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 9000–9099

99 entries
  • 9000

Civil War nurse narratives 1863-1870.

Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2015.

Examines the first wave of autobiographical narratives written by northern female nurses and published during the war and shortly thereafter, including Louisa May Alcott, Elvira Powers and Julia Wheelock. From the hospitals of Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, to the field at Gettysburg in the aftermath of the battle, to the camps bordering front lines during active combat, these nurse narrators reported on what they saw and experienced for an American audience hungry for tales of individual experience in the war.



Subjects: American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE › History of U.S. Civil War Medicine, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1800 - 1899, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 9001

Our army nurses. Interesting sketches, addresses, and photographs of nearly one hundred of the noble women who served in hospitals and on battlefields during our civil war.

Boston, MA: B. Wilkins & Co., 1895.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE › History of U.S. Civil War Medicine, NURSING › History of Nursing, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1800 - 1899
  • 9002

This birth place of souls: The Civil War nursing diary of Harriet Eaton edited with an introduction by Jane E. Schultz.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.


Subjects: American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE, NURSING, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1800 - 1899, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 9003

Women at the front: Hospital workers in Civil War America.

Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

"As many as 20,000 women worked in Union and Confederate hospitals during America's bloodiest war. Black and white, and from various social classes, these women served as nurses, administrators, matrons, seamstresses, cooks, laundresses, and custodial workers. Jane E. Schultz provides the first full history of these female relief workers, showing how the domestic and military arenas merged in Civil War America, blurring the line between homefront and battlefront.

"Schultz uses government records, private manuscripts, and published sources by and about women hospital workers, some of whom are familiar--such as Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton, Louisa May Alcott, and Sojourner Truth--but most of whom are not well-known. Examining the lives and legacies of these women, Schultz considers who they were, how they became involved in wartime hospital work, how they adjusted to it, and how they challenged it. She demonstrates that class, race, and gender roles linked female workers with soldiers, both black and white, but became sites of conflict between the women and doctors and even among themselves.

"Schultz also explores the women's postwar lives--their professional and domestic choices, their pursuit of pensions, and their memorials to the war in published narratives. Surprisingly few parlayed their war experience into postwar medical work, and their extremely varied postwar experiences, Schultz argues, defy any simple narrative of pre-professionalism, triumphalism, or conciliation" (Publisher).



Subjects: American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE › History of U.S. Civil War Medicine, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 9004

Answering the call: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: A commemorative tribute to military nursing in World War I. edited by Lisa M. Budreau and Richard M. Prior.

Washington, DC: Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army, Borden Institute, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 2008.

Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › World War I, NURSING › History of Nursing, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 9005

The adult: A journal for the advancement of freedom in sexual relationships. 3 vols.

London: The Legitimation League, 18971899.

When I created this entry in February 2017 there was, inexplicably, no digital facsimile of this rare periodical on the web; however, there was an exceptionally excellent and most comprehensive finding aid available from the University of Pennsylvania PACSCL website at this link, the narrative from which I quote:

Biography/History

"The Adult began in June, 1897 as the “organ of the Legitimation League,” a London organization initially dedicated to securing the legal rights of illegitimate children. The Adult ran for twenty monthly issues, surviving a prosecution for obscenity and undergoing a significant change of editorship in the wake of that scandal. Its editor, the Legitimation League’s Honorable Secretary George Bedborough, wrote in the first issue that the journal’s pages would “be open for the discussion of important phases of sex questions which are almost universally ignored elsewhere.”

The Legitimation League was founded in 1893 by Oswald Dawson to advocate for and legally register illegitimate children, who were often unrecognized by their families and had few legal rights. As a legal campaign, the League was closely tied to the larger Personal Rights movement and was easily backed by the late Victorian era’s steadily growing Secularist establishment. Under Dawson’s influence, the League voted in 1895 to expand its agenda to include the promotion of free unions—cohabitation without marriage—and by 1897 it was openly advocating for free love. While free unions and free love were clearly antithetical to conventional Victorian morality, they were also, perhaps less obviously, outside the scope of common Secularist morality. Many freethinkers considered the League’s new positions extreme and rescinded their support of the organization (Royle 253).

The Adult was created in 1897 to serve the Legitimation League’s updated agenda. The first issue of the journal carried the subtitle “A Journal for the Advancement of Freedom in Sexual Relationships;” the second, “A Crusade Against Sex-Enslavement;” and the third, “A Journal for the Free Discussion of Tabooed Topics.” Starting with the fourth issue, the journal’s regular subtitle became “The Journal of Sex.” The shifting subtitles reflect both the kinds of topics covered by the publication and the nature of its content. The journal, and the Legitimation League in general, did indeed promote freedom in sexual relationships and crusade against what they perceived as the sexual enslavement of men and women according to the strict moral codes of the late Victorian period, especially the code attached to marriage. In the eyes of the League's members, the strict control of marriage by the Church and the gender roles assigned to each sex in Victorian marriages kept both men and women from realizing their full potential as human beings and members of society. It also resulted in unhappy families: when parents were unhappily married, their children were also likely to be miserable.

From the beginning, the journal was a forum for the discussion of topics related to sex. The Adult covered subjects ranging from the benefits of legalizing prostitution to the relationship between music, religion and sex. Controversial articles were often answered in subsequent issues by letters to the editor or counter-articles: for example, Victor Martell’s article about the Contagious Diseases Acts in the first issue was answered from a woman’s perspective in the following issue by E. Wardlaw Best. The overall project of  The Adult was to give legitimacy to a radical way of thinking about sex: though its varied contributors rarely held a single opinion regarding any issue discussed in its pages, each author sought to demostrate that his position was moral, logical, and supported by scientific evidence. Producing a journal also allowed the Legitimation League to position itself as part of Britain's larger reformist community, which was busy producing circulating literature: between 1890 and 1910, more than 800 labour and sociaist papers were founded there.

About a year into Bedborough’s editorship of The Adult, an undercover detective named John Sweeney entered Bedborough’s office to buy a copy of Dr. Havelock Ellis’s  Sexual Inversion. Ellis’s book, the first in his six-volume series The Psychology of Sex, was the first scientific study of homosexuality printed in English. Bedborough was subsequently arrested for selling what the police considered obscene material. He was prosecuted on eleven charges: one for selling Sexual Inversion, another for selling Orford Northcote’s pamphlet “The Outcome of Legitimation,” and nine related to material published in The Adult (Humpherys 69). Members of the Legitimation League and their friends quickly formed the Free Press Defence Committee to advocate for Bedborough. The Committee “rallied all sorts of radicals, socialists, freethinkers and progressive intellectuals [including G.B. Shaw and Grant Allen], and united the generations in protest” (Royle 277). Much to their chagrin, Bedborough pleaded guilty to the first two charges and one relating to The Adult (essentially admitting guilt for the other eight), and was released on the condition that he would have nothing more to do with the League or The Adult. He wrote in its pages: “I adhere to my resolution not to excuse myself. I am a coward… I thank Henry Seymour, Mr. Foote, and others with all my heart and soul for their work, which I have requited illy indeed” (December 1898, pp. 331).

Havelock Ellis thought that Bedborough had been targeted as a threat to him and his work, but Ellis was never prosecuted, nor were his publishers. Bedborough's prosecution was instead aimed at the Legitimation League. Before he was arrested, an investigation into The Adult by the Public Prosecutor had found that the content of the magazine was “within the law” and that “there was never any suggestion of indecorous behavior at League meetings.” Even so, police worried that the success of  The Adult and the Legitimation League gave “support and meeting venues for political groups more active and dangerous” and so targeted Bedborough (Humpherys 70).

Upon Bedborough’s incarceration, Henry Seymour, editor of the journal The Anarchist, took control of The Adult. During Bedborough’s prosecution, the journal became a source for news about the trial and a vehicle for the Free Press Defence Commission, and Seymour emblazoned the cover with the headline “Prosecuted for Obscenity!!” in bold type. After Bedborough pleaded guilty, The Adult published his apology to the League, and his former supporters lamented his lack of courage in its pages (December 1898).

After the ordeal was over, Seymour, who was a “free thinker, anarchist and socialist” but not the advocate of sexual freedom that Bedborough was, softened the content of the journal (Royle 254). He changed The Adult’s subtitle to the less controversial “An Unconventional Journal” and filled the issues with “inoffensive” articles and his own fiction (Humpherys 70). He even went so far as to say in the January 1899 issue that the journal had once been “nominally” connected to the Legitimation League but that it had “no connection under the present editorship” (24). The journal only lasted nine months under Seymour’s editorship. In Ann Humphery’s words,"  The Adult floundered for want of a clear and separate identity but mainly lack of funds” (Seymour repeatedly requested financial help from readers in the final issues). Without the Legitimation League and without Bedborough,  The Adult served little purpose and received little support. Though the front cover of the journal proudly announced its prosecution for obscenity during Bedborough's trial, no headline announced  The Adult’s end. The final issue includes no elegy, nor even an announcement that the current issue is the last.

Scope and Contents

The Adult ran for twenty monthly issues: the first appeared in June 1897 and publication became monthly that September....

The Adult’s purpose was to freely discuss “tabooed topics,” mostly related to “sex questions.” The Legitimation League, the organization which founded the journal, promoted free unions (cohabitation outside legal marriage) and free love. In  The Adult, freethinkers discussed the codes of morality and behavior related to sex and marriage that went largely undiscussed in Victorian society and made arguments for the morality of freethinking about sexual relationships. Editor George Bedborough published a range of opinions on varied topics in the journal, from Orford Northcote’s semi-scientific articles about sexual practices to a discussion of the differing effects of sexual liberation on men and women to reviews of the London theatre.

The Adult's content mostly consisted of short articles and letters written to the journal. Bedborough opened each issue with an editorial, usually introducing its contents. Bedborough mainly relied on a regular group of authors, including Orford Northcote, Victor Martell, William Platt, and “Sagittarius,” to contribute the material for the journal. Articles were never illustrated, though Bedborough occasionally published portraits of important members of the Legitimation League. Most issues had a small number of advertisements, either in the front cover, back cover, or both: advertisements were mostly for publications of likely interest to readers, but Bedborough also published a small number of personal advertisements for those interested in the kind of unions promoted by the Legitimation League. For example, from the October 1897 issue: “A middle aged gentleman wishes to correspond with a lady aged 25 to 30 with a view to a permanent union on Ruedebusch’s principles.” Until Bedborough’s trial, many issues of  The Adult updated readers on the Legitimation League’s activity, including a full issue reporting the proceedings of the Legitimation League’s annual meeting (January 1898).

As discussed in the Historical Note above, Bedborough promoted a discursive atmosphere in The Adult’s pages, often publishing replies or counter-articles to pieces that had previously appeared in the journal. He also published the opinion of multiple authors on a single topic as multi-issue series, as in the case of “The Question of Children: A Symposium” (a discussion of what should happen to children who are the product of the free love advocated in The Adult). The series began in July, 1898 with an article by R.B. Kerr and another by Henry Seymour (who would go on to edit  The Adult), and continued with an article from a different author in almost every issue until that November.

After George Bedborough was prosecuted, Henry Seymour became The Adult’s editor. Seymour retained the look of the journal but shifted its content. Rather than writing an editorial article at the front of the journal as Bedborough had, Seymour included several pages of editorial “Memoranda:” short, unrelated paragraphs on current events, the contents of other magazines, and various social and political topics he considered pertinent to readers. Seymour continued to publish articles related to “sex questions,” such as Abdullah Quilliam’s two-part article “Polygamy Considered from a Muslim Standpoint,” but also included poetry and serialized fiction (his own). Seymour filled out  The Adult’s pages with anecdotes, jokes, quotations, and short news items; these are not listed individually in the finding aid. An example from the September 1898 issue: “‘Darling,’ he cried, in tender tones, ‘I never loved but thee!’ ‘Then we must part,’ the maid replied; ‘no amateurs for me!’” The Adult continued to advertise for publications of interest to its readers (including Seymour’s own work), as well as services they might use: Sophie Lepper, “Unitist Free Lover” regularly advertised her services under Seymour’s editorship. Unlike Bedborough, however, Seymour refused to publish personal ads" (http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/pacscl/ead.html?q=the%20adult&id=PACSCL_RBCat_RBCatEP85Ad937897a&, accessed 02-2017).



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Periodicals, SEXUALITY / Sexology
  • 9006

Der Trieb zum Erzählen: Sexualpathologie und Homosexualität, 1852-1914.

Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2008.


Subjects: SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology, SEXUALITY / Sexology › Homosexuality
  • 9007

Das konträre Geschlechtsgefühl von Havelock Ellis und J. A. Symonds. Deutsche Original-Ausgabe Besorgt unter Mitwirkung von Dr. Hans Kurella.

Leipzig: Georg H. Wigand, 1896.

This work, translated into English as Sexual inversion in 1897, became the first English language medical textbook on homosexuality. It was published as the second volume of Ellis's Studies in the psychology of sex. Digital facsimile of the 1896 edition from Google Books at this link. Digital facsimile of the 1901 second edition in English, with informative prefaces to both the first and second editions in English, from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: PSYCHOLOGY, SEXUALITY / Sexology, SEXUALITY / Sexology › Homosexuality
  • 9008

Bestimmung der Instensität im medizinischen System Galens: Ein Beiträg zur theoretische Pharmakologie, Nosologie und Therapie in der Galenischen Medizin.

Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1974.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire › History of Medicine in the Roman Empire, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, THERAPEUTICS › History of Therapeutics
  • 9009

Quinti Sereni Liber medicinalis. Edited by Friedrich Vollmer.

Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1916.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Late Antiquity, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire
  • 9010

Quintus Serenus, Medizinischer Rat (Liber medicinalis). Edited and translated into German by Kai Brodersen.

Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter, 2016.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Late Antiquity, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire
  • 9011

Octavii Horatiani reum medicarum Lib. Quatuor. I. Logicus, De curationibus omnium ferme morborum corporis humani, ad Euporistum. II. De acutis & chronicis passionibus, ad eundem. III. Gynecia, De mulierum accidentibus, & curis eorundem, ad Victoriam. IIII. De physica scientia, experimentorum liber, ad Eusebium filium. Albucasis. chirurgicorum omium primarii, lib. tres. I. De cauterio cum igne, & medicins acutis per singula corporis humani membra. Cum instrumentorum delimatione. II. De sectione & perforatione, phlebotomia, & ventosis. De vulternibus, & extractione sagittaru, & certeris similibus. Cum formis instrumentorum. III. De restuartione & curatione, dislocationis membrorum. Cum typis item instrumentorum.

Strassburg, Austria: apud Joannem Schottum, 1532.

In this, the first printed edition of Rerum medicarum libri quatuor by the late antique Byzantine physician Theodorus Priscianus, his work was misattributed to Octavianus Horatianus. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link. It may be somewhat ironic that Priscianus's work, of relatively limited value from a period in which there was little or no medical advance, was published together with Albucasis' surgery, a work of the greatest practical value.

"Priscianus was a pupil of the physician Vindicianus, fixing the period of his life in the fourth century. He is said to have lived at the court of Constantinople, and to have obtained the dignity of Archiater. He belonged to the medical sect of the Empirici, but not without a certain mixture of the doctrines of the Methodici, and even of the Dogmatici[1][2]" (Wikipedia).



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Late Antiquity, BYZANTINE MEDICINE, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, SURGERY: General
  • 9012

Cassius Felicis De medicina ex Graecis logicae sectae auctoribus liber translatus sub Artabure et Calepio consulibus (anno 447) nunc primu editus a Valentino Rose.

Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1879.

Editio princeps. Cassius Felix was a Roman African medical writer, probably native of Constantina (now Algeria). His De medicina is a simple handbook for practical use, drawing on Greek medical sources. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Late Antiquity, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire
  • 9013

Les sciences biologiques et médicales à Byzance. (Cahiers d'historie et de philosophie des sciences, n. 3)

Paris: Centre de documentation sciences humaines, 1977.


Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE › History of Byzantine Medicine, Byzantine Zoology
  • 9014

Noni medici clarissimi de omnium particularium morborum curatione sic ut febres quoque & tumores praeter naturam complectatur, Liber, nunc primum in lucem editus & summa diligentia conversus per Hieremiam Martium medicum physicum Augustanum. Hieronimus Wolphius Oetingensis ad lectorum.

Strassburg, Austria: Iosias Rihelius, 1568.

Nonnus, a Byzantine physician, wrote an outline of medicine dedicated to Emperor Constantine Prophyrogenitus (probably Constantine VII). Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.

 



Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE
  • 9015

Krateuas. Von M. Wellmann.

Berlin: Wiedmannsche Buchhandlung, 1897.

Crateuas was the personal physician of Mithridates VI. Of Pontos. He wrote a three-part herbal book describing the medicinal properties of plants. This work, which was illustrated, is the earliest known herbal book to include illustrations. The text was one of the main sources used by Dioscorides. Of Krateuas's work only two papyrus fragments have survived. [2] Digital facsimile of the Wellmann edition from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 9016

Actuarius de medicamentorum compositione. Ruellio interprete.

Paris: Conradus Neobarius, 1539.

The 5th and 6th books of Actuarius's De methodo medendi, concerning materia medica. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 9017

Tobacco and shamanism in South America.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993.

A comprehensive ethnography of magico-religious, medicinal, and recreational tobacco use among native South American societies, based on a survey of nearly three hundred societies.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, BOTANY › Ethnobotany, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine, Magic & Superstition in Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs › Tobacco, PSYCHIATRY › Psychopharmacology › History of Psychopharmacology, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine › Shamanism / Neoshamanism
  • 9018

Philumeni de venenatis animalibus eorumque remediis capita XXXVIII ed. M. Wellmann. Corpus medicorum graecorum X 1, 1.

Leipzig & Berlin: B. G. Teubner, 1908.

This work on venoms and their antidotes is the only surviving work of the Byzantine physician Philomenos. Within this context Philomenos also discusses the bites of rabid dogs. Digital facsimile from Corpus medicorum Graecorum / Latinorum at this link.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Late Antiquity, BYZANTINE MEDICINE, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Animal Bite Wound Infections › Rabies, TOXICOLOGY › Venoms
  • 9019

Donnolo, Fragment des ältesten medicinischen Werkes in hebräischer Sprache.... von M. Steinschneider.

Berlin: Albert Lewent, 1867.

Written about 970 CE, this is the earliest surviving medical treatise written in Hebrew to which an approximate date can be assigned. Donnolo, who was at one time Byzantine court physician, is one of the earliest Jewish writers on medicine, and one of the few medieval Jewish scholars of South Italy at this early time. What remains of his medical work, Sefer ha-Yaḳar (Precious Book), was published by Moritz Steinschneider in 1867, from MS. 37, Plut. 88, in the Medicean Library at Florence. It contains an "antidotarium," or book of practical directions for preparing medicinal roots. Donnolo's medical science is based upon Greco-Latin sources; only one Arabic plant-name occurs. Donnolo is also the earliest known authority to quote the Sefer Refuot , of Asaph ben Berechiah, the earliest known Hebrew medical author. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 9020

Donnolo. Pharmakologische Fragmente aus dem zehnten Jahrhundert, nebst Beiträgen zur Literatur der Salternitaner hauptsächlich nach handschriftlichen hebräischen Quellen. (Sonderabdruck in 50 Expl. aus d, "Archiv f. patholog. Anatomie u.s.w. "herausg. von Rud. Virchow, Bd. 38-42). Als Beilagen: Constantinus Africanus und seine arabischen Quellen (aus demselben Archiv, Bd. 37)., Donnolo, Fragment des ältesten medicinischen Werkes in hebräischer Sprache, zum ersten Mal herausgegeben von M. Steinschneider.

1868.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY
  • 9021

A medicine-man's implements and plants in a Tiahuanacoid tomb in highland Bolivia, (Etnologiska studier, 32). Edited by Henry Wassén.

Goteborg, Sweden: Etnografiska Museum, 1972.

Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco or Tiahuanacu) is a Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia. The first reference to the site in modern history was recorded by Spanish conquistador Pedro Cieza de León, who came upon the remains of Tiwanaku in 1549 while searching for the Inca capital in Qullasuyu.[1]The name by which Tiwanaku was known to its inhabitants may have been lost as they had no written language.[2][3] The ancient inhabitants of Tiwanaku are believed to have spoken the Puquina language.[4] (Wikipedia)

 

 

 



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, BOTANY › Ethnobotany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Bolivia, Latin American Medicine
  • 9022

The first ten years of the World Health Organization.

Geneva: World Health Organization, 1958.

Digital facsimile from who.int at this link.



Subjects: Global Health
  • 9023

World health and history.

Bristol: J. Wright, 1963.


Subjects: Global Health, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 9024

The Pan American Sanitary Bureau: Its origin, developments and achievements, 1902-1944.

Washington, DC: Pan American Sanitary Bureau, 1948.


Subjects: Global Health, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 9025

Stories in the time of cholera: Racial profiling during a medical nightmare.

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2004.

'In 1992-93, some five hundred people died from cholera in the Orinoco Delta of eastern Venezuela. In some communities, a third of the adults died in a single night, as anthropologist Charles Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs, a Venezuelan public health physician, reveal in their frontline report. Why, they ask in this moving and thought-provoking account, did so many die near the end of the twentieth century from a bacterial infection associated with the premodern past?

"It was evident that the number of deaths resulted not only from inadequacies in medical services but also from the failure of public health officials to inform residents that cholera was likely to arrive. Less evident were the ways that scientists, officials, and politicians connected representations of infectious diseases with images of social inequality. In Venezuela, cholera was racialized as officials used anthropological notions of "culture" in deflecting blame away from their institutions and onto the victims themselves. The disease, the space of the Orinoco Delta, and the "indigenous ethnic group" who suffered cholera all came to seem somehow synonymous" (publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Venezuela, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Cholera, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease
  • 9026

Medicina, ideología e historia en España (siglos XVI-XXI). Edited by Ricardo Campos, Luis Montiel and Rafael Huertas.

Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2007.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain, Historiography of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 9027

The Pan American Saintary Bureau: Half a century of health activities 1902-1954.

Washington, DC: Pan American Sanitary Bureau, 1955.

Digital facsimile from the Pan American Health Organization at this link.



Subjects: Global Health, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 9028

The laws relating to quarantine of Her Majesty's dominions at home and abroad, and of the principal foreign states, including the sections of the Public health act, 1875, which bear upon measures of prevention

London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1879.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, Global Health, LAW and Medicine & the Life Sciences › Legislation, Biomedical, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 9029

The geography of disease.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1903.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: Geography of Disease / Health Geography
  • 9030

La demogenia Peruana y sus problemas medico-sociales.

Lima, Peru, 1950.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Peru, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 9031

La solidaridad de las Américas ante la salud.

Lima, Peru: Biblioteca de Cultura Sanitaria, Universidad de San Marcos, 1954.


Subjects: Global Health, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 9032

Global Epidemiology: A geography of disease and sanitation. Vol. 1: India and the Far East/The Pacific Area; Vol. 2: Africa and the Adjacent Islands; Vol. 3: The Near and Middle East. Edited by James Stevens Simmons, Tom F. Whayne, Gaylord West Anderson, Harold Maclachlan Horack... and United States. Surgeon-General's Office. Preventive Medicine Service.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1944.


Subjects: Bioclimatology, EPIDEMIOLOGY, Geography of Disease / Health Geography, Global Health, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › World War II, PUBLIC HEALTH
  • 9033

World-atlas of epidemic diseases. Welt-Seuchen-Atlas: Weltatlas der Seuchenverbreitung und Seuchenbeweng. In collaboration with Richard-Ernst Bader ... [et al.]. Edited by Ernst Rodenwaldt; assistant scientific editors: Ludwig Bachmann, Helmut J. Jusatz. Organization, Heinz Dörrfuss. Cartography, Konrad Voppel, in cooperation with Fritz Hölzel and Henry Petersen. Sponsorship, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Navy Dept., Washington, D.C. 3 vols.

Washington, DC: Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Navy Department & Hamburg: Falk-Verlag, 19521961.

In English and German.



Subjects: Bioclimatology, Cartography, Medical & Biological, EPIDEMIOLOGY, Geography of Disease / Health Geography
  • 9034

Cocaine: Global histories.

London & New York: Routledge, 1999.


Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs › Cocaine, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction › History of Drug Addiction
  • 9035

Cocaine: Global drug.

Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2008.

Traces cocaine's history from its origins as a medical commodity in the nineteenth century to its repression during the early twentieth century and its dramatic reemergence as an illicit good after World War II. Connecting the story of the drug's transformations is a host of people, products, and processes: Sigmund Freud, Coca-Cola, and Pablo Escobar all make appearances, exemplifying the global influences that have shaped the history of cocaine. But Gootenberg decenters the familiar story to uncover the roles played by hitherto obscure but vital Andean actors as well--for example, the Peruvian pharmacist who developed the techniques for refining cocaine on an industrial scale and the creators of the original drug-smuggling networks that decades later would be taken over by Colombian traffickers" (publisher). 



Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs › Cocaine, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction › History of Drug Addiction
  • 9036

Philosophical Transactions - the world's first science journal.

London: The Royal Society, circa 2000.

rstl.royalsocietypublishing.org

"In 1662, the newly formed 'Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge' was granted a charter to publish by King Charles II and on 6 March 1665, the first issue of Philosophical Transactions was published under the visionary editorship of Henry Oldenburg, who was also the Secretary of the Society. The first volumes of what was the world's first scientific journal were very different from today's journal, but in essence it served the same function; namely to inform the Fellows of the Society and other interested readers of the latest scientific discoveries. As such, Philosophical Transactions established the important principles of scientific priority and peer review, which have become the central foundations of scientific journals ever since. In 1886, the breadth and scope of scientific discovery had increased to such an extent that it became necessary to divide the journal into two, Philosophical Transactions A and B, covering the physical sciences and the life sciences respectively."

"Most of our oldest content is now freely available, specifically, all papers older than 70 years. In addition, papers published between 10 years ago and either 12 months ago (biological sciences) or 24 months ago (physical sciences) are freely available. For Biographical Memoirs all issues are now freely available, apart from the most recent issue" (https://royalsociety.org/journals/free-content/, accessed 02-2017).

[When I created this entry I was unable to determine when this digitization project originated; therefore I arbitarily assigned the year 2000. If anyone could supply the project origination date that would be much appreciated.]



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital or Digitized Periodicals Online
  • 9037

Biographical memoirs of fellows of the Royal Society.

London: The Royal Society, 1955.

http://rsbm.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/by/year/royobits

 "November 1955 
 
"Obituaries of Royal Society Fellows first appeared in 1830, in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Initially obituaries were read at the Anniversary meeting and were printed within the record of that meeting. From 1859 they appeared in a separate section at the back.

"Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society were published from 1932 as a continuation of these tributes. They then developed from being relatively short, traditional obituaries to biographical essays of record. This change was duly recognized by a change of title to Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society in 1955, when the new annual carried life studies of Albert EinsteinEnrico Fermi and Alan Turing.

"Content since 1932 can be browsed below. To find specific obituaries we recommend using the ‘Advanced Search’ and entering the Fellow’s name in the ‘Title’ box. For more information and search tips please visit our information for readers page, which outlines where all obituaries published since 1830 can be found."

 

 



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Reference Works Digitized and Online, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital or Digitized Periodicals Online
  • 9038

La Société des Nations et la politique sanitaire internationale.

Lille: Douriez-Bataille, 1925.

Health work of the League of Nations.



Subjects: Global Health
  • 9039

The Rockefeller Foundation, public health and international diplomacy, 1920–1945.

London & New York: Routledge, 2015.

The role of the Rockefeller Foundation and the League of Nations in improving public health during the interwar period. Barona argues that the Foundation applied a model of business efficiency to its ideology of spreading good health, creating a revolution in public health practice.



Subjects: Global Health, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 9040

Physiologus: A medieval book of nature lore. Translated by Michael J. Curley.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

First published 1979, with a very informative introduction and notes. The paperback edition (2009) contains an extensive supplementary note discussing scholarship relating to Physiologus since 1979.



Subjects: Medieval Zoology
  • 9041

Geschichte des Physiologus.

Strassburg, Austria: Karl J. Trübner, 1889.

The most comprehensive survey of the general background of the Physiologus, and the later influence of this text. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: Medieval Zoology, Medieval Zoology › History of Medieval Zoology
  • 9042

Sammelband: Vita Sancti Symeonis; Physiologus latinus; Fredegarii Chronicon; Sermo S. Effrem; etc. Burgerbibliothek Codex Bongarsianus 318.

Rheims, France, circa 830.

The earliest surviving illustrated manuscript version of the Physiologus. Digital facsimile of the codex from e-codices.unifr.ch at this link.

This 9th century codex, from the Rheims scriptorium, was first published in print as: Physiologus Bernensis: Voll-Faksimile-Ausgabe des Codex Bongarsianus 318 der Burgerbibliothek Bern. Wissenschaftliche Kommentar von Christoph von Steiger und Otto Homburger. Basel: Alkuin-Verlag, 1964

 



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, Medieval Zoology
  • 9043

Cuerpo humano e ideologia. Las concepciones de los antiguos nahauas. Third edition. 2 vols.

Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 19891990.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Mexico, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine, Pre-Columbian Medicine, History of
  • 9044

Historia general de la medicina en México: Medicina novohispana siglo XVI.

Mexico: Academia Nacional de Medicina, 1984.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Mexico, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine
  • 9045

Medicina aborigen.

Quito, Peru: Epocha, 1977.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Ecuador, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine, Pre-Columbian Medicine, History of
  • 9046

La medicina en el Ecuador prehispánico.

Quito, Peru: Abya-Yala, 1992.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Ecuador, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine, Pre-Columbian Medicine, History of
  • 9047

Bibliographia médica hispánica. 1475-1950. 9 vols.

Valencia: Instituto de Estudios Documentales e Históricos sobre la Ciencia, Univ. de Valencia,, 19871991.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain
  • 9048

Bosquejo de la historia de la medicina colombiana.

Bogota, Colombia: Fundación Universitaria Manuela Beltrán, 1999.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Colombia, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine
  • 9049

Discursos medicinales. Edición del Mss. 2208 de la Biblioteca de la Universidad de Salamanca. Introducción de Luis S. Granjel. Descripción bibliográfica de Teresa Santander. Transcripción de Gregorio del Ser Quijano y Luis E. Rodríguez-San Pedro.

Salamanca, Spain: Ed. Universidad de Salamanca, 1989.

Facsimile edtion and first publication of the first medical work written in Colombia, written between 1607 and 1611.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Colombia, Latin American Medicine
  • 9050

Flora Huayaquilensis sive descriptiones et icones plantarum Huayaquilensium secundum systema linneanum digestae, auctore Johanne Tafalla. Tomus 1: Introductio historica et adnotationes ab Eduardo Estrella confectae et descriptiones. Tomus II: Icones.

Madrid: Instituto para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (ICONA)-Real Jardín Botánico, 1989.

Juan José Tafalla Navascués, a Spanish pharmacist, explored botany in Peru, Chile and Ecuador from 1780 to 1788 as part of the  Expedición Botánica al Virreinato del Perú under the direction of Hipólito Ruiz López y José Pavón. Eduardo Estrella discovered the unpublished manuscripts of Tafalla's work, including beautiful paintings, in the Real Jardín Botánico archives in Madrid, and edited them for first publication roughly 200 years after they were created. Digital facsimile of vol. 1 from Bibliotheca Digital Real Jardín Botánico CSIC at this link; of vol. 2 at this link.



Subjects: BOTANY, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Ecuador, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 9052

Sitio, naturaleza y propriedades de la Ciudad de Mexico: Aguas y vientos a que esta suieta, y tiempos del año. Necessidad de su conocimiento para el exercicio de la medicina, su incertidumbre y difficultad sin el de la astrologia assi para la curacion como para los prognosticos.

Mexico: en casa de Bachiller Juan Blanco de Alcaçar, 1618.

The first book printed in Mexico with engraved illustrations.



Subjects: Bioclimatology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Mexico, Latin American Medicine
  • 9053

Secretos de chirurgia, en especial de la enfermedades de morbo-galico y lamparones, y asimismo la manera como se curan los indos las llgas y heridas, y otras pasiones en las Indias, muy útil y provechoso par España, y otros muchos secretos de chirugia hasta ahora no escritos.

Valladolid: Francisco Fernandez de Cordova, 1567.

Arias de Benevides travelled to the New World where he observed native remedies and reported them in this book. In the book he also described his performance in Mexico City (1561) of the first neurosurgical intervention on the North American continent, in which he operated on a 13-year-old boy who had sustained head trauma that caused an open depressed cranial facture and exposed the cerebrum.



Subjects: BOTANY › Ethnobotany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES › Syphilis, Latin American Medicine, NEUROSURGERY › Head Injuries, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 9054

La experiencia americana y la terapéutica en los Secretos de Chirurgia (1567), de Pedro Arias de Benavides.

Valencia: Instituto de Estudios Documentales e Históricos sobre la Ciencia, 1993.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain, Latin American Medicine, SURGERY: General › History of Surgery
  • 9055

La medicina científica y el siglo XIX mexicano.

Mexico: Secretaría de Educación Pública, Fondo de Cultura Económica, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, 1987.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Mexico, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine
  • 9056

Geschichte der Alternativen Medizin: Von der Volksmedizin zu den unkonventionellen Therapien von heute.

Munich: C. H. Beck oHG, 1996.


Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › History of Alternative Medicine in General
  • 9057

Der griechische Arzt im Zeitlalter des Hellenismus: Seine Stellung in Staat und Gesellschaft.

Mainz: Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1979.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece › History of Ancient Medicine in Greece
  • 9058

Musik und Medizin: Ihre Wechselbeziehungen in Theorie und Praxis von 800 bis 1800.

Freiburg & Munich: Alber, 1977.


Subjects: Music and Medicine
  • 9059

Medcinische Fastenpredigten, oder Vorlesungen über Körper und Seelendiätetik zur Verbesserung der Gesundheit und Sitten. 2 vols.

Mannheim, 1793.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: Hygiene, NUTRITION / DIET
  • 9060

Die pflanzlichen Heilmittel bei Hildegard von Bingen: Heilwissen aus der Klostermedizin.

Freiburg: Herder, 1997.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines › History of Materia Medica, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1000 - 1499
  • 9061

Creativity and disease: How illness affects literature, art and music. 4th edition.

London: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd, 2000.


Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 9062

CORPUS MEDICORUM GRAECORUM / CORPUS MEDICORUM LATINORUM: Online Editions.

Berlin: Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2001.

http://cmg.bbaw.de/epubl/online/editionen.html

"Within the framework of the “Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities”, the CMG is eager to make the results of the project freely available to the scientific community and the general public.

"Consequently, special care should be taken to ensure that unavailable volumes, of which often only few copies are in circulation, be made available once again to the scientific community.

"To this end, the CMG has planned various digital projects:

  1. Online editions 
    Under the heading “Online editions”, visitors will find all volumes of the CMG, CML, Suppl. and Suppl. Or. series available for study. These volumes may be selected and browsed through, or opened to a specified page. 
  2. Concordances
    find from a reference to Kühn or Littré the corresponding page in the CMG-Edition
  3. Manuscript Catalogue (Diels) 
    Under this heading, visitors will find the somewhat outdated, but still authoritative, manuscript catalogue of ancient medical literature made at the Berlin Academy under the leadership of Hermann Diels in preparation for the CMG. The catalogue has been expanded and emended numerous times. The bibliographical details of the published Addenda and Corrigenda may also be viewed here. More precise information regarding the manuscript tradition may be obtained from the printed volumes, or upon inquiry at the project office.
  4. Bibliographies to Hippocrates and Galen (Fichtner)
    The Project Office makes available PDF-files of the bibliographical reference works for private use."

 



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire › History of Medicine in the Roman Empire, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries
  • 9063

Da prostituição na cidade de Lisboa; ou considerações historicas, hygienicas e administrativas em geral sobre as prostitutas, e em especial na referida cidade: com a exposição da legislação portugueza a seo respeito, e proposta de medidas regulamentares, necessarias para a manutenção da saude publica, e da moral.

Lisbon: Typ. Lisbonese., 1841.

In this comprehensive study of prostitution in Lisbon Cruz analyzed the history of prostitution in Portugal and compared it to the practice in Japan, India, Egypt, ancient Greece and Rome, as well as a number of modern states. He defended legally regulated prostitution as a necessary public health measure. The leaves and folding tables between pp. 438 and [552] consist of 13 numbered “Mappas” containing statistical tables and explanations thereof for various districts of the city of Lisbon pertaining to the theme of the book. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Portugal, PUBLIC HEALTH, SEXUALITY / Sexology
  • 9064

Memoria sobre a canella do Rio de Janeiro offerecida ao Principe do Brazil nosso senhor: pelo Senado da Camara da mesma cidade no anno de 1798.

Rio de Janeiro: Na Impressão regia, 1809.

The earliest monograph on medicine published in Brazil. Digital facsimile from the U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Brazil, Latin American Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 9065

História da medicina portuguesa durante a expansão.

Lisbon: Temas e Debates, 2013.

 A history of medicine in Portugal and its colonies during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Portugal
  • 9066

Catálogo de las obras y documentos raros y curiosos de su libreria que figuran en la exposicion abierta para conmemorar el II centenario de su fundacion, 1734-1934.

Madrid: Cosano, 1934.

Lists 198 books and manuscripts from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries in the collection of the National Academy of Medicine in Madrid.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain
  • 9067

Historia fisica y politica de Chile, segun documentos adquiridos en esta Republica durante doce años de residencia en ella .... 28 vols. text plus 2 vols. atlas. (30 vols.).

Paris: En la Imprenta de E. Thunot y Cª; text Paris: en casa del Autor & Santiago, Chile: en el Museo de Historia Natural de Santiago, 18441871.

Gay, a French botanist, was commissioned in 1830 by the government of Chile to carry out a thorough scientific survey of the country, and to produce a detailed description of its geography, geology and natural history. To accomplish this, Gay traveled from province to province for 11 years. In 1839 he was persuaded to add political history to the project, but only the section of the work covering the history of Chile up to the time of the discovery and conquest are his work; later, when he became too busy writing the volumes on natural history, the task of writing the political history was handed over to Francisco de Paula Noriega. The five volumes of history covering the discovery to 1810 constitute the first reasonably complete picture of Chilean history written with modern historiographical methodology. The text is divided as follows: Historia, 8 vols.; Documentos, 2 vols.; Agricultura, 2 vols.; Botánica, 8 vols.; and Zoología, 8 vols. (Richard Ramer).



Subjects: BOTANY, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Chile, NATURAL HISTORY, ZOOLOGY
  • 9068

Catalogus plantarum horti botanici medicocirurgicae Scholae Olisponensis anno MDCCCLII.

Lisbon: Typografi Nacional, 1851.

Lists 1,863 plants in the botanical garden at the Escola Medico-Cirurgica of Lisbon, arranged by genus and species according to Decandolle’s classification. The authors note in which part of Europe, India, the Americas, Asia or Africa the plants were originally found and whether they are annual, perennial, tree, vine, etc. 



Subjects: BOTANY › Botanical Gardens, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Portugal, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 9069

Thesaurus literaturae botanicae omnium gentium inde a rerum botanicarum initiis ad nostra usque tempora. Quindecim millia operum recensens. Editionem novam reformatam.

Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 18721877.

First published in 1851, this documents literature from ancient times to publication date. Research involved examination of 40,000 works in libraries at Vienna, Geneva, London, Paris and various German locations. Digital facsimile of the 1872 edition from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Botany / Materia Medica, BOTANY › History of Botany
  • 9070

Ensaios sobre algumas enfermidades d'Angola....

Lisbon: Na Regia Officiana Typografica, 1799.

Azeredo noted that the tropical fevers found in Brazil and Angola were very similar. He claimed to have achieved excellent results with his “new method” of treatment, which included the use of quinine, nux vomica, arsenic, and the inside of the coconut rind. The Ensaios has separate sections dealing with the causes and cures of dysentery and tetanus. In the introduction, Pinto de Azeredo attacks the excessive use of bleeding in Angola and in America (“com particularidade na Bahia”). Lengthy footnotes include citations of authoritative references and recipes for cures such as various kinds of tea. (Richard Ramer). Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Angola, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Brazil, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Dysentery, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Tetanus, Latin American Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs › Cinchona Bark › Quinine, TROPICAL Medicine
  • 9071

Memoria sobre a virtude toenifuga da romeira, com observações zoologicas e zoonomicas relativas á toenea, e com huma estampa.

Lisbon: Na Typ. da Academia Real des Sciencias, 1822.

On the use of a root medicine to treat tapeworms, roundworms and similar parasites. The author refers to cases from Portuguese Africa, India and Brazil, and gives clinical observations based on his own case studies, several of which had been observed in Brazil. He describes in detail five types of parasites, describes symptoms, advocates his remedy, and gives zoological observations concerning the parasites. The large folding engraved plate depicts each of the five varieties of parasites from several different perspectives. (Richard Ramer).

Digital facsimile from Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Africa, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Brazil, PARASITOLOGY › Helminths › Parasitic Worms, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS, TROPICAL Medicine
  • 9072

Ensaio dermosographico ou Succinta e systematica descripção das doenças cutaneas, conforme os principios e observações dos doutores Willan, e Bateman, com indicacão dos respectivos remedios aconselhados por estes celebres authores, e alguns outros.

Lisbon: Na Typographia da Mesma Academia, 1820.

The first book on dermatology published in Portuguese. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Portugal, DERMATOLOGY
  • 9073

Aquilegio medicinal em que se dá noticia das agoas de caldas, de fontes, rios, poços, lagoas, e cisternas, do Reyno de Portugal, e dos Algarves, que ou pelas virtudes medicinaes, que tem, ou por outra alguma singularidade, são dignas de particular memoria.

Lisbon: Na Officina da Musica, 1726.

The first inventory of Portuguese hot springs, fountains, rivers, wells, lakes and reservoirs reputed to have medicinal properties, including some with allegedly supernatural powers of healing. For the 337 entries, Fonseca Henriques provided locations and comments on the facilities and the history of the sites. The extensive index by location sorts the waters by what they were reputed to cure, ranging from kidney stones and stomach pains to paralysis, rabies, and venereal disease. (Richard Ramer). Digital facsimile from the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Portugal, THERAPEUTICS › Balneotherapy
  • 9074

Elementos de cirurgia ocular offerecidos a Sua Alteza Real o Senhor D. João Principe do Brazil.

Lisbon: Na Officina de Simão Thaddeo Ferreira, 1793.

The first Portuguese book on ophthalmology. Santa Ana was the first Portuguese physician to specialize in ophthalmology. "He acknowledges (pp. vii-viii) that the section of the Elementos on anatomy and physiology is a translation of Deshais-Gendron’s Traité des maladies des yeux, 1770, but states that he made numerous corrections based on his own experience: “Aqui forão necessarias hum maior número de emendas, tanto em Anatomia, como em Fysica.” Likewise the section on pathology and therapy is a translation from Plenck’s Doctrina de morbis oculorum, 1777, but has numerous corrections based on Santa Anna’s experience." (Richard Ramer). Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Portugal, OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • 9075

History of animals. Vol. 1, Books 1-3; Vol. 2, Books 4-6; Vol. 3, Books 7-10. Vols. 1 & 2 edited with an introduction and translated by A. L. Peck; Vol. 3 edited and translated by D. M. Balme.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 19651991.

Loeb Classic Library. 



Subjects: BIOLOGY, BIOLOGY › Marine Biology, Zoology, Natural History, Ancient Greek / Roman / Egyptian
  • 9076

Aristotle: Historia animalium. Volume 1, Books I-X: Text. Edited by D. M. Balme. Prepared for publication by Allan Gotthelf.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Critical edition based on a collation of the 26 known extant manuscripts and a study of the early Latin translations. Begun by Balme in 1975, with his work towards the Loeb editio minor of books VII–X, this edition includes all ten books, including a very full apparatus criticus. Volume I of the edition contains the complete text of the Historia Animalium, the critical apparatus, and Balme's introduction to the manuscripts, expanded and updated with the assistance of Friederike Berger, and in consultation with the editors of forthcoming editions of the extant medieval translations. 



Subjects: BIOLOGY, BIOLOGY › Marine Biology, Zoology, Natural History, Ancient Greek / Roman / Egyptian
  • 9077

American homeopathy in the world war. Edited by Frederick M. Dearborn.

Chicago, IL: Published by and under the Authority of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute of Homeopathy, 1923.

Reflective of the extent to which homeopathy remained in mainstream American medicine in the period immediately after World War I. Reproduces at the front of the book a letter from President Warren G. Harding congratulating American homeopathic physicians for their work during the war. Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Homeopathy › History of Homeopathy, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › World War I
  • 9078

Aristotle: On the parts of the animals I-IV. Translated with commentary by James G. Lennox.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.


Subjects: BIOLOGY, BIOLOGY › Marine Biology, COMPARATIVE ANATOMY, Zoology, Natural History, Ancient Greek / Roman / Egyptian
  • 9079

Hippocratis Coi medicorum omnium longe principis, opera: quibus maxima ex parte annorum circiter duo millia Latina caruit lingua: Graeci vero & Arabes, & prisci nostri Medici, plurimis tamen utilibus prætermissis, scripta sua illustrarunt: nunc tandem per M. Fabiu Rhauennatem, Gulielmum Copum Basiliensem, Nicolaum Leonicenu & Andream Brentium, viros doctissimos Latinate donata, ac iamprimu in lucem aedita: quo revera humano generi nihil fieri potuit salubrius.

Basel: In officina Andreae Cratandri, 1526.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, Collected Works: Opera Omnia
  • 9080

The medical writings of Anonymus Londinensis.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1947.

The text edited by Diels, with an English translation, introduction and notes by Jones, together with essays on the nature of Greek thought and medicine.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Late Antiquity, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Medical Papyri
  • 9081

Galen: On the anomalous dyskrasia (De inaequali intemperie). Editio maior. Edition, translation and commentary by Elsa Garcia Novo.

Madrid: Editorial Complutense, 2011.

First critical edition and translation of this text by Galen which became a bestseller in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (translations into Syrian, Arabic, Latin 8 versions and Hebrew; 14 commentaries from 1290 to 1567). 



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE
  • 9082

An epitome of the natural history of the insects of China: Comprising figures and descriptions of upwards of one hundred new, singular, and beautiful species: together with some that are of importance in medicine, domestic economy, &c. The figures are accurately, drawn, engraved, and coloured, from speciemsn of the insects; the descriptions are arranged accordig to the system of Linnaeus, with references to the writings of Fabricius, and other systematic authors.

Printed for the Author, by T. Bensley, 1798.

The first work in a Western language on the insects of China, including pharmaceutical aspects. For this work Donovan obtained specimens and information from George Macartney a British envoy to China. Includes 50 colored plates, which are the first western depiction of Chinese insects.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, NATURAL HISTORY › Illustration, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS, ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology
  • 9083

Natural history of the insects of China, containing upwards of two hundred and twenty figures and descriptions by E. Donovan. A new edition, brought down to the present state of the science, with systematic characters of each species, synonyms, indexes, and other additional matter by J. O. Westwood.

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842.

Digital facsimile from the Biodiversity Heritage Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, NATURAL HISTORY › Illustration, ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology
  • 9084

An epitome of the natural history of the insects of India, and the islands in the Indian seas: Comprising upwards of two hundred and fifty figures and descriptions of the most singular and beautiful species, selected chiefly from those recently discovered, and which have not appeared in the works of any preceding author. The figures are accurately drawn, engraved, and coloured, from specimens of the insects; the descriptions are arranged according to the system of Linnaeus; with references to the writings of Fabricius, and other systematic authors.

London: Printed for the Author by T. Bensley, 1800.

"For Insects of India Donovan described and figured specimens in his own cabinet, that were originally collected by the late Duchess of PortlandMarmaduke Tunstall, a Governor Holford (many years resident in India), a Mr. Ellis, George Keate, a Mr. Yeats, and a Mr. Bailey. He also studied the collections of John FrancillonMr. Drury and Alexander Macleay. His patron was Joseph Banks. It is the first illustrated publication dealing with the entomology of India. The exact publication date, stated on the title page as being 1800, is also unclear as most plates are later; for example, the plate for Cicada indica is dated Feb 1, 1804. Many of the butterflies figured are from the Americas. In the works of Fabricius on which the Epitome was based "Indiis" confusingly refers to the West Indies or northern South America" (Wikipedia)

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › India, NATURAL HISTORY › Illustration, ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology
  • 9085

An epitome of the natural history of the insects of New Holland, New Zealand, New Guinea, Otaheite, and other islands in the Indian, Southern, and Pacific oceans: Including the figures and descriptions of one hundred and fifty-three species of the more splendid, beautiful, and interesting insects, hitherto discovered in those countries, and which for the most part have not appeared in the works of any preceding author. The figures are correctly delineated from specimens of the insects; and with the descriptions are arranged according to the Linnæan system, with reference to the writings of Fabricius and other entomologists.

London: Printed for the Author...., 1805.

"Apart from occasional excursions in England and Wales Donovan never left London. His Insects of New Holland is based on specimens collected by Joseph Banks and William Bayly an astronomer on the second and third voyages of James Cook, specimens in the collection of Dru Drury and other private collections as well as his own museum. It is the first publication dealing exclusively with the insects of Australia. In the preface Donovan writes "There is perhaps, no extent of country in the world, that can boast a more copious or diversified assemblage of interesting objects in every department of natural history than New Holland and its contiguous island". Most of the plates depict butterflies together with exotic plants. Donovan often used thick paints, burnished highlights, albumen overglazes and metallic paints. These covered the engravings (from his own copper plates, Donovan personally undertook all steps of the illustration process for his books, the drawing, the etching and engraving and the handcolouring) which are not visible. At other times the fineness of his engraving and etching is apparent giving his illustrations the appearance of being watercolours" (Wikipedia).

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Australia, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › New Zealand, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › South Pacific, ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology, ZOOLOGY › Illustration
  • 9086

The natural history of British birds; or, a selection of the most rare, beautiful and interesting birds which inhabit this country: The descriptions from the Systema naturae of Linnaeus; with general observations, either original or collected from the latest and most esteemed English ornithologists; and embellished with figures, drawn, engraved, and coloured from the original specimens. 10 vols.

London: Printed for the Author...., 17941819.

The first 5 volumes were issued in monthly parts, each consisting of 2 plates and accompanying text. A volume came out each year between 1794 and 1798; the fifth volume stated: "This work being now completed." However, five additional volumes, numbered 6-10, were published between 1816 and 1819. Donovan based some of his descriptions and illustrations on the bird specimens he acquired from the Leverian Museum. He issued a companion work, The natural history of the nest and eggs of British birds, begining in 1826. This remained unfinished at his death, with just 5 parts (of an anticipated 24 parts) completed.

Digital facsimile from the Biodiversity Heritage Archive, Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), NATURAL HISTORY › Illustration, ZOOLOGY › Ornithology
  • 9087

The natural history of British insects; explaining them in their several states, with the periods of their transformations, their food, oeconomy, &c. Together with the history of such minute insects as require investigation by the microscope. The whole illustrated by coloured figures, designed and executed from living specimens. 16 vols.

London: Printed for the author, 17921813.

Includes a total of 576 plates, of which 568 were colored.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), NATURAL HISTORY › Illustration, ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology
  • 9088

"Der Charlatan strebt nicht nach Wahrheit, er verlangt nur nach Geld". Zur Auseinandersetzung zwischen naturwissenschaftlicher Medizin und Laienmedizin im deutschen Kaiserreich am Beispiel von Hypnotismus und Heilmagnetismus.

Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2002.


Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › History of Alternative Medicine in General, Quackery, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 9089

The natural history of British fishes, including scientific and general descriptions of the most interesting species, and an extensive selection of accurately finished coloured plates. Taken entirely from original drawings, purposely made from the specimens in a recent state, and for the most part whilst living. 5 vols.

London: Printed for the Author...., 18021808.

"the paint is laid on so thickly that it is frequently impossible to see the engraved lines underneath. The already rich colouring is heightened by the addition of burnished highlights, albumen overglazes and metallic paints to give an overall effect reminiscent of the work of a miniaturist. Surprisingly, these techniques were often combined to produce a very pleasing and delicate effect: the multiple ruses of the colourist triumph over the draughtsman's numerous failures. Donovan overreached himself and died penniless ." (Dance, Art of natural History p. 87)



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), ZOOLOGY › Ichthyology, ZOOLOGY › Illustration
  • 9090

The natural history of British shells, including figures and descriptions of all the species hitherto discovered in Great Britain, systematically arranged in the Linnean manner, with scientific and general observations on each. 5 vols.

London: Printed for the Author...., 18001804.

Digital facsimile from the Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), ZOOLOGY › Illustration, ZOOLOGY › Malacology
  • 9091

Guenter von Andernach: Institutionum anatomicarum secundum Galeni sententiam ad candidatos medicinae libri quatuor per Joannem Guinterium Andernacum medicum ab Andrea Vesalio Bruxellensi auctiores & emendatiores redditi.

Venice: D. Bernardinus, 1538.

Shortly after the publication of Tabulae anatomicae sex, Vesalius completed this revision of Institutiones anatomicae, a Galenic anatomical text by his teacher Johann Guinter first published in 1536. Vesalius justified his new edition by citing the numerous typographical errors in the original; however, he also incorporated much new material detailing the minutiae of dissection and offering several independent anatomical judgments. These included the anti-Galenic observation that the cardiac systole is synchronous with the arterial pulse, an observation he would discuss again in his venesection epistle.

This work was edited with an English translation, and notes from Vesalius's own copy, by Vivian Nutton, in 2017. See No. 9092.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 16th Century
  • 9092

Principles of anatomy according to the opinion of Galen by Johann Guinter and Andreas Vesalius. Edited [with an English translation] by Vivian Nutton.

London & New York: Routledge, 2017.

The first translation into English of Johann Guinter’s textbook as revised and annotated by Guinter’s student, Andreas Vesalius, in 1538. Despite Vesalius’ fame as an anatomist, his 1538 revision has attracted almost no attention. However, this new translation shows the significant rewrites and additional information added to the original based on his own dissections. 250 newly discovered manuscript annotations by Vesalius himself, preserved in his own copy of the book and published here in full for the first time, also show his working methods and ideas. 



Subjects: ANATOMY › 16th Century
  • 9093

A translation of Galen's Hygiene (De santiate tuenda) by Robert Montraville Green, with an introduction by Henry E. Sigerist.

Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1951.

First translation into a modern language.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, PUBLIC HEALTH
  • 9094

The measure of multitude: Population in medieval thought.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Chapters 6-8 cover "Avoidance of offspring" or aspects of contraception.



Subjects: Contraception › History of Contraception, DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics › History of Demography, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 9095

Sex and society in Islam: Birth control before the nineteenth century.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1983.


Subjects: Contraception › History of Contraception, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences, SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology
  • 9096

Galen on the therapeutic method. Books I and II. Translated with an introduction and commentary by R. J. Hankinson.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.

First translation into a modern language of Books ! and II of De methodo medendi.  Very extensive introduction, commentary and bibliography.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE
  • 9097

Galen on the usefulness of the parts of the body. De usu partium. Translated from the Greek with an introduction and commentary by Margaret Tallmadge May. 2 vols.

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1968.


Subjects: ANATOMY › Ancient Anatomy (BCE to 5th Century CE), ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, PHYSIOLOGY, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 9098

The complete works of Aristotle. The revised Oxford translation. Edited by Jonathan Barnes. 2 vols.

Princeton, NJ: Bollingen , 1984.

Reprinted with corrections, 1995. "The Oxford Translation of Aristotle was originally published in 12 volumes between 1912 and 1954. It is universally recognized as the standard English version of Aristotle. This revised edition contains the substance of the original Translation, slightly emended in light of recent scholarship; three of the original versions have been replaced by new translations; and a new and enlarged selection of Fragments has been added. The aim of the translation remains the same: to make the surviving works of Aristotle readily accessible to English speaking readers" (Publisher).



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, Collected Works: Opera Omnia, PSYCHOLOGY, Zoology, Natural History, Ancient Greek / Roman / Egyptian
  • 9099

History of human life span and mortality. Translated by K. Balás.

Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1970.

A particularly valuable collection of reviews ot his work published in Current Anthropology, I5 (1974) 495-507 is available from JSTOR at this link.



Subjects: DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics › History of Demography