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”

15475 entries, 13329 authors and 1903 subjects. Updated: November 30, 2021

Browse by Publication Year 1970–1979

535 entries
  • 4483.4

The early orthopaedic surgeons of America.

St. Louis, MO: C. V. Mosby Co., 1970.


Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › History of Orthopedics, Fractures
  • 1588.5

Die Entwicklung der physiologischen Methodik von 1784 bis 1911. Eine qualitative Untersuchung.

Münster: Inst. Gesch. d. Med, 1970.


Subjects: PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology
  • 1588.7

Mind, brain and adaptation in the nineteenth century. Cerebral localization and its biological context from Gall to Ferrier.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970.


Subjects: NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology, PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology
  • 2068.12

The story of ergot.

Basel: S. Karger, 1970.

Exhaustive and well-documented, but no index.



Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Ergot
  • 2068.15

The birth of penicillin.

London: Allen & Unwin, 1970.

“Disposes of many myths deeply embedded in the literature” (Macfarlane, see No. 1934).



Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Antibiotics › Penicillin
  • 1931.6

Noradrenaline: fate and control of its biosynthesis.

Le Prix Nobel en 1970, 189-208., 1970.

Axelrod shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Bernard Katz and Ulf von Euler in 1970 for his work on the release and reuptake of catecholamine neurotransmitters, a class of chemicals in the brain that include epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. He summarized this work in his Nobel Lecture.



Subjects: Neurophysiology, PHARMACOLOGY, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Cardiovascular Medications
  • 2442.5

Experimental and clinical studies on rifampicin in treatment of leprosy.

Brit. med. J., 1, 89-92, 1970.

With J. M. H. Pearson and M. F. R. Waters.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Leprosy, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Anti-Leprosy Drugs
  • 1766.608

The history of medical education: An international symposium, edited by C. D. O'Malley.

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1970.


Subjects: Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession
  • 2660.22

Viral RNA-dependent DNA polymerase: RNA-dependent DNA polymerase in virions of RNA tumour viruses.

Nature (Lond.), 226, 1209-11, 1970.

In 1970 Baltimore and Temin discovered that certain viruses that have their genes in the form of RNA can copy the RNA "backward" into DNA in infected cells. The enyzme, reverse transcriptase, enables the manufacture of specific proteins for use as medicines. Baltimore, who was the only author of this paper, shared the Nobel Prize with R. Dulbecco and H. M. Temin in 1975 for discoveries concerning the interaction between tumor viruses and the genetic material of the cell.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Protein Synthesis, ONCOLOGY & CANCER, VIROLOGY › Molecular Virology
  • 2660.23

RNA-dependent DNA polymerase in virions of Rous sarcoma virus.

Nature (Lond.), 226, 1211-13, 1970.

Discovery of reverse transcriptase. "In 1969, Temin and a postdoctoral fellow, Satoshi Mizutani, began searching for the enzyme that was responsible for the phenomenon of viral RNA being transferred into proviral DNA.[5] Later that year, Temin showed that certain tumor viruses carried the enzymatic ability to reverse the flow of information from RNA back to DNA using reverse transcriptase. Reverse transcriptase was also independently and simultaneously discovered in association with the murine leukemia virus by David Baltimore at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[10] In 1975, Baltimore and Temin shared the Nobel Prize of Physiology or Medicine.[11] Both scientists completed their initial work with RNA-dependent DNA polymerase with the Rous sarcoma virus." (Wikipedia article on Howard Martin Temin, accessed 3-2020).



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Protein Synthesis, ONCOLOGY & CANCER, VIROLOGY › Molecular Virology, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Retroviridae › Rous Sarcoma Virus (RSV)
  • 2660.24

Combination chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced Hodgkin’s disease.

Ann. intern. Med. 73, 881-95, 1970.

Combination chemotherapy with nitrogen mustard (mustine hydrochloride), vincristine sulphate, procarbazine hydrochloride and prednisone, introduced in 1964 for the treatment of advanced Hodgkin’s disease. With A. A. Serpick and P. P. Carbone.



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER, ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Chemotherapy for Cancer, ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Lymphoma
  • 2660.26

Field trials with an attentuated cell associated vaccine for Marek's disease.

Vet. Rec., 77, 1339-1340, 1970.

In 1959 Biggs moved to the Houghton Poultry Research Station (HPRS) to form and head a unit to study lymphoid tumor conditions of the domestic fowl. He gave the name Marek’s disease to one of the tumor conditions, after the Hungarian veterinarian József Marek. Biggs and his group determined that it was caused by a herpesvirus, and later developed a vaccine for the disease. With six co-authors.



Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY › Vaccines, ONCOLOGY & CANCER, VETERINARY MEDICINE, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Herpesviridae › Gallid alphaherpesvirus 2
  • 3161.2

The history of cardiac surgery.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1970.

  • 3161.3

The history of coronary heart disease.

London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1970.

A scholarly work with extensive bibliographies.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › History of Cardiology
  • 2883.9

Catheterization of the heart in man with use of a flow-directed balloon-tipped catheter.

New Eng. J. Med., 283, 447-51, 1970.

The Swan-Ganz balloon flotation catheter, a flow-guided balloon-tipped catheter of flexible construction, which enabled “placement without associated ventricular arrhythmias, prompt and reliable passage to the pulmonary artery and passage without fluoroscopy”. With 4 co-authors.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › Interventional Cardiology › Cardiac Catheterization
  • 2578.40

An analysis of the sequences of the variable regions of Bence Jones proteins and myeloma light chains and their implications for antibody complementarity.

J. exp. Med.,132, 211-50, 1970.

Hypervariable regions of “Ig.”



Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY
  • 2578.41

Cell interactions in the induction of tolerance: The role of thymic lymphocytes.

Immunology, 18, 723-37, 1970.

Suppressor T cells.



Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY
  • 2581.8

A history of medical bacteriology and immunology.

London: Heinemann, 1970.


Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › History of Bacteriology, IMMUNOLOGY › History of Immunology
  • 3611.4

Hernia repair without disability.

St. Louis, MO: C.V. Mosby, 1970.

First monograph on ambulatory hernia surgery. Second edition published by Ishiyaku Euroamerica in 1986 was retitled:

Hernia repair without disability: A surgical atlas illustrating the anatomy, technique, and physiologic rationale of the "one-day" hernia and introducing new concepts, tension-free herniorrhaphies.



Subjects: SURGERY: General › Hernia
  • 4297.1

A history of bladder stone.

Oxford: Blackwell, 1970.


Subjects: UROLOGY › History of Urology
  • 5145

A history of bubonic plague in the British Isles.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1970.

From The Great Pestilence of 1348 to the Plague of London in 1665, discussing efforts to control the disease, and its impacts on social and economic life. 



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of
  • 5289.3

Chagas’s disease (South American trypanosomiasis). A bibliography compiled from Sleeping Sickness Bureau Bulletin 1908-1912, and Tropical Diseases Bulletin, 1912-1970.

London: Bureau of Hygiene and Tropical diseases, 1970.

Supplement to Trop. Dis. Bull., vol. 67.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Diseases, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Triatomine Bug-Borne Diseases › Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis) , TROPICAL Medicine
  • 5019.9

The founders of neurology. One hundred and forty-six biographical sketches by eighty-nine authors. Compiled and 2nd edition.

Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1970.

Neuroanatomists, neurophysiologists, neuropathologists, clinical neurologists and neurosurgeons are included. 1st ed., 1953, had 133 biographies; 2nd ed. has 146, 34 of which have been added. Because the 2nd edition deleted certain biographies, readers should also consult the 1st edition.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology
  • 5019.10

Foundations of hypnosis, from Mesmer to Freud.

Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1970.

Readings, including translations, from classic texts, with commentary.



Subjects: Mesmerism, NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology
  • 5546.4

Lassa fever, a new virus disease of man from West Africa. I. Clinical description and pathological findings.

Amer. J. trop. Med. Hyg., 19, 670-76, 1970.

An arenovirus infection first noted in Lassa, N. E. Nigeria, in 1969. With J. M. Baldwin, D. J. Gocke, and J. M. Troup.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Nigeria, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever, TROPICAL Medicine
  • 5546.5

Lassa fever, a new virus disease of man from West Africa. III. Isolation and characterization of the virus.

Amer. J. trop. Med. Hyg., 19, 680-91, 1970.

Preliminary note in Nature (Lond.), 1970, 227, 174. Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever is endemic to the West African countries of Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Guinea, Republic of, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Liberia, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Nigeria, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Sierra Leone, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever, TROPICAL Medicine , WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 5546.8

Bibliography of ticks and tickborne diseases from Homer (about 800 B.C.) to 31 December, 1969. Vol. 1.

Cairo: U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3, 1970.

Digital facsimile from Washington State University Digital Collections at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Diseases, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Tick-Borne Diseases
  • 6467.1

American Indian medicine.

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970.

Volume 95 of The Civililization of the American Indian Series.



Subjects: BOTANY › Ethnobotany, NATIVE AMERICANS & Medicine, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine
  • 6485.4

La medicina Hipocrática.

Madrid: Revista de Occidente, 1970.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece › History of Ancient Medicine in Greece, Ethics, Biomedical › History of Biomedical Ethics
  • 6510.01

Die Medizin im Islam. [Handbuch der Orientalistik, Ergänzungsband 6/1].

Leiden: Brill, 1970.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 6553

Dějiny československeho lekařstvi. Svazek 1. Dor. 1740.

Prague: Avicenum, 1970.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Czech Republic
  • 6786.16

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

New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1970.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › 15th Century (Incunabula) & Medieval
  • 6665

NEUE MÜNCHENER BEITRÄGE ZUR GESCHICHTE DER MEDIZIN UND NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN; MEDIZINHISTORISCHE REIHE. 1-

Munich, 1970.

Monographic series. Continuation of Münchener Beiträge, etc., 1-17, 1926-29.



Subjects: Periodicals Specializing in the History of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 6604.2

Western medical pioneers in feudal Japan.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1970.

Covers the influence of Western medicine on Japan from the seventeenth century through 1870.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Japan, Japanese Medicine › History of Japanese Medicine
  • 6889

A restriction endonuclease from Hemophilus influenzae. II. Base sequence of the recognition site.

J. Mol. Biol., 53, 393-409, 1970.

Discovery of the first type II restriction enzyme (HindII). With T. J. Kelly. Smith shared the 1978 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology with Werner Arber and Daniel Nathans.

Also: Smith H.O., Wilcox, K.W. , "A restriction enzyme from Hemophilus influenzae. I. Purification and general properties," J. Mol. Biol. 51 (1970) 379-391.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Genomics, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Restriction Enzyme or Restriction Endonuclease
  • 7010

Discoveries in biological psychiatry.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1970.

Proceedings of an international symposium sponsored by the Taylor Manor Hospital in Baltimore in 1970, including first person accounts by those who discovered the original drugs in each of the major categories of psychotropic medications. Republished, Baltimore: Ayd Medical Communications, 1984.



Subjects: PSYCHIATRY › Psychopharmacology › History of Psychopharmacology
  • 7161

Safavid medical practice; or, the practice of medicine, surgery and gynaecology in Persia between 1500 A. D. and 1750 A. D.

London: Luzac, 1970.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Iran (Persia), Persian (Iranian) Islamic Medicine
  • 7325

Thickness, cross-sectional areas and depth of invasion in the prognosis of cutaneous melanoma.

Annals of Surgery, 172, 902-908, 1970.

Classic paper on the prognosis of melanoma. Digital facsimile available from PubMedCentral at this link.



Subjects: DERMATOLOGY › Dermatopathology, DERMATOLOGY › Skin Cancer › Melanoma, ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Melanoma
  • 7550

Descriptive catalogue of the physiological series in the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2 vols.

London: E. & S. Livingstone Ltd., 19701971.

Part 1: Surviving Hunterian specimens demonstrating those organs in plants and animals for the special purposes of the individual. Part 2: Hunterian specimens demonstrating the products of generation together with surviving Hunterian specimens from other collections.



Subjects: MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological , PHYSIOLOGY
  • 7661

Catalogue of the anatomical preparations of Dr. William Hunter in the Museum of the Anatomy Department. From the original catalogue (1898-1900) prepared by Professor John Teacher.

Glasgow: University of Glasgow, 1970.


Subjects: MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 7761

Low dose radiation and cancer.

IEEE Trans. on Nuclear Science, NS-17, Number 1, 1-9, 1970.

This paper, delivered at the 1969 Nuclear Science Symposium and Nuclear Power Systems Engineering Symposium, October, 1969, provided powerful scientific evidence that the then currently allowable radiation dose (Federal Radiation Council Guidelines) of 0.17 Rads per year from peaceful development of atomic energy should be reduced downward by a factor of 10, to a dose of less than 0.017 Rads per year for the allowable population exposure to ionizing radiation. Gofman and Tamplin argued that if everyone in the U.S. received 0.17 Rads per year, as the Atomic Energy Commission then planned to allow, that would lead to a minimum estimate of 16,000 additional cancer plus leukemia cases annually in the U.S.

The paper also enunciated 3 " general laws of radiation-induction of cancer in man" Over time these laws became widely accepted.

"Law I All forms of cancer, in all proability, can be increased by ionizing radiation, and the correct way to describe the phenomena is either in terms of the dose required to double the sponaneous incidence rate of each cancer or, alternatively, as the increase in incidence rate of each cancers per Rad of exposure.

"Law II  All forms of cancer show closely similar doubling doses and closely similar increases in incidence rate per Rad.

"Law III Youthful subjects require less radiation to increase the incidence rate by a specified faction than to adults."

Gofman and Tamplin published about 15 papers on these issues within a year. A less technical paper on the subject was "Radiation, cancer, and environmental health," Hospital Practice, 5, 91- 110. The two papers specifically cited here, and others by Gofman and Tamplin were influential in preventing an enormous growth in the number of nuclear reactors in the U.S. that the Atomic Energy Commission was then proposing: 1000 to 2000 nuclear reactors in the United States. Gofman was then director of the Division of Medical Physics (Berkeley) and director of the Bio-Medical Research Division at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER, PUBLIC HEALTH, TOXICOLOGY, TOXICOLOGY › Radiation Exposure
  • 7783

Radiation dose effects in relation to obstetric X-rays and childhood cancers.

Lancet, 295, 1185-1188, 1970.

In this study of ten million children Stewart and Kneale showed that obstetric X-rays significantly increased the rate of childhood leukemia and cancer.



Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS, ONCOLOGY & CANCER, ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Leukemia, TOXICOLOGY › Radiation Exposure
  • 7822

Medicine and stamps.

Chicago, IL: American Medical Association Press, 1970.


Subjects: Philately, Medical
  • 8156

The influence of nitrogen oxides on the atmospheric ozone content.

Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 96, 320-325., 1970.

Crutzen showed that nitrous oxide impacts the ozone layer by pointing out "that emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O), a stable, long-lived gas produced by soil bacteria, from the Earth's surface could affect the amount of nitric oxide (NO) in the stratosphere. He showed that nitrous oxide lives long enough to reach the stratosphere, where it is converted into NO. Crutzen then noted that increasing use of fertilizers might have led to an increase in nitrous oxide emissions over the natural background, which would in turn result in an increase in the amount of NO in the stratosphere. Thus human activity could have an impact on the stratospheric ozone layer" (Wikipedia article on Ozone depletion, accessed 12-2016).



Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment, Environmental Science & Health
  • 8192

Dictionary of scientific biography. Vols. 1-16 (1-15, Supplement 1) edited by Charles Coulston Gillespie. Vols. 17-18 (Supplement 2) edited by Frederick L. Holmes.

New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 19701990.

Over 5,000 biographies, each with detailed bibliographies of primary and secondary sources. Medical biographies tend to be of physiologists and other researchers rather than clinicians. Includes an exhaustive index and some topical essays. The Concise dictionary of scientific biography (New York, Scribner’s, [1981]) contains in 1 vol. very useful abridged versions of all biographies found in the 16 vol. work without the bibliographies.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 8380

George A Sacher, Life table modification and life prolongation. IN: Handbook of the biology of aging, edited by Caleb E. Finch and Leonard Hayflick, pp. 582–638.

New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1970.

"The building of a connection between the Gompertz equation and the biology of ageing owes much to the work of biophysicist George Sacher [10] of the Argonne National Laboratory, whose introduction to ageing stemmed from the growing recognition during the 1950s that irradiation would shorten length of life [11]. The same recognition led physicist Leo Szilard [12] to propose the somatic mutation theory of ageing and prompted a range of studies on the effects of radiation on ageing both in animal models such as Drosophila (e.g. [13]) and also in human survivors of atomic bomb irradiation [14].

Sacher [10] used the Gompertz model to compare the patterns of increase in age-specific mortality rates across different species. By plotting age-specific mortality on a logarithmic scale against age (figure 1), he showed that a linear increase was generally observed, in accordance with the logarithmic version of equation (1.1), i.e.Embedded Image   

"Thomas B. L. Kirkwood, Decipherng death: a commentary on Gompertz (1825) 'On the nature of the function express of the law of human mortality and on a new mode of determining the value of life contingencies"). (http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/370/1666/20140379,  accessed 01-2017



Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology, DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics, GERIATRICS / Gerontology / Aging
  • 8496

A history of the British medical administration of East Africa, 1900-1950.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1970.

Concerns modernization and development of scientific health services in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika (now Tanzania) during the first half of the twentieth century.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Africa, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Kenya, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Tanzania, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Uganda
  • 8605

New horizons in health care. Proceedings First International Congress on Group Medicine. Edited by Robert Beamish.

Winnipeg, Canada, 1970.

Addresses the goal of "the provision of adequate health care for every citizen."



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Canada, ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL, Insurance, Health, Managed Care
  • 8638

Die Entwicklung der medizinischen Spezialfacher an den Universitaten des Deutschen Sprachgebietes.

Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke, 1970.

Detailed study, organized by specialty, of the vital role that German universities played in the invention and promotion of medical specialties.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Germany, Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession
  • 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
  • 9122

Migraine: Evolution of a common disorder.

London: Faber & Faber & Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1970.

Revised edition, 1990.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Chronic Pain › Headache › Migraine, PAIN / Pain Management
  • 9128

Galen on sense perception: His doctrines, observations and experiments on vision, hearing, smell, touch and pain, and their historical sources.

Basel: Karger, 1970.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire › History of Medicine in the Roman Empire, PSYCHOLOGY › Sensation / Perception
  • 9894

The early history of scientific medicine in Uganda.

Nairobi, Kenya: East African Literature Bureau, 1970.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Uganda
  • 10059

The Patient as person: Explorations in medical ethics.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1970.

Second edition with a new foreword by Margaret Farley and essays by Albert R. Jonsen and William F. May, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.



Subjects: Ethics, Biomedical
  • 10554

Women and their bodies.

Boston, MA: New England Free Press, 1970.

This 35-cent, 136-page book organized in 1969 by Nancy Miriam Hawley at Boston's Emmanuel College, was written by twelve Boston feminist activists. It eventually sold 250,000 copies in New England without any formal advertising, and evolved into a book entitled Our Bodies, Ourselves.



Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS, SEXUALITY / Sexology, SOCIAL MEDICINE, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 10689

Hippocrate, Oeuvres complètes, Tome XI: De la génération. De la nature de l'enfant. Des maladies IV. Du foetus de huit mois. Texte établi et traduit par Robert Joly.

Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1970.

Greek text with facing French translation and commentary of a group of treatises from the Hippocratic Collection about generation or considered to be about it: On generation, and On the nature of the child, both dated to 430-420 BCE, On diseases IV (loosely connected to the former two and generation), of mid 4th century BCE, and On the eight-month infant, of the early 4th century BCE.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, Hippocratic Tradition, PEDIATRICS
  • 10887

Babesiosis in a Massachusetts resident.

New Eng. J. Med., 283, 854-856, 1970.

Order of authorship in the original paper was Western, Benson, Gleason. First report of babesiosis in a non-immuncompromised patient, confirming the potential wide spread of this tick-transmitted illness. 

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Tick-Borne Diseases › Babesiosis, PARASITOLOGY, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Massachusetts
  • 11112

The human placenta.

Cambridge, England: W. Heffer, 1970.

An elegantly published and illustrated monograph with extensive historical material.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 20th Century, ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, EMBRYOLOGY, EMBRYOLOGY › History of Embryology, PHYSIOLOGY › Fetal Physiology
  • 11527

A biographical history of medicine: Excerpts and essays on the men and their work.

New York: Grune & Stratton, 1970.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), History of Medicine: General Works
  • 11564

Clinical electrocardiography and computers.

New York: Academic Press, 1970.

"The definitive text of the emerging field of computerized electrocardiography" (W. Bruce Fye).



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › Tests for Heart & Circulatory Function › Electrocardiography, COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology
  • 12066

Dickens and medicine: An exhibition of books, manuscripts and prints to mark the centenary of his death; with an introduction and bibliography.

London: The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1970.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 12305

Virus-like particles in serum of patients with Australia-antigen-associated hepatitis.

Lancet, 295, 695-698, 1970.

(Order of authorship in the original publication: Dane, Cameron, Briggs.) The authors showed that the "Australian antigen" was a virus causing hepatitis B.
(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Hepatitis, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Hepadnaviridae
  • 12306

Chronic liver disease and primary liver-cell cancer with hepatitis-associated (Australia) antigen in serum.

Lancet, 295, 1243-1247, 1970.

(Order of authorship in the original publication: Sherlock, Niazi, Fox...). The authors demonstrated that the hepatitis B virus can cause cancer.
(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: HEPATOLOGY › Diseases of the Liver, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Hepatitis, ONCOLOGY & CANCER, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Hepadnaviridae › Hepatitis B Virus
  • 12321

Australia antigen (a hepatitis-associated antigen). Purification and physical properties.

J. exp. Med., 131, 1190-1199, 1970.

 Purification of the Australia antigen and investigation of its physical properties. (Order of authorship in the original publication: Millman, Loeb, Bayer, Blumberg.)



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Hepatitis, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Hepadnaviridae › Hepatitis B Virus
  • 12341

Surgical treatment of coronary arteriosclerosis.

Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1970.

The history of the coronary artery bypass technique by the inventor of the procedure.



Subjects: CARDIOVASCULAR (Cardiac) SURGERY › History of Cardiac Surgery
  • 13327

The herbarium of Aylmer Bourke Lambert: Notes on Its acquisition, dispersal, and present whereabouts,

Taxon, 19, 489-553, 1970.

"Lambert acquired a number of significant herbarium collections including those of Johann Reinhold ForsterArchibald Menzies and Henry de Ponthieu.[2] He also amassed a large collection of specimens and drawings from Australia in the era immediately following the arrival of the First Fleet. Contributors included Governor Arthur Phillip, Surgeon-General John WhiteColonel William PatersonMajor Robert RossMajor Francis Grose and Philip Gidley King.[3]

"Lambert's collection of 50,000 preserved plant specimens,[1] along with his extensive library, was consulted by authors and botanists including Robert Brown, De Candolle, Martius, George Don and David Don.[1] It was auctioned following his death in 317 lots and specimens can be found in botanical collections around the world" (Wikipedia article on Alymer Bourke Lambert, accessed 7-2021).

Digital facsimile from jstor at this link.



Subjects: BOTANY › History of Botany
  • 13559

Is carbon dioxide from fossil fuel changing man's environment?

Proc. Amer. Phil. Soc., 114, 10-17, 1970.

Keeling developed the first instrument that could measure carbon dioxide in atmospheric samples with consistently reliable accuracy, and in 1958 began collecting carbon dioxide samples from a base he established at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, two miles (3000 m) above sea level. From this data he established what became known as the Keeling Curve, a graph of the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere. In this transcription of Keeling's text from a symposium on atmospheric polution in April 25, 1969 Keeling presented irrefutable observational data documenting the progressive rise of CO2 in Earth's atmosphere from the mid-1800s to 1970. The first publication of the Keeling Curve appears on p. 14, figure 7. 

Keeling began his paper as follows: "I originally proposed as the title of this talk: 'If carbon dioxide from fossil fuels is changing man's environment, what will we do about it?' It was my meaning to inquire into what might be the response of scientists, philosophers, and decision-makers if specialists assert that accelerated use of fossil fuels may be harmful. I was requested to modify the title to read 'Is Co2 from fossil fuel changing man's environment?' either because a shorter title might suggest a shorter more acceptable talk, or because I obviously cannot answer the first question. I cannot answer the second question either; but I will not give you my views on both questions." He ended his paper with, "If the human race survives into the twenty-first century with the vast population increase that now seems inevitable, the people living then, along with their other troubles, may also face the threat of climatic change brought about by an uncontrolled increase in atmospheric CO2 from fossil fuels."
Digital facsimile from nsdl.library.cornell.edu at this link.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)





Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › Climate Change, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Hawaii
  • 13730

Dermatologie in der Kunst.

Biberach an der Riss: Basotherm, 1970.


Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, DERMATOLOGY › History of Dermatology
  • 534.71

Congenital malformations. Notes and comments.

Chicago, IL: Year Book Medical Publishers, 1971.

Warkany's contributions span all aspects of teratology, both clinical and experimental. This has been called his magnum opus. It includes 124 chapters, each with detailed bibliography, on a total of 1271 pages.



Subjects: TERATOLOGY
  • 4672.5

A history of poliomyelitis.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1971.


Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease, NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology, NEUROLOGY › Inflammatory Conditions › Poliomyelitis, VIROLOGY › History of Virology
  • 4729.2

Transmission of two subacute spongiform encephalopathies of man (Kuru and Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease) to New World monkeys.

Nature, 230, 588-91, 1971.

Following Hadlow's suggestion (1959), Gadjusek was able to transmit Kuru and Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease to primates through cerebral inoculations. Similarity in the clinical course of the diseases and in the cellular pathology of brain material suggested similar causative agents.

Gajdusek shared the Nobel Prize with Baruch S. Blumberg in 1976 for his work on infectious diseases.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Prion Diseases, NEUROLOGY › Degenerative Disorders
  • 1588.8

Historical aspects of cerebral anatomy.

London: Oxford University Press, 1971.

A highly detailed, very technical, but well-documented study.



Subjects: ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy › History of Neuroanatomy
  • 534.4

Les sciences de la vie dans la pensée française du XVIIIe siècle. Genération des animaux de Descartes à l’Encyclopédie. 2e ed.

Paris: Armand Colin, 1971.

Translated into English by Robert Ellrich as The life sciences in eighteenth-century French thought, edited by Keith R. Benson, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › History of Biology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › France, EMBRYOLOGY › History of Embryology
  • 1671.7

International health organizations and their work. 2nd ed.

Edinburgh: Churchill-Livingstone, 1971.

A systematic account of international health work from its beginnings to modern times. First published 1952.



Subjects: Global Health, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 3047.24

Surgical repair of triscuspid atresia.

Thorax, 26, 240-48, 1971.

Fontan procedure. “Anastomosis between the divided superior vena cava and the right pulmonary artery, anastomosis of the right atrium to the pulmonary artery, and insertion of a homograft valve in the ostium of the inferior vena cava” (Callahan, McGoon & Key, Classics of Cardiology).



Subjects: CARDIOVASCULAR (Cardiac) SURGERY
  • 3911

Geschichte und Ikonographie des endemischen Kropfes und Kretinismus.

Bern: Hans Huber, 1971.

A superbly produced and illustrated work, with tipped-in color plates. English translation, Bern: H. Huber, 1984.



Subjects: ENDOCRINOLOGY › History of Endocrinology
  • 4297.2

The history of urology.

Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1971.

A scholarly, detailed work. Part 1 is an adapted translation of E. Desnos: Histoire de l’urologie, in Encyclopédie française d’urologie, eds. A. Pousson & E. Desnos, 1914, 1, 1-294.



Subjects: UROLOGY › History of Urology
  • 3705.03

A history of dentistry in Canada.

Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press for Canadian Dental Assoc, 1971.


Subjects: DENTISTRY › History of Dentistry
  • 4405.5

Polycentric knee arthoplasty: Prosthetic simulation of normal knee movement.

J. Bone Jt. Surg., 53-B, 272-277, 1971.

Total knee replacement (replacing diseased articular surfaces of both femur and tibia), holding the metal and plastic components in place with acrylic cement.



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Devices › Joint Replacement, ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Knee
  • 5019.11

The classical brain stem syndromes. Translations of the original papers with notes on the evolution of clinical neuroanatomy.

Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1971.


Subjects: NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology
  • 6007.1

A history of the ophthalmoscope.

Rochester, MN: Privately Printed, 1971.


Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation, INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Medical Instruments › Ophthalmoscope, OPHTHALMOLOGY › History of Ophthalmology
  • 6467.2

Medicine and ethnology. Selected essays by Erwin Ackerknecht. Edited by H. M. Koelbing and H. H. Walser.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1971.

See also No. 6448



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine
  • 6485.5

Antike Medizin. Wege der Forschung ccxxi.

Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1971.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › History of Ancient Medicine & Biology
  • 6501.2

Through the Bible with a physician.

Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1971.


Subjects: RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 6510.1

Bibliography of medieval Arabic and Jewish medicine and allied sciences.

London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1971.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, Jews and Medicine › History of Jews and Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 6510.2

Geschichte des arabischen Schriftums. Band 3. Medizin-Pharmazie, Zoologie-Tierheilkunde bis ca. 430 H.

Leiden: Brill, 1971.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, Medieval Zoology › History of Medieval Zoology, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 6786.17

Medicine: A bibliography of bibliographies.

Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield, 1971.

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



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • 6786.18

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

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

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



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › 15th Century (Incunabula) & Medieval, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries
  • 6809

Dictionary of medical syndromes.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1971.

Second edition with E. Scrasia, 1981.



Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical
  • 6604.5

South Africa: Its medical history 1652-1898.

Cape Town: C. Struik, 1971.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › South Africa
  • 6550.4

British contributions to medical science. The Woodward – Wellcome symposium, University of British Columbia, 1970

London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1971.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom)
  • 258.7

The origins of theoretical population genetics.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1971.


Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY › History of Genetics / Heredity
  • 6880

Homeopathy in America: The rise and fall of the medical heresy.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1971.

A history of homeopathy in America, including its demise during the early to mid-20th century.



Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Homeopathy › History of Homeopathy
  • 6890

Specific cleavage of simian virus 40 DNA by restriction endonuclease of Hemophilus influenzae.

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S A., 68, 2913-17, 1971.

Nathans showed that the restriction enzyme discovered by Hamilton Smith cleaved SV40 DNA into 11 specific pieces. Nathans and his student Kathleen Danna wrote:

"The availability of pieces of SV40 DNA from specific sites in the molecule should be helpful for the analysis of the function of the SV40 genome. For example, when the order of fragments in the genome is known, it should be possible to map “early” and “late” genes and those genes that function in all transformed cells. It may also be possible to localize specific genes by testing for biological activity, e.g., T-antigen production or abortive transformation. If specific deletion mutants become available, the analysis of restriction enzyme digests may . . . [allow] mapping of such mutants. Comparison of restriction endonuclease digests by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis has also provided a new method for detecting differences in DNA . . . It should [also] be possible to . . . obtain quite small, specific fragments useful for the determination of nucleotide sequence.” Quoted by Daniel Dimaio, "Daniel Nathans 1928-1999," Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences 79 (2001) 7.

Nathans shared the 1978 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology with Hamilton Smith and Werner Arber for the discovery of restriction enzymes.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Genomics, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Restriction Enzyme or Restriction Endonuclease
  • 7142

Die Geschichte der Arzneimittelforschung.

Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1971.


Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 7159

The anatomy of the nervous system of Octopus vulgaris.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971.


Subjects: ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy › Comparative Neuroanatomy, BIOLOGY › Marine Biology, ZOOLOGY › Malacology
  • 7353

Atlas of the mouse brain and spinal cord.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1971.

"This is an exceptionally systematic, beautifully produced atlas of the mouse central nervous system in the three standard planes, with alternating cell-stained (Nissl method with cresyl violet) sections and myelin-stained (Loyez method) sections. It is almost certainly the most comprehensive atlas of any species up to the time of its publication.. Cell groups, fiber tracts, and other features are not outlined—instead, they are identified by lines with one end in roughly the center of the structure and the other end outside the tissue and associated with an abbreviation for the structure" (Larry W. Swanson).



Subjects: ANATOMY › 20th Century, ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy › Comparative Neuroanatomy
  • 7389

Geschichte des arabischen Schriftums. Band 4, Alchimie, Chemie, Botanik, Agrikultur bis ca. 430H.

Leiden: Brill, 1971.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, BOTANY › History of Botany, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 7405

Histology of the human eye.

Philadelphia: Saunders, 1971.

Hogan and Alvarado's work was the first book on histology of the eye to include electron microscopy. It also reproduced spectacular three-dimensional representations of ocular ultrastructures by Joan Esperson Weddell.



Subjects: ANATOMY › Microscopic Anatomy (Histology), INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Medical Instruments, Microscopy, OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • 7934

La odontología en el México prehispánico.

Mexico: Talleres de Edimex, 1971.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Mexico, DENTISTRY › History of Dentistry, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine, Pre-Columbian Medicine, History of
  • 8327

Health maintenance strategy.

Medical Care, 9, 291-298, 1971.

Elwood is often referred to as the "father of the health maintenance organization. He not only coined the term, he also played a role in bringing about structural changes to the American health care system to simultaneously control cost and promote health by replacing fee-for-service with prepaid, comprehensive care. With N. N. Anderson, J.E. Billings, R.J. Carlson, E.J. Hoagberg, and W. McClure.



Subjects: ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL › History of Biomedical Economics, Insurance, Health, Managed Care
  • 8348

Die toxikologischen Schriften der Araber bis Ende des XII. Jahrhunderts: Ein bibliographischer Versuch, grossenteils aus handschriftlichen Quellen.

Hildesheim: Gerstenberg, 1971.

First published in Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medizin 52 (1871 and 57 (1873).



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, TOXICOLOGY › History of Toxicology
  • 8364

The cyrurgie of Guy de Chauliac. I Text (E.E.T.S., 265) Edited by Margaret S. Ogden.

London & New York: Oxford University Press for the Early English Text Society, 1971.

Middle English text of Guy de Chauliac's surgery.



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › France, SURGERY: General
  • 8467

Persian literature: A Bio-bibliographical survey. Volume II, Part 2: E.Medicine.

London: Royal Asiatic Society, 1971.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, Persian (Iranian) Islamic Medicine › History of Persian (Iranian) Islamic Medicine
  • 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
  • 9439

Chaucer's physician: Medicine and literature in fourteenth-century England.

New Orleans, LA: Tulane Studies in English, 1971.


Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England
  • 9469

Outcasts from evolution: Scientific attitudes of racial inferiority, 1859 - 1900.

Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1971.


Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › History of Anthropology, EVOLUTION › History of Evolutionary Thought
  • 10007

The dynamics of glomerular ultrafiltration in the rat.

Journal of Clinical Investigation, 50, 1776-1780, 1971.

"Brenner and colleagues combined two relatively novel tools: a servo-null device for accurate measurment of capillary hydrostatic pressure... and a strain of specially selected rats with superficially located glomeruli, i.e. with overlying tubules. These two tools permitted direct measurment of the hydrostatic pressure within cannulated glomerular capillaries....

"These studies therefore radically redefined the process of glomerular filtration. Moreover, these technqiues could subsequently be applied to understand the mechanisms by which a host of mediators, disease states, and theapies modified glomerular filtration, transforming our understanding of both the process and the regulation of glomerular filtration" (Feehally et al, Landmark papers in nephrology [2013] 1.5., pp. 10-11). With J. L. Troy and T. M. Daugharty.



Subjects: NEPHROLOGY
  • 10237

Project Gutenberg.

Project Gutenberg, 1971.

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

Project Gutenberg, a volunteer project founded in 1971 by Michael S. Hart, was the first digital library. 

Later leapfrogged by much better financed non-profit or government-sponsored or commercial digitization projects, in 2018 Project Gutenberg offered 56,000 free e-books. 

The history of this pioneering project is enumerated here:

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:About

 



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Collaborations Online (Wikis)
  • 10449

Medicine on the Santa Fe Trail.

Dayton, OH: Morningside Bookshop, 1971.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American West
  • 10673

Magical medicine: A Nigerian case study.

London: Penguin Books, 1971.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Nigeria, Magic & Superstition in Medicine, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 10677

A history of the Nigerian Health Services.

Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria: Ibadan University Press, 1971.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Nigeria
  • 10678

The role of the trypanosomiases in African ecology: A study of the Tsetse fly problem.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › History of Ecology / Environment, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Africa, EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Triatomine Bug-Borne Diseases › Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis)
  • 10765

Freud and the Americans: The beginnings of psychoanalysis in the United States, 1876–1917.

New York: Oxford University Press, 1971.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis
  • 10845

La sexualidad femenina. Una investigación estadística.

Barcelona: Pulso Editorial, 1971.

"Between 1932 and 1961 Serrano Vicéns systematically studied the sexuality of 1417 women who went through his surgery. With that data, he wrote a book entitled "Female sexuality. A statistical investigation " that remained unpublished for years due to the difficulties of publishing a book on that subject in Spain governed by General Franco. With the approval of the author, the book circulated  privately in different universities inside and outside the country.  Serrano Vicéns's data was highly praised by a better-known researcher of contemporary human sexual behavior: Alfred C. Kinsey" (Wikipedia article on Ramon Serrano Vicéns, accessed 6-2019).

 



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain, SEXUALITY / Sexology
  • 10857

Peyote: an account of the origins and growth of the Peyote religion.

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1971.

"The Peyote religion is a medico-religious cult. In considering native American medicines, one must always bear in mind the difference between the aboriginal concept of a medicinal agent and that of our modern Western medicine. Primitive societies, in general, cannot conceive of natural death or illness but believe that they are due to supernatural interference. There are two types of "medicines": those with purely physical effects (i.e., to relieve toothache or digestive upsets); and the medicines, "par excellence", that put the medicine man into communication, through a variety of hallucinations, with the malevolent spirits that cause illness and death" (Schultes & Hofman [1992] https://www.peyote.org/, accessed 6-2019)



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, Magic & Superstition in Medicine, PSYCHIATRY › Psychopharmacology › History of Psychopharmacology, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine › Shamanism / Neoshamanism
  • 10858

The pre-Columbian mind: A study into the aberrant nature of sexual drives, drugs affecting behaviour and the attitude towards life and death, with a survey of psychotherapy in pre-Columbian America.

New York & London: Seminar Press, 1971.


Subjects: Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine, PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry, PSYCHIATRY › Psychopharmacology › History of Psychopharmacology, SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine › Shamanism / Neoshamanism
  • 10871

Wizard of the Upper Amazon. The story of Manuel Córdova-Rios. By F. Bruce Lamb.

New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1971.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Brazil, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Peru, Magic & Superstition in Medicine, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine › Shamanism / Neoshamanism
  • 11665

Blacks, medical schools and society.

Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1971.

A study of the trends in black enrollments in the nation’s medical schools, and various public and higher education factors that limited the supply of black physicians in America through the 1960s.



Subjects: AFRICAN AMERICANS & MEDICINE & BIOLOGY › History of African Americans & Medicine & Biology, Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession
  • 11818

A bibliography of Sir William Petty F.R.S. and of Observations on the bills of mortality by John Graunt F.R.S. by Geoffrey Keynes.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors, DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics
  • 11963

Linnaeus and the Linneans: The spreading of their ideas in systematic botany, 1735-1789.

Utrecht: International Association for Plant Taxonomy, 1971.


Subjects: BOTANY › Classification / Systemization of Plants, BOTANY › History of Botany
  • 12010

Expression of animal virus genomes.

Bacteriological Reviews, 35, 235-241, 1971.


Subjects: VIROLOGY, VIROLOGY › Molecular Virology
  • 12029

DNA restriction and modification mechanisms in bacteria.

Ann. Rev. Microbiol., 25, 153-176, 1971.

In this single author paper Boyer isolated, characterized and named the enzyme that Arber No. 12028 had observed and described in terms of its basic action on DNA. Boyer called it the “fi R-factor restriction endonuclease,” later to become EcoR1. He wrote, “The various restriction endonucleases with exclusive recognition capacities offer a unique probe for dissecting small genomes such as gamma, fd, polyoma and SV40. This work is now being undertaken in several labs, including the author’s."

Digital facsimile from annualreviews.org at this link.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Recombinant DNA, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Restriction Enzyme or Restriction Endonuclease
  • 12090

Humboldtian physicians in California.

Davis, CA: University of California, 1971.

Concerns the influence of Alexander von Humboldt on early California physicians. Library Associates of the University Library, Davis, Keepsake No. 4.



Subjects: U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › California
  • 12370

International bibliography of cardiovascular auscultation and phonocardiography.

New York: American Heart Association, 1971.

Part 1: over 6000 journal articles, books and book chapters from 1820 to 1966. Part 2: author listing of books, theses, dissertation, and phonodiscs from 1816 to 1968. Part 3: subject index to journal articles.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, CARDIOLOGY › History of Cardiology
  • 12601

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Quantitative assay of immunoglobulin G.

Immunochemistry, 8, 871-874, 1971.

Perlmann (principal investigator) and Engvall conceptualized and developed the very commonly used enzyme-lined immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that uses antibodies to detect proteins and other different immunogens. The assay uses a solid-phase enzyme immunoassay (EIA) to detect the presence of a ligand (commonly a protein) in a liquid sample using antibodies directed against the protein to be measured. 



Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY, Laboratory Medicine
  • 12758

The Liber de diversis medicinis in the Thornton Manuscript (MS Lincoln Cathedral A.5.2). Edited by Margaret Sinclair Ogden. Revised reprint of 1938 edition.

London: Oxford University Press, 1971.

Edition of a mid-15th century Middle English compilation of medicinal recipes, a manuscript that records how such recipes were passed on through several centuries.



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England
  • 13181

A list of the works of Sir James Young Simpson, 1811-1870: A centenary tribute by K. F. Russell and F. M. C. Forster.

Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne, Dept. of Medical History, 1971.


Subjects: ANESTHESIA › History of Anesthesia, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors
  • 13395

Love between women.

London: Duckworth, 1971.


Subjects: SEXUALITY / Sexology › Homosexuality
  • 13397

Tumor angiogenesis: Therapeutic implications.

New Eng. J. Med., 285, 1182-1186, 1971.

Folkman reported that solid tumors are angiogenesis-dependent. He hypothesized that there was an unknown "factor" that tumors secreted to help increase their blood supply, and that if that factor could be blocked, tumors would wither and die. 



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER
  • 13398

Isolation of a tumor fraction responsible for angiogenesis.

J. exp. Med., 133, 275-288, 1971.

Isolation of the first angiogenic tumor factor. Digital text from PubMedCentral at this link.



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER
  • 1588.10

A history of biochemistry. 5 vols.

Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1972.

Forms vols. 30-34 of Comprehensive biochemistry, edited by M. Florkin and E. H. Stotz.



Subjects: BIOCHEMISTRY › History of Biochemistry, PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology
  • 1588.11

Machina carnis: the biochemistry of muscular contraction in its historical development.

Cambridge, England: University Press, 1972.

A definitive history of the development of knowledge on muscle biochemistry; valuable bibliography.



Subjects: BIOCHEMISTRY › History of Biochemistry, PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About
  • 2199.1

The angel of Bethesda [1724] edited, with introduction and notes by Gordon W. Jones.

Barre, MA: American Antiquarian Society & Barre Publishers, 1972.

The only large systematic compilation of medical knowledge prepared in the Thirteen Colonies before the American revolution. The manuscript, which Mather finished in 1724, remained unpublished in the American Antiquarian Society until the above edition.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Northeast, Ethics, Biomedical, Medicine: General Works
  • 2068.13

Glass and British pharmacy, 1600-1900: A survey and guide to the Wellcome Collection of British Glass.

London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1972.


Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACY › History of Pharmacy
  • 2578.29

Histocompatibility-linked immune response genes.

Science, 175, 273-79, 1972.

The capacity to mount certain immune responses is genetically determined. Benacerraf shared the 1980 Nobel Prize with J. Dausset and G. D. Snell.



Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY › Immunization
  • 4297.3

Die Geschichte der Nierenkrankheiten.

Mannheim: Boehringer, 1972.


Subjects: NEPHROLOGY › History of Nephrology
  • 5289.4

A bibliography on Chagas’s disease (1909-1969). By Margaret C. Olivier, Louis J. Olivier, Dorothy B. Segal.

Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1972.

Index-Catalogue of Medical and Veterinary Zoology, Special Publication No. 2.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Diseases, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Triatomine Bug-Borne Diseases › Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis) , WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 5766.2

A new method of total reconstruction of the penis.

Brit. J. Plast. Surg., 25, 347-66, 1972.

The first description of the use of a musculocutaneous flap in reconstructive surgery. The resulting penis was fully-functional.



Subjects: PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
  • 6451.7

Historia universal de la medicina. 7 vols.

Barcelona: Salvat, 19721975.


Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6786.19

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

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1972.

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



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries
  • 257.3

Biochemical method for inserting new genetic information into DNA of simian virus 40: Circular SV40 DNA molecules containing Lambda phage genes and the galactose operon of Escherichia coli.

Proc. nat. Acad. Sci. (Wash.), 69, 2904-2909, 1972.

First recombinant DNA molecules generated. Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Recombinant DNA
  • 7433

The palmar fascia.

Edinburgh: Churchill-Livingstone, 1972.

"There have been many descriptions of the palmar fascia by anatomists and in papers dealing with the surgical treatment of Dupuytren's contracture, but what seems to be lacking is an overall view of the problem, based on an anatomical study with a strong surgical viewpoint, which reproduces all the known observations and the explains the rleationships of the various structures to each other" (first paragraph of the Preface by the author.).   Appendix I, pp. 107-224, includes the text, in English translation where necessary, of previous classics on Dupuytren's contracture, beginning in the 18th century. There is also a comprehensive historical bibliography.`



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › History of Orthopedics, Fractures, ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Hand / Wrist, PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY › Hand, Surgery of
  • 7585

"Punctuated equilibria: an alternative to phyletic gradualism." IN: T.J.M. Schopf, ed., Models in Paleobiology.

San Francisco, CA: Freeman, Cooper and Company, 1972.

The theory of punctuated equilibrium or punctuated equilibria in evolution. This theory argues that once species appeared in the the fossil record they became stable, showing little net evolutionary change for most of their geological history. This state they called stasis. When significant evolutionary change occurred, the theory states that it is generally restricted to rare and geologically rapid events of branching speciation called cladogenesis. Cladogenesis is the process by which a species splits into two distinct species, rather than one species gradually transforming into another. Eldredge and Gould argued that the degree of gradualism in evolution commonly attributed to Darwin is virtually nonexistent in the fossil record, and that stasis dominates the history of most fossil species. In 2016 the paper and Eldredge and Gould was available from blackwellpublishing.com at this link.



Subjects: EVOLUTION
  • 8354

Maurus of Salerno, twelfth-century "optimus physicus" with his commentary on the prognostics of Hippocrates, now first transcribed from manuscript and translated into English by Morris Harold Saffron. (Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, N.S. Vol. 62, pt. 1).

Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1972.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Italy, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy › Schola Medica Salernitana
  • 8442

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae: A digital library of Greek literature.

Irvine, CA: University of California, Irvine, 1972.

http://stephanus.tlg.uci.edu/tlg.php

"The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG®) is a Special Research Program at the University of California, Irvine. Founded in 1972 the TLG® represents the first effort in the Humanities to produce a large digital corpus of literary texts. Since its inception the project has collected and digitized most texts written in Greek from Homer (8 c. B.C.) to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. Its goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era. TLG research activities combine the traditional methodologies of philological and literary study with the most advanced features of information technology....

"In spring 2001 the TLG-team developed its own search engine and made the corpus available online. Today the Online TLG contains more than 110 million words from over 10,000 works associated with 4,000 authors and is constantly updated and improved with new features and texts. The full corpus is available to more than 2,000 subscribing institutions and thousands of individuals in 58 countries worldwide. As of 2004, the project has been focusing its resources on web dissemination and is no longer licensing the corpus in CD ROM format.

"A subcorpus (Abridged TLG®) together with the extensive bibliographical database developed by the TLG (Canon of Greek Authors and Works) is open to the public. The Abridged version contains close to 1,000 works from 70 authors and uses the same search engine as the full Online TLG version. It provides access to the most important classical authors and a large number of patristic texts.

"As part of its efforts to lemmatize the Greek corpus, the TLG has digitized and made available a number of lexica, most notably the Liddell-Scott-Jones Greek-English lexicon, Cunliffe's Lexicon of Homeric Greek, Powell's Lexicon of Herodotus and more recently the Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität(LBG)."



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Hellenistic, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, BYZANTINE MEDICINE, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries
  • 8614

Western medicine in a Chinese palace: Peking Union Medical College, 1917-1951.

Philadelphia: The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, 1972.

Traces the development of Western medicine in China from 1805 to the creation of the Peking Union Medical College.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, China, History & Practice of Medicine in, Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession
  • 8805

The trade in lunacy: A study of private madhouses in England in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 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
  • 9189

Disease and society in provincial Massachusetts: Collected accounts, 1736-1939.

New York: Arno Press, 1972.

Includes Caulfield's "A history of the terrible epidemic, vulgarly called the throat distemper, as it occurred in His Majesty's New England colonies between 1735 and 1740," Yale J Biol Med. 11 (1939) 219–272. available from PubMedCentral at this link.

 
 

 



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Northeast, EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Diphtheria, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Massachusetts
  • 9279

Making the cure: A look at Irish folk medicine.

Dublin: Talbot Press, 1972.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Ireland, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine
  • 9628

The voyage of the Challenger.

London: John Murray, 1972.


Subjects: › History of, BIOLOGY › Marine Biology › History of Marine Biology, Oceanography › History of Oceanography, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists › History of Voyages & Travels by Physicians....
  • 9917

Strong medicine: History of healing on the Northwest Coast.

Vancouver, B.C., Canada: J. J. Douglas, 1972.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Canada, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Northwest, NATIVE AMERICANS & Medicine
  • 9918

The ethnobotany of the California Indians: A compendium of the plants, their users, and their uses.

Greeley, CO: University of Northern Colorado, 1972.

Revised, expanded, and updated edition, La Grande, OR: E-Cat Worlds, 2014.



Subjects: BOTANY › Ethnobotany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American West, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 10320

Medicine in North Carolina: Essays in the history of medical science and medical service, 1524 1960. Edited by Dorothy Long. 2 vols.

Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Historical Society, 1972.


Subjects: U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › North Carolina
  • 10432

American physicians in the nineteenth century: From sects to science.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1972.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession
  • 10505

Medical geography: Techniques and field studies. Ediited by N. D. McGlashan

London: Methuen & Co., 1972.

Chapter 5: "Computers and mapping in medical geography" by R. W. Armstrong appears to be one of the earliest reviews of this subject.



Subjects: Biogeography, COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology › Visualization, Cartography, Medical & Biological
  • 10684

Hippocrate, Oeuvres complètes, Tome VI, 2e partie: Du régime des maladies aiguës, Appendice, De l'aliment, De l'usage des liquides. Texte établi et traduit par Robert Joly.

Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1972.

 Greek text with facing French translation and commentary of a group of treatises of different periods devoted to nutrition: On regimen in acute diseases (in two versions, with the second traditionally identified as the Appendix), both of the end of the 5th century; On nutriment, probably of 400 BCE or one generation later; and On the use of liquids, usually dated to c. 400 BCE, but possibly also much more recent.

 

 


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, Hippocratic Tradition, NUTRITION / DIET
  • 11970

Early gardening catalogues, with complete reprints of lists and accounts of the 16th-19th centuries.

London & Chichester: Phillimore, 1972.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Botany / Materia Medica, BOTANY › Botanical Gardens › History of Botanical Gardens
  • 12030

Cleavage of DNA by R1 restriction endonuclease generates cohesive ends.

Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA), 69, 3370-3374, 1972.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Mertz, Davis. Mertz discovered that DNA ends generated by cutting with the EcoRI restriction enzyme are “sticky”, permitting any two such DNAs to be readily “recombined”. Using this discovery, in June 1972 "she easily created the first recombinant DNA that could have been cloned in bacteria. Her success with this project contributed to her thesis adviser, Paul Berg, receiving the 1980 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.[16] However, Mertz did not proceed with this cloning because of the moratorium in place at that time, leaving it for Herbert BoyerStanley N. Cohen and their colleagues to prove in 1973 that recombinant DNAs made by this method can actually self-replicate in bacteria.[17] (Wikipedia article on Janet E. Mertz, accessed 3-2020). Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Recombinant DNA, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Restriction Enzyme or Restriction Endonuclease
  • 12055

Index alphabétique et biographique du personnel médical pendant l’expédition d’Orient (Égypte-Syrie 1798-1801). Thèse de médecine.

Paris: Broussais-Hôtel-Dieu, 1972.

Only a very small number of copies of this thesis appear to have been issued.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Napoleon's Campaigns & Wars
  • 12233

Selbstversuch. Erinnerungen eines Chirurgen.

Düsseldorf: Droste Verlag, 1972.

Translated into English by Hilary Davies as Experiments on myself. Memoirs of a surgeon in Germany (London: St. Martin's Press, 1974).



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Autobiography, CARDIOLOGY › Interventional Cardiology › Cardiac Catheterization
  • 12443

Geschichte der Pharmazeutischen Chemie.

Weinheim: Verlag Chemie, 1972.


Subjects: Chemistry › History of Chemistry, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Chemistry, Pharmaceutical
  • 12490

Public health and the state: Changing views in Massachusetts, 1842-1936.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1972.


Subjects: PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Massachusetts
  • 12526

Die Natur- und Geheimwissenschaften im Islam.(Handbuch der Orientalistik, 1. Abteilung, Ergänzungsband VI, 2).

Leiden & Cologne: E. J. Brill, 1972.

Concerns zoology, botany, mineralogy, alchemy, astrology, magic, agriculture, the largest section being devoted to alchemy.



Subjects: BOTANY › History of Botany, Chemistry › Alchemy, NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History, Zoology / Natural History, Islamic
  • 13358

Studien zur Geschichte der Mineralnamen in Pharmazie, Chemie und Medizin von den Anfängen bis Paracelsus.

Wiesbaden: Steiner, 1972.


Subjects: Minerals and Medicine
  • 13714

Temples of the muses and a history of pharmacy museums.

Tokyo: Naito Foundation, 1972.

Prepared for the opening in June 1971 of the Naito Museum of Pharmaceutical Science and Industry in Japan, and emphasizing that museum and museums in the Middle East.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Japan, MUSEUMS › History of Museums, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 1588.12

History of physiology. Edited and translated by G. B. Risse

Huntington, NY: Krieger, 1973.

A revised and expanded translation of Geschichte der Physiologie, Berlin, 1953.



Subjects: PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology
  • 1588.13

The heart and the vascular system in ancient Greek medicine from Alcmaeon to Galen.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1973.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece › History of Ancient Medicine in Greece, CARDIOLOGY › History of Cardiology, PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology
  • 2068.16

Therapeutics from the primitives to the 20th century, with an appendix: history of dietetics.

New York: Hafner, 1973.

Includes a valuable bibliography. First published in German, Stuttgart, 1970.



Subjects: NUTRITION / DIET › History of Nutrition / Diet, THERAPEUTICS › History of Therapeutics, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine
  • 2138.2

The dangerous sky. A history of aviation medicine.

Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1973.


Subjects: AVIATION Medicine › History of Aviation / Aerospace Medicine
  • 2660.25

Malignant lymphoma in cottontop marmosets after inoculation with Epstein–Barr virus.

Proc. nat. Acad. Sci. (Wash.), 70, 2487-91, 1973.

Epstein-Barr virus as a cause of Burkitt’s lymphoma. With D. DeChairo and G. Miller.



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Lymphoma, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Herpesviridae › Epstein-Barr Virus
  • 3047.25

Aortocoronary bypass with saphenous vein graft: seven year follow-up.

J. Amer. med. assoc., 223, 792-94, 1973.

"Probably the first successful saphenous bypass graft was by Edward Garrett (1964), whilst he was working with DeBakey. He performed the bypass graft in order to wean a patient from cardiopulmonary bypass, and the long-term result of the procedure was not reported until 10 years later [this article]." (Westaby and Bosher, 196). See No. 3047.21



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Aortic Diseases, CARDIOVASCULAR (Cardiac) SURGERY
  • 2700.4

Computerized transverse axial scanning (tomography).

Brit J. Radiol. 46, 1016-22, 1973.

Computer-assisted tomography (CAT), or computed tomography (CT). Hounsfield received a Nobel Prize in medicine in 1979 for his work. He was the first engineer to receive a Nobel prize in that category.



Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology, IMAGING › Computed Tomography (CT, CAT)
  • 2700.5

Image formation by induced local interactions: Examples employing nuclear magnetic resonance.

Nature, 242, 190-191, London, 1973.

Lauterbur proposed a workable method for using nuclear magnetic resonance to produce images of tissues.



Subjects: IMAGING › Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • 3705.04

A bibliography of dentistry in America, 1790-1840.

Cherry Hill, NJ: Sussex House, 1973.

Covers monographs and periodical literature.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Dentistry, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , DENTISTRY › History of Dentistry
  • 4914.6

Stereotactic limbic leucotomy: Neurophysiological aspects and operative technique.

Brit. J. Psychiat., 123, 133-40, 1973.

With A. Richardson and N. Mitchell-Heggs.



Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Surgical Instruments › Stereotactic Surgery, NEUROSURGERY › Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • 5484.4

Human cell culture rabies vaccine. Antibody response in man.

J. Amer. med. Assoc., 224, 1170-71, 1973.

Human diploid cell vaccine. With S. A. Plotkin and D. W. Grella. See also Develop, biol. Standard., 1978, 40, 3-9.



Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY › Immunization, IMMUNOLOGY › Vaccines, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Animal Bite Wound Infections › Rabies, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Rhabdoviridae › Rabies Lyssavirus
  • 5766.3

Distant transfer of an island flap by microvascular anastomoses. A clinical technique.

Plast. reconstr. Surg., 52, 111-17, 1973.

Successful direct flap transfer by vascular anastomosis. See also Austr. N. Z. J. Surg., 1973, 43, 1-3.



Subjects: PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
  • 5352.6

Schistosomiasis: the evolution of a medical literature. Selected abstracts and citations, 1852-1952.

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1973.

Includes 384 core references and bibliography (without abstracts) covering 1963-72.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Diseases, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › DISEASES DUE TO METAZOAN PARASITES, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Aquatic Snail-Borne Diseases › Schistosomiasis (bilharziasis)
  • 6495.6

Tibetan medicine, illustrated in original texts.

London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1973.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Tibet
  • 6311.6

Iconographia gyniatrica: A pictorial history of gynecology and obstetrics.

Philadelphia: F. W. Davis, 1973.

French translation, 1976.



Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 6550.5

Half a century of medical research. 2vols.

London: H. M. Stationery Office, 19731975.

The origins, policy and program of the (British) Medical Research Council.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom)
  • 6610.9

Das Antonius-Feuer in Kunst und Medizin.

Berlin: Springer, 1973.

Superbly designed and illustrated with color plates. Sitzungsberichte der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Klasse, Supplement zum Jahrgang 1973.



Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology
  • 6610.1

Portraits of doctors & scientists in the Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine. A catalogue.

London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1973.


Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology
  • 257.4

Enzymatic end-to-end joining of DNA molecules.

J. molec. Biol., 78, 453-471, 1973.

"The idea of recombinant DNA was first proposed by Peter Lobban, a graduate student of Prof. Dale Kaiser in the Biochemistry Department at Stanford University Medical School" (Wikipedia article recombinant DNA, accessed 3-2020).



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Recombinant DNA
  • 257.5

Construction of biologically functional bacterial plasmids in vitro.

Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 70, 3240-3244, 1973.

Cohen, Boyer and associates developed the first practical method for cloning genes, by the formation of recombinant plasmids which can be used to infect plasmid-free bacteria. The authors demonstrated that if DNA is fragmented with restriction endonucleases and combined with similarly restricted plasmid DNA, the resulting recombinant DNA molecules are biologically active and can replicate in host bacterial cells. Plasmids can thus act as vectors for the propagation of foreign cloned genes. This paper is available from the PNAS at this link.

The method that Cohen and Boyer invented eventually resulted in U.S. patent No. 4,237,224 granted to Cohen and Boyer on December 2, 1980. This patent, "Process for producing biologically functional molecular chimeras," was the foundation of the biotechnology industry. 

Cohen published a semi-popular account of this research as "The manipulation of genes," Scientific American, 233 (1975) 24-33.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Recombinant DNA, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Restriction Enzyme or Restriction Endonuclease, Biotechnology, LAW and Medicine & the Life Sciences › Medical Patents, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About
  • 6859

Divided legacy: A history of the schism in medical thought: Volume III, science and ethics in American medicine: 1800-1914.

Washington, DC: McGrath Publishing Company, 1973.

The history of homeopathic medicine in America, covering the difficulties within the homeopathic ranks and teachings.



Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Homeopathy › History of Homeopathy
  • 7095

Early Arabic pharmacology. An introduction based on ancient and medieval sources.

Leiden: Brill, 1973.


Subjects: ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 8126

Galenism: Rise and decline of a medical philosophy.

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1973.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire › History of Medicine in the Roman Empire
  • 8136

Final report of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Ad Hoc Advisory Panel.

Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1973.

Digital facsimile from http://biotech.law.lsu.edu/ at this link.



Subjects: AFRICAN AMERICANS & MEDICINE & BIOLOGY, Crimes / Frauds / Hoaxes, Ethics, Biomedical, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES › Syphilis
  • 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
  • 8620

The Percival Bailey collection of neurology & psychiatry.

Chicago, IL: Library of the Health Sciences, Univ. of Illinois at the Medical Center, 1973.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 8621

Medical men at the siege of Boston, April, 1775- April, 1776.

Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1973.


Subjects: American (U.S.) REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEDICINE › History of U.S. Revolutionary War Medicine, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Massachusetts
  • 8687

Jewish physicians: A biographical index.

Jerusalem: Israel Universities Press, 1973.

Over 9000 entries.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), Jews and Medicine › History of Jews and Medicine
  • 8730

International bibliography of the history of legal medicine.

Bethesda, MD: U.S. National Library of Medicine, 1973.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine)
  • 8878

Obras médicas de Pedro Hispano. Edited by Maria Helena da Rocha Pereira.

Coimbra, Portugal: Por Ordem da Universidade, 1973.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Spain
  • 8902

The American disease: Origins of narcotic control.

New York: Oxford University Press, 1973.

Third expanded edition (1999). "Supporting the theory that Americans' attitudes toward drugs have followed a cyclic pattern of tolerance and restraint, author David F. Musto examines the relations between public outcry and the creation of prohibitive drug laws from the end of the Civil War up to the present. Originally published in 1973, and then in an expanded edition in 1987, this third edition contains a new chapter and preface that both address the renewed debate on policy and drug legislation from the end of the Reagan administration to the current Clinton administration. Here, Musto thoroughly investigates how our nation has dealt with such issues as the controversies over prevention programs and mandatory minimum sentencing, the catastrophe of the crack epidemic, the fear of a heroin revival, and the continued debate over the legalization of marijuana" (publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction › History of Drug Addiction
  • 9131

Awakenings.

London: Duckworth, 1973.

Revised editions, 1976 and 1991. "It recounts the life histories of those who had been victims of the 1920s encephalitis lethargica epidemic.[2] Sacks chronicles his efforts in the late 1960s to help these patients at the Beth Abraham Hospital (now Beth Abraham Health Services) in the BronxNew York. The treatment used the then-new drug L-DOPA.

"In 1982, Dr. Sacks wrote:

"I have become much more optimistic than I was when I […] wrote Awakenings, for there has been a significant number of patients who, following the vicissitudes of their first years on L-DOPA, came to do – and still do – extremely well. Such patients have undergone an enduring awakening, and enjoy possibilities of life which had been impossible, unthinkable, before the coming of L-DOPA.[3]

"The book inspired the 1982 play A Kind of Alaska by Harold Pinter, performed as part of a trilogy of Pinter's plays titled Other Places, and a documentary television episode, the pilot of the British television programme Discovery. It was also made into a 1990 Oscar-nominated film, Awakenings starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams" (Wikipedia)



Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, EPIDEMIOLOGY › Pandemics › Encephalitis Lethargica 1915-1926, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Neuroinfectious Diseases › Encephalitis, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, NEUROLOGY › Inflammatory Conditions
  • 9153

Mental institutions in America: Social policy to 1873.

New York: Free Press, 1973.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 9255

Medizinisches in Tausendundeiner Nacht: Ein literaturgeschichtlicher Beitrag zur islamischen Heilkunde.

Munich: J. Fink, 1973.


Subjects: ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, Persian (Iranian) Islamic Medicine › History of Persian (Iranian) Islamic Medicine
  • 9274

Algonquin ethnobotany: An Interpretation of aboriginal adaptation in Southwestern Quebec. 2 vols.

Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1973.


Subjects: BOTANY › Ethnobotany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Canada, NATIVE AMERICANS & Medicine
  • 9353

Albucasis on surgery and instruments. A definitive edition of the Arabic text, with English translation and commentary by M. S. Spink and G. L. Lewis.

London: The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1973.


Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Surgical Instruments, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, SURGERY: General
  • 10159

Bibliografia hispanica de veterinaria y equitacion anterior a 1901. Ordenada, comentada en algunos epigrafes y dividida en tres partes. I: Repertorio cronologico: Tratados. II: Repertorio cronologico: Textos legales. III: Indices.

Madrid: Universidad Complutense, 1973.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Veterinary Medicine, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain, VETERINARY MEDICINE › History of Veterinary Medicine
  • 10223

Medicine and public health in the People's Republic of China. Edited by Joseph R. Quinn.

Bethesda, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health, Education & Welfare, 1973.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, PUBLIC HEALTH, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 10735

Hallucinogens and Shamanism edited by Michael Harner.

New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973.

Includes Harner's "The Role of Hallucinogenic Plants in European Witchcraft".

 



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Ethnology, NATIVE AMERICANS & Medicine, PSYCHIATRY › Psychopharmacology, PSYCHIATRY › Psychopharmacology › History of Psychopharmacology, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine › Shamanism / Neoshamanism
  • 10898

Drugs and foods from little-known plants: Notes in Harvard University herbaria.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1973.

5178 field notes of health and medical interest from specimens in Harvard University herbaria.



Subjects: BOTANY › Ethnobotany, PHARMACOLOGY › Ethnopharmacology
  • 11074

Identification of a novel cell type in peripheral lymphoid organs in mice. I. Morphology, quantitation, tissue distribution.

J. exp. Med., 137, 1142-1162, 1973.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Steinman, Cohn. In this paper Steinman announced his discovery of the dendritic cell. For the discovery of this cell and its role in adaptive immunity Steinman shared the Nobel Prize in 2011. Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: BIOLOGY › Cell Biology, IMMUNOLOGY
  • 11828

Witches, midwives, and nurses: A history of women healers.

Old Westbury, NY: Feminist Press, 1973.


Subjects: WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 12648

Atlas zur Biomechanik der Gesunden und kranken Hüfte,

Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1973.

Translated into English by Ronald J. Furlong and Paul Maquet as Biomechanics of the normal and diseased hip. Theoretical foundation, technique and results of treatment: An atlas. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1976.



Subjects: Biomechanics, ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Hip
  • 12652

Hepatitis A: Detection by immune electron microscopy of a viruslike antigen associated with acute illness.

Science, 182, 1026-1028, 1973.

Identification of the Hepatitis A virus.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Hepatitis, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Hepadnaviridae › Hepatitis A Virus
  • 1588.14

The way in and the way out. François Magendie, Charles Bell and the roots of the spinal nerves. With a facsimile of Charles Bell’s annotated copy of his Idea of a new anatomy of the brain. Edited by Paul Cranefield.

Mount Kisco, NY: Futura Publishing, 1974.

An annotated bibliography of the literature documenting the history of this controversy together with reproductions of the texts of the crucial papers. See Nos. 1254-1259.



Subjects: ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy › History of Neuroanatomy, NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology, NEUROSCIENCE › Neurophysiology, Neuroanatomy, PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology
  • 534.41

Foundations of experimental embryology. 2nd ed.

New York: Hafner, 1974.

14 classic contributions to embryology (in English translations where appropriate) with historical commentaries.



Subjects: EMBRYOLOGY › History of Embryology
  • 2028.43

Les origines de la transfusion sanguine.

Amsterdam: B. M. Israël, 1974.

Reprinted from Clio Medica, Vol. 9, 1974.



Subjects: THERAPEUTICS › Blood Transfusion › History of Blood Transfusion
  • 3161.4

Einführung in die Geschichte der Haematologie.

Stuttgart: G. Thieme, 1974.

Thirteen contributions edited by Boroviczény, H. Schipperges, and E. Seidler. Includes chronological table of events in the history of medicine and a bibliography.



Subjects: HEMATOLOGY › History of Hematology
  • 2578.42

Towards a network theory of the immune system.

Ann. Immunol. (Paris), 125C, 373-389, 1974.

Idiotype networks. Jerne shared the 1984 Nobel Prize with Milstein and Köhler for his theoretical contributions to our concept of the immune system.



Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY
  • 5019.12

Psychiatry for the poor. 1851 Colney Hatch Asylum: Friem Hospital 1973. A medical and social history.

London: Dawsons , 1974.

This is in effect a history of institutional psychiatry in Britain to time of writing.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 5019.13

Breakthroughs in hypothalamic and pituitary research. In: Integrative hypothalamic activity, editors D.F. Swaab and J.P. Schadé.

Progess in brain research, 41, 1-60, 1974.


Subjects: NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 5019.15

A centennial bibliography of Huntington’s chorea, 1872-1972.

Leuven (Louvain), Belgium: University Press, The Hague, Nijhoff, 1974.

Over 2,000 references to original works. Chronological arrangement. Author, geographic and other indexes. With F. Baro and N. C. Myrianthopoulos.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Diseases, GENETICS / HEREDITY › HEREDITARY / CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS › Inherited Neurological Disorders › Huntington's Chorea, NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology, NEUROLOGY › Movement Disorders › Chorea
  • 5019.16

The roots of psychology. A sourcebook in the history of ideas.

New York: Basic Books, 1974.


Subjects: PSYCHOLOGY › History of Psychology
  • 6451.8

History of the life sciences. An annotated bibliography.

Amsterdam: A. Asher, 1974.

Over 4,000 annotated citations of works dealing with all aspects of the history of medicine and biology, including a section on individual and collected biographies.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY , BIOLOGY › History of Biology, History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6451.9

Geschichte der Medizin. 2 vols.

Cologne: Deutsche Ärzte-Verlag, 1974.

French translation, 1978.



Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6495.2

The theoretical foundations of Chinese medicine. Systems of correspondence.

Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 1974.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of
  • 6604.3

La médecine japonaise des origines à nos jours.

Paris: Roger Dacosta, 1974.

With Z. Ohya.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Japan, Japanese Medicine › History of Japanese Medicine
  • 258.9

The path to the double helix: The discovery of DNA.

London: Macmillan, 1974.

A well-documented history of molecular biology.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › History of Molecular Biology
  • 6909

Computerized transaxial x-ray tomography of the human body.

Science,186, (4160), 207-212, 1974.

Ledley and team developed the developed the ACTA 0100 CT Scanner (Automatic Computerized Traverse Axial)— the first whole-body computed tomography scanner. With G. Di Chiro, A. J. Luessenhop, and H.L. Twigg. For further information see the entry in HistoryofInformation.com at this link.



Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology, IMAGING › Computed Tomography (CT, CAT)
  • 6935

A selective inhibitor of serotonin uptake: Lilly 110140, 3-(p-Trifluoromethylphenoxy)-n-methyl-3-phenylpropylamine.

Life Sciences 15 (3) 471–9, 1974.

The first paper on the anti-depressant fluoxetine, marketed under the trade name Prozac. With Jong S. Horng, Frank P. Bymaster, Kenneth. L. Hauser, and Bryan B. Molloy. doi:10.1016/0024-3205(74)90345-2. PMID 4549929



Subjects: PSYCHIATRY › Psychopharmacology › Fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • 7009

Chlorpromazine in psychiatry: A study of therapeutic innovation.

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1974.

Chlorpromazine (CPZ) was the first drug in Western medicine found to have specific psychotropic effects agains a range of mental disease symtomatologies, particularly those associated with schizophrenia. It was marketed in the United States as Thorazine, beginning in 1954.



Subjects: PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry, PSYCHIATRY › Psychopharmacology › History of Psychopharmacology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 7453

Restriction of in vitro T cell-mediated cytotoxicity in lymphocytic choriomeningitis within a syngeneic or semiallogeneic system.

Nature, 248, 701-702, 1974.

Zinkernagel and Doherty received the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovering how a class of white blood cells known as T cells kill virus-infected cells in the body and so present the spread of viruses. 



Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY › Immunization, VIROLOGY
  • 7521

Telediagnosis: A new community health resource, Observations on the feasibility of telediagnosis based on 1000 patient transactions.

Am. J. Public Health, 64(2) 113-119., 1974.

In 1968 Bird founded and directed the first "telemedicine" system, which linked a medical station at Boston's Logan Airport with doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital, who supplied remote diagnosis, treatment and medical image transmission.



Subjects: Telemedicine
  • 7777

Creative malady: Illness in the lives and minds of Charles Darwin, Florenece Nightengale, Mary Baker Eddy, Sigmund Freud, Marcel Proust, Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

New York: Oxford University Press, 1974.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8157

Stratospheric sink for chlorofluoromethanes: chlorine atom-catalysed destruction of ozone.

Nature, 249, 810-812, 1974.

Rowland and his post-doctoral student, Molina, suggested that long-lived organic halogen compounds, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), could reach the stratosphere where they would be dissociated by UV light, releasing chlorine atoms, and depleting the ozone layer.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment, Environmental Science & Health
  • 8280

Ancient ophthalmological agents: A pharmaco-historical study of the collyria and seals used during Roman antiquity, as well as of the most frequent components of the collyria.

Odense, Denmark: Odense University Press, 1974.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire › History of Medicine in the Roman Empire, OPHTHALMOLOGY › History of Ophthalmology, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 8386

Hospital computer systems: How to use computers in medical centers for better patient care. Edited by Morris F. Collen.

New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1974.

This is the first comprehensive book on the subject. The authors describe in detail, with numerous references, the limited hospital computer systems in operation at the time both in the United States and in Europe. The editor, who was responsible for the development of the most advanced system at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, and provides a detailed account of it here, began his preface with this statement: "A variety of computer applications in medical care has been developed within many hospitals in the U.S. and Europe over the past ten years. In the first half of 1973, there was not yet in existence a single completely computerized hospital information system, although considerable progress had been achieved in utlizing the computer for many inpatient and out patient services."



Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology, HOSPITALS
  • 8758

The Baglivi correspondence from the library of Sir William Osler. Edited by Dorothy Schullian.

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1974.

Sir William Osler wrote to S. Weir Mitchell in 1908, "I buy a few good things now and again. I had a find last week, 140 original letters to Baglivi, 17th century ‑ from Redi, Malpighi, Pitcairn, Bellini, and the famous old anatomists and physicians of the day. B's answers are with them." 



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals › Edited Correspondence & Archives, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 8769

Welfare medicine in America: A case study of Medicaid.

New York: Free Press, 1974.

The first study of Medicaid.  Revised edition, 2003.



Subjects: ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL, Insurance, Health, SOCIAL MEDICINE, WOMEN, Publications by, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 8819

A history of the Army Medical Department. 2 vols.

Edinburgh & London: Churchill-Livingstone, 1974.


Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine
  • 8912

Darwin on man: A psychological study of scientific creativity by Howard E. Gruber. Together with Darwin's early and unpublished notebooks transcribed and annotated by Paul H. Barrett. Foreward by Jean Piaget.

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1974.

In addition to a frequently original study of the development of Darwin's psychological theories, the authors publish for the first time two extremely significant manuscript notebooks by Darwin written in 1837. These notebooks, which the authors supplement with notes and commentary, provide the earliest available insight into the origins of Darwin's views on human and comparative psychology. Some of the ideas they record were later developed in The descent of man and The expression of emotions in man and animals. Also the notebooks prove something that Darwin never publically admitted: the belief that man and the great apes descended from a common ancestor was the core of his theory of human evolution as early as 1837. Furthermore, the notebooks show that Darwin recognized the relationship between animal and human sexual behavior during the height of Victorian prudery. No wonder he never developed in print such theories as "Our descent, then is the origin of our evil passions!!− The Devil under form of Baboon is our grandfather!" (M. Notebook, p. 123).



Subjects: EVOLUTION, EVOLUTION › History of Evolutionary Thought, PSYCHOLOGY
  • 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
  • 9285

Ethnobotany of the Blackfoot Indians.

Ottawa: National Museums of Canada, 1974.


Subjects: BOTANY › Ethnobotany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Canada, NATIVE AMERICANS & Medicine
  • 9388

Katalog der Josephinischen Bibliothek des Instituts für Geschichte der Medizin in Wien. Edited by Erna Lesky.

Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanst., 1974.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Austria
  • 9411

The physician and sexuality in Victorian America.

Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1974.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology
  • 9487

"A computer-based system for the study and control of drug interactions in hospitalized patients," P. L. Morselli, S. Garattini, and S. N. Cohen, Drug interactions, 363-373.

New York: Raven Press, 1974.

MEDIPHOR System (Monitoring and Evaluation of Drug Interactions by a Pharmacy-Oriented Reporting System) developed by Cohen, Shortliffe and colleagues at Stanford University Medical School, published as a chapter in the book, Drug interactions (1974). With 12 co-authors.



Subjects: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine , COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology, PHARMACOLOGY
  • 9941

The genetics of CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS.

Genetics, 77, 71-94., 1974.

Brenner established  "Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism for the investigation of animal development including neural development. Brenner chose this 1-millimeter-long soil roundworm mainly because it is simple, is easy to grow in bulk populations, and turned out to be quite convenient for genetic analysis. One of the key methods for identifying important function genes was the screen for roundworms that had some functional defect, such as being uncoordinated, leading to the identification of new sets of proteins, such as the set of UNC proteins. For this work, he shared the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with H. Robert Horvitz and John Sulston. The title of his Nobel lecture on December 2002, "Nature's Gift to Science," is a homage to this modest nematode; in it, he considered that having chosen the right organism turned out to be as important as having addressed the right problems to work on" (Wikipedia article on Sydney Brenner, accessed 03-2018). Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › Cell Biology, BIOLOGY › Developmental Biology, GENETICS / HEREDITY
  • 9942

The DNA of CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS.

Genetics, 77, 95-104, 1974.

Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
  • 10047

Genome construction between bacterial species in vitro: Replication and expression of staphylococcus plasmid genes in Escherichia coli.

Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA), 71, 1030-1034, 1974.

Creation of the first transgenic organism: expression of Staphylococcus aureus genes in Escherichia coli. Digital facsimile from pnas.org at this link.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Recombinant DNA
  • 10551

The Darwin correspondence project.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Library, 1974.

http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/"

"Search over 12000 letters and articles..."

 



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals › Edited Correspondence & Archives, BIOLOGY, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , EVOLUTION
  • 10632

Hethitische medizinische Texte (Studien zu den Bogazkoy-Texten 19).

Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1974.

Edition and commented translation (German) of 17 Hittite texts, with an introduction.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Anatolia
  • 10963

Replication and transcription of eukaryotic DNA in Esherichia coli.

Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, 171, 1743-1747, 1974.

Order of authorship in the original paper: Morrow, Cohen, Chang, Boyer, Goodman, Helling. The authors inserted a eukaryotic gene (Xenopus laevus) linked to a plasmid into a prokaryote (E. coli) using techniques described in No. 257.5, and other techniques they invented on the fly. The plasmid replicated successfully in the E. Coli, and commanded the E. coli to execute the genetic message, i.e. the "functional molecular chimera."

Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Recombinant DNA, Biotechnology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 10982

Heritage of excellence: The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions 1914-1947.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1974.


Subjects: Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Maryland
  • 11327

From medical police to social medicine.

New York: Science History Publications, 1974.


Subjects: PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 11356

Conundrum.

London: Faber & Faber, 1974.

Morris underwent male to female sex change surgery by Georges Burou in Casablanca during the 1960s. As a much-published writer, her book was one of the first to draw wide attention to the phenomenon. New edition, with a new introduction by the author, New York: New York Review of Books, 2002.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Autobiography, SEXUALITY / Sexology › Transsexuality
  • 11369

The surgical construction of male genitalia for the female-to-male transsexual.

Plast. reconstr. Surg., 53, 511-516, 1974.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Noe, Birdsell, Laub.



Subjects: PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, SEXUALITY / Sexology › Transsexuality
  • 11371

Proceedings of the second Interdisciplinary Symposium on Gender Dysphoria Syndrome. Edited by Donald R. Laub and Patrick Gandy.

Stanford, CA: Division of Reconstructive and Rehabilitation Surgery, 1974.

A symposium held at the Stanford University School of Medicine, February 2-4, 1973. It is probable that this is the first separate publication on the medical and surgical aspects of transsexuality --male to female and female to male-- published by a medical school department. "The purpose of the meeting was to provide a forum for the exchange of scientific information about the patient who desires and is considered for gender re-identification.

"The symposium was sponsored by the Divisions of Urology and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine. Its principal architect and chairman was Donald R. Laub, M.D., Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. [My understanding in writing this entry in 12-2019 was that the proceedings of the first symposium may not have been published.]

"Participants and contributors included 105 representatives of the major teams and private practitioners concerned with the diagnosis, evalutaion, and social adjustment of the gender dysphoric patient. The group included psychiatrists, surgeons, obstetricians and gynecologists, attorneys, psychologists, sociologists, and experts in epidemiologic and health services research. In addition to the United States, numerous representatives from Canada, Mexico, England, Morocco and Australia were present."

Among the pioneering discussions published in this symposium report was the first ever presentation by Georges Burou on the modern form of penile inversion MtF sex reassignment surgery that he originated during the1950s. Because Burou never published his techique except in this 1973 presentation, most of what is known about it historically comes from second accounts of surgeons who observed him operating, or from surgeons who examinated Burou's patients and reverse-engineered the operation. The Wikipedia article on Burou, to which I have linked, is particularly informative about his work.

 "Following below is a paper presented by Dr. Georges Burou at the Second Interdisciplinary Symposium on Gender Dysphoria Syndrome. The symposium was held at the Stanford University School of Medicine in February 1973. This was the first time that Dr. Burou had publicly presented the details of his pioneering technique for MtF sex reassignment surgery. He had invented this technique 17 years earlier in 1956, and had continued to refine and improve it since then. By the time of this symposium, Dr. Burou had performed over 3000 such MtF SRS procedures at his "Clinique du Parc", located at 13 Rue La Pebie in Casablanca, Morocco. By then Dr. Burou's surgical technique had been "reverse engineered" and adopted by many other surgeons throughout the world who had seen the many results of his work. Dr. Burou's remarks were translated and appeared on pages 188-194 of the symposium proceedings. That translation and the surgical drawings Dr. Burou used in his presentation are reprinted below." (https://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TS/SRS.html#anchor41859).

 

 



Subjects: PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, SEXUALITY / Sexology › Transsexuality
  • 11424

The spread and influence of British pharmacopeial and related literature. An historical and bibliographic study by David L. Cowen. Mit einer Einführung Britische Pharmakopöe-Literatur des 17. bis 19. Jahrhunderts von Erika Hickel.

Stuttgart, 1974.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, PHARMACOLOGY › Pharmacopeias, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 11553

Corpuscles: Atlas of red blood cell shapes.

New York: Springer, 1974.

A spectacular oversize atlas reproducing 121 photographs of erythrocytes as visualized with a scanning electron microscope. The first edition was published in English, followed by an edition in French in 1976.



Subjects: HEMATOLOGY
  • 12245

Diagnosis of cyanotic congenital heart malformations in infants by real-time, two-dimensional echocardiography.

Nature, Pediatric Research, 8, 352, 1974.

Two-dimensional (cross-sectional) echocardiography. 



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › Congenital Heart Defects, CARDIOLOGY › Pediatric Cardiology, CARDIOLOGY › Tests for Heart & Circulatory Function › Echocardiography
  • 12246

A sector scanner for real time two-dimensional echocardiography.

Circulation, 49, 1147-1152, 1974.

"During the past several years one-dimensional pulse-echo ultrasound techniques have proven extremely useful in cardiac diagnosis. A one-dimensional system, however, only visualizes structures lying along a single straight line. The spatial relationships of the various cardiac structures are therefore not so easily defined as with two-dimensional systems which display the heart by constructing a plane image composed of many straight lines. We have developed a sector scanning system for obtaining two-dimensional echocardiograms in real time using ultrasonic pulse-echo techniques. Images are produced by angling rapidly a single transducer through a 30-degree sector from a fixed spot (between ribs) on the patient's chest. Thirty complete sectors (or frames) are produced per second. The use of a large diameter transducer ensures that signal strength is good and cardiac structures, including endocardium, can be visualized. Other advantages include high transducer sensitivity, real time imaging and easy visualization of various regions of the heart. Experience with more than 100 patients indicates that diagnostic quality two-dimensional echocardiograms can be readily obtained in essentially the same patients from whom one-dimensional echocardiograms are recorded and can usually be performed in less time."



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › Tests for Heart & Circulatory Function › Echocardiography
  • 12343

The courage to fail: A social view of organ transplants and dialysis.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1974.

Includes chapters on the heart transplantation moratorium and the artificial heart.



Subjects: CARDIOVASCULAR (Cardiac) SURGERY › Heart Transplants, NEPHROLOGY › Renal Disease › Renal Transplantation, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences, TRANSPLANTATION › History of Transplantation
  • 12444

Before Silent Spring: Pesticides and public health in pre-DDT America.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1974.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › History of Ecology / Environment, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, TOXICOLOGY › History of Toxicology
  • 12491

A history of public health in New York City.

New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1974.


Subjects: PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › New York
  • 12717

A new infantile acute febrile mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome (MLNS) prevailing in Japan.

Pediatrics, 54, 271-276, 1974.

The first report on Kawasaki Disease in English. By 1973, 6,000 cases of Kawasaki disease were reported in Japan.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Japan, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Kawasaki Disease (MLNS), PEDIATRICS
  • 12718

Myocardial infarction due to coronary thromboarteritis following acute febrile mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome (MLNS) in an infant.

Pediatrics, 54, 277-281, 1974.

The authors reported the case of a 6 month old baby who died from a myocardiac infarction after "recovering" from Kawasaki disease. Autopsy showed that the baby died from classical coronary artery thrombosis accompanied by congestive heart failure.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Coronary Artery Disease › Myocardial Infarction, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Japan, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Kawasaki Disease (MLNS), PEDIATRICS
  • 461.3

Studies in pre-Vesalian anatomy. Biography, translation, documents by L. R. Lind.

Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1975.

Includes  English translations of texts by Alessandro Achillini, Alessandro Benedetti, Berengario da Carpi, Gabriele Zerbi, Niccolo Massa, Andrés de Laguna, J. Dryander and G. B. Canano.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 16th Century, ANATOMY › History of Anatomy
  • 1588.15

The neurosciences: Paths to discovery.

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1975.

Thirty-one contributions to a symposium in honour of F. O. Schmitt. 



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology, PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology
  • 1588.16

Translations in respiratory physiology.

Stroudsberg, PA: Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross, 1975.

English translations of 22 classic papers (some quite lengthy) with introductions by various experts.



Subjects: PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology
  • 1671.8

The scientific background of the International Sanitary Conferences, 1851-1938.

Geneva: World Health Organization, 1975.

First published in WHO Chronicle, 1974. 28, 159-71, 229-47, 369-84, 414-26, 455-70, 475-508. Available from apps.who.int at this link.



Subjects: Global Health, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 2068.14

An historical account of pharmacology to the 20th century.

Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1975.


Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 2068.17

Manipulation past and present, with an extensive bibliography.

London: Heinemann, 1975.


Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine, THERAPEUTICS › Hydrotherapy › History of Hydrotherapy or Physical Therapy
  • 2068.18

British botanical and horticultural literature before 1800. 3 vols.

London: Oxford University Press, 1975.

A comprehensive history and bibliography of the subject, including a revised history of the English herbal literature, and accounts of other books of medical and pharmaceutical interest.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Botany / Materia Medica, BOTANY › History of Botany, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 1931.7

Thromboxanes: a new group of biologically active compounds derived from prostaglandin endoperoxides.

Proc. nat. Acad. Sci. (Wash.), 72, 2994-98, 1975.

With J. Stevenson and B. Samuelsson.



Subjects: HEMATOLOGY › Coagulation , PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Cardiovascular Medications
  • 2660.27

From the molecular biology of oncogenic DNA viruses to cancer. Les Prix Nobel en 1975, pp. 172-80.

Stockholm: Nobel Foundation, 1975.

Dulbecco shared the Nobel Prize in 1975 with D. Baltimore and H. M. Temin for his discoveries concerning the interaction between tumor viruses and the genetic material of the cell.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, ONCOLOGY & CANCER, VIROLOGY › Molecular Virology
  • 2578.43

Continuous cultures of fused cells secreting antibody of predefined specificity.

Nature, 256, 495-97, 1975.

Hybridomas. Köhler and Milstein shared the 1984 Nobel Prize with Jerne for the technique of monoclonal antibody formation.



Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Biological Medical Product (Biologic)
  • 3911.1

Pioneers in neuroendocrinology. 2 vols.,

New York: Plenum, 19751978.


Subjects: ENDOCRINOLOGY › History of Endocrinology
  • 5733.3

The development of anaesthetic apparatus. A history based on the Charles King Collection of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.

Oxford: Blackwell, 1975.


Subjects: ANESTHESIA › History of Anesthesia
  • 5019.17

World history of psychiatry. Edited by J.G. Howells.

New York: Brunner/ Mazel, 1975.

Contributions by 42 authors.



Subjects: PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry
  • 5766.4

The free vascularized bone graft. A clinical extension of microvascular techniques.

Plast. reconstr. Surg., 55, 533-54, 1975.

First clinically successful free bone graft with microvascular anastomosis in which a fibular segment was transferred to the contralateral leg to reconstruct a large tibial defect. With G.D.H. Miller and F. J.Ham.



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Bone Grafts, PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, TRANSPLANTATION
  • 5813.10
  • 6485.6

The healing hand: Man and wound in the ancient world.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1975.

Emphasizing surgery, this is an exceptionally imaginative and exquisitely designed and illustrated history of medicine in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and China.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › History of Ancient Medicine & Biology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Greece , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Italy, SURGERY: General › History of Surgery
  • 6510.3

History of Arab medicine.

Beirut: Privately Printed, 1975.


Subjects: ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 6533.1

A classified bibliography of the history of Dutch medicine 1900-1974.

The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1975.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Netherlands
  • 6550.6

Wales and medicine. An historical survey from papers given at the Ninth British Congress on the History of Medicine, edited by J. Cule

Llandysul, Wales & Dyfed, Wales: Gomer Press, 1975.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Wales
  • 6574.2

The history of medicine in Finland 1828-1918.

Helsinki: Societas Scientarium Fennica, 1975.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Finland
  • 6610.11

The anatomical works of George Stubbs.

Boston, MA: David R. Godine, 1975.

Reproduces all of the known anatomical drawings of the painter, George Stubbs (1724-1806), together with his midwifery illustrations and the text and plates for his work on anatomy of the horse. (No. 308.1).



Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, COMPARATIVE ANATOMY, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS, VETERINARY MEDICINE
  • 257.6

Sociobiology: The new synthesis.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1975.

Integration of biological and evolutionary theory with the study of social behavior and social organization of animal populations.



Subjects: BIOLOGY, EVOLUTION, Sociobiology
  • 7054

Textbook of Black-related diseases. Edited by Richard A. Williams.

New York: McGraw-Hill, 1975.

The first textbook on diseases of African Americans written by African American physicians. The book set the tone for recognizing the importance of race and ethnicity in the evalutation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients, and the need to collect health data according to racial and ethnic designation. 



Subjects: AFRICAN AMERICANS & MEDICINE & BIOLOGY
  • 7302

Dating a stalactite by electron paramagnetic resonance.

Nature, 255, 48-50, 1975.

Ikeya introduced electron spin resonance dating; the first application dated a speleothem in Akiyoshi Cave, Japan. See R. Grün and C. B. Stringer, "Electron spin resonance dating and the evolution of modern humans," Archaeometry 33 (1991) 153-199.



Subjects: EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution
  • 7393

Phacoemulsification and aspiration: the Kelman technique of cataract removal.

Birmingham, AL: Aesculapius Publishing Co., 1975.

Kelman introduced phacoemulsification in 1967.



Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › Ocular Surgery & Procedures › Cataract
  • 7522

Telemedicine: Explorations in the use of telecommunications in health care.

Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1975.

The first book on telemedicine, with contributions by 18 authors, including Kenneth T. Bird. In the final chapter the editors summarize telemedicine programs then operational in the United States. The book also includes an extensively annotated bibliography of significant literature, which at the time included only 17 papers. Bashshur was the lead author.



Subjects: Telemedicine
  • 7982

Historical statistics of the United States: Colonial times to 1970. Bicentennial edition. 2 vols.

Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1975.

Chapter B, "Vital statistics and health and medical care."  Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link; from the U. S. Census Bureau at this link.



Subjects: DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics
  • 8255

Opera medica omnia edenda curaverunt L. García-Ballester, J. A. Paniagua et M. R. McVaugh.

Granada: Seminarium Historiae Medicae Granatensis & Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona Edicions, 1975.

This is the first scholarly, critical edition of the collected works of Arnau de Vilanova. When I wrote this entry in December 2016 the ongoing editing publishing project was up to 17 vols. in 20, offered at the Universitat de Barcelona Edicions website at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain, Collected Works: Opera Omnia, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Spain
  • 8448

Anglo-Saxon prose.

London: Dent & Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield, 1975.

Includes translations of medical material. Third revised and enlarged edition (Gloucester, England: Choir Press, 2017).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England › Anglo-Saxon Medicine
  • 8489

An annotated bibliography of Islamic science by Seyyed Hossein Nasr. 3 vols. Vols. 1 and 3 with the collaboration of William C. Chittick; Vol. 2 with the collaboration of William C. Chittick and Peter Zirnis.

Tehran, Iran: Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy; Cultural Studies and Research Institute, 19751991.

A comprehensive historical bibliography in English on Islamic science, including medicine, documenting classic works and scholarship up to 1990, In English and Arabic. Vol. 1:  General works and Biographical and bibliographical studies of Muslim men of science. Vol. 2: Sciences influential in the formation of the Islamic sciences. Vol. 3: Mathematics, music, astronomy, etc.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 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
  • 8632

La médecine à Montpellier. 7 vols.

Avignon: Les Presses Universelles, 19751999.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › France, Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession
  • 8633

La chirurgie à Montpellier de ses origines au début du XIXe siècle.

Avignon: Les Presses Universelles, 1975.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › France, SURGERY: General › History of Surgery
  • 8843

Textos de medicina nahuatl.

Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1975.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Mexico, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine, Pre-Columbian Medicine, History of
  • 9135

Blue Cross since 1929: Accountability and the public trust.

Cambridge, MA: Ballinger, 1975.


Subjects: Insurance, Health › History of Health Insurance
  • 9250

Medizin und Magie. Heilkunde und Geheimlehre des islamischen Zeitalters. [Medizingeschichtliche Miniaturen 1].

Berlin: Bruno Hessling, 1975.


Subjects: ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, Magic & Superstition in Medicine
  • 9270

Cherokee plants their uses - a 400 year history.

Sylva, NC: Herald, 1975.


Subjects: BOTANY › Ethnobotany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Southeast, NATIVE AMERICANS & Medicine, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Oklahoma
  • 9345

Herbal pharmacology in the People's Republic of China: A trip report of the American Herbal Pharmacology Delegation. Submitted to the Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China.

Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences, 1975.

Digital facsimile from swsbm.com at this link.



Subjects: BOTANY › Ethnobotany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, China, History & Practice of Medicine in, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 9430

Mental disorder in earlier Britain: Exploratory studies.

Cardiff, Wales: University of Wales Press, 1975.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England › Anglo-Saxon Medicine, PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry
  • 9486

A model of inexact reasoning in medicine.

Mathematical Biosciences, 23, 351-379., 1975.

"MYCIN was an early backward chaining expert system that used artificial intelligence to identify bacteria causing severe infections, such as bacteremia and meningitis, and to recommend antibiotics, with the dosage adjusted for patient's body weight — the name derived from the antibiotics themselves, as many antibiotics have the suffix "-mycin". The Mycin system was also used for the diagnosis of blood clotting diseases. MYCIN was developed over five or six years in the early 1970s at Stanford University. It was written in Lisp as the doctoral dissertation of Edward Shortliffe under the direction of Bruce G. BuchananStanley N. Cohen and others. It arose in the laboratory that had created the earlier Dendral expert system.

"MYCIN was never actually used in practice but research indicated that it proposed an acceptable therapy in about 69% of cases, which was better than the performance of infectious disease experts who were judged using the same criteria" (Wikipedia article on MYCIN, accessed 08-2017). See also, Shortliffe, Computer-based medical consultations: MYCIN. New York: Elsevier, 1976, and Buchanan & Shortliffe, Rule based expert systems: The Mycin experiments of the Stanford Heuristic Programming Project. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1984. Digital facsimile of this 1984 work from aitopics.org at this link.

 

 



Subjects: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine , COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology
  • 9961

La natura delle Indie Nove: Da Christoforo Colombo a Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo.

Milan: Riccardo Ricciardo Editore, 1975.

Translated into English by Jeremy Moyle as Nature in the new world: From Christopher Columbus to Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985. Primarily a detailed analysis of the works of Oviedo from several different aspects.



Subjects: NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists › History of Voyages & Travels by Physicians....
  • 10252

Biomedical results of Apollo.

Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1975.

Full text available from history.nasa.gov at this link.



Subjects: AVIATION Medicine › Aerospace Medicine
  • 10263

Antivivisection and medical science in Victorian society.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1975.


Subjects: Medicine: General Works › Experimental Design › Vivisection / Antivivisection, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10641

Paleoneurology 1804-1966: An annotated bibliography.

Berlin & Heidelberg, 1975.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology, NEUROLOGY › Paleoneurology
  • 10808

The centennial history of the Boston Medical Library 1875-1975.

Boston: Boston Medical Library, 1975.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Institutional Medical Libraries, Histories of, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Massachusetts
  • 11190

Parvovirus-like particles in human sera. Preliminary communication.

Lancet, 1 (7898) 72-73, 1975.

Order of authorship in the original paper: Cossart, Field, Cant. First description of Parvovirus B19, the first human parvovirus discovered. It is among the smallest DNA viruses and is most often known for causing diseases in children, though it can also affect adults.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Parvovirus Diseases, PEDIATRICS, VIROLOGY, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 11216

Conrad Gessner: A bio-bibliogaphy. By Hans Wellisch.

J. Soc. Bibliography nat. Hist., 7, 151-247, 1975.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors, NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History
  • 11649

The Toronto General Hospital, 1819-1965: A chronicle.

Toronto, Canada: Macmillan of Canada, 1975.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Canada, HOSPITALS › History of Hospitals
  • 11691

Heart and coronary arteries: An anatomical atlas for clinical diagnosis, radiological investigation, and surgical treatment.

New York & Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1975.

With 1,098 images this is "probablly the highest quality atlas of the heart ever produced" (W. Bruce Fye). This atlas received recognition throughout the world, including a Gold Medal at the International Book Festival in Leipzig. 



Subjects: ANATOMY › 20th Century, CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY › Anatomy of the Heart & Circulatory System
  • 12171

Iohannis Alexandrini commentaria in sextum librum Hippocratis epidemiarum. Edited and critically annotated by C. D. Pritchet.

Leiden: Brill, 1975.


Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE, Hippocratic Tradition
  • 12232

Cardiac catheterization: Development of the technique, its contributions to experimental medicine, and its initial applications in man.

Acta. med. scand., 31, 7-32, 1975.


Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › History of Cardiology, CARDIOLOGY › Interventional Cardiology › Cardiac Catheterization
  • 13639

The hospital: A social and architectural history.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1975.

"This book is about the hospital ward, also called the nursing unit or inpatient unit. Part 1 gives a history of nursing unit floor plans since roman times. Part 2 reviews contemporary planning problems. Part 3 contains the yale studies in hospital function and design, concerned with hospital problems of today. Part 4 considers the structure and possible future applications of the concept of progressive patient care" (publisher).



Subjects: HOSPITALS › History of Hospitals
  • 13713

Catalogue of Arabic manuscripts on medicine and pharmacy at the British Library.

Cairo: Les Editions Universitaires d'Egypte, 1975.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology
  • 4478.111

Textbook of sports for the disabled.

Aylesbury, England: H. M. & M. Publishers, 1976.

Pioneer treatise on sports for the handicapped by the physician who first introduced archery competition as a therapeutic measure for paraplegic war veterans in 1948.



Subjects: PHYSICAL MEDICINE / REHABILITATION, Sports Medicine
  • 4483.3

Classics of orthopaedics.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1976.

Eighty classic papers and sections from books, reprinted from the series of articles in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › History of Orthopedics, Fractures
  • 4483.5

On the shoulders of giants. Notable names in hand surgery.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1976.

A history of hand surgery.



Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › History of Orthopedics, Fractures, PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY › Hand, Surgery of
  • 2028.9

Resuscitation: an historical perspective. Catalogue of an exhibit at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists…

Park Ridge, IL: Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, 1976.


Subjects: Resuscitation › History of Resuscitation
  • 1931.71

Biological effects of cyclosporin A: a new antilymphocytic agent.

Agents & Actions (Basel), 6, 468-75, 1976.

The immunosuppressive cyclosporin A, instrumental in the success of organ transplants. With C. Feurer, H.U. Gubler & H. Strähelin.



Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Immunosuppressants, TRANSPLANTATION
  • 2312.7

Paleopathological diagnosis and interpretation: bone diseases in ancient human populations.

Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1976.

The first text providing diagnostic criteria for evaluating ancient skeletal remains.



Subjects: PATHOLOGY › Paleopathology
  • 1757.1

Highlights in medicolegal relations. Revised & enlarged ed.

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1976.


Subjects: Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine) › History of Forensic Medicine
  • 1766.609

American medical education: the formative years, 1765-1910.

Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1976.


Subjects: Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession
  • 2660.28

DNA related to the transforming gene(s) of avian sarcoma viruses is present in normal avian DNA.

Nature, 260, 170-73, 1976.

Discovery of the first “oncogene. “ Varmus and Bishop shared the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1989. The paper was co-authored by D. Stehelin and P. Vogt, neither of whom shared in the prize.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, GENETICS / HEREDITY › HEREDITARY / CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS › Hereditary Cancers, ONCOLOGY & CANCER
  • 3705.05

Tooth mutilations and dentistry in pre-Columbian Mexico.

Chicago, IL: Quintessence, 1976.

First edition in English. First edition, in Spanish, 1971.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Mexico, DENTISTRY › History of Dentistry, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine, Pre-Columbian Medicine, History of
  • 5766.5

Cleft craft: The evolution of its surgery. 3 vols.

Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 19761980.

An encyclopedic monograph on cleft palate surgery, exceptionally well written, illustrated, and produced, incorporating an historical approach.



Subjects: PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY › Cleft Lip & Palate, PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY › History of Plastic Surgery
  • 6742.8

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

London: Heinemann, 1976.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 6550.7

The great instauration. Science, medicine and reform, 1626-1660.

New York: Holmes & Meier, 1976.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom)
  • 6551

History of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Oxford: Blackwell, 1976.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Scotland, Societies and Associations, Medical
  • 6786.20

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

Metuchen, NJ, 1976.

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



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Periodicals
  • 6596.3

Two centuries of American medicine 1776-1976.

Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1976.

A valuable supplement to Packard (No. 6590), besides covering the main events in American medicine.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6604.7

Bibliography of Australian medicine 1790-1900.

Sydney: University Press, 1976.

2567 annotated entries, including topics such as nursing, dentistry, etc.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Australia
  • 6610.12

Anatomia come arte. 2nd ed.

Florence: Edizioni d’Arte il Fiorino, 1976.

Includes spectacular color plates of 19th-century wax models and earlier sculptures concerning anatomy.



Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 214.3

Plio-Pleistocene hominid discoveries in Hadar, Ethiopia.

Nature, 260, 293-97, 1976.

Report on the Afar fossils (formally classified and named Australopithiecus afaranesis in 1998) representing a minimum of 35 and a maximum of 65 individuals, all about 3,000,000 years old. The most famous of these, AL 288-1, is called “Lucy”. Another large collection of bones (AL 333) is sometimes called the "First Family”.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Physical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Ethiopia, EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution
  • 7072

The face of madness. Hugh W. Diamond and the origin of psychiatric photography. Edited by Sander L. Gilman.

Secaucus, NJ: The Citadel Press, 1976.

Papers by Diamond, including their illustrations, edited with an extensive annotated introduction.



Subjects: IMAGING › Photography / Photomicrography , PSYCHIATRY
  • 7454

Single-channel currents recorded from membrane of denervated frog muscle fibres.

Nature, 260, 799-802, 1976.

Neher and Sakmann received the 1991 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for "their discoveries concerning the function of single ion channels in cells," and for the invention of the patch clamp technique, a laboratory technique in electrophysiology that allows the study of single or multiple ion channels in cells, improving understanding of the involvement of channels in fundamental cell processes such as action potentials and nerve activity. The technique allowed investigation of the behavior of single protein molecules.



Subjects: Neurophysiology, PHYSIOLOGY › Electrophysiology
  • 7486

The wild boy of Aveyron.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1976.


Subjects: OTOLOGY › Deaf-Mute Education, OTOLOGY › History of Otology, PSYCHOLOGY › History of Psychology
  • 7519

The uses of enchantment: The meaning and importance of fairy tales.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976.


Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, PSYCHOLOGY, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine
  • 8055

The naturalist in Britain: A social history.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1976.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8193

Islamic science: An Illustrated study.

London: World of Islam Festival Publishing Company Ltd., 1976.

Includes chapters on natural history, medicine and pharmacology, agriculture and irrigation, man and the natural environment.



Subjects: Agriculture / Horticulture, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, Zoology / Natural History, Islamic
  • 8236

Galen on the affected parts. Translated by Rudolph E. Siegel.

New York: Karger, 1976.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire
  • 8311

A medical history of Kenya.

London: Rex Collings, 1976.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Kenya
  • 8440

Galenus Latinus Vol. 1. Burgundio of Pisa's Translation of Galen's Περί Κράσεων "De complexionibus". Edited by Richard J. Durling.

Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 19761992.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy
  • 8457

Tacuinum sanitatis: The medieval health handbook.

New York: George Braziller, 1976.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 8497

Asian medical systems: A comparative study, edited by Charles Leslie.

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1976.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › India, ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, China, History & Practice of Medicine in, INDIA, Practice of Medicine in
  • 8541

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

The Hague & Paris: Mouton, 1976.


Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology
  • 8658

Physician signers of the Declaration of Independence.

New York: Science History Publications, 1976.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8778

A catalogue of the rare book collection in the Northwestern University Dental School Library. Edited by Wilma Troxel.

Chicago, IL: Northwestern University, 1976.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Dentistry, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries, DENTISTRY › History of Dentistry, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 8857

Taxonomic literature: A selective guide to botanical publications and collections with dates, commentaries and types. By Frans A. Stafleu and Richard S. Cowan. Second edition. 7 vols. (1976-1988) plus 8 supplements (1992-2009).

Utrecht: Bohn, Scheltema & Holkema, 19762009.

The entire set is available in digital facsimile from the Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link. (Authors and publishers of the Supplements vary.)



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Botany / Materia Medica, BOTANY › Classification / Systemization of Plants, BOTANY › History of Botany
  • 8962

Mittelalterliche Pharmazie und Medizin. Dargestellt an Geschichte und Inhalt des ANTIDOTARIUM NICOLAI. By D. Goltz.

Stuttgart: Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1976.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines › History of Materia Medica
  • 9236

Les hommes et la peste en France et dans les pays européens et méditerranéens. Tome I: La peste dans l'histoire. Tome II: Les hommes face à la peste. 2 vols.

The Hague & Paris: Mouton, 1976.


Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of
  • 9616

Theophrastus: De causis plantarum Books 1-2, Books 3-4, Books 5-6. Edited and translated by Benedict Einarson and George K.K. Link. 3 vols.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 19761990.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, BOTANY
  • 9689

Plagues and peoples.

Garden City, NY: Anchor Press, 1976.


Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 9731

Dreams in Greek tragedy: An ethno-psycho-analytical study.

Oxford: Basil Blackwell & Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1976.


Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Cultural Anthropology, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 9948

Histoire de la sexualité. 4 vols.

Paris: Éditions Gallimard, 19762018.

The first 3 vols. were translated into English by Robert Hurley as The history of sexuality (1978-1986).



Subjects: SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10100

The Watermark. The quarterly publication of Librarians, Archivists and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences (LAMPHHS).

Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Library Special Collections for the Sciences, 1976.

http://iis-exhibits.library.ucla.edu/alhhs/index.html

"Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences (LAMPHHS) membership is open to librarians, archivists, and museum professionals with responsibilities for collections and services in the history of the health sciences; antiquarian booksellers; physicians; historians; and others interested in historical health sciences collections."

"The Watermark (ISSN 1553-7641) is the quarterly publication of Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences (LAMPHHS). It was founded in 1976 to serve as the newsletter of the Association of Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences (ALHHS), but changed its subtitle in 1992 when ALHHS changed its name. It changed the subtitle again in 2020 when ALHHS and MeMA merged to become LAMPHHS. OCLC records are #11902760 (1976-1992) and #40676801 (1992-present)."

The website includes the digital archive of all issues of The Watermark from Vol. 1, No. 1 (1976) to Vol. 44, No. 4 (2021), and subsequent issues.

 

 



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital or Digitized Periodicals Online, Periodicals Specializing in the History of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10312

A service to the sick: A history of the health services for Africans in Southern Rhodesia (1890-1953).

Gweru, Zimbabwe: Mambo Press, 1976.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Zimbabwe, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10781

A cluster of arthritis in children and adults in Lyme, Connecticut.

Arthritis and Rheumatism, 19, 824., 1976.

The first publication on Lyme Disease. Abstract from the Proceedings of the 40th Annual Scientific Session of the American Rheumatism Association. Order of authorship in the original paper was Steere, Malawista, Snydman....

Expanded in Steere, Malawista et al, "Erythema chronicum migrans and Lyme arthritis: The enlarging clinical spectrum," Ann. Int. Med., 86 (1977) 685-698.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference.)



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Tick-Borne Diseases › Lyme Disease, RHEUMATOLOGY › Arthritis, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Connecticut
  • 11035

Hallucinogenic plants of North America.

Berkeley, CA: Wingbow Press, 1976.


Subjects: NATIVE AMERICANS & Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › Ethnopharmacology, PSYCHIATRY › Psychopharmacology
  • 11104

Deoxyribonucleic acid polymerase from the extreme thermophile Thermus aquaticus.

J. Bact., 127, 1550-1557, 1976.

The authors showed that the heat resistant bacteria Thermus aquaticus discovered by Thomas Brock contained a vital polymerase enzyme that had
evolved in this bacteria to allow it to metabolize and survive in exceptionally high temperatures.

Roughly 10 years after this discovery its implications for molecular biology and biotechnology were recognized. According to Paul Rabinow, Making PCR (1996) “By June 1986 the Taq [Thermus aquaticus] Polymerase had been purified” in Kerry Mullis's lab and became a key element in the polymerase chain reaction.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this entry and its interpretation.)



Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Gram-Negative or Gram-Positive Bacteria › Thermus, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Polymerase Chain Reaction, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 11205

John Ray, 1627-1705: A bibliography, 1660-1970: A descriptive bibliography of the works of John Ray ... with introductions, annotations, various indexes, and a supplement of new entries, additions and corrections by the author, Sir Geoffrey Keynes.

Amsterdam: G. Th. van Heusden, 1976.

This is the "best" edition. The original edition issued in London by Faber & Faber in 1951 was a far superior example of book production, printed on thick greenish paper.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors, BOTANY › History of Botany, NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 11569

Development of angiography and cardiovascular catheterization. Foreward by Herbert Abrams.

Littleton, MA: Publishing Sciences Group, Inc., 1976.


Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › History of Cardiology
  • 11888

The resistance factor to Plasmodium vivax in blacks.

New Eng. J. Med., 295, 302-304, 1976.

The authors showed that the Plasmodium vivax parasite requires the Fya/Fyb Duffy antigen/chemokine receptor on the surface of red blood cells for penetration of human red blood cells. Because most African and American blacks have the FyFy genotype they are resistant to infection by P. vivax.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: EVOLUTION, HEMATOLOGY › Blood Groups, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Malaria, PARASITOLOGY › Plasmodia › P. vivax, P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. knowlesi
  • 12422

Die arabische Medizin im lateinischen Mittelalter (Sitzungsberichte der Heidelberger Akad. der Wiss., Math. naturw. Klasse, Jrhrg. 1976, 2. Abh.)

New York & Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1976.


Subjects: ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 12434

Acute enterocolitis in a human being infected with the protozoan Cryptosporidium.

Gastroenterology, 70, 592-598, 1976.

First report of infection by Cryptosporidium in a human being.

"Abstract
"A 3-year-old child with severe acute self-limited enterocolitis was found on rectal biopsy to be infected with the protozoal parasite Cryptosporidium. This organism is known to infect a variety of vertebrates, but this is the first report of infection by Cryptosporidium in a human being. Both light and electron microscopic findings in the rectal biopsy are reported. It is suggested, on the basis of the severity of the clinical symptoms, and on the pathological changes in the rectum, that the organism in this case is likely to have been the cause of the enterocolitis and thus to have been a pathogen rather than a commensal. The source of the infection in this child could not be established. The value of signoidoscopy and biopsies is noted in this condition and as a general method for determining the etiology of a gastrointestinal infection in cases where other studies are negative."

Digital facsimile from gastrojournal.org at this link.

Tzipori & Widmer, "A hundred-year retrospective on cryptosporidiosis," Trends Parasitol., 24, 184-189.


Subjects: PARASITOLOGY › Cryptosporidium
  • 12936

The oral manifestations of systemic disease.

Boston: Butterworths, 1976.


Subjects: DENTISTRY › Oral Pathology
  • 13064

Caspar Peucer's library: Portrait of a Wittenberg professor of the mid-sixteenth century. By Robert Kolb.

St. Louis, MO: Center for Reformation Research, 1976.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 13107

Natural history auctions 1700-1972. A register of sales in the British Isles compiled by J. M. Chalmers-Hunt. With articles by S. Peter Dance, Peter G. Embrey, W. D. Ian Rolfe, Clive Simson, William T. Stern, J. M. Chalmers-Hunt, Alwyne Wheeler.

London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1976.

Entomological sales by J.M. Chalmers-Hunt.
Zoological Sales other than those of birds Insects and shells by Alwyne Wheeler
Botanical Sales by William T. Stern
Ornithology and Oology by Clive Simson
Fossil Sales by W. D. Ian Rolfe
Minerals by Peter G. Embrey
Shell Sales by S. Peter Dance



Subjects: MUSEUMS › Natural History Museums / Wunderkammern, NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History
  • 1092.54

Food: The gift of Osiris. 2 vols.

New York: Academic Press, 1977.

Extensively illustrated history of nutrition in ancient Egypt. 



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Egypt › History of Ancient Medicine in Egypt, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Egypt, NUTRITION / DIET › History of Nutrition / Diet
  • 2662.3

Contrary to nature. Being an illustrated commentary on some persons and events of historical importance in the development of knowledge concerning cancer.

Washington, DC: Dept. Health, Education & Welfare, 1977.


Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER › History of Oncology & Cancer
  • 3161.41

The top ten clinical advances in cardiovascular-pulmonary medicine and surgery 1945-1975. Final report. 2 vols.

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1977.


Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › History of Cardiology, CARDIOVASCULAR (Cardiac) SURGERY › History of Cardiac Surgery
  • 3161.42

The Evan Bedford library of cardiology. Catalogue of books, pamphlets and journals.

London: Royal College of Physicians, 1977.

Descriptions of 1112 items, many with very informative annotations by Bedford, who donated his collection to the Royal College of Physicians. In addition to his clinical and research work in cardiology Bedford was an exceptional scholar. His library was collected with deep understanding of the history of the subject, and annotated by Bedford with outstanding insight. It is indeed a classic among medical bibliographies.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographical Classics, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries, CARDIOLOGY › History of Cardiology
  • 3215.7

Legionnaires’ disease. Description of an epidemic of pneumonia.

New Engl. J. Med., 297, 1189-97, 1977.

First major scientific account. With 11 co-authors. Legionnaire's disease acquired its name after an outbreak of a then-unknown "mystery disease" sickened 221 persons, causing 34 deaths. The people affected were attending a convention of the American Legion.



Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Gram-Negative Bacteria › Legionella, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Pneumonia › Legionnaire's Disease, RESPIRATION › Respiratory Diseases
  • 3215.8

Legionnaires’ disease. Isolation of a bacterium and demonstration of its role in other respiratory disease.

New Engl. J. Med., 297, 1197-1203, 1977.

Order of authorship in the original publication: McDade, Shepard, Fraser.... See also p. 1218.



Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Gram-Negative Bacteria › Legionella, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Pneumonia › Legionnaire's Disease, RESPIRATION › Respiratory Diseases
  • 3705.1

Histoire illustrée de l’art dentaire: Stomatologie et odontologie.

Paris: R. Dacosta, 1977.


Subjects: DENTISTRY › History of Dentistry
  • 4914.7

Aspects of coma after severe head injury.

Lancet, 1, 878-81, 1977.

Glasgow Coma Scale for grading brain injury following head trauma.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Head Injury, NEUROSURGERY › Head Injuries
  • 5145.1

The black death in the Middle East.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1977.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Middle East, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of
  • 5500.2

Influenza: The last great plague.

London: Heinemann, 1977.


Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Influenza
  • 5019.14

Neurological classics in modern translation.

New York: Hafner, 1977.

Full translations of 20 classic European contributions to 19th and 20th century neurology.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology
  • 5768.2

McDowell series of plastic surgical indexes. 5 vols.

Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 19771981.

Vol. I: 900 b.c. to a.d. 1863 (Zeis [see No. 5767] translated, with additions and revisions); Vol. II: 1864-1920; Vol. III: 1921-1946; [Vol. IV]: 25-year index of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1946-71; Vol. V: 1971-76. Titles of nearly all foreign citations have been translated into English. Only Vol. I. is annotated.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY › History of Plastic Surgery
  • 5768.3

The source book of plastic surgery.

Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1977.

Reprints, translated into English where necessary, of classic papers on plastic surgery, with commentary.



Subjects: PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY › History of Plastic Surgery
  • 6650.3

Women in medicine: A bibliography of the literature on women physicians.

Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1977.

Lists over 4,000 items published between 1750 and 1975. With R. Haimbach, C. Fenichel and N. B. Woodside.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 6524.3

Spätantike Bilder aus der Welt des Arztes. Medizinische Bilderhandschriften der Spätantike und ihre mittelalterliche Überlieferung.

Wiesbaden: Guido Pressler, 1977.


Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine
  • 258.10

A century of DNA: A history of the discovery of the structure and function of the genetic substance.

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1977.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › History of Molecular Biology
  • 6883

DNA sequencing with chain-terminating inhibitors.

Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 74, 5463-5467, 1977.

Sanger and colleagues developed methods for rapid sequencing of long sections of DNA molecules. Sanger’s method, and that developed by Gilbert and Maxam, made it possible to read the nucleotide sequence for entire genes that ran from 1000 to 30,000 bases long. With S. Nicklen and A. R. Coulson. This paper is available from the PNAS at this link.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Genomics
  • 6884

The nucleotide sequence of bacteriophage phi-X174.

J. Mol. Biol., 125, 225-46, 1977.

Sanger and colleagues sequenced the first whole DNA genome—that of bacteriophage phi-X174 (5375 bases) 



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Genomics, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Genomics › Pathogenomics
  • 6926

A new method for sequencing DNA.

Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 74, 560–4, 1977.

The Gilbert-Maxam method for sequencing DNA. In 1980 Gilbert shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Frederick Sanger and Paul Berg. Berg received half of the prize "for his fundamental studies of the biochemistry of nucleic acids, with particular regard to recombinant-DNA". The other half was split between Gilbert and Frederick Sanger "for their contributions concerning the determination of base sequences in nucleic acids". This paper is available from PNAS at this link.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Genomics
  • 7074

Daniel McNaughton: His trial and the aftermath, edited by Donald J. West and Alexander Walk.

London: Gaskell Books for the British Journal of Psychiatry, 1977.

A collective work edited by West and Walk.



Subjects: Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine), PSYCHIATRY › Forensic Psychiatry, PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry
  • 7828

Problems of birth defects from Hippocrates to thalidomide and after. Edited by T.V.N. Persaud.

Lancaster, England: MTP Press, 1977.

An anthology of classic papers edited with introductions by Persaud.



Subjects: TERATOLOGY › History of Teratology
  • 7866

Isolation of Marburg-like virus from a case of haemorrhagic fever in Zaire.

Lancet, 309, 573-74, 1977.

Ebola virus, named after the Ebola River where an outbreak occurred in 1976. Specifically the outbreak was centered in Yambuku, a small village in Mongala Province in northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly called Zaire). With W. Jacob, P. Piot, and G. Courteille. This was the third of the papers in which the discovery of Ebola virus disease was first published.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Congo, Democratic Republic of the, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Ebola Virus Disease, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Filoviridae, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Filoviridae › Ebolavirus
  • 7921

Body and mind in Zulu medicine: An ethnography of health and disease in Nyuswa-Zulu thought and practice.

London: Academic Press, 1977.


Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › South Africa, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine
  • 7977

The native population of the Americas in 1492. Edited by William M. Devevan.

Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1977.

"The discovery of America was followed by possibly the greatest demographic disaster in the history of the world." Research by some scholars provides population estimates of the pre-contact Americas to be as high as 112 million in 1492, while others estimate the population to have been as low as eight million. In any case, the native population declined to less than six million by 1650. Revised second edition, 1992, with a new hemispheric estimate of 54 million.



Subjects: DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics › History of Demography, EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, NATIVE AMERICANS & Medicine
  • 8150

Medical imaging by NMR.

Brit. J. Radiol., 50, 188, 1977.

Mansfield developed a mathematical technique that would allow NMR scans to take seconds rather than hours and produce clearer images than the technique Paul Lauterbur developed in 1973. Mansfield showed how gradients in the magnetic field could be mathematically analysed, which made it possible to develop a useful nuclear magnetic resonance imaging technique. Mansfield also showed how extremely fast imaging could be achievable. This became technically possible a decade later. See also P Mansfield, "Multi-planar imaging formation using NMR spin echoes," J. Physics C. Solid State Phys. 10 (1977) L55–L58.

 



Subjects: IMAGING › Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • 8198

The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC).

1977.

http://estc.bl.uk/F/?func=file&file_name=login-bl-estc

"The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) lists over 480,000 items published between 1473 and 1800, mainly but not exclusively, in English, published mainly in the British isles and North America, from the collections of the British Library and over 2,000 other libraries."http://estc.bl.uk/F/?func=file&file_name=login-bl-estc, accessed 12-2016.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom)
  • 8672

Virus: A history of the concept

London: Heinemann, 1977.


Subjects: VIROLOGY › History of Virology
  • 8675

Medicina in nummis: Hungarian coins and medals related to medicine.

Budapest: Semmelweis Orvostörténeti Múzeum, 1977.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Hungary, Numismatics, Medical
  • 8781

Boerhaave's men at Leyden and after.

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1977.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Netherlands, Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession
  • 8782

"Doctors wanted: No women need apply." Sexual barriers in the medical profession, 1835-1975.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1977.


Subjects: Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 8932

História geral da medicina brasileira. Vol. 1 (All published).

São Paulo, Brazil: Editora da Universidade de Sao Paulo, 1977.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Brazil, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9058

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

Freiburg & Munich: Alber, 1977.


Subjects: Music and Medicine
  • 9124

Galen on language and ambiguity. An English transltion of Galen's De captionibus (On fallacies), with introduction, text and commentary by R. B. Edlow.

Leiden: Brill, 1977.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire
  • 9151

Medicine without doctors: Home health care in American history. Edited by Guenter B. Risse, Ronald L. Numbers, and Judith Walzer Leavitt.

New York: Science History Publications, 1977.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , Household or Self-Help Medicine, Popularization of Medicine
  • 9211

Medical Department, United States Army Internal medicine in Vietnam. Volume I. Skin diseases in Vietnam, 1965-72. Vol. II. General medicine and infectious diseases, edited by Andre J. Ognibene and O'Neill Barrett, Jr.

Washington, DC: Office of the Surgeon General and Center of Military History, 1977.

Digital facsimile of Vol. 1 from the Hathi Trust at this link. Vol. 2 is availabel from the U.S. Army Medical Department, Office of Medical History at this link.



Subjects: DERMATOLOGY › History of Dermatology, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Vietnam War, TROPICAL Medicine › History of Tropical Medicine
  • 9261

The spontaneous generation controversy from Descartes to Oparin.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › History of Biology
  • 9288

Childbirth in the ghetto: Folk beliefs of negro women in a North Philadelphia hospital ward.

San Francisco, CA: R and E Research Associates, 1977.


Subjects: AFRICAN AMERICANS & MEDICINE & BIOLOGY › History of African Americans & Medicine & Biology, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Pennsylvania
  • 9378

Music and the brain. Studies in the neurology of music. Edited by MacDonald Critchley and R. A. Henson.

London: Heinemann, 1977.


Subjects: Music and Medicine, NEUROLOGY
  • 9739

Conrad Gessner's "Historia animalium": An inventory of Renaissance zoology.

Meppel, Netherland: Krips Repro B.V., 1977.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors, NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History, ZOOLOGY › History of Zoology
  • 9938

Post-embryonic cell lineages of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.

Developmental Biology, 56, 110-156., 1977.

Complete map of the nematode's neurons. Sulston and Horvitz tracked every non-gonadal cell division that occurred during larval development, and published a complete description of these lineages in 1977.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › Developmental Biology, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
  • 10060

The hospice movement: A better way of caring for the dying.

New York: Stein & Day, 1977.


Subjects: DEATH & DYING › Palliative Care
  • 10253

Biomedical results from Skylab. Edited by Richard S. Johnston and Lawrence F. Dietlein.

Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1977.

"Skylab was the United Statesspace station that orbited the Earth from 1973 to 1979, when it fell back to Earth amid huge worldwide media attention. Launched and operated by NASA, Skylab included a workshop, a solar observatory, and other systems necessary for crew survival and scientific experiments. It was launched unmanned by a modified Saturn V rocket, with a weight of 170,000 pounds (77 t). Lifting Skylab into low earth orbit was the final mission and launch of a Saturn V rocket (which was famous for carrying the manned Moon landing missions).[2] When data from onboard experiments (some of which were on physical film) were returned to Earth, analysis of scientific and engineering data of each mission was completed. Skylab's solar observatory was one of its major functions. Solar science was significantly advanced by the telescope, and its observation of the Sun was unprecedented. As the Skylab program drew to a close, NASA's focus had shifted to the development of the Space Shuttle, through which NASA hoped to reduce the cost of space access compared to previous launch systems" (Wikipedia).  Digital facsimile from ntrs.nasa.gov at this link.



Subjects: AVIATION Medicine › Aerospace Medicine
  • 10300

Medicine in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County: 1810-1976. Edited by Kent L. Brown.

Cleveland, OH: Academy of Medicine of Cleveland, 1977.

41 chapters that address all aspects of medical and surgical practice (arranged by specialty) in addition to studies of specific institutions and special groups (e.g. women physicians and black physicians).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Midwest, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Ohio
  • 10323

Medicine in Kentucky.

Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1977.


Subjects: U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Kentucky
  • 10803

Medical history of a Civil War regiment: Disease in the sixty-fifth United States Colored Infantry.

Clayton, MO: Institute of Civil War Studies, 1977.


Subjects: AFRICAN AMERICANS & MEDICINE & BIOLOGY › History of African Americans & Medicine & Biology, American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE › History of U.S. Civil War Medicine
  • 10867

Bisexuality: A study.

London: Quartet, 1977.

Based on interviews with 150 self-identified bisexuals, equal numbers of men and women.



Subjects: SEXUALITY / Sexology, SEXUALITY / Sexology › Bisexuality
  • 10923

Isolation and partial characterization of a new virus causing acute haemorrhagic fever in Zaire.

Lancet, 309, 569-571, 1977.

The first of three papers published in Lancet back to back describing the discovery of Ebola Virus Disease. In this paper the authors described isolation of the virus, imaged it with an electron microscope, and named the virus. 

The second paper in the series was Bowen, E.T., Lloyd, G., Harris, W. J., et al, "Viral hemorrhagic fever in southern Sudan and northern Zaire. preliminary studies on the aetiological agent," Lancet, 309, 571-573.

The third paper is entry 7866 in this online bibliography.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Congo, Democratic Republic of the, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Sudan, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Ebola Virus Disease, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Filoviridae › Ebolavirus, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 10956

Medicine at Harvard: The first three hundred years.

Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1977.


Subjects: Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Massachusetts
  • 10964

Expression in Escherichia coli of a chemically synthesized gene for the hormone somatostatin.

Science, 198, 1056-1063, 1977.

Order of authorship in the original paper: Itakura, Hirose, Crea..., Bolivar, Boyer. Synthesis of the gene for somatostatin (growth hormone-inhibiting hormone (GHIH). This was the first demonstration of a foreign gene inserted into E. coli and the first hormone genetically engineered in bacteria. The technique led to the biotechnological production of insulin by Genentech under the product name, Humulin. 

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation).



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Recombinant DNA, Biotechnology
  • 11043

An amazing sequence arrangement at the 5' ends of adenovirus 2 messenger RNA.

Cell, 12, 1-8, 1977.

Order of authorship in the original paper: Chow, Gelinas, Broker, Roberts. Discovery of introns, for which Roberts and Philip Sharp received the Nobel Prize in 1993. It has been frequently suggested that Chow deserved a share of that prize. The normally inappropriate word "amazing" in the title of this paper was allowed in this particular instance by the editors of the journal Cell because of the exceptional nature of the discovery.

See also: Gelinas and Roberts, "One predominant 5--undecanucleotide in adenovirus 2 late messenger RNAs," Cell, 11 (1977) 533-544.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this entry and its interpretation.)



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, VIROLOGY, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 11044

Spliced segments at the 5' terminus of adenovirus 2 late mRNA.

Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA), 74, 3171-3175, 1977.

Discovery of introns simultaneously with Roberts, Chow, Broker (No. 11043). Sharp's electron microscopist, Berget, visualized the introns in the electron microscope. James D. Watson took note of the profound significance of the discovery and invited both groups to present their data at the Cold Spring Harbor Symposium that year. This helped solidify the discovery by both groups as "simultaneous." For this discovery Sharp shared the Nobel Prize with Roberts in 1993.

Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.

(Thanks for Juan Weiss for this entry and its interpretation.)



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, VIROLOGY, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 11208

Charles Darwin: An annotated bibliographical handlist. By R. B. Freeman. Second edition.

London: Dawsons , 1977.

This bibliography has been extensively supplemented by the Freeman Bibliographical Database at Darwin Online edited by John van Wyhe. "The database has been supplemented by the entries from unpublished manuscript corrections by Freeman and those in:
Freeman. 1986. The works of Charles Darwin: an annotated bibliographical handlist. Additions and Corrections to Second Edition of 1977 to 1 January, 1986. University College London: for the author; as well as Freeman. 1986. Darwin in Chinese. Archives of Natural History 13 (1): 19-24; P. J. P. Whitehead. 1988. Darwin in Chinese: some additions. Archives of Natural History 15 (1): 61-62; the bibliography of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin; and subsequent research by John van Wyhe, Kees Rookmaaker, Angus Carroll, J. David Archibald and other contributors."



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases › , BIOLOGY › History of Biology, DIGITAL RESOURCES, EVOLUTION
  • 11245

Unidentified gram-negative rod infection: A new disease of man.

Ann. intern. Med., 86, 1-5, 1977.

Order of authorship in the original paper: Butler, Weaver, Ramani....Bobo....First description of a newly discovered bacterium associated with dog bites, affecting in this case alcoholic patients or patients predisposed to illness. Pencillin is recommended for treatment. 

Followed by: Bobo, R. A. and Newton, E. J., "A previously undescribed gram-negative bacillus causing septicemia and meningitis," Am. j. Path.,  65, 564-569,1976. At this time the bacteria, which would in 1989 be named Capnocytophaga canimorsus, was thought to affect primarily immunocompromised or alcoholic patients.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Animal Bite Wound Infections, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Neuroinfectious Diseases › Meningitis
  • 11656

Revised technique for cellulite fat reduction in riding breeches deformity.

Bull. Int. Acad. Cosmetic Surg., 2, 40-43, 1977.

This father-and-son team of Italian gynecologists invented a technique that used a small, rotating scalpel inside a thin, hollow metal cannula inserted through small incisions in the body. The rotating scalpel broke up the fat deposits so that they could be removed with a vacuum machine. This was the first acceptable liposuction technique.



Subjects: PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY › Liposuction
  • 12031

The construction of molecular cloning vehicles. II. A multipurpose cloning system.

Gene, 2, 95-113, 1977.

Order of authorship in the original publication Bolivar, Rodriguez, Betlach...Boyer...The authors describe the composition and molecular construction of pBR-322 (named after Bolivar and Rodriguez) and call it "the most versatile plasmid we have ever constructed." The paper includes the first restriction map of the plasmid. Plasmid pBR-322 was the plasmid used in the synthesis of the gene for somatostatin (No. 10964), leading to the biotechnological production of insulin by Boyer's biotechnology company, Genentech in 1977. 

The authors presented this paper in June 1977. It was published in the journal Gene in November, 1977. The paper also appeared in Beers, Basset (eds.) Recombinant molecules: Impact on science and society, Miles International Symposium, Series No. 10. New York: Raven Press, 1977. The book form version of the paper indicates that it was submitted for publication in the journal, suggesting that the version in book form might have been released before the publication in the journal.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Recombinant DNA, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Restriction Enzyme or Restriction Endonuclease
  • 12174

Palladius Kommentar zu Hippokrates ‘De fracturis’ und seine Parallelversion under dem Namen des Stephanus von Alexandria. Edited by Dieter Irmer. [Hamburger Philologische Studien 45].

Hamburg: Helmut Buske Verlag, 1977.


Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE, Hippocratic Tradition, ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Fractures & Dislocations
  • 12300

Phylogenetic structure of the prokaryotic domain: The primary kingdoms.

Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA), 74, 5088-5090, 1977.

(Order of authorship in the original publication: Woese, Fox.) Woese and Fox discovered a "third kingdom" in microbial life that they called "archaebacteria" (Archaea) as distinct from bacteria and eukaryotes. In their original classification archaebacteria were classified as bacteria.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)

Available from pnas.org at this link.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › TAXONOMY, BIOLOGY › TAXONOMY › Classification of Cellular Life, MICROBIOLOGY
  • 12338

Selected papers on electrocardiography of Willem Einthoven with bibliography, biographical notes and comments by H. A. Snellen.

Leiden, 1977.


Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › Tests for Heart & Circulatory Function › Electrocardiography
  • 12484

A history of childbirth in America.

New York: Free Press, 1977.

Expanded edition, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.



Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › Midwives
  • 12554

Midwives and medical men: A history of inter-professional rivalries and women's rights.

New York: Schocken, 1977.


Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › Midwives
  • 12609

Standard history of the medical profession of Philadelphia by Burton A. Konkle, with the collaboration of James M. Anders ... [et al.] ; edited by Frederick P. Henry. Revised by Lisabeth M. Holloway, with an index and bibliography.

New York: AMS Press, 1977.


Subjects: Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Pennsylvania
  • 12915

A history of dentistry in New South Wales, 1788-1945. Original manuscript by R. W. Halliday, arranged and edited by A. O. Watson. Foreword by Robert Harris.

Sydney, NSW, Australia: Australian Dental Association, 1977.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Australia, DENTISTRY › History of Dentistry
  • 13018

Geographers biobibliographical studies. Vols. 1-38

London: Bloomsbury Academic, 19772019.

Annual volumes edited by a changing group of experts. Ongoing.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), Biogeography › History of Biogeography
  • 13178

Sigmund Freud's writings: A comprehensive bibliography.

New York: International Universities Press, 1977.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors, Psychoanalysis
  • 13246

Biographical dictionary of the phonetic sciences.

New York: Press of Lehmann College, 1977.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), Speech, Anatomy and Physiology of
  • 13277

Wernicke's works on aphasia: A sourcebook and review.

The Hague & New York: Mouton, 1977.


Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Aphasia, Agraphia, Agnosia, NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology
  • 13369

African folk medicine: Practices and beliefs of the Bambara and other peoples.

Baltimore, MD: York Press, 1977.


Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Folk Medicine, ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Africa
  • 13376

Marie Stopes: A checklist of her writings. By Peter Eaton and Marilyn Warnick.

London: Croom Helm, 1977.

The printed dust jacket reads differently from the title page:  "Marie Stopes: A preliminary checklist of her writings together with some biographical notes."



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors, Contraception › History of Contraception, SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology
  • 13698

Fluvoxamine, a specific 5-hydroxytryptamine uptake inhibitor.

Br. J. Pharmac., 60, 505-516, 1977.

Fluvoxamine, an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class, used primnarily for the treatment of major depressive disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It is also used to treat anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.



Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › Psychopharmacology, PSYCHIATRY › Psychopharmacology › Fluvoxamine
  • 358.1

A short history of medical entomology.

J. med. Entomol., 14, 603-26, 1978.


Subjects: ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology › Medical Entomology
  • 567.2

A history of microtechnique: The evolution of the microtome and the development of tissue preparation.

London: Heinemann, 1978.


Subjects: MICROBIOLOGY › History of Microbiology, Microscopy › History of Microscopy
  • 2188.2

Naval and maritime medicine during the American revolution.

Ventnor, NJ: Ventnor Publishers, 1978.


Subjects: American (U.S.) REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEDICINE › History of U.S. Revolutionary War Medicine, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine
  • 532.5

Birth after the reimplantation of a human embryo. (Letter to the editor).

Lancet, 2, 366, 1978.

First successful human birth after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer.



Subjects: EMBRYOLOGY › Infertility, Reproductive Technology › In-Vitro Fertilization
  • 2068.19

Apothecary jars: Pharmaceutical pottery and porcelain in Europe and the East 1150-1850, with a glossary of terms used in apothecary jar inscriptions.

London: Faber & Faber, 1978.

The most comprehensive study in English.



Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACY › History of Pharmacy
  • 145.9

An introduction to population ecology.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1978.

This elegantly written textbook by a pioneering authority is based on a carefully documented historical approach to the subject.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment, BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › History of Ecology / Environment
  • 2268.1

Tropical medicine and parasitology: Classic investigations. 2 vols.

Ithaca, NY & London: Cornell University Press, 1978.

About 200 key papers, reproduced in whole or in part, in English translation where necessary. Includes useful biographical notes. 



Subjects: PARASITOLOGY › History of Parasitology, TROPICAL Medicine › History of Tropical Medicine
  • 1716.1

The history of statistics in the 17th and 18th centuries against the changing background of intellectual, scientific and religious thought. Lectures by Karl Pearson given at University College London during the academic sessions 1921-1933.

New York: Macmillan, 1978.


Subjects: Statistics, Biomedical › History of Biomedical Statistics
  • 1766.610

The medical profession in mid-Victorian London.

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1978.


Subjects: Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession
  • 2662.4

The genesis of cancer. A study in the history of ideas.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978.


Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER › History of Oncology & Cancer
  • 2682.52

Medicine and the reign of technology.

Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 1978.


Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation
  • 2581.9

An introduction to the history of virology.

Cambridge, England: University Press, 1978.


Subjects: VIROLOGY › History of Virology
  • 5546.9

Infectious diseases. Prevention and treatment in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Minneapolis,MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1978.


Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease
  • 5813.11

The rise of surgery from empiric craft to scientific discipline.

Minneapolis,MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1978.

Not a systematic history but an assessment of those technical factors that contributed to or retarded the advance of surgery.



Subjects: SURGERY: General › History of Surgery
  • 6451.10

Medicine: An illustrated history.

New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1978.

Includes over 1,000 illustrations, many in color.



Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 6623.3

Friedrich Schiller: Medicine, psychology and literature. With the first English edition of his complete medical and psychological writings.

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1978.

The medical writings of Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805) and their influence on his poetry and plays.



Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, PSYCHOLOGY
  • 6604.8

Tears often shed. Child health and welfare in Australia from 1788.

Rushcutters Bay, NSW, Australia: Pergamon Press, 1978.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Australia, PEDIATRICS › History of Pediatrics
  • 6610.13

Votivmalerie und Medizin. Kulturgeschichte und Heilkunst im Spiegel der Votivmalerei.

Munich: Verlag Karl Thiemig, 1978.


Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology
  • 6610.14

Medicine and pharmacy in American political prints (1765-1870).

Madison, WI: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1978.


Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACY › History of Pharmacy, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 7047

Medicine and slavery. The diseases and health care of blacks in antebellum Virginia.

Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1978.


Subjects: AFRICAN AMERICANS & MEDICINE & BIOLOGY › History of African Americans & Medicine & Biology, Slavery and Medicine › History of Slavery & Medicine, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Virginia
  • 7098

Survivals of Greek zoological illuminations in Byzantine manuscripts.

Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1978.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, Byzantine Zoology, ZOOLOGY
  • 7115

Contraceptive technology.

New York: Wiley, 1978.

Standard work on the subject; 20th edition, New York: Arden Media, 2011. Hatcher originated the work in 1978. Collaborators on the 20th edition are Hatcher, Kowal, Nelson, Policar, and Trusell. An offshoot of the main book is Hatcher, Rinehart, W., Blackburn, R. Geller, J. S., and Sheldon, J.D. The essentials of contraceptive technology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Population Information Program, 1997.



Subjects: Contraception , PUBLIC HEALTH
  • 7277

A new species of the genus Australopithecus (Primates: Hominidae) from the Pliocene of Eastern Africa.

Kirtlandia, 28, 2-14, 1978.

Johanson and colleagues formally named the species Afarensis of the genus Australopithecus in 1978.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Physical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Africa, EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution
  • 7317

Histologic diagnosis of inflammatory skin diseases: A method by pattern analysis.

Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1978.


Subjects: DERMATOLOGY › Dermatopathology, PATHOLOGY › Histopathology
  • 7456

A gene complex controlling segmentation in Drosophila.

Nature, 276, 565-560, 1978.

Discovery of the Drosophila Bithorax complex and elucidation of its function. Lewis founded the field of developmental genetics and laid the groundwork for current understanding of the universal, evolutionarily conserved strategies controlling animal development. Lewis shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and Eric E. Wieschaus.



Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY
  • 7697

The shows of London.

Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978.

Characterized on the dust jacket as "a panomaic history of exhibitions, 1600-1862."  The first two chapters are a history of museums. Chapter 24, "The waxen and the fleshy", discusses "medica" or anatomical museums.



Subjects: MUSEUMS › History of Museums
  • 7897

BERICHTE ZUR WISSENSCHAFTSGESCHICHTE. 1-

1978.

Organ der Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsgeschichte.



Subjects: Periodicals Specializing in the History of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 7999

Abortion in America: The origins and evolution of national policy, 1800-1900.

New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.


Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › Abortion, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8122

Graphic presentation of statistical information: Papers presented at the 136th annual meeting of the American Statistical Association, Social Statistics Section: Session of Graphical Methods for Presenting Statistical Data: Boston, Massachusetts, August 23-26, 1976, Vol. 3.

Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1978.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics › Graphic Display of, GRAPHIC DISPLAY of Medical & Scientific Information
  • 8162

Histoire du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge. Vol. 2: De Sarajevo à Hiroshima.

Geneva: Institut Henri Dunant, 1978.

English translation:  History of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Volume II: From Sarajevo to Hiroshima (Geneva:  Henri Dunant Institute, 1984).



Subjects: Global Health, HOSPITALS › History of Hospitals, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 8387

A tandemly repeated sequence at the termini of the extrachromosomal ribosomal RNA genes in Tetrahymena.

J. Mol. Biol., 120 (1) 33-53., 1978.

In 1975–1977, Blackburn, working as a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University with Gall, discovered the unusual nature of telomeres, with their simple repeated DNA sequences composing chromosome ends.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › Cell Biology, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, GERIATRICS / Gerontology / Aging, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 8422

I codice greci di medicina nelle tre Venezie. (Università di Padova, Studi bizantini e neogreci, 10).

Padua: Liviana, 1978.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, BYZANTINE MEDICINE › History of Byzantine Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine
  • 8468

Persian medical manuscripts at the University of California, Los Angeles. A descriptive catalogue.

Malibu, CA, 1978.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Persian Islamic Medicine
  • 8495

Disease in African history.

Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1978.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Africa
  • 8775

Catalog of works in the neurological sciences collected by Cyril Brian Courville, representative of clinical neurology, neuroanatomy, and neuropathology with particular reference to head trauma.

Irvine, CA: Regents of the University of California, 1978.


Subjects: ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy › History of Neuroanatomy, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries, NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology, NEUROSURGERY › Head Injuries
  • 9136

Almost persuaded: American physicians and compulsory health insurance, 1912-1920.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978.


Subjects: Insurance, Health › History of Health Insurance
  • 9248

Islamic medicine. [Islamic surveys 11].

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1978.


Subjects: ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 9434

Mind and madness in ancient Greece: The classical roots of modern psychiatry.

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1978.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece › History of Ancient Medicine in Greece, PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry
  • 9720

Recombinant DNA: The untold story.

New York: Crown Publishers, 1978.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › History of Molecular Biology, Biotechnology › History of Biotechnology
  • 9831

Multiphasic health testing services.

New York: Wiley, 1978.

'In 1968 Morris F. Collen, MD and his team at KP’s Medical Methods Research (MMR) built a medical information system that peers described in the era as the most advanced of its kind. It was an aspiration of medical informaticians throughout the country, and KP was uniquely qualified to deliver on the promise.

"In 1963 the MMR team used an IBM 1440 computer to store patient clinical data collected in a discrete unit involved in the early detection of disease. The fledgling information system designed for the multiphasic screening exam stored patient identification data, physician examination and patient history data, lab results, and EKG and X-ray interpretations. Programmed rules and algorithms alerted physicians to diagnostic results that fell outside of normal limits. Patient histories were accessible to physicians for comparison study throughout the life of the patient. The system also advanced epidemiological research and evidence-based protocols.

"With this as a starting point, MMR aspired to design a comprehensive information system with the patient record at its core and with ancillary subsystems for the storage of pharmacy and lab pathology data; administrative information (patient identification / account services); and hospital information (admissions, bed utilization, inventories). With computing ability to store and retrieve pertinent data amassed over years, the design called for real-time reporting and 24/7 communication of essential medical data at all points of service, with robust security protocols to protect member confidentiality.

"By 1969 system design had matured and the National Center for Health Services Research and Development Agency funded a five-year pilot implementation at the San Francisco Kaiser Foundation hospital and medical offices.

'Within four years the San Francisco Kaiser Foundation hospital and physician offices were recording and storing patient registration data and physician diagnoses from 13 outpatient clinics for 2000 visits daily in its medical, surgical, pediatric and obstetrical clinics. Pharmacists in the outpatient pharmacies entered 1,200 prescriptions daily into the appropriate electronic patient records. A clinical laboratory subsystem handled data for 3,000 daily lab tests. Electrocardiogram, pathology and radiology reports were recorded via IBM magnetic tape-selectric typewriters. All systems data was fed via phone data line from a Honeywell mini-computer on-site in San Francisco to the central IBM computer in Oakland.

"Though the project terminated in 1973 when the granting agency went out of existence informaticians viewed the KP San Francisco integrated system as a milestone achievement in medical information systems" (http://www.clinfowiki.org/wiki/index.php/Multiphasic_Health_Testing_System_(MHTS), accessed 02-2018).

 



Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology, Managed Care
  • 10168

The road to Eleusis: Unveiling the secret of the mysteries.

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978.

Argues that the psycho-active ingredient in the secret kykeion potion used in the Eleusinian mysteries was most likely the ergotism causing fungus Claviceps purpurea. Furthermore the book introduced the term "entheogen" as an alternative for terms such as "psychedelic", "hallucinogen" and "drug" that can be misleading in certain contexts.

 



Subjects: BOTANY › Cryptogams › Mycology › Ethnomycology, PSYCHIATRY › Psychopharmacology
  • 10209

Offenses against one's self. Edited by Louis Crompton.

Journal of Homosexuality, 3 (4) 389-405, 1978.

This is the first publication of Jeremy Bentham's essay on "Paederasty," written about 1785. Bentham suppressed the essay during his lifetime, for fear of public outrage at his views on liberalizing the laws concerning homosexual activity.

"The essay which runs to over 60 manuscript pages, is the first known argument for homosexual law reform in England. Bentham advocates the decriminalization of' sodomy, which in his day was punished by hanging. He argues that homosexual acts do not "weaken" men, or threaten population or marriage, and documents their prevalence in ancient Greece and Rome. Bentham opposes punishment on utilitarian grounds and attacks ascetic sexual morality. In the preceding article (Journal of Homosexuality, 3(4), 1978, p. 383-387) the editor's introduction discussed the essay in the light of 18th-century legal opinion and quoted Bentham's manuscript notes that reveal his anxieties about expressing his views." Full text from columbia.edu Stonewall and Beyond: Lebian and Gay Culture at this link.



Subjects: LAW and Medicine & the Life Sciences › Legislation, Biomedical, SEXUALITY / Sexology, SEXUALITY / Sexology › Homosexuality
  • 10297

Läkare och läkekonst i Finland under 300 år 1640-1940.

Ekenäs : Ekenäs Tryckeri ABs Förlag, 1978.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Finland
  • 10691

Hippocrate, Oeuvres complètes, Tome XIII: Des lieux dans l'homme, Du système des glandes, Des fistules, Des hémorroïdes, De la vision, Des chairs, De la dentition. Texte établi et traduit par Robert Joly.

Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1978.

Edition of the Greek text with facing French translation and commentary of a group of treatises from the Hippocratic Collection concerning anatomy, physiology, and pathology with the following possible periods of origin:

  • Des lieux dans l'homme (On places in man) possibly ca. 450 BCE
  • Du système des glandes (On glands) early 4th century
  • Des fistules (On fistulas)  and Des hémorroïdes (On Hemorrhoids) both dating to 450-400 BCE
  • De la vision (On sight)  late 5th century
  • Des chairs (On flesh) possibly dating to 450-400 BCE
  • De la dentition (On dentition) possibly early 4th century


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, DENTISTRY, Hippocratic Tradition
  • 10783

Erythema chronicum migrans and Lyme arthritis: Epidemiologic evidence for a tick vector.

Am. J. Epidemiol., 108, 312-321, 1978.

The authors showed that a tick was the insect vector for Lyme disease. The tick (the "Deer Tick") is named lxodes dammini. Order of authorship in the original paper was Steere, Broderick, and Malawista.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference.)



Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Tick-Borne Diseases › Lyme Disease
  • 10846

Informe sexual de la mujer española.

Madrid: Lyder, 1978.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain, SEXUALITY / Sexology
  • 10869

Sorcery and healing: The meaning of illness and death to an Australian aboriginal community.

Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1978.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Australia, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine › Shamanism / Neoshamanism
  • 10924

Ebola virus haemorrhagic fever. Edited by Stefan R. Pattyn.

Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1978.

Among the essays in this book two are of special note:

 1. Piot, P., Sureau, P., Breman, J.G., Clinical aspects of Ebola virus infection in Yambuku area, Zaire, 1976  (pp. 157-166). This is the first clinical description of Ebola haemorrhagic fever. The authors were the first team of Westerners to arrive at and enter the Yambuku mission hospital.

2. Sureau, P., Piot, P., Breman, J.G. Containment and surveillance of an epidemic of Ebola virus infection in Yambuku area, Zaire, 1976. (pp. 116-121).  The first account of the heroic efforts of the authors to contain this epidemic at its epicenter under practically unsurmountable odds.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)

 



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Ebola Virus Disease, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Filoviridae › Ebolavirus
  • 10980

The Interurban Clinical Club (1905-1976): A record of achievement in clinical science.

[Place of Publication Not Identified]: Interurban Clinical Club, 1978.

"[William] Osler also made a very significant contribution to the realization of Flexner’s task by helping to create the Interurban Clinical Club in 1905 [8]. The purpose of this organization was the exchanging of ideas and the nurturing of fellowship among medical professors in the leading Eastern medical schools. Its aims included several goals that Flexner’s conception of medical education also incorporated; scientific investigation of disease was promoted, and methods of teaching were to be shared and improved. The club was largely responsible for the development of the scientific base of American medicine. It was the springboard to eminence for department and divisional heads of the leading medical schools in America. These were the individuals who forged institutional philosophies and standards of excellence in medical schools throughout the next century. The era of the clinical scientist in America dates from this organization; its members were academic physicians who became the vital link between the practicing physician and the basic scientist" (Duffy, "The Flexner Report -- 100 years later, " Yale J. Biol. Med., 84, (2011) 269-276).

Second edition: The Interurban Clinical Club (1905-1994) N.p.: The Interurban Clinical Club, 1995.



Subjects: Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession, Societies and Associations, Medical
  • 11440

Chemosurgery: Microscopically controlled surgery for skin cancer.

Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1978.

Mohs surgery for common types of skin cancer.



Subjects: DERMATOLOGY › Dermatopathology, DERMATOLOGY › Skin Cancer, ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Carcinoma
  • 12121

International public health between the two world wars: The organizational problems.

Geneva: World Health Organization, 1978.


Subjects: Global Health, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 12243

Noninvasive assessment of pressure drop in mitral stenosis by Doppler ultrasound.

British Heart Journal, 40, 131-140, 1978.

Order of authorship in the original paper: Hatle, Brubakk, Tromsdal, Angelsen. "Hatle (born 1936) was the pioneer of continuous wave Doppler echocardiography. "Today, Doppler echocardiography is central to our ability to determine cardiovascular hemodynamics, especially in valvular heart diseases, noninvasively. Continuous-wave Doppler (CWD) plays a central diagnostic role in the diagnosis and management of patients with aortic stenosis. The development and use of CWD in aortic stenosis was due to the pioneering work of Dr. Liv Hatle and her outstanding medical and engineering colleagues in Norway. The author was fortunate to be the first to use the early CWD instruments in North America" (Randolph Martin, "Clinic implementation of continuous-wave Doppler: It made all the difference," J. Am. Soc. Echocardiogr. ,12 (2018) 1323-1329). 



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › Tests for Heart & Circulatory Function › Echocardiography › Doppler Echocardiography, IMAGING › Sonography (Ultrasound), WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 12310

Die hochsprachliche profane Literatur der Byzantiner. Vol. 1: Philosophie, Rhetorik, Epistolographie, Geschichtschreibung, Geographie. Vol. 2: Philologie, Profandichtung, Musik, Mathematik und Astronomie, Naturwissenschaften, Medizin, Kriegswissenschaft, Rechsliteratur. By Herbert Hunger, assisted by Christan Hannick and Peter E. Pieler.

Munich: C. H. Beck, 1978.


Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE
  • 13020

Epidemic disease in fifteenth century England: The medical response and the demographic consequences.

Leicester, England: Leicester University Press, 1978.


Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England
  • 13414

The library of Sir Isaac Newton. By John Harrison.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1978.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 13540

Transmissible agent in non-A, non-B hepatitis.

Lancet,1, 459-463, 1978.

The first paper recording the discovery of what was, eleven years later in 1989, named the hepatitis C virus (see No. 12653). Harvey Alter (Nobel Prize 2020) and colleagues inoculated the serum/plasma of 4 patients with non-A/non-B hepatitis into 5 chimps, and the chimps showed both biochemical and histological evidence of a typical hepatitis. The experiment was performed with a negative control. Order of authorship in the original paper: Alter, Purcell, Holland....

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Hepadnaviridae › Hepatitis C Virus
  • 13656

Atlas on the history of spectacles. 2 vols.

Bonn: J. P. Wayenborgh, 19781980.

Vol. 1 catalogues spectacles from the collections of Carl Zeiss, Otto Hallauer, and Pierre Marly. Translated from the German by Frederick C. Blodi with an introduction by Wolfgang Pfeiffer, ‘A Short History of Spectacles’ by H. W. Holtmann, ‘A Contribution to the History of Contact Lenses’ by Hans-Walter Roth Ulm. Vol. 2,  titled "The Arts and Spectacles over Five Centuries," illustrates spectacles in important art collections, with accompanying illustrations of spectacles from the collections detailed in vol 1.



Subjects: Optometry › Spectacles
  • 1671.9

Aging: Its history and literature.

New York: Human Sciences Press, 1979.

Includes bibliographies of classic works, of the history of geriatrics, and of periodicals devoted to the subject.



Subjects: GERIATRICS / Gerontology / Aging › History of Gerontology & Aging
  • 2138.3

The heritage of aviation medicine. An annotated directory of early artifacts.

Washington, DC: Aerospace Medical Association, 1979.

Descriptions and photographs of notable artifacts, including the original clothing worn by John Jeffries (No.2137.2).



Subjects: AVIATION Medicine › History of Aviation / Aerospace Medicine
  • 2682.54

Bloodletting instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology.

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979.

Digital facsimile from Smithsonian Research Online at this link.



Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation, THERAPEUTICS › Bloodletting
  • 2581.10

Geschichte der Allergie. 4 vols.

Diessenhofen: Dustri-Verlag Fiestle, 19791983.


Subjects: ALLERGY › History of Allergy
  • 2682.53
  • 5813.12

Antique medical instruments

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press & London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1979.

Well-illustrated work coving the history of medical and surgical instruments from the Middle Ages to 1870, with emphasis on pre-19th century material. Includes useful information on instrument makers.



Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation
  • 6357.2

History of American pediatrics.

Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 1979.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , PEDIATRICS › History of Pediatrics
  • 6786.21

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

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

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



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries
  • 6786.22

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

Melbourne, Australia: Queensherry Hill Press, 1979.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Australia
  • 6667

TRANSACTIONS AND STUDIES OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA. MEDICINE AND HISTORY. Series V, 1-

Philadelphia, 1979.


Subjects: Periodicals Specializing in the History of Medicine & the Life Sciences, Societies and Associations, Medical
  • 258.11

The eighth day of creation. Makers of the revolution in biology.

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › History of Molecular Biology
  • 6901

Resolution of the ATP-dependent proteolytic system from reticulocytes: a component that interacts with ATP.

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 76 (7): 3107–3110, 1979.

Discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation. For this discovery the authors shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The paper is available at  doi:10.1073/pnas.76.7.3107,PMC 383772PMID 290989.

See also Hershko, A.; Ciechanover, A.; Heller, H.; Haas, A.L.; Rose, I.A. (1980), "Proposed role of ATP in protein breakdown: conjugation of protein with multiple chains of the polypeptide of ATP-dependent proteolysis", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 77 (4): 1783-1786. doi:10.1073/pnas.77.4.1783,  PMC 348591PMID 6990414.



Subjects: BIOCHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
  • 7190

Only one man died. The medical aspects of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1979.

Appendix 1 contains a listing of the many medical books in the library of Thomas Jefferson.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Northwest, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American West, NATIVE AMERICANS & Medicine, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists › History of Voyages & Travels by Physicians....
  • 7324

Immunopathology of the skin.

New York: Wiley, 1979.

A classic on immunofluorescence of the skin.



Subjects: DERMATOLOGY › Dermatopathology
  • 7464

The illustrated herbal.

New York: Thames & Hudson, 1979.


Subjects: BOTANY › Botanical Illustration › History of Botanical Illustration, BOTANY › History of Botany, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines › History of Materia Medica
  • 7904

HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF THE LIFE SCIENCES. 1-

Naples, 1979.


Subjects: Periodicals Specializing in the History of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8128

Medical ethics in imperial China: A study in historical anthropology.

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1979.

The first comprehensive history of explicity medical ethics in pre-modern China, spans the period from 500 BCE through the 19th century and provides literal translations of all accessible codes of ethics in the known Chinese medical literature.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › History of Anthropology, Chinese Medicine › History of Chinese Medicine, Ethics, Biomedical › History of Biomedical Ethics
  • 8134

The emergence of Roman Catholic medical ethics in North America: An historical, methodological, bibliographical study.

Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1979.


Subjects: Ethics, Biomedical › History of Biomedical Ethics, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8173

The growth of medical information systems in the United States.

Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath and Company, 1979.

"About a fourth of the operating cost off hospitals is expended on information handling. (p. 2).



Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology, COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology › History of Computing / Mathematics in Medicine & Biology
  • 8353

The prose Salernitan questions, edited from a Bodleian manuscript (Auct. F.3.10). An anonymous collection dealing with science and medicine written by an Englishman c. 1200, with an Appendix of ten related collections. (Auctores Britannici Medii Aevi, 5).

London & New York: Oxford University Press, for the British Academy, 1979.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England
  • 8474

The laboratory rat, Volume 1: Biology and disease. Edited by Henry J. Baker, J. Russell Lindsey, Steven H. Weisbroth.

New York: Academic Press, 1979.

Chapter 1: Historical Foundations by J. Russell Lindsey.



Subjects: Medicine: General Works › Experimental Design, PSYCHOLOGY › Experimental, ZOOLOGY, ZOOLOGY › Mammalogy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8772

The Monro collection in the Medical Library of the University of Otago: A descriptive catalogue with annotations and introduction. By Douglass W. Taylor.

Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press, 1979.

Scottish army surgeon John Monro (1670-1740) initiated a series of events that lead to the establishment of a dynasty which, beginning with his son Alexander Monro, changed the course of medical teaching and learning. Three men (father, son and grandson), each called Alexander Monro (Primus, Secundus and Tertius), consecutively held the Chair of Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh for 126 years. The Medical Library of the University of Otago houses the Monro Collection of books and manuscripts, used and written by the Monros during their careers as students, and later, professors at the University of Edinburgh.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › New Zealand, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Scotland, Scottish Medicine
  • 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
  • 9126

Galen: On prognosis: Text, translation, commentary by Vivian Nutton. CMG V.8.1.

Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1979.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire
  • 9158

Female complaints: Lydia Pinkham and the business of women's medicine.

New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1979.

"The original 1875 recipe called for unicorn root, life root, blach cohosh, pleurisy root, and fenugreek seed, but alcohol (18-20 percent) gave it a longer shelf life, and shrewd advertising assured its staying power. Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound capitalized on two prevalent 19th-century attitudes: distrust of doctors and genteel notions about women's ailments. The company--a family venture from the start--used the real Lydia's picture to attract customers, and continued to peddle her ultra-respectable image for years after she died. The Pinkham/Gove clan, aided by a prototypically slick advertising agent, adjusted and readjusted the essentially useless formula to changing times, toning down the exaggerated claims and adding ingredients to prevent its classification as an alcoholic beverage. But they failed to modernize its appeal sufficiently in the 1950s, and the company went under. Author Stage, who has taught American history at Williams, solidly charts the company's changing fortunes--responding to historical trends and periodic exposures--and she demonstrates that litigious family members undermined its financial health even more than tougher government regulations and rising consumer consciousness. More significantly, she firmly places Lydia Pinkham's durable formula within a larger context: as a patent compound, within the domestic medicine tradition, it made extravagant promises yet did less harm than current medical treatment--surgery or long bedrest. Quack medicine? One hundred percent. And presented in a fine blend of medical, biographical, and advertising history" (https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/sarah-stage/female-complaints-lydia-pinkham-and-the-busines/, accessed 02-2017).



Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, Quackery, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 9769

Health, medicine and mortality in the sixteenth century. Edited by Charles Webster.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1979.

Chapter 11 is an analysis of the life and work of librarian and key early pioneer in medical informatics, Sanford V. Larkey by Margaret Pelling.



Subjects: Renaissance Medicine › History of Renaissance Medicine
  • 10104

Harry S. Truman versus the medical lobby: The genesis of Medicare.

Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1979.


Subjects: Insurance, Health › History of Health Insurance, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10208

Serial publications containing medical classics. An index to citations in Garrison/Morton (3rd edition, 1970). Compiled by Lee Ash in collaboration with Michael A. Murray. 2nd edition, revised & enlarged.

Bethany, CT, 1979.

An index to periodical citations in the 1970 printed edition of this bibliography. It is, however, still useful for references to 19th century, early 20th century, and earlier citations.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Periodicals
  • 10888

Human babesiosis on Nantucket Island, USA: Description of the vector, Ixodes dammini, N. Sp. (Acarina: Ixodidae)

J. med. Entomol., 15, 218-234, 1979.

Order of authorship in the original paper was Spielman, Clifford, Piesman. The authors identified and described the insect vector of Babesiosis. This was a new species; the same species causes Lyme disease.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Tick-Borne Diseases › Babesiosis, PARASITOLOGY, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Massachusetts, ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology
  • 11028

Dickens's doctors.

Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1979.


Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 11256

Classification of the Legionnaires' disease bacterium: Legionella pneumophila, genus novum, species nova, of the family Legionellaceae, familia nova.

Ann. intern. Med., 90, 656-58, 1979.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Brenner, Steigerwalt, McDade. (Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Gram-Negative Bacteria › Legionella, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Pneumonia › Legionnaire's Disease
  • 11280

F. A. Davis Company 1879-1979: A very personal account.

Philadelphia: F. A. Davis, 1979.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Medical Publishers, Histories of
  • 11817

Johann Peter Süssmilch. L'Ordre divin aux origines de la démographie. Traduction originale avec des études et commentaires rassemblés par Jacqueline Hecht. Vol. I: Études critiques, biographie, correspondance, bibliographie. Vol. 2: L' Oeuvre de J.P. Süssmilch, L'Ordre divin. Traduction de M. Kriegel. Vol. 3: Index des auteurs, des lieux et des matières. 3 vols.

Paris: Institut National d'Études Démographiques, 19791984.

A three-volume critical edition including the first edition in French.



Subjects: DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 12239

Nonoperative dilatation of coronary-artery stenosis: Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.

New Eng. J. Med., 301, 61-68, 1979.

Grüntzig developed the first successful balloon angioplasty for expanding lumens of narrowed arteries.

Abstract

"In percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, a catheter system is introduced through a systemic artery under local anesthesia to dilate a stenotic artery by controlled inflation of a distensible balloon.

"Over the past 18 months, we have used this technic in 50 patients. The technic was successful in 32 patients, reducing the stenosis from a mean of 84 to 34 per cent (P<0.001) and the coronary-pressure gradient from a mean of 58 to 19 mm Hg (P<0.001). Twenty-nine patients showed improvement in cardiac function during follow-up examination. Because of acute deterioration in clinical status, emergency bypass was later necessary in five patients; three showed electrocardiograpic evidence of infarcts.

"Patients with single-vessel disease appear to be most suitable for the procedure, and a short history of pain indicates the presence of a soft (distensible) atheroma likely to respond to dilatation. We estimate that only about 10 to 15 per cent of candidates for bypass surgery have lesions suitable for this procedure. A prospective randomized trial will be necessary to evaluate its usefulness in comparison with surgical and medical management. (N Engl J Med 301:61–68, 1979)."

Prior to the 1979 paper Grüntzig published a preliminary, abbreviated paper on the method: "Perkutane Dilatation von Coronarstenosen — Beschreibung eines neuen Kathetersystems. Percutaneous dilatation of experimental coronary artery stenosis — description of a new catheter system," Klinische Wochenschrift, 54 (1976) 543-545.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Coronary Artery Disease
  • 12630

Avermectins, new family of potent anthelmintic agents: Producing organism and fermentation.

Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 15, 361-367, 1979.

The authors, lead by Omura, announced the discovery of Streptomyces avermilitis. They described the structure of avermectin, and reported preliminary observations that this drug is antiparasitic. (Order of authorship in the original publication: Burg, Miller, Baker....Omura.)

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)

Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.



Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Antiparasitic Drugs
  • 12631

Avermectins, new family of potent anthelminthic agents, efficacy of the B1a component.

Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 15, 372-378, 1979.

Campbell and colleagues reported unprecedented antiparasitic effects of the agent in vivo, and that the "B1a" component of the molecule was most effective as a single oral dose.
(Order of authorship in the original publication: Egerton, Oslin, Blair....Campbell.)

Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)



Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Antiparasitic Drugs
  • 13368

Evolution des sciences de la santé et de l'hygiène publique en Haiti. Vol.1, Fin de la période coloniale-1915.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Centre d'Hygiène Familiale, 1979.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Haiti, TROPICAL Medicine › History of Tropical Medicine
  • 13697

Pharmaceutical manufacturing encyclopedia.

Park Ridge, NJ: Noyes Data Corporation, 1979.
"Descriptions of 673 major pharmaceuticals, information having been obtained from the patent literature. Alphabetical arrangement by generic names. Each entry gives therapeutic function; chemical, common, and trade names; structural formula; country; year of introduction; manufacturer; manufacturing process; and references. Trademarks, trade names, and raw materials indexes."

Third edition, 4 vols., 3846 pages, 2007: "This industry standard encyclopedia on pharmaceutical manufacturing processes has been completely updated to include FDA drugs approved up to the summer of 2004. The encyclopedia gives details for the manufacture of 2226 pharmaceuticals that are being marketed as a trade-named product somewhere in the world. Each entry includes:

Therapeutic function
Chemical and common name
Structural Formula
Chemical Abstracts Registry no.
Trade name, manufacturer, country, and year introduced
Raw Materials
Manufacturing Process

"In addition, references are also cited under each drug's entry to major pharmaceutical works where additional information can be obtained on synthesis and the pharmacology of the individual products."


Subjects: Encyclopedias, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS