the Latin tradition of Galen publishing the census of printed editions from 1473 to 1599 in the Journal of the Warburg and Courtald Institutes of 1961, and two articles on Latin manuscripts that correct and integrate the Diels, both in Traditio , one in 1967 and another in 1981. He also collected observations of about six hundred Latin manuscripts of Galen, using microfilms from libraries around the world - now preserved at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, United States - in view of the publication of a volume in the series Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum , which, however, was not brought to completion. After his death on June 5, 1999, this material has been entrusted by Sheila widow Stefania Luckily, together with Anna Maria Raia, he has reviewed a part and has published in the volume of Traditio 2006, in a third article corrects and integrates the Diels. 
 
"The electronic catalog of the Latin translations of Galen was born with the aim, first and foremost, to make available to scholars Richard Durling material on Latin manuscripts of Galen and the pseudo-Galen remained unpublished and, at the same time, to report and make easily accessible the rich philological work done on the Latin editions of Galen during the sixteenth century, even with collations of Greek manuscripts. 
 
" [This catalogue] is is divided into five tabs - works, translations, manuscripts, editions, translations - which are connected to each other and providing information and specific descriptions, with appropriate bibliographical references and, if any, in the case of manuscripts and editions, reproductions accessed over the network. 

"Filters are also available for the various tabs that allow you to do targeted searches within the planned fields" (http://www.galenolatino.com/index.php?id=16&clean=1,  accessed 01-2017).
 
(Without information regarding the origination of this electronic resource I assigned 2017 when I entered it into this database.)


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases
  • 8574

Museum Spenerianum, sive Catalogus Rerum tam artificiosarum, quam naturalium, tam antiquarum, quam recentium, tam exoticarum, quam domesticarum, quas Johannes Jacobus Spener in Academia Hallensi dum viveret, singulari industria & indefesso labore paravit atque collegit. Das Spenerische Cabinet, Oder Kurtze Beschreibung Aller So wol künstlich- als natürlicher, alter, als neuer, fremder, als einheimischer curiösen Sachen. Compiled by Johann Martin Michaelis.

Leipzig: Christoph Fliescher, 1693.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: MUSEUMS › Natural History Museums / Wunderkammern
  • 8575

Catalogus zahlreicher, nützlicher, und sonderbahrer von Natur- und Kunst gebildeter Seltenheiten, in Regno Animali, Vegetabili, und Minerali, welche ehemals mit grosser Mühe, langer Zeit und schweren Kosten gesammelt, und zusammen gebracht hat.

Berlin: G. Schlechtiger, 1718.


Subjects: MUSEUMS › Natural History Museums / Wunderkammern
  • 8576

On the properties of things: John Trevisa's translation of Bartholomaeus Anglicus De proprietatibus rerum: A critical text, edited by M. C. Seymour and Gabriel M. Liegey. 3 vols.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 19751988.

See also M. C. Seymour et alii, Bartholomaeus Anglicus and his encyclopedia (Aldershot, England: Variorum, 1992).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), Encyclopedias, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England
  • 8577

The Trotula: A medieval compendium of women's medicine, edited and translated by Monica H. Green.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.

A new translation of a new edition of the texts based on collation of 9 MSS from the second half of the 13th or early 14th century. "The Trotula was the most influential compendium on women's medicine in medieval Europe. Scholarly debate has long focused on the traditional attribution of the work to the mysterious Trotula, said to have been the first female professor of medicine in eleventh- or twelfth-century Salerno, just south of Naples, then the leading center of medical learning in Europe. Yet as Monica H. Green reveals in her introduction to this first edition of the Latin text since the sixteenth century, and the first English translation of the book ever based upon a medieval form of the text, the Trotula is not a single treatise but an ensemble of three independent works, each by a different author. To varying degrees, these three works reflect the synthesis of indigenous practices of southern Italians with the new theories, practices, and medicinal substances coming out of the Arabic world" (publisher).



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy › Schola Medica Salernitana, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › Midwives, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1000 - 1499, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 8578

Anglo-Norman Medicine I: Roger Frugard's Chirurgia and the Practica Brevis of [Johannes] Platearius. II: Shorter treatises. Edited by Tony Hunt. 2 vols.

Cambridge, England: D. S. Brewer, 19941997.
Vol. 1: First published edition of two 13th century Anglo-Norman medical treatises translated from Latin. Matthaeus Platearius and his brother Johannes were the sons of a female physician from the Salerno school who was married to Johannes Platearius I; it is possible that she was Trotula. The second volume includes all vernacular medical texts contained in Trinity College, Cambridge, MS 0.1.20, presenting a treatise on visiting the sick and a verse translation of the first part of the celebrated gynaecological compilation known as `Trotula', with their Latin originals. To these are added  the Euperiston and the Trinity `Practica'. Hunt's Introduction illustrated characteristic features of the medieval medical compendium through the example of the Speculum medicorum, which was previously unstudied.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy › Schola Medica Salernitana
  • 8579

Abstract of the answers and returns made pursuant to an act, passed in the forty-first year of His Majesty King George III. Intituled, “An act for taking an account of the population of Great Britain, and the increase or diminution thereof.” 2 vols. in 3.

London: H. M. Stationery Office, 18011802.

The first census of England, Scotland and Wales. The study of population was one of the major concerns of political economy at this time and the first census came at a crucial point in the debate. When Malthus published his Essay on Population in 1798 demographic knowledge was necessarily limited. Rickman, a British government official and statistician, drafted the bill that became the 1800 Census Act, establishing for the first time a national decennial census of Britain’s general population.  After the Census Bill passed Rickman helped to carry out the first four British censuses, which included not only a population count, but also the collection and analysis of parish register returns. Once the first census results were known Malthus extensively revised and expanded his Essay, incorporating insights gained from the census and other sources, and published it virtually as new work in 1803. Digital facsimile of the first census reports from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics
  • 8580

Return of the whole number of persons with the several districts of the United States, according to "An Act Providing for the Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States," passed March the first, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one.

Philadelphia: Printed by Childs and Swaine, 1791.

The first Census of the United States was conducted on August 2, 1790. The results were used to allocate Congressional seats (congressional apportionment), electoral votes, and funding for government programs.The federal census records for the first census are missing for five states: Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey and Virginia. They were destroyed some time between the time of the census-taking and 1830. The census estimated the population of the United States at 3,929,214, ". . . of which 697,681 were slaves, and . . . the largest cities were New York City with 33,000 inhabitants, Philadelphia, with 28,000, Boston, with 18,000, Charleston, South Carolina, with 16,000, and Baltimore, with 13,000." Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Northeast, DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics
  • 8581

Die pharmakologischen Grundsätze (Liber fundamentorum pharmacologiae) des Abu Mansur Muwaffak bin Ali Harawi zum estern Male nach dem Urtex übersetzt und mit Erklärungen versehen von Abdul-Chalig Achundow aus Baku. (aus Bd. 3 (1893) der Historischen Studien aus dem pharmakologischen Institute der Kaiserlichen Universität Dorpat). 2 vols.

Halle: Tausch & Grosse, 1893.

First translation into a modern language.



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Persian Islamic Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY
  • 8582

Kitab al-Abniya to Haqayiq al-adwiya ["The principles of the real character of medicinal plants"]. (Rawdat al-wa Us Manfaat al-nafs)[ By] Abu Mansur Muwaffaq bin Ali al-Hirawi. 5th AH Century. Facsimile Copy of the original manuscript AF 340. Austrian National Library, Vienna. Transcribed by Alī bin Ahmad Asadī Tūsī. Copied 447 Hijri. Persian Introduction: Iraj Afshar and Ali Ashraf Sadeghi. English Introduction: Bert G. Fragner / Nosratollah Rastegar, Karl Holubar, Eva Irblich and Mahmoud Omidsalar.

Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2009.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Persian Islamic Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY
  • 8583

A Turkic medical treatise from Islamic Central Asia: A critical edition of a seventeenth-century Chagatay work by Subḥān Qulï Khan. Edited, translated and annotated by Lásló Károly.

Leiden: Brill, 2015.

"...the first serious study on seventeenth-century Central Asian medicine that provides a major resource for the linguistic and cultural history of Central Asia.... The author offers a critical edition of a seventeenth-century Central Asian medical treatise written by Sayyid Subhan Quli Khan Muhammad Bahadur khan in the Chagatay language. The edition includes a detailed introduction, a transcription of the original text for philological purposes, an annotated English translation, complete lexica of vocabulary, herbs and plants, minerals and chemicals, diseases and related terms, measures and units, personal names and Qur'anic verses, and finally two manuscripts in facsimile" (publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Central Asia, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE
  • 8584

Food and environment in early and medieval China.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › History of Ecology / Environment, NUTRITION / DIET › History of Nutrition / Diet
  • 8585

Daily life in the Mongol empire.

Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.

Chapter 6: Health and Medicine.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Central Asia, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 8586

Johannes Brahms and Theodor Billroth: Letters from a musical friendship, edited by Georg Fischer. Translated and edited by Hans Barkan.

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1957.

Billroth was a talented pianist and violinist who seriously considered becoming a professional musician before he became a surgeon. 

"In 1865 he [Billroth] met Brahms for the first time when the rising composer and pianist played Robert Schumann's piano concerto and his own works in Zurich. After Billroth had moved to Vienna in 1867 they became close friends and shared many musical insights. Brahms frequently sent Billroth his original manuscripts in order to get his opinion before publication, and Billroth participated as a musician in trial rehearsals of many of Brahms' chamber works before their first performances. Brahms dedicated his first two string quartets, Opus 51, to Billroth.

"Billroth and Brahms, together with the acerbic and influential Viennese music critic Eduard Hanslick, formed the core of the musical conservatives who opposed the innovations of Richard Wagner and Franz Liszt. In the conflict, known as the War of the Romantics, Billroth supported Brahms, but was always fair and measured in his comments. "Wagner was indeed a very considerable talent in many directions," he wrote in 1888.[11]

"Billroth started an essay called "Wer ist musikalisch?" ("Who is musical?"), which was published posthumously by Hanslick. It was one of the earliest attempts to apply scientific methods to musicality. In the essay, Billroth identifies different types of amusicality (tone deafness, rhythm-deafness and harmony-deafness) that suggest some of the different cognitive skills involved in the perception of music. Billroth died in OpatijaAustria-Hungary, before he could complete the research" (Wikipedia article on Theodor Billroth, accessed 3-2020).

This English translation is the best edition, translated from Fischer's Briefe von Theodor Billroth (1895). Digital facsimile of the 1895 edition from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: Music and Medicine
  • 8587

The young stethoscopist; or, the student's aid to auscultation.

New York: J. & H. G. Langley & Boston, MA: William D. Ticknor and Co., 1846.

Through this book Bowditch established the stethoscope as a diagnostic tool in America. Digital facsimile from the Medical Heritage Library, Internet Archive, at this link.



Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Medical Instruments › Stethoscope, PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS › Auscultation
  • 8588

The English physitian: Or, an astrologo-physical discourse of the vulgar herbs of this nation. Being a compleat method of physick, whereby a man may preserve his body in health; or cure himself, being sick, for three pence charge, with such things only as grow in England, as they being most fit for English bodies. Herein is also shewed, 1. The way of making plaisters, oyntments, oyls, pultisses, syrups, julips, or waters, of all sorts of physical herbs, that you may have them readie for your use at all times of the yeer. 2. What planet governeth every herb or tree (used in physick) that groweth in England. 3. The time of gathering all herbs, both vulgarly, and astrologically. 4. The way of drying and keeping the herbs all the yeer. 5. The way of keeping their juyces ready for use at all times. 6. The way of making and keeping all kind of useful compounds made of herbs. 7. The way of mixing medicines, according to cause and mixture of the disease, and part of the body afflicted.

London: Peter Cole, 1652.

"Culpeper attempted to make medical treatments more accessible to laypersons by educating them about maintaining their health. Ultimately his ambition was to reform the system of medicine by questioning traditional methods and knowledge and exploring new solutions for ill health.... He was one of the most well-known astrological botanists of his day,[5]pairing the plants and diseases with planetary influences, countering illnesses with nostroms that were paired with an opposing planetary influence. Combining remedial care with Galenic humoral philosophy and questionable astrology, he forged a strangely workable system of medicine; combined with his "Singles" forceful commentaries, Culpeper was a widely read source for medical treatment in his time" (Wikipedia article on Nicolas Culpeper, accessed 01-2017).  See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_plants_in_The_English_Physitian (accessed 01-2017).

Digital facsimile from Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.

 

 



Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Medical Astrology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 8589

Experiments establishing a criterion between mucaginous and purulent matter. An an account of the retrograde motions of the absorbent vessels of animal bodies in some diseases.

Litchfield, England: Printed for J. Jackson...., 1780.

Includes the first description of the value of digitalis in the treatment of patients with heart failure, with discussion of several successful cases. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.  Darwin and Withering were associated through the Lunar Society of Birmingham.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Heart Failure, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs › Digitalis, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Cardiovascular Medications
  • 8590

Exploring the dangerous trades: The autobiography of Alice Hamilton.

Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 1943.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Autobiography, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE , WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 8591

Flora sinensis, fructus floresque humillime porrigens serenissimo et potentissimo Leopoldo Ignatio, Hungariae regi florentissimo, &c. Fructus saecul promittenti Augustissimos.

Vienna: Typis Matthaei Rictij, 1656.

The first description published in Europe of an ecosystem of the Far East, including animals as well as plants, with particular attention to Chinese fruit bearing plants, and medicinal properties of Chinese plants. Digital facsimile from the Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.

In 1664 Melchisédech Thévenot published a 15-page translation of Boym's text as Flora Sinensis, ou traité des fleurs, des fruits, des plantes et des animaux particuliers à la Chine IN: Relations de divers voyages curieux : qui n'ont point esté publiées, est qu'on a traduit or tiré des originaux des voyageurs françois, espagnols, allemands, portugais, anglois, hollandois, persans, arabes & autres orientaux. Digital facsimile from the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel  at this link.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment, BOTANY, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, Chinese Medicine , PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines, ZOOLOGY
  • 8592

A journey to Paris in the year 1698.

London: Jacob Tonson, 1698.

Includes observations of natural history collections, estates and libraries of Parisians, and commentary on science, art, food, wine, medicine, and more. Late in 1697, William Bentinck, Lord Portland, was sent on a diplomatic mission to Paris, and Lister accompanied him as physician. Lister's duties left him ample time to meet and talk with other intellectuals, to see their collections and gardens, and to explore the city. Digital facsimile of the first of three 1699 editions from the Internet Archive at this link. Edited reprint, with annotations, a life of Lister and a Lister bliography, by Raymond Phineas Stearns (Urbana, IL, 1967). 



Subjects: NATURAL HISTORY, Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientsts
  • 8593

The anatomist anatomis'd: An experimental discipline in Enlightenment Europe.

Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2010.

History of the practice and teaching of anatomy, and comparative anatomy, in the 18th century, mainly in Europe, but also touching on the introduction of Western methods of studying and teaching anatomy into Japan.



Subjects: ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, COMPARATIVE ANATOMY › History of Comparative Anatomy
  • 8594

Dr. Bodo Otto and the medical background of the American revolution by James E. Gibson.

Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1937.

Oddo, born in Germany, is one of the better-known American surgeons in the American revolutionary war; however he published nothing and is primarily known from this biography.



Subjects: American (U.S.) REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEDICINE › History of U.S. Revolutionary War Medicine, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals
  • 8595

Uses of plants for the past 500 years.

Aurora, Ontario, Canada: Breezy Creeks Press, 1979.

Reissued as Medicinal and other uses of North American plants: A historical survey with special reference to the Eastern Indian tribes (1989).



Subjects: BOTANY › Ethnobotany, NATIVE AMERICANS & Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 8596

Dr. Franklin's medicine. By Stanley Finger.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.

The history of medicine, and Franklin's involvements in it, within the context of his life and career.



Subjects: American (U.S.) REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEDICINE › History of U.S. Revolutionary War Medicine, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Northeast
  • 8597

The history of cardiology.

Pearl River, NY: CRC Press, 1994.


Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › History of Cardiology
  • 8598

Hospital management: A handbook for hospital trustees, superintendents, training-school principals, physicians, and all who are actively engaged in promoting hospital work. Edited by Charlotte A. Aikens.

Philadelphia: W. B. Smith & Co, 1911.

Digital facsimile from the Google Books at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Northeast, HOSPITALS, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 8599

Studies in ethics for nurses.

Philadelphia: W. B. Smith & Co, 1916.

Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: Ethics, Biomedical, NURSING, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999