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

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ROBERTON, John

1 entries
  • 1603

A treatise on medical police, and on diet, regimen, &c. In which the permanent and regularly recurring causes of disease in general, and those of Edinburgh and London in particular, are described; with a general plan of medical police to obviate them, and a particular one adapted to the local circumstances of these cities. 2 vols.

Edinburgh: Printed by John Moir and sold by Thomas Bryce & London: John Murray, 1809.

First notable work on the subject in English. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: PUBLIC HEALTH, SOCIAL MEDICINE