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 2010–2019

839 entries
  • 7082

Ancient Babylonian medicine: Theory and practice.

Chichester, West Sussex, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

The first overview of Babylonian medicine utilizing cuneiform sources, including archives of court letters, medical recipes, and commentaries written by ancient scholars. Attempts to reconcile the ways in which medicine and magic were related, and assigns authorship to various types of medical literature that were previously considered anonymous. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Babylonia & Assyria
  • 7248

Early Medicine, from the body to the stars.

Cologny, Switzerland: Fondation Martin Bodmer & Basel: Schwabe Verlag, 2010.

Extensively annotated, magnificently printed catalogue (590pp. in 4to) entirely illustrated in color, of an exhibition of 250 early medical manuscripts, printed books, and related objects from the ancient world to the 17th century held at the Fondation Martin Bodmer in 2010. "History, science, art and symbolic representation of the world." Exhibited items came from the collection of the Fondation Martin Bodmer and 30 other institutions. With the collaboration of Vincent Barras, Charles Méla, Sylviane Messerli, Élisabeth Macheret. Préface du Professeur Charles Méla. An edition was also published in French.



Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, Zoology / Natural History, Islamic
  • 7280

Australopithecus sediba: A New Species of Homo-Like Australopith from South Africa.

Science, 328, 195-204, 2010.

Matthew Berger, the young son of Lee Berger, discovered the first specimen of Australopithecus sediba, the right clavicle of MH1, on the 15th of August in 2008. This species of Australopithecus dates to about 2 million years ago. With D. J. de Ruiter, S. E. Churchill, P. Schmid, K. J. Carlson, P.H.G.M. Dirks, and J. M. Kibii.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Physical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › South Africa, EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution
  • 7290

The complete mitochondrial DNA genome of an unknown hominin from southern Siberia.

Nature, 464, 894-897, 2010.

Svante Pääbo and collaborators reconstructed the genome of the Denisova hominins and announced that they were a new species, that they interbred with our species, and that the DNA results suggest that they had dark hair, eyes, and skin. From the abstract: "It represents a hitherto unknown type of hominin mtDNA that shares a common ancestor with anatomically modern human and Neanderthal mtDNAs about 1.0 million years ago. This indicates that it derives from a hominin migration out of Africa distinct from that of the ancestors of Neanderthals and of modern humans. The stratigraphy of the cave where the bone was found suggests that the Denisova hominin lived close in time and space with Neanderthals as well as with modern humans." With Q Fu, J. M. Good, B. Viola, MV Shunkov, and A. P. Derevianko.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Genomics, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Siberia, EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution
  • 7359

The cybernetic brain: Sketches of another future.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2010.


Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology › History of Computing / Mathematics in Medicine & Biology, NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology
  • 7465

Pulse diagnosis in early Chinese medicine: The telling touch. Wih an annotated translation of the Memoir of Chunyu Yi (Canggong zhuan) in the 105th chapter of The Records of the Historian (Shi ji, ca 86 BCE) by Sima Quian, and an anthropological analysis of the first ten medical case histories.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2010.


Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Acupressure, ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Acupuncture (Western References) › History of Acupuncture, ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of
  • 7510

A vast machine: Computer models, climate data, and the politics of global warming.

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › History of Ecology / Environment, COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology › History of Computing / Mathematics in Medicine & Biology, POLICY, HEALTH
  • 7584

Seeking the cure: A history of medicine in America.

New York: Scribner, 2010.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States
  • 7656

Death defied: The anatomy lessons of Frederik Ruysch. Translated by Diane Webb.

Leiden: Brill, 2010.


Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, MUSEUMS › History of Museums, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 7752

Practicing medicine in a black regiment: The Civil War diary of Burt G. Wilder, 55th Massachusetts, edited by Richard M. Reid.

Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2010.

Wilder was a Harvard-trained white physician assigned to one of the first African American regiments in the American Civil War.



Subjects: AFRICAN AMERICANS & MEDICINE & BIOLOGY › History of African Americans & Medicine & Biology, American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE
  • 7825

Disease, health care and government in late imperial Russia: Life and death on the Volga, 1823-1914.

Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge, 2010.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Russia
  • 7834

Medicine and politics in colonial Peru: Population growth and the Bourbon reforms.

Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Peru, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine, POLICY, HEALTH, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 7844

The Oxford handbook of the history of eugenics. Edited by Alison Bashford and Philippa Levine.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.


Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › History of Anthropology, GENETICS / HEREDITY › Eugenics, GENETICS / HEREDITY › History of Genetics / Heredity, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 7850

Medieval medicine: A reader. Edited by Faith Wallis.

Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2010.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine
  • 7862

The emperor of all maladies: A biography of cancer.

New York: Scribner, 2010.


Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER › History of Oncology & Cancer
  • 8009

Healing the body politic: El Salvador's popular struggle for health rights from civil war to neoliberal peace.

Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2010.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › El Salvador, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8013

A contemporary history of the U. S. Army Nurse Corps.

Washington, DC: Defense Dept., Army, Office of the Surgeon General, Borden Institute, 2010.

From the end of the Vietnam War to the year 2000.



Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, NURSING › History of Nursing
  • 8016

Navy medicine in Vietnam: Passage to freedom to the fall of Saigon.

Washington, DC: Defense Dept., Navy, Naval History & Heritage Command, 2010.


Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Navy, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Vietnam War
  • 8027

Fictions of well-being: Sickly readers and vernacular medical writing in late medieval and early modern Spain. Michael

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 8039

Utopia's garden: French natural history from Old Regime to revolution.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2010.


Subjects: BOTANY › History of Botany, NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History
  • 8060

The problem of nutrition: Experimental science, public health and economy in Europe 1914-1945.

Brussels: P.I.E. Peter Lang S.A., 2010.


Subjects: ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL › History of Biomedical Economics, NUTRITION / DIET › History of Nutrition / Diet, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 8085

Black physicians in the Jim Crow South.

Little Rock, AK: University of Arkansas Press, 2010.


Subjects: AFRICAN AMERICANS & MEDICINE & BIOLOGY › History of African Americans & Medicine & Biology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American South
  • 8099

Vaccines: A biography. Edited by Andrew W. Artenstein.

New York: Springer Science , 2010.


Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY › History of Immunology
  • 8111

Medical Heritage Library: Opening access to seven centuries of medical history.

2010.

http://www.medicalheritage.org/

"The Medical Heritage Library (MHL), a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries, promotes free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine. Our goal is to provide the means by which readers and scholars across a multitude of disciplines can examine the interrelated nature of medicine and society, both to inform contemporary medicine and strengthen understanding of the world in which we live. The MHL’s growing collection of digitized medical rare books, pamphlets, journals, and films number in the tens of thousands, with representative works from each of the past six centuries, all of which are available here through the Internet Archive."

In March 2018 this library contained over 239,000 items.

From the Wikipedia, (partial) accessed 12-2016:

The MHL began digitization of monographs in 2010 with an initial grant from the Sloan Foundation. Work on the MHL project has continued with funding support from collaborating institutions, the National Endowment for the Humanities , and the Mellon Foundation via a program administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources. All digitized works are located at the Internet Archive.

The collection includes books, pamphlets, journals, and video and audio recordings in the history of medicine and related fields. A working list of subject headings is available here. Titles have been chosen for their scholarly, educational, and research value. The MHL consults with a volunteer group of scholars in the history of medicine and related fields and surveys its users regularly. As of August 2014, the collection consists of nearly 60,000 items including monographs, journals, audio and video....

The MHL has created a full-text search tool for use by researchers.[1] The tool allows users to search the full-text of one or more items simultaneously. The tool is in an extended beta release and comments or questions are welcome!

The UK Medical Heritage Library started in 2014 with nine digitisation partners in England and Scotland, including [UCL] (University College London), the [University of Leeds], the [University of Glasgow], the [London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine], [King's College London], and the [University of Bristol] - along with the libraries of the [Royal College of Physicians of London], the [Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh], and the [Royal College of Surgeons of England]. The original partnership is between the [Wellcome Library] and [Jisc]. Material digitized by the UK MHL project is also available through the MHL portal at the Internet Archive and searchable through the full-text search tool described above.

Members

Original members of the collaborative formed in 2010 are:

Content contributors have joined the project regularly since 2011; the MHL continues to seek additional content contributors.

Timeline of the Project

  • 2010: MHL founded with grant (Medical Heritage Library Phase I) from the Sloan Foundation; initial digitization of medical history texts begins.
  • 2011: MHL awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Level One Start-up Grant.
  • 2012: MHL awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for digitizing historic American medical journals received from National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • 2012: MHL awarded a Mellon Foundation grant for processing archival collections via the Council on Library and Information Science.

 



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries
  • 8117

The Wellcome Library Digital Collections.

London: Wellcome Library, 2010.

http://wellcomelibrary.org/collections/digital-collections/

"The Wellcome Library is developing a world-class online resource for the history of medicine by digitising a substantial proportion of its holdings and making the content freely available on the web.

We select material based on the strengths of our holdings and the interests of current or potential audiences. We also aim to create significant online resources that will stimulate research in the global health themes that underpin our collecting strategy.

The Library’s digital collections are growing to include:

  • cover-to-cover books
  • video and audio
  • entire archive collections and manuscripts
  • paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, ephemera and more.

We will also strive to include important content from other institutions, which complements our own holdings, and to explore commercial partnerships for cost-effective digitisation of other parts of our collections.

USING THE LIBRARY’S DIGITISED CONTENT

There are a range of tools and features to help you find and use the Library’s digitised content.

You can:

  • Browse all digitised content by topic, genre, author and collection
  • Search the catalogue for your topic to find digital media alongside analogue resources.
  • Subscribe via RSS to see new additions to the digital collections. 
  • View, download and reuse content under a range of licenses, including Creative Commons non-commercial, attribution and Public Domain licenses where appropriate.

Digitised material is gradually being added to the Library website and catalogue. Some access restrictions will apply. For full details, download the Library’s policy on Access personal data within our research collections [PDF 1.85MB]." (http://wellcomelibrary.org/what-we-do/digitisation/, accessed 12-2016).

 

 

 



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries
  • 8147

Atlas of science: Visualizing what we know.

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010.


Subjects: GRAPHIC DISPLAY of Medical & Scientific Information
  • 8232

Hunayn ibn Ishaq's "Questions on medicine for students": Transcription and translation of the oldest extant Syriac version (Vat. Syr. 192). Studi e testi, 459. By E. Jan Wilson and Samuel Dinkha.

Città del Vaticano: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 2010.

For a critical review of this edition see Grigory Kessel, "Review Essay of Wilson, E.J. and Dinkha, S., Hunayn Ibn Ishaq’s 'Questions on Medicine for Students'. Transcription and Translation of the Oldest Extant Syriac Version (Vat. Syr. 192). Studi e testi, 459. Città del Vaticano: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 2010," Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies, 15 (2010) 375-400.



Subjects: ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Syria and Syriac Texts
  • 8248

The medical war: British military medicine in the First World War.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › World War I
  • 8275

A history of healthcare in Istanbul: Health organizations, epidemics, infections and disease control, preventive health institutions, hospitals, medical education.

Istanbul (Constantinople): Istanbul University, 2010.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Turkey, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8332

Health and disease in Byzantine Crete (7th-12 centuries AD).

Abingdon, Oxford: Ashgate, 2010.


Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE › History of Byzantine Medicine, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Crete
  • 8365

Healing and society in medieval England. A Middle English translation of the pharmaceutical writings of Gilbertus Anglicus. Edited by Faye Marie Getz.

Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2010.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England, PHARMACOLOGY, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 8367

Arab painting: Text and image in illustrated Arabic manuscripts. Edited by Anna Contadini.

Leiden: Brill, 2010.


Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, Medieval Zoology › History of Medieval Zoology, NATURAL HISTORY › Art & Natural History
  • 8430

The symptom and the subject: The emergence of the physical body in ancient Greece.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece › History of Ancient Medicine in Greece, PSYCHOLOGY › History of Psychology
  • 8521

History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium.

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

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

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

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

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

"Current List of Participating Institutions

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

 



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

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

Boston, MA: Boston Public Library, 2010.

https://dp.la/

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

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

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

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

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

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



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries
  • 8593

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

Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2010.

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



Subjects: ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, COMPARATIVE ANATOMY › History of Comparative Anatomy
  • 8701

Addiction: A reference encyclopedia. Edited by Howard Padwa and Jacob Cunningham.

Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2010.

An encyclopedia with the addition of the texts of numerous primary source documents.



Subjects: TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction › History of Drug Addiction
  • 8704

Storia della medicina e della sanità in Italia: Dalla peste nera ai giorni nostri.

Rome: Laterza, 2010.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Italy, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 8756

The origins of organ transplantation: Surgery and laboratory science 1880-1930.

Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2010.


Subjects: TRANSPLANTATION › History of Transplantation
  • 8822

Medicine in an age of commerce and empire: Britain and its tropical colonies 1660-1830.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.


Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, Geography of Disease / Health Geography › History of Geography of Disease, TROPICAL Medicine › History of Tropical Medicine
  • 9002

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

New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.


Subjects: American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE, NURSING, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1800 - 1899, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 9389

Mosquito empires: Ecology and war in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

"explores the links among ecology, disease, and international politics in the context of the Greater Caribbean - the landscapes lying between Surinam and the Chesapeake - in the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries. Ecological changes made these landscapes especially suitable for the vector mosquitoes of yellow fever and malaria, and these diseases wrought systematic havoc among armies and would-be settlers. Because yellow fever confers immunity on survivors of the disease, and because malaria confers resistance, these diseases played partisan roles in the struggles for empire and revolution, attacking some populations more severely than others. In particular, yellow fever and malaria attacked newcomers to the region, which helped keep the Spanish Empire Spanish in the face of predatory rivals in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. In the late eighteenth and through the nineteenth century, these diseases helped revolutions to succeed by decimating forces sent out from Europe to prevent them"(publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Caribbean, EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Malaria › History of Malaria, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Yellow Fever › History of Yellow Fever
  • 9397

The illustrated Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud. Edited with an introduction and essays by Jeffrey Moussaieff Mason.

New York: Sterling, 2010.

Reprints selected portions of the 1913 A. A. Brill translation together essays by Masson and excerpts from Jung, Lacan, and Horney. Includes many full page or double-page color reproductions of works by modernist and surrealist artists; Masson's sidebars appear as booklets “hidden” in the full-spread artwork.



Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, Psychoanalysis
  • 9459

The introduction of numerical methods to assess the effects of medical interventions during the 18th century: a brief history.

JLL Bulletin: Commentaries on the history of treatment evaluation., 2010.

An outstanding bibliographical survey available online from the James Lind Library at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases, COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology › History of Computing / Mathematics in Medicine & Biology, DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics › History of Demography, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries
  • 9619

Biblioteca digitale di testi latin tardoantichi.

Vercelli: Università del Piemonte Orientale, 2010.

http://digiliblt.lett.unipmn.it/index.php

"The Digital library of late-antique Latin texts – digilibLT – publishes prose texts written in Latin in the late antiquity (from the 2nd to the 7th century AD). The library intends to make available all the works of pagan content. Only a few works of Christian authors and themes are included, by now, in order to allow the necessary comparisons of linguistic uses in late antiquity.The texts are annotated according to the XML-TEI standards, and are offered free of charge to the public for reading and research. The library also offers a complete canon of authors and works, including detailed information on the critical editions on which the digital texts are based, and listing, if the case, editorial changes which deviate from the critical editions chosen as reference. Search windows are designed to allow users to search either the entire collection of texts or a selection of them (by author, period, or type of text) or single authors and works. Texts can be downloaded freely, which allows individual scholars to work on their areas of interest with maximum flexibility. The library also provides short entries on late-antique authors and works, bibliographies, and canon entries. Finally, the library also includes some important works on late-antique Latin prose authors, offering the texts in PDF form or listing links to websites where these works can be found."



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Late Antiquity, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , NATURAL HISTORY › Late Antiquity
  • 9661

Les metamorphoses du gras: histoire de l'obésité.

Paris: Editions du Seuil, 2010.

Translated into English by C. Jon Delogu as The metamorphosis of fat: A history of obesity (New York: Columbia University Press, 2013).



Subjects: Obesity Research › History of Obesity Research
  • 9662

Obesity: The biography.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.


Subjects: Obesity Research › History of Obesity Research
  • 9670

A companion to American environmental history. Edited by Douglas Cazaux Sackman.

Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2010.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › History of Ecology / Environment, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States
  • 9844

The Royal Society: The Repository.

London: The Royal Society, 2010.

https://blogs.royalsociety.org/history-of-science

"INCIPIT

"Hello and welcome to the Centre for History of Science. We look after the Royal Society’s amazing collections of archives, rare books, pictures and artefacts. Tracing the development of science through the ages provides a fascinating insight into the most cutting-edge developments of today, and we are proud to be able to facilitate this.

This blog will feature posts from the librarians, archivists and curators who run the Centre, and from a handful of our researchers and other supporters too. We intend to show you all kinds of treasures from our collections, provide some insights into how we do things, and hopefully tell you a few things you didn’t already know" (https://blogs.royalsociety.org/history-of-science/2010/07/26/incipit/).

 

 



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Blogs
  • 9884

Poison eaters: Snakes, opium, arsenic, and the lethal show.

Boca Raton, FL: Universal-Publishers, 2010.

"This book is the first to explore the tradition of deliberate poison eating, its practitioners, and the substances that might nourish or kill them" (publisher).



Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs › Opium, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction › History of Drug Addiction, TOXICOLOGY › History of Toxicology
  • 9931

American nursing: A history of knowledge, authority, and the meaning of work.

Baltimore, MD, 2010.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , NURSING › History of Nursing
  • 9950

National Institutes of Health Library Digitized Collection. Branch Chief and Information Architect: James King.

Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health Library, circa 2010.

https://archive.org/details/nihlibrary&tab=collection

"The NIH Library is a leading biomedical research library whose collection and services are developed to support the programs of the National Institutes of Health and selected U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies. This digitized collection of NIH Annual Reports is provided as a service of the NIH Library." In March 2018 this library, housed at the Internet Archive, consisted of over 2600 items.



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries
  • 9953

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Library

Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health Library, 2010.

https://archive.org/details/cmslibrary&tab=collection

"The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Library is a research library dedicated to supporting the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The digitized collection contains a rich history of health services research literature dating to before the implementation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs."

In March 2018 this library, hosted by the Internet Archive, included more than 6100 items. 



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , Insurance, Health › History of Health Insurance
  • 10117

The Sloane Letters Project.

Saskatoon, SK, Canada: Univerisity of Saskatchewan, 2010.

http://sloaneletters.com/

"A pilot of this project, Sir Hans Sloane’s Correspondence Online, was first launched at the University of Saskatchewan in 2010 to coincide with the 350th anniversary of Sir Hans Sloane’s birth. The project was renamed The Sloane Letters Project when it moved to this site in 2016.

The correspondence of Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) consists of thirty-eight volumes held at the British Library, London: MSS 4036-4069, 4075-4078.  The letters are a rich source of information about topics such as scientific discourse, collections of antiquities, curiosities and books, patients’ illnesses, medical treatments and family history. Most of the letters were addressed to Sloane, but a few volumes were addressed to others (MSS 4063-4067) or written by Sloane (MSS 4068-4069).

So far, we have entered descriptions and metadata for Sloane MSS 4036-4053 and 4075, as well as several letters from each of the following: Sloane MSS 4054-4055, 4066, 4068-4069 and 4076. Several of these entries also include transcriptions. Further entries and transcriptions are being made available gradually.

Please, explore the website and database. You can search through the letters, learn about Sir Hans Sloane or the letters written to him, and peruse blog posts about interesting letters!"

 

 



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , MUSEUMS, NATURAL HISTORY
  • 10220

Angel of death: The story of smallpox.

Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.


Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Smallpox › History of Smallpox
  • 10225

The measure of America, 2010-2011: Mapping risks and resilience.

New York: NYU Press, 2010.

"This fully illustrated report, with over 130 color images, is based on the groundbreaking American Human Development Index, which provides a single measure of the well-being for all Americans, disaggregated by state and congressional district, as well as by race, gender, and ethnicity. The Index rankings of the 50 states and 435 congressional districts reveal huge disparities in the health, education, and living standards of different groups. For example, overall, Connecticut ranked first among states on the 2008-2009 Index, and Mississippi ranked last, suggesting that there is a 30-year gap in human development between the two states. Further, among congressional districts, New York’s 14th District, in Manhattan, ranked first, and California’s 20th District, near Fresno, ranked last. The average resident of New York’s 14th District earned over three times as much as the average resident of California’s 20th District, lived over four years longer, and was ten times as likely to have a college degree" (publisher).

After publication of this report in book form the Measure of America non-partisan, non-proft social science research project appears to have published its many following reports online. They are available at www.measureofamerica.org#.

 



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , PUBLIC HEALTH, SOCIAL MEDICINE
  • 10342

Shadows in the valley: A cultural history of illness, death, and loss in New England, 1840-1916.

Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2010.

"...The study is organized for the most part around disease categories and the life cycle, so that the cultural framework of people's habits and values often seems secondary. Most of what we learn about illness and death in between 1840 and 1880 (the core decades of the study) will not surprise anyone familiar with these matters during this well-studied historical time. Infectious illness was rife, life expectancy at birth was low, medicine was various and largely ineffective, government was weak, and religion and community were the contexts in which families faced death and loss. Swedlund's research is deep and spans many different kinds of texts, from census reports to material objects. His chapters on childhood diseases and on tuberculosis make particularly good use of the range of sources, and add the heft of local detail to the broader perspectives of epidemiology and medical practice. Other chapters are less well formed, especially one in which discussions of pregnancy, men's industrializing labor, and the Civil War yield too many strands to be tied into a clear argument.

The people of Deerfield, like those of many New England towns, managed over time to preserve not only public records but also powerful personal texts—diaries and letters—that evoke the reality of losing a child to death or struggling to relieve the suffering of a spouse. Swedlund has come up with several fine diarists, and he includes generous swatches of text that make it possible to enter into the descriptive and imaginative worlds of his subjects. Presented with respect and care, the words of these women and men more often illustrate than drive the analysis. An exception to this is the final chapter, where Swedlund looks closely at certain practices surrounding death—cemetery art, memorial rituals, and the poignant desire of families to prepare bodies for burial and keep personal mementos close. Individuals we have met earlier in the book reappear and seem more fully at home in their beliefs than at any other point in the study. Children are throughout the book, and in this final chapter, on the last page, Swedlund observes of his work, "The one persistent theme I discovered was the genuine, heartfelt grief of a parent at the loss of a child" (p. 190). It suggests a theme that might have been used in a critical way to pull together into a cultural whole all that the book has to say about Deerfield and death" (https://muse.jhu.edu/article/447551)

 



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Massachusetts
  • 10487

A cultural history of sexuality. Edited by Julie Peakman. 6 vols.

Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2010.

"Vol. 1: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Classical World Edited by Mark Golden, University of Winnipeg, and Peter Toohey, University of Calgary

Vol. 2: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages Edited by Ruth Evans, Saint Louis University Volume 3: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Renaissance Edited by Bette Talvacchia, University of Connecticut 

Vol. 4: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Enlightenment Edited by Julie Peakman, Birkbeck College, University of London 
Vol. 5: Sexuality in the Age of Empire Edited by Chiara Beccalossi, University of Queensland, Australia, and Ivan Crozier, University of Edinburgh 
Vol. 6: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Modern Age Gert Hekma, University of Amsterdam

Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters: 
1. Heterosexuality;2. Homosexuality; 3. Sexual Variations; 4. Sex Religion, and the Law; 5. Sex, Medicine and Disease; 6. Sex, Popular Beliefs and Culture; 7. Prostitution; 8. Erotica. This means readers can either have a broad overview of a period by reading the relevant chapter in each volume" (publisher).


  • 10612

Imagining illness: Public health and visual culture. Edited by David Serlin.

Minneapolis,MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
"From seventeenth-century broadsides about the handling of dead bodies, printed during London's plague years, to YouTube videos about preventing the transmission of STDs, public health advocacy and education has always had a powerful visual component. Imagining Illness explores the diverse visual culture of public health, broadly defined, from the nineteenth century to the present.

"Contributors to this volume examine historical and contemporary visual practices-Chinese health fairs, documentary films produced by the World Health Organization, illness maps, fashions for nurses, and live surgery on the Internet-in order to delve into the political and epidemiological contexts underlying their creation and dissemination." (Publisher).
 
Chapter 11: "Performing live surgery on television and the Internet since 1945" by David Serlin.
 


Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, IMAGING, IMAGING › Cinematography, IMAGING › History of Imaging, IMAGING › Television, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 10973

Educating physicians: A call for reform of medical school and residency.

San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2010.

"The current blueprint for medical education in North America was drawn up in 1910 by Abraham Flexner in his report Medical Education in the United States and Canada. The basic features outlined by Flexner remain in place today. Yet with the past century's enormous societal changes, the practice of medicine and its scientific, pharmacological, and technological foundations have been transformed. Now medical education in the United States is at a crossroads: those who teach medical students and residents must choose whether to continue in the direction established over a hundred years ago or to take a fundamentally different course, guided by contemporary innovation and new understandings about how people learn.

"Emerging from an extensive study of physician education by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Educating Physicians calls for a major overhaul of the present approach to preparing doctors for their careers. The text addresses major issues for the future of the field and takes a comprehensive look at the most pressing concerns in physician education today. The key findings of the study recommend four goals for medical education: standardization of learning outcomes and individualization of the learning process; integration of formal knowledge and clinical experience; development of habits of inquiry and innovation; and focus on professional identity formation.

"Like The Carnegie Foundation's revolutionizing Flexner Report of 1910, Educating Physicians is destined to change the way administrators and faculty in medical schools and programs prepare their physicians for the future" (Publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 11076

Odorant reception in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae.

Nature, 464, 66-71, 2010.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Carey, Wang, ... Carlson. The authors showed that besides CO2, the odorant receptors in the malaria mosquistoes Anopheles gambiae are sensitive to other "mostly sweat" organic compounds like "1-octen-3-ol", which is very common in human and animal odor. These receptors play a central role in human recognition in the human host-seeking behavior of these mosquitoes.

Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.

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



Subjects: BIOLOGY, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Africa, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Malaria, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -, ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology
  • 11130

Dictionnaire des médecins, chirurgiens et pharmaciens de la marine.

Paris: La Documentation Française, 2010.

Concerns physicians, surgeons and pharmacists who served in the French navy.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › France, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Navy
  • 11169

Folk healing and health care practices in Ireland: Stethoscopes, wands and crystals.

New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Ireland, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine
  • 11275

History of neurology (Vol. 95). Handbook of Clinical Neurology series). Edited by Stanley Finger, François Boller, and Kenneth L. Tyler.

Edinburgh & New York: Elsevier, 2010.


Subjects: NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology
  • 11393

The last plague in the Baltic Region 1709-1713.

Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2010.

This work "offers a thorough description and analysis of the terrible plague epidemic that ravaged the Baltic region in the years between 1709 and 1713? at the same time when the region was razed by the Great Northern War (1700-?21). Sweden under Carolus XII had lost its supremacy, and Russia under Peter the Great emerged as the new major power in the region. With the marching armies came the plague and its effects, which were particularly devastating, since it hit a population already weakened by famines and desolation caused by the war. Drawing on substantial documentation in city and state archives, the study addresses a range of important discussions touching on the far-reaching consequences of the plague across the region: including mortality rates, symptoms of the disease, treatments, how the disease spread, why some parishes, villages, houses and families were particularly hard hit, the measures taken by the authorities to confine the epidemic and the reactions of people to these measures" (publisher).



Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of
  • 11418

Evaluating and standardizing therapeutic agents, 1890-1950. Edited by C. Gradmann and J. Simon.

Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.


Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 11662

Osler's bedside libraries: Great writers who inspired a great physician. Edited by Michael A. LaCombe and David J. Elpern.

Philadelphia: American College of Physicians, 2010.


Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 11926

Holistic healing in Byzantium. Edited by John T. Chirban.

Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 2010.


Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE › History of Byzantine Medicine, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 11928

"Botany" and "Pharmacy" by Alain Touwaide, in: Handbook of medieval studies. Terms - methods - trends. Edited by Albrecht Classen. 3 vols.

Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010.

This otherwise comprehensive handbook excludes medicine, per se. Sections most directly pertinent to the life sciences are:

Touwaide, Alain. "Botany". Vol. 1, pp. 145-180.

       This a very detailed bibliographical essay covering the history of Western and Arabic texts concerning botany and materia medica in the Middle Ages. Digital facsimile from Academia.edu at this link.

Touwaide, Alain. "Pharmacy". Vol. 2, pp. 1056-1089.

Touwaide, Alain. "Pharmaceutical literature." Vol. 3, pp. 1979-1999.

 

 



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Botany / Materia Medica, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 11971

A short history of the seed & nursery catalogue in Europe & the U.S.

Oregon State University Libraries, 2010.

http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/omeka/exhibits/show/seed/introduction/collection/

 

"The OSU Seed and Nursery Trade catalogue collection contains over 2,000 items from 1832 to 1966. While the collection is most comprehensive in its representation of American catalogues from the 1940s, it contains many older examples from North America, Great Britain, and Holland, as well other European and Asian countries. Former agricultural librarian Laura Kelts compiled the collection from various sources in the 1960s and 1970s. At that time, it was stored in a locked room of the science area of the library, where space was at a premium. In 1986, the new Special Collections unit was formed and the collection was moved there, where it resides today.

"Seed and nursery trade catalogues are lists of seeds or plants available for sale. Many of the oldest surviving printed catalogues are not much more than lists, divided into categories by plant type such as vegetables, sweet and medicinal herbs, flowers, and bulbous roots. Today, we expect a catalogue to contain much more: prices, shipping and ordering information, illustrations, product descriptions, and growing instructions. Catalogues often include pre-selected assortments, special offers, customer testimonials, and a way to contact the company to ask questions by phone, fax, or email. Rather than offering merely seeds and plants, catalogues offer garden tools, kitchen gadgets, gardening clothes and furniture. Recipes, personal notes from company owners, and evidence of companies’ charitable works are all common elements in modern retail catalogues. The study of older seed and nursery catalogues makes it possible to trace how and when these developments occurred in response to available technology and the demands of gardeners in changing times."



Subjects: Agriculture / Horticulture, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Botany / Materia Medica, BOTANY › Botanical Gardens › History of Botanical Gardens, DIGITAL RESOURCES
  • 12101

Medicine in the Old West: A history, 1850–1900.

Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American West
  • 12178

"Teaching surgery in late Byzantine Alexandria" by John Scarborough [in] Manfred Horstmanshoff, ed., Hippocrates and medical education. Selected papers presented at the XIIth International Hippocrates Colloquium, Universiteit Leiden, 24-26 August 2005.

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2010.


Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE › History of Byzantine Medicine
  • 12377

Cholesterol and beyond: The research on diet and coronary heart disease, 1900-2000.

New York: Springer, 2010.

"A concise overview of the chain of evidence accumulated during the past century supporting the relationship between dietary habits and blood levels of cholesterol and the associated relationship between blood total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and the etiology of atherosclerosis and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD)" (publisher.)



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › History of Cardiology, NUTRITION / DIET › History of Nutrition / Diet
  • 12514

The key to medicine and a guide for students, by Abū al-Faraj ʿAlī ibn al-Ḥ usayn ibn Hindū. Translated by Aida Tibi and reviewed by E. Savage-Smith [The Great Books of Islamic Civilization Series, The Center for Muslim Contribution to Civilization, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar].

Reading, England, 2010.


Subjects: ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 12723

Medicine in the {Veda}: Religious healing in the {Veda} with translations and annotations of medical hymns from the {Rgveda and the Atharvaveda} and renderings from the corresponding ritual texts.

New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 2010.


Subjects: INDIA, Practice of Medicine in › Traditional Indian Medicine, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 12761

Art et science vétérinaire à Byzance: Formes et fonctions de l’image hippiatrique.

Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2010.


Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE › Byzantine Veterinary Medicine, BYZANTINE MEDICINE › History of Byzantine Medicine, VETERINARY MEDICINE › History of Veterinary Medicine
  • 12955

Tipologia de la literatura médica latina. Antigüedad, edad media, renacimiento.

Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2010.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine
  • 13000

Reading the book of nature in the Dutch golden age, 1575-1715.

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2010.

A revised and translated version of Het Boeck der natuere. nederlandse geleerden en de wonderen van Gods schepping, 1575-1716, Leiden: Brill, 2006.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Netherlands, NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History
  • 13016

Bibliography on medieval women, gender, and medicine 1980-2009. (Latest update: February 2, 2010).

Digital Library of Sciència.cat, February 2010, Universitat de Barcelona, 2010.

 "This bibliography comprises all the entries that appeared in the bibliography on “Women and Medicine” that I published periodically in the Medieval Feminist Forum (formerly, Medieval Feminist Newsletter) from 1990 to 2004. The previously published entries have been merged into a single alphabetical list by author, and some editorial commentary has been updated or modified. I have added items that were previously overlooked or that date before the original dates covered, and I have added new material published up through 2009, including a few items that cross over into the early modern period since they carry forward issues that began in the late Middle Ages. Multiple entries for a single author are listed chronologically by date of publication. For cross-referencing, I have used the author’s last name and date, with multiple entries for a single year being distinguished by added alphabetical sigla (e.g., 2007a, 2007b). At the end, I have added a summary listing of all those works that include edited primary sources (noting English translations where they are included); these will be especially useful for teaching purposes. This bibliography is intended for free use, but please note that the editorial commentary should be properly credited if cited elsewhere."

Green's extensive footnotes to this introductory paragraph may be found in the online publication at:



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, DIGITAL RESOURCES, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 13023

A cultural history of the human body. Edited by Linda Kalof and William Bynum. 6 vols.

London: Berg Publishers, 2010.
 "A Cultural History of The Human Body presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes covers 2800 years of the human body as a physical, social, spiritual and cultural object.

"Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters:
1. Birth and Death
2. Health and Disease
3. Sex & Sexuality
4. Medical Knowledge and Technology
5. Popular Beliefs
6. Beauty and Concepts of the Ideal
7. Marked Bodies I: Gender, Race, Class, Age, Disability and Disease
8. Marked Bodies II: the Bestial, the Divine and the Natural
9. Cultural Representations of the Body
10. The Self and Society

"Volume 1: A Cultural History of the Human Body in Antiquity (750 BCE - 1000 CE)
Edited by Daniel Garrison, Northwestern University
Volume 2: A Cultural History of the Human Body in The Medieval Age (500 - 1500) Edited by Linda Kalof, Michigan State University
Volume 3: A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Renaissance (1400 - 1650)
Edited by Linda Kalof, Michigan State University and William Bynum, University College London
Volume 4: A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Enlightenment (1650 - 1800)
Edited by Carole Reeves, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London.
Volume 5: A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Age of Empire (1800 - 1920)
Edited by Michael Sappol, National Library of Medicine in Washington, DC, and Stephen P. Rice, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Volume 6: A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Modern Age (1900-21st Century)
Edited by Ivan Crozier, University of Edinburgh" (publisher).



Subjects: Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 13208

Il Museo di storia naturale dell'Università degli studi di Firenze. Volume 3, Le collezioni geologiche e paleontologiche.

Florence: Firenze University Press, 2010.


Subjects: MUSEUMS › Natural History Museums / Wunderkammern
  • 13377

Magnus Hirschfeld and the quest for sexual freedom. A history of the first international sexual freedom movement. By Elena Mancini.

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology, SEXUALITY / Sexology › Homosexuality
  • 13443

Johann Friedrich Blumenbach: Bibliographie seiner Schriften. By Claudia Kroke and Wolfgang Böker.

Göttingen: Universitätsverlag Göttingen, 2010.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors
  • 13456

Die Mineralien in Der Arabischen Pharmakognosie: Eine Konkordanz Zur Mineralischen Materia Medica Der Klassischen Arabischen Heilmittelkunde Nebst ... Kommission (Vok) der A).

Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2010.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, Minerals and Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 13459

Medicine after the Holocaust: From the master race to the human genome and beyond. Edited by Sheldon Rubenfeld.

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

"Rubenfeld and the contributors to this collection posit that German physicians betrayed the Hippocratic Oath when they chose knowledge over wisdom, the state over the individual, a führer over God, and personal gain over professional ethics" (publisher).



Subjects: Ethics, Biomedical, Ethics, Biomedical › History of Biomedical Ethics
  • 13650

Cambodians and their doctors: A medical anthropology of colonial and postcolonial Cambodia.

Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2010.

Digital facsimile from diva-portal.org at this link.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Cambodia
  • 214.9

Missing links: In search of human origins.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

An entertaining and superbly illustrated, but carefully documented account of the major fossil finds from Neanderthal to Ardipithecus ramidus.



Subjects: EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution › History of
  • 6843

The shocking history of electric fishes: From ancient epochs to the birth of modern neurophysiology.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

The first comprehensive history of this subject.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › History of Biology, Neurophysiology, PHYSIOLOGY › Electrophysiology › History of Electrophysiology
  • 7005

Fragonard Museum. The écorchés. The anatomical masterworks of Honoré Fragonard by Christophe Degueurce. With an essay by Laure Cadot. Translated from the French by Philip Adds.

New York: Blast Books, 2011.

The painter and printmaker Fragonard preserved the results of his dissections via means never divulged, but which may have been based on those of Jean-Joseph Sue. His pieces were often prepared for theatrical effect rather than scientific exhibition, as can be seen in the surviving pieces in the Musée Fragonard d'Alfort.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 19th Century, ANATOMY › Anatomy for Artists, ANATOMY › History of Anatomical Illustration, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological , VETERINARY MEDICINE › History of Veterinary Medicine
  • 7100

A world of beasts: A thirteenth-century illustrated Arabic book on animals (the Kitāb Na't al-Hayawān) in the Ibn Bakhtīshū' Tradition.

Leiden: Brill, 2011.

Bakhtshooa Gondishapoori (also spelled Bukhtishu and Bukht-Yishu in literature) were Persian or Assyrian Nestorian Christian physicians from the 7th, 8th, and 9th centuries, spanning 6 generations and 250 years. The Kitāb Na't al-Hayawān (British Library Or. 2784) is the earliest of extant illustrated Arab and Persian manuscripts on animals.



Subjects: Medieval Zoology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -, ZOOLOGY › Illustration, Zoology / Natural History, Islamic, Zoology, Natural History, Persian (Iranian)
  • 7132

A guide to obesity and the metabolic syndrome: Origins and treatment.

Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2011.


Subjects: Metabolism & Metabolic Disorders, Obesity Research
  • 7232

Scottish Medicine: An Illustrated History.

Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 2011.


Subjects: Scottish Medicine
  • 7390

Science and technology in Islam: Catalogue of the collection of instruments of the Institute for the History of Arabic and Islamic Sciences. 4, 7. Medicine, 8. Chemistry, 9. Mineralogy.

Frankfurt: Inst. für Geschichte der Arab.-Islam. Wiss., 2011.


Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 7541

A history of British sports medicine.

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011.


Subjects: PHYSICAL MEDICINE / REHABILITATION › Exercise / Training / Fitness › History of Exercise / Training / Fitness
  • 7666

Morbid curiosities: Medical museums in nineteenth-century Britain.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), MUSEUMS › History of Museums, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 7667

Chevalier John Taylor, England's early oculist: Pretender or pioneer?

Madison, WI: Parallel Press, University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, 2011.

The unusually colorful career of the pioneer oculist, notorious for his flamboyant behavior, self-promotion, proflific writings, and for blinding both Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel. The authors discuss Taylor's productive contributions to ocular surgery which typically have been overshadowed by the sensational nature of his reputation. Includes a well-illustrated discussion of Taylor's principal works and medical contributions.



Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › History of Ophthalmology, Quackery
  • 7675

Model experts: Wax anatomies and enlightenment in Florence and Vienna, 1775-1815.

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011.


Subjects: MUSEUMS › History of Museums, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 7681

Holophusicon: The Leverian Museum, an eighteenth-century English institution of science, curiosity and art.

Altenstadt: ZKF Publishers, 2011.

A history of the Leverian Museum with discussion of other contemporary institutions. Includes an inventory tracing the current location of thousands of items from the Leverian Museum since its dispersal. Many illustrations in color.



Subjects: MUSEUMS › History of Museums, NATURAL HISTORY › Art & Natural History, NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History
  • 7805

Knowing nature: Art and science in Philadelphia, 1740-1840. Edited by Amy R. W. Meyers with the assistance of Lisa L. Ford.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2011.

Large format, finely produced with excellent color plates.



Subjects: BOTANY › History of Botany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , NATURAL HISTORY › Art & Natural History, NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Pennsylvania, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -, ZOOLOGY › History of Zoology
  • 7823

Famous personalities honored on stamps: Links to medicine.

New York: Vantage Press, 2011.


Subjects: Philately, Medical
  • 7847

The Oxford companion of the history of medicine. Edited by Mark Jackson.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.


Subjects: History of Medicine: General Works
  • 7930

A history of endometriosis.

London: Springer-Verlag London Limited, 2011.


Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 7939

Historia de la medicina en el Paraguay.

Asunción, Paraguay: Servilibro, 2011.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Paraguay, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine
  • 7940

The ailing city: Health, tuberculosis, and culture in Buenos Aires, 1870-1950.

Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Argentina, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Tuberculosis › History of Tuberculosis, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine
  • 7949

Healing the nation: Soldiers and the culture of caregiving in Britain during the Great War.

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › World War I
  • 8017

Attack on the Pentagon: The medical response to 9/11.

Washington, DC: Defense Dept., Army, Borden Institute, Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, 2011.


Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine
  • 8247

The social history of health and medicine in colonial India. Edited by Biswamoy Pati and Mark Harrison.

London: Routledge, 2011.


Subjects: INDIA, Practice of Medicine in › History of Practice of Medicine in India, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8340

Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen: An annotated translation of Huang Di's inner classic- Basic questions. 2 vols.

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2011.


Subjects: Chinese Medicine
  • 8408

History of the statistical classification of diseases and causes of death. Edited and updated by Harry M. Rosenberg and Donna L. Hoyert.

Hyattville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 2011.

Digital facsimile available from the cdc.gov at this link.



Subjects: DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics › History of Demography, Nosology
  • 8439

A Cretan healer's handbook in the Byzantine tradition: Text, translation and commentary.

Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2011.


Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Crete, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine
  • 8535

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

Leiden: Brill, 2011.

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



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › France, Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 8615

Childbirth in republican China: Delivering modernity.

Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011.


Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, China, History & Practice of Medicine in, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 8673

Genentech: The beginnings of biotech.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2011.


Subjects: Biotechnology › History of Biotechnology
  • 8686

Disease maps: Epidemics on the ground.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Well-written and beautifully illustrated in color. Unfortunately the bibliography contains many errors.



Subjects: Cartography, Medical & Biological › History of Medical Cartography, EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology
  • 8709

An anatomy of addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted and the miracle drug, cocaine.

New York: Random House, 2011.


Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs › Cocaine, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction › History of Drug Addiction
  • 8888

Innovations médicales en situations humanitaires: La travail de Médecins Sans Frontières.

Paris: L'Harmattan, 2011.

Translated into English as Medical innovations in humanitarian situations: The work of Médecins San Frontières (20).



Subjects: Global Health
  • 8906

Printing and the brain of man.

New York: The Grolier Club, 2011.

Annotated catalogue of an exhibition of rare books in the history of neuroanatomy and neurosurgery from Eugene Flamm's library, including many great classics.



Subjects: ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy › History of Neuroanatomy, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries, NEUROSURGERY › History of Neurosurgery
  • 9081

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

Madrid: Editorial Complutense, 2011.

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



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE
  • 9314

Galen, De diebus decretoriis, from Greek into Arabic. A critical edition, with translation and commentary of Hunayn ibn Ishāq, Kitāb ayyām al-buhrān, by Glen M. Cooper.

New York: Routledge, 2011.

First printed edition of Hunayn ibn Ishaq's Arabic translation of Galen's Critical Days (De diebus decretoriis), a founding text of astrological medicine, together with the first translation of the text into a modern language.



Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Medical Astrology, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire
  • 9488

Speaking of epidemics in Chinese medicine: Disease and the geographic imagination in late imperial China.

New York: Routledge, 2011.


Subjects: Chinese Medicine › History of Chinese Medicine, EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology
  • 9606

Benvenutus Grassus’ On the well-proven art of the eye: Practica oculorum & De probatissima arte oculorum. Synoptic edition and philological Studies. Edited by Antonio Miranda-García and Santiago González Fernández-Corugedo.

Bern: Peter Lang, 2011.

"This book contains the extant tradition of Benvenutus Grassus’ Treatise on the eye and six philological related studies. The tradition in Latin (Metz, Bibliothèques- Médiatèques, MS 176) is displayed with the four known versions in Middle English (Glasgow, Glasgow University Library, Hunter MSS 503 and 513); London, British Library, Sloane MS 661, and Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ashmole MS 1468) along with one in Provençal (Basel, Öffentliche Bibliothek der Universität, MS D.II.11). The diplomatic transcriptions of the manuscripts are synoptically arranged to ease the researchers’ consultation and comparison. The philological studies deal with the versions of the Latin tradition and with the common and diverging features of the English vernacular tradition, mainly in the Hunter MSS. Both the synoptic edition and the philological studies are the result of a collaborative edition and joint research on Hunter MSS providing a state-of-the-art approach to the treatises" (Publisher).



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • 9607

The Middle English version of "De Viribus Herbarum (GUL MS Hunter 497, ff. 1r-92r): Edition and philological study by Javier Calle Martín and Antonio Miranda Garcia.

Bern: Peter Lang, 2011.

"Odo de Meung’s De Viribus Herbarum was one of the most widely known pieces of Fachliteratur in the latter part of Middle English, corroborated on account of the number of translations hitherto preserved in the different European vernacular languages such as French, German and Danish. In Middle English, there are up to nine complete versions of Macer Floridus’ rendering, together with a number of fragmentary pieces. Still, Glasgow University Library, MS Hunter 497 (ff. 1r-92r) is the only English version of the text which remains so far unedited. The present edition offers the diplomatic transcription of MS Hunter 497, also accompanied by a glossary, notes and introduction. The latter has been conceived as a state of the art of the Hunterian witness, containing the textual transmission of the text, a codicological/palaeographic description together with a comprehensive analysis of its linguistic provenance and scribal practices" (Publisher).



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 9611

Galen: Method of medicine. Books 1-4, Books 5-9, Books 10-14. Edited and translated by Ian Johnston and G. H. R. Horsley. 3 vols.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire
  • 9625

Body and soul: The Black Panther Party and the fight against medical discrimination.

Minneapolis,MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.


Subjects: AFRICAN AMERICANS & MEDICINE & BIOLOGY › History of African Americans & Medicine & Biology, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 9708

Bedouin ethnobotany: Plant concepts and uses in a desert pastoral world.

Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 2011.


Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Cultural Anthropology, BOTANY › Ethnobotany
  • 9710

Toxic archipelago: A history of industrial disease in Japan.

Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2011.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Japan, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE › History of Occupational Health & Medicine
  • 9840

Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de Santé, Paris: Université Paris Descartes. Guy Cobolet, Curator General.

Paris: Bibliotheque interuniversitaire de Santé, 2011.

http://www.biusante.parisdescartes.fr/histoire/index.php

One of the most comprehensive portals and digital libraries for the history of medicine and dentistry.

History of health

Partner sites

             


Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries
  • 9841

Digital Bodeian. Judith Siefring, Head of Digital Research.

Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2011.

https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/

"The Bodleian Libraries’ collections are extraordinary and significant—both from a scholarly point of view and as material that has an historic and aesthetic richness that holds value for non-academic users. Each year the Libraries serve more than 65,000 readers, over 40% of them from beyond the University, while its critically-acclaimed exhibitions attract almost 100,000 visitors annually. In an effort to make portions of our collections open to a wide variety of users from around the world for learning, teaching and research, the Bodleian Libraries have been digitizing library content for nearly twenty years. The result is over 650,000 freely available digital objects and almost another 1 million images awaiting release.

Like many academic libraries, though, our freely available digital collections have been placed online in project-driven websites, with content stored in discrete ‘silos’, each with their own metadata format, different user interfaces, and no common search interface enabling users to discover content or navigate across collections. Some of our collections are linked at portal pages, but each collection remains, with a few exceptions, isolated and difficult to search. In addition, only a few collections offer a machine-readable interface, or any way to link their data with similar data in other Bodleian collections, or with collections at other institutions.

Digital.Bodleian aims to solve these problems by:

  • Bringing together our discrete collections under a single user interface which supports fast user-friendly viewing of high resolution images.
  • Standardizing the metadata for each collection to facilitate faceted browsing and searching across collections.
  • Converting all of our images in a variety of formats to JPEG2000 and migrating them to a robust scalable storage infrastructure.
  • Allowing users to tag and annotate images and group together content into their own virtual collections which can be shared with other users.
  • Allowing users to export metadata and images.

All of these tasks have been carried out using standards-compliant file formats and methods and with a view to future expansion, scalability and robustness.

The Digital.Bodleian project was initially funded by the JISC as part of the Resource Discovery programme, and began in November 2011" (https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/about.html).

 


Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries
  • 9892

A short history of mathematical population dynamics.

London: Springer Science , 2011.


Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology › History of Computing / Mathematics in Medicine & Biology, DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics › History of Demography
  • 9978

La storia della medicina nel Mezzogiorno d'Italia. Vol. I: I Antichita', Medioevo, Rinascimento. Vol. 2: Il '500 e l'età moderna. 2 vols. By Gioanni Iacovelli. Edited by Martino De Cesare, Antonio Tramonte, and Ileana Iacovelli.

Massafra, Italy: Antonio Dellisanti Editore, 20112014.

Collected articles on aspects of medicine in Mezzorgiorno or Southern Italy. Vol. 1 includes papers on Magna Graecia, the Melfi Constitution by Frederick II regulating the practice of medicine and pharmacy, the Jewish physician Shabbatai Donnolo, schools of medicine, alchemy, hospitals and the treatment of plague.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy
  • 10008

Database of Scientific Illustrators 1450-1950.

Stuttgart: Universität Stuttgart, 2011.

http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/hi/gnt/dsi2/index.php?

"Welcome to the Database of Illustrators!

Courtesy of the Section for History of Science and Technology, University of Stuttgart !

Our online database, fully functioning since 2011, now already covers more than 12100 illustrators in natural history, medicine, technology and various sciences in more than 100 countries, active between c.1450 and 1950! Please note that we explicitly exclude still living illustrators.

Our extensive search options across the whole database are freely available!

Please click on Browse DSI to browse the database. The Quick Search Field provides a single keyword search across the entire reference.

Search for "contains georg" will retrieve all entries that mention Georg, Georgie, georgian, etc. anywhere within the dataset whereas a search for "is equal to Georg" will only yield entries with exactly this word.

If you want to combine different search terms, select Advanced Search to get a wide array 20 different search fields that can also be combined.:

 



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , Illustration, Biomedical
  • 10022

Mixed medicines: Health and culture in French colonial Cambodia.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2011.


Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Cambodia
  • 10126

Aves: A survey of the literature of neotropical ornithology.

Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2011.

Written and beautifully designed and produced by Tom Taylor in an edition limited to 500 copies. Includes many fine color plates.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Natural History, ZOOLOGY › Ornithology
  • 10142

Invasion of the body: Revolutions in surgery.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011.


Subjects: SURGERY: General › History of Surgery
  • 10236

Animal inside out: A Body Worlds production.

Heidelberg: Arts & Sciences, 2011.

Applying the technique and theatricality of plastination to the anatomy of animals including animals as large as elephants.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 21st Century, COMPARATIVE ANATOMY
  • 10328

Biographical dictionary of American physicians of African ancestry, 1800-1920.

Cherry Hill, NJ: Africana Homestead Legacy Publishers, 2011.


Subjects: AFRICAN AMERICANS & MEDICINE & BIOLOGY › History of African Americans & Medicine & Biology, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 10360

Miraculous plagues: An epidemiology of early New England narrative.

New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Northeast, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 10461

Greco-Arab and Islamic herbal medicine: Traditional system, ethics, safety, efficacy, and regulatory issues.

Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2011.


Subjects: Ethics, Biomedical, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines › History of Materia Medica
  • 10493

Divine machines: Leibniz and the sciences of life.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011.

"Smith offers the first in-depth examination of Leibniz's deep and complex engagement with the empirical life sciences of his day, in areas as diverse as medicine, physiology, taxonomy, generation theory, and paleontology. He shows how these wide-ranging pursuits were not only central to Leibniz's philosophical interests, but often provided the insights that led to some of his best-known philosophical doctrines.

"... Divine Machines takes seriously the philosopher's own repeated claims that the world must be understood in fundamentally biological terms. Here Smith reveals a thinker who was immersed in the sciences of life, and looked to the living world for answers to vexing metaphysical problems. He casts Leibniz's philosophy in an entirely new light, demonstrating how it radically departed from the prevailing models of mechanical philosophy and had an enduring influence on the history and development of the life sciences. Along the way, Smith provides a fascinating glimpse into early modern debates about the nature and origins of organic life, and into how philosophers such as Leibniz engaged with the scientific dilemmas of their era" (publisher).



Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 10545

Hot flushes, cold science: A history of the modern menopause.

London: Granta Books, 2011.


Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › Menopause, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10549

Books & babies: Communicating reproduction.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Library, 2011.

http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/exhibitions/Babies/index.html

"The London underground displays posters for fertility clinics, directed at both women and men. Picture books teach children the facts of life. We are always reading about reproduction. Reproduction also describes what communication media do—multiply images, sounds and text for wider consumption. This exhibition is about these two senses of reproduction, about babies and books, and the ways in which they have interacted in the past and continue to interact today. Before reproduction there was generation, a broader view of how all things come into being than passing on the blueprint of a particular form of life. Before electronic media there were clay figurines, papyrus, parchment, printed books and journals. The interactions between communication media and ideas about reproduction have transformed the most intimate aspects of our lives."



Subjects: BIOLOGY › Reproduction, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Exhibition Catalogues, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS
  • 10562

Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love and fallout.

New York: HarperCollins, 2011.

This very beautiful biographical work on the Curies is also an artist's book, with every page filled with artistic imagery drawn by the artist. It has been characterized as part history, part love story, part artwork. It has also been characterized as "visual non-fiction."  Most of the images in the book are cyanotypes in a wide variety of colors. Another remarkable feature of the book is that it was typeset in Eusapia LR, a typeface created by the artist.



Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, RADIOLOGY › History of Radiology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10563

Visual complexity: Mapping patterns of information.

New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2011.

An exceptionally beautiful graphic work with many historical examples showing how data in many fields, including medicine and biology, can be mapped and visualized.



Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology › Visualization, Cartography, Medical & Biological, DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics › Graphic Display of
  • 10576

Medicine, government, and public health in Philip II's Spain: Shared interests, competing authorities.

Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2011.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10625

House on fire: The fight to eradicate smallpox.

Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2011.

Foege, as director of the Centers for Disease Control, is credited with "devising the global strategy that led to the eradication of smallpox in the late 1970s".[4] 



Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, Global Health, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Smallpox › History of Smallpox
  • 10697

Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical world: Language, context and "disegno". Edited by Alessandro Nova and Domenico Laurenza.

Padua: Marsilio Publishers, 2011.


Subjects: ANATOMY › Anatomy for Artists, ART & Medicine & Biology
  • 10702

Consilioque manuque: La chirurgia nei manoscritti della Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana. Edited by Donatella Lippi.

Florence: Mandragora, 2011.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, SURGERY: General › History of Surgery, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10904

Emergence of a new pathogenic Ehrlichia species, Wisconsin and Minnesota, 2009.

New Eng. J. Med., 365, 422-429, 2011.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Pritt, Sloan, Johnson. Discovery of a new species of Ehrlichia, initially denoted as "Wisconsin and Minnesota, 2009," that was not related to E. chaffeensiis or E. ewingii but is similar to E.muris. Digital text from PubMedCentral at this link.

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



Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Rickettsiales › Ehrlichia, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Tick-Borne Diseases › Ehrlichiosis, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Minnesota, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Wisconsin, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10918

Fever with thrombocytopenia associated with a novel Bunyavirus in China.

New Eng. J. Med., 364, 1523-1532., 2011.

Order of authorship in the original paper: Yu, Liang, Zhang. Discovery of a new virus, suspected by the authors to be tick-borne. The authors named the virus, "severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus" (SFTSV Bunyavirus). Digital facsimile from nejm.org at this link.

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



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Tick-Borne Diseases › SFTSV Bunyavirus Disease, VIROLOGY
  • 10972

The bleeding disease: Hemophilia and the unintended consequences of medical progress.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.


Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY › HEREDITARY / CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS › Blood Disorders › Hemophilia, GENETICS / HEREDITY › History of Genetics / Heredity
  • 11052

A woman's disease: A history of cervical cancer.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.


Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, ONCOLOGY & CANCER › History of Oncology & Cancer, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 11167

Adventures in the Orgasmatron: Wilhelm Reich and the invention of sex.

London: 4th Estate, 2011.

Published in the US as Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the sexual revolution came to America. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.



Subjects: PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry, SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology
  • 11469

The Japanese pharmaceutical industry: Its evolution and current challenges.

Oxford & New York: Routledge, 2011.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Japan, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 11781

Percursos na história do livro médico, 1450-1800. Edited by Palmira Fontes da Costa and Adelino Cardoso.

Lisbon: Colibri, 2011.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Portugal
  • 11809

Stitches in time: Two centuries of surgery in Papua New Guinea.

Xlibris Corporation, 2011.

Covers the period from 1800 to about 2005.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Papua New Guinea, SURGERY: General › History of Surgery
  • 12056

La Campagne d’Egypte: Une affaire de santé.

Paris: Editions Glyphe, 2011.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Egypt, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Napoleon's Campaigns & Wars
  • 12080

The origin and antiquity of syphilis revisited: An Appraisal of Old World pre‐Columbian evidence for treponemal infection.

Yrbk Phys. Athropol., 54, 99-133, 2011.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Harper, Zuckerman, Harper, Kingston, Armelagos.

Abstract:

"For nearly 500 years, scholars have argued about the origin and antiquity of syphilis. Did Columbus bring the disease from the New World to the Old World? Or did syphilis exist in the Old World before 1493? Here, we evaluate all 54 published reports of pre‐Columbian, Old World treponemal disease using a standardized, systematic approach. The certainty of diagnosis and dating of each case is considered, and novel information pertinent to the dating of these cases, including radiocarbon dates, is presented. Among the reports, we did not find a single case of Old World treponemal disease that has both a certain diagnosis and a secure pre‐Columbian date. We also demonstrate that many of the reports use nonspecific indicators to diagnose treponemal disease, do not provide adequate information about the methods used to date specimens, and do not include high‐quality photographs of the lesions of interest. Thus, despite an increasing number of published reports of pre‐Columbian treponemal infection, it appears that solid evidence supporting an Old World origin for the disease remains absent."

Full text and references from onlinelibrary.wiley.com at this link.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES › Syphilis › History of Syphilis
  • 12240

Invasion of the body: Revolutions in surgery.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011.


Subjects: SURGERY: General › History of Surgery
  • 12421

The last slave market: Dr. John Kirk and the struggle to end the East African slave trade.

London: Constable, 2011.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Africa, Slavery and Medicine › History of Slavery & Medicine, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists › History of Voyages & Travels by Physicians....
  • 12440

Using a pan-viral microarray assay (Virochip) to screen clinical samples for viral pathogens.

J. Vis. Exp., (50): 2536, 2011.

Direct link to the Journal of Visualized Experiments, JOVE.com: https://www.jove.com/video/2536/using-pan-viral-microarray-assay-virochip-to-screen-clinical-samples

"Abstract
"The diagnosis of viral causes of many infectious diseases is difficult due to the inherent sequence diversity of viruses as well as the ongoing emergence of novel viral pathogens, such as SARS coronavirus and 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza virus, that are not detectable by traditional methods. To address these challenges, we have previously developed and validated a pan-viral microarray platform called the Virochip with the capacity to detect all known viruses as well as novel variants on the basis of conserved sequence homology1. Using the Virochip, we have identified the full spectrum of viruses associated with respiratory infections, including cases of unexplained critical illness in hospitalized patients, with a sensitivity equivalent to or superior to conventional clinical testing2-5. The Virochip has also been used to identify novel viruses, including the SARS coronavirus6,7, a novel rhinovirus clade5, XMRV (a retrovirus linked to prostate cancer)8, avian bornavirus (the cause of a wasting disease in parrots)9, and a novel cardiovirus in children with respiratory and diarrheal illness10. The current version of the Virochip has been ported to an Agilent microarray platform and consists of ~36,000 probes derived from over ~1,500 viruses in GenBank as of December of 2009. Here we demonstrate the steps involved in processing a Virochip assay from start to finish (~24 hour turnaround time), including sample nucleic acid extraction, PCR amplification using random primers, fluorescent dye incorporation, and microarray hybridization, scanning, and analysis."

(Order of authorship in the original publication: Chen, Miller, DeRisi, Chiu.) Digital text and embedded video from PubMedCentral at this link.
(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.)


Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology › Computing / Mathematics in Medicine & Biology, COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology › Visualization, INFECTIOUS DISEASE, VIROLOGY
  • 12513

A new catalogue of Arabic manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Vol. 1: Medicine.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology › Translations to and from Arabic, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 12547

The healing landscapes of Central and Southeastern Siberia. Edited by David G. Anderson

Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2011.

"This volume documents healing traditions in Eastern Siberia in an area extending from Lake Baikal to the Arctic Ocean. The region shows an interesting unity in healing traditions across a wide range of landscape types and culture areas: from the taiga-steppe borderlands influenced by Tibetan and Russian practices in the south, to the north where regional shamanic traditions prevail. There are broad similarities in using unrefined natural materials for healing, as well as in a concern over the 'spiritual' foundations of health, with an accent upon the land as an important dimension. Due to this diversity, this region provides a strong point of comparison to ecologies in other parts of the circumpolar North. The chapters document a blossoming of autonomous healing traditions in post-Soviet Siberia resulting from a social crisis in the aftermath of the collapse of the previous centralized health system. It is a type of 'medical pluralism' marked by a popularity of alternate, non-clinical treatments. But, the sudden upsurge in autonomous cures also speaks to the silent survival of these knowledge traditions in a context where the official medical practice dominated the public sphere for seventy years" (publisher).



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Siberia, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine › Shamanism / Neoshamanism
  • 12719

Ultrastructural, immunofluorescence, and RNA evidence support the hypothesis of a "new" virus associated with Kawasaki disease.

J. infect. Dis., 203, 1021-1030, 2011.

The authors concluded that a very common infectious agent, one that usually results in an asymptomatic infection, causes Kawasaki disease in a subset of genetically predisposed children. They argued that the available data supported the theory of a new RNA virus, without substantial homology to known viruses, will eventually be shown to be the infectious agent of Kawasaki disease. Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.

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



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Kawasaki Disease (MLNS), PEDIATRICS
  • 12730

Lexique des terms de la pharmacopée syriaque. (Studia Iranica, Cahier 47; Chrétiens en terre d'Iran, 5)

Paris: Peeters, 2011.

A dictionary of Syriac names for plants used to make botanic drugs.



Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Syria and Syriac Texts, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACY › History of Pharmacy
  • 12883

Historia cultural del dolor.

Madrid: Taurus, 2011.

Translated into English as Pain: A cultural history by Sarah Thomas and Paul House. Houndsmills, Basingsgoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.



Subjects: PAIN / Pain Management
  • 13309

Novel medical and general Hebrew terminology from the 13th century. Translations by Hillel Ben Samuel of Verona, Moses Ben Samuel Ibn Tibbon, Shem Tov Ben Isaac of Tortosa, Zeraḥyah Ben Isaac Ben She’altiel Ḥen. Journal of Semitic Studies Supplement 27.

Oxford: Oxford University Press on behalf of the University of Manchester, 2011.


Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 13319

The delivery of regenerative medicines and their impact on healthcare. Edited by Catherine D. Prescott and Dame Julia Polak.

Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2011.


Subjects: ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL, POLICY, HEALTH, Regenerative Medicine
  • 13455

Novel medical and general Hebrew terminology from the Middle Ages. 5 vols.

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 20112021.


Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 13571

Correction of the 508del-CFTR protein processing defect in vitro by the investigational drug VX-809.

Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA), 108, 18843-18848, 2011.

Negulescu and colleagues published a "proof of concept" experiment showing that the novel molecule called VX-809 could correct in vitro the very common and critical 508del-CFTR mutation identified by Collins. (See GM 13570). When undergoing trials in humans this drug, manufactured under the trade name Lumacaftor by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, failed to perform as well as expected. Vertex then developed other combination drugs that enhanced the in vivo effect of VX-809, leading to the duel combination drug they called Orkambi. These drugs led to long term remissions, greatly improved quality of life, and a longer life span for CF patients. Regrettably, in 2018 the cost of Orkambi for a single CF patient was around $275,000 per year. Order of authorship in the original publication: Van Goor, Hadida, Grottenhuis, et al, Negulescu. Digital text from pnas.org at this link.

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



Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY › GENETIC DISORDERS › Cystic Fibrosis, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Anti-Cystic Fibrosis Drugs
  • 13641

Linnaeus Link.

London: Linnean Society of London, 2011.
http://www.linnaeuslink.org/search/

"The Linnaeus Link Project is an international collaboration between libraries with significant holdings of Linnaean material. It is funded, maintained and co-ordinated by the Linnean Society of London.  Its main aim is to be a comprehensive, online Union Catalogue of Linnaean publications, facilitating research for scholars worldwide by enabling them to identify locations of titles with a single internet search.

"It also acts as the official bibliography of works by and relating to Linnaeus and his legacy by using and continuing the bibliographic work of Basil Soulsby."



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Natural History, BOTANY › Bibliographies of Botany / Materia Medica, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Libraries & Databases, History of
  • 6842

Headache: Through the centuries.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

The most comprehensive history to date.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Chronic Pain › Headache, NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology, PAIN / Pain Management
  • 7140

Anglicus ortus. A verse herbal of the twelfth century. Edited and translated by Winston Black.

Toronto, Canada: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2012.

Written in Latin verse, the Anglicus ortus describes in considerable detail the medicinal uses of 160 plants. Edition based on collation of the five extant manuscripts of the text, plus parallel Latin text and English translation, plus detailed commentary.



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 7267

Dissent with modification. Human origins, palaeolithic archaeology and evolutionary anthropology in Britain 1859-1901

Oxford: Archaeopress, 2012.


Subjects: EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution › History of
  • 7409
ALPHABET OF GALEN

The alphabet of Galen. Pharmacy from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. A critical edition of the Latin text with English translation and commentary by Nicholas Everett

Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2012.

An edition and translation of Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana, Pal. lat. 187, a late seventh or early eighth century codex, which represents the earliest surviving manuscript of the text. Not written by Galen of Pergamon, the Alphabet of Galen was a handbook of ancient Greek pharmacy, describing 300 natural products (or "simples"), arranged in alphabetical order, transmitted in Latin to the Middle Ages under Galen's name. 



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , PHARMACOLOGY, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 7628

Medicine, sport and the body: A historical perspective.

London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2012.


Subjects: PHYSICAL MEDICINE / REHABILITATION › Exercise / Training / Fitness › History of Exercise / Training / Fitness
  • 7692

Mapping the nation: History and cartography in nineteenth-century America.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Includes medical, statistical cartography.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , Cartography, Medical & Biological › History of Medical Cartography
  • 7711

The global history of paleopathology: Pioneers and prospects. Edited by Jane Buikstra & Charlotte Roberts.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.


Subjects: PATHOLOGY › Paleopathology › History of Paleopathology
  • 7751

Hidden treasure: The National Library of Medicine. Edited by Michael Sappol.

Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine & New York: Blast Books, 2012.

A visually spectacular collection of illustrated essays on remarkable books, manuscripts, artwork and films in the National Library of Medicine written by numerous historians and edited by Sappol. Photography by Arne Svenson.



Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries, Illustration, Biomedical
  • 7891

Plague, fear, and politics in San Francisco's Chinatown.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.


Subjects: Chinese Medicine › History of Chinese Medicine, Chinese-Americans and Medicine, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of, POLICY, HEALTH, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › California
  • 7961

Roots of ecology: Antiquity to Haeckel.

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2012.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › History of Ecology / Environment
  • 8059

Historical dictionary of the World Health Organization. Second edition.

Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012.

Covers the history of the WHO through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendices, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on key bodies, programs, events and people. Pages 447-500 are an analytical bibliography of WHO publications.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, Global Health, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 8065

Health and illness: Images of difference.

London: Reaktion Books, 2012.


Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, IMAGING › History of Imaging
  • 8093

Making Medicare: New perspectives on the history of Medicare in Canada.

Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2012.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Canada, ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL › History of Biomedical Economics, Insurance, Health › History of Health Insurance, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8098

Man and wound in the ancient world: A history of military medicine from Sumer to the fall of Constantinople.

Dulles, VA: Potomac Books, 2012.


Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine
  • 8105

The sick child in early modern England, 1580-1720.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

The first book on children's health and illness in early modern England.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), PEDIATRICS › History of Pediatrics, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8206

Sex, sickness, and slavery: Illness in the antebellum South.

Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2012.


Subjects: AFRICAN AMERICANS & MEDICINE & BIOLOGY › History of African Americans & Medicine & Biology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American South, Slavery and Medicine › History of Slavery & Medicine
  • 8239

Histoire de la médecine Arabe en Tunisie durant dix siècles. Traduit de l'Arabe par Abdelkader Klibi.

Carthage, Tunisia: Editions Cartaginoiseries, 2012.

First published in 1980; second edition, 1999. The 2012 edition is further supplemented.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Tunisia
  • 8257

Galen: On problematical movements. Edited with introduction and commentary by Vivian Nutton, with an edition of the Arabic version by Gerrit Bos.

Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, Neurophysiology, PHYSIOLOGY
  • 8258

Maimonides On hemorrhoids. A new parallel Arabic-English edition and translation, edited and translated by Gerrit Bos and Michael R. McVaugh.

Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 2012.


Subjects: Colon & Rectal Diseases & Surgery, Jews and Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 8262

Mamluks and animals: Veterinary medicine in medieval Islam.

Leiden: Brill, 2012.

The first comprehensive study of veterinary medicine, its practitioners and patients, in the medieval Islamic world.



Subjects: ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences, VETERINARY MEDICINE › History of Veterinary Medicine
  • 8292

Hospitals in Iran and India, 1500-1950s. Edited by Fabrizio Speziale.

Leiden: Brill, 2012.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › India, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Iran (Persia), HOSPITALS › History of Hospitals, Iranian Medicine
  • 8358

Handbook of religion and health. 2nd edition.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.


Subjects: RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8389

Picturing the book of nature: Image, text, and argument in sixteenth-century human anatomy and medical botany.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2012.


Subjects: ANATOMY › Anatomical Illustration, ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, BOTANY › Botanical Illustration › History of Botanical Illustration, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines › History of Materia Medica
  • 8402

La chirurgie en Égypte ancienne. À propos des instruments médico-chirurgicaux métalliques égyptiens conserves au musée du Louvre.

Paris: Édition Cybele, 2012.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Egypt › History of Ancient Medicine in Egypt, INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation, SURGERY: General › History of Surgery
  • 8492

Plague, quarantines and geopolitics in the Ottoman empire.

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012.

An examination of Ottoman plague treatises and writers from the Black Death until 1923.

 

 


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Turkey, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 8508

Bibliography of ancient Mesopotamian medicine.

Rome: Università di Roma, 2012.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Cuneiform, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases
  • 8665

X-ray vision: The evolution of medical imaging and its human significance.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.


Subjects: IMAGING › History of Imaging, RADIOLOGY › History of Radiology
  • 8702

Social poison: The culture and politics of opiate control in Britain and France, 1821–1926.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.


Subjects: PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction › History of Drug Addiction
  • 8707

Wallace online, directed by John van Wyhe.

Singapore: National University of Singapore , 2012.

http://wallace-online.org/

"Wallace Online is the first complete edition of the writings of naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, including the first compilation of his specimens. The project is directed by John van Wyhe, assisted by Kees Rookmaaker, at the National University of Singapore, in collaboration with the Wallace Page by Charles H. Smith.

Biography

Illustrations

Wallace in Singapore

About the project

Acknowledgements

Quick links: Wallace's booksbook chaptersarticles
Amazon
Sarawak lawDarwin-Wallace paperMalay ArchipelagoDarwinismMy LifeLetters and reminiscences.
To search Wallace's complete works (and not other authors) click Advanced Search."



Subjects: BIOLOGY, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Singapore, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , EVOLUTION, NATURAL HISTORY, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists
  • 8747

Irish women in medicine, c. 1880s -1920s.

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Ireland, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 8777

A history of organ transplantation: Ancient legends to modern practice.

Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012.


Subjects: TRANSPLANTATION › History of Transplantation
  • 8799

Chocolate as medicine: A quest over the centuries.

Cambridge, England: The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012.


Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, BOTANY › Ethnobotany, NUTRITION / DIET › History of Nutrition / Diet, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines › History of Materia Medica
  • 8955

Simon Online. Edited by Barbara Zipser.

2012.

http://www.simonofgenoa.org/index.php?title=Aims_of_the_project&oldid=12132

"Simon Online is a collaborative edition of Simon of Genoa's clavis sanationis, a medical dictionary from the late thirteenth century. More on Simon...

 

 



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Collaborations Online (Wikis), MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 8964

Birds in the ancient world.

Routledge, 2012.


Subjects: ZOOLOGY › History of Zoology, ZOOLOGY › Ornithology
  • 9196

Biology, computing and the history of molecular sequencing: From proteins to DNA, 1945-2000.

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › History of Molecular Biology, COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology › History of Computing / Mathematics in Medicine & Biology
  • 9302

Ethnobotany of the Kondh, Poraja, Gadaba and Bonda of the Koraput region of Odisha, India.

New Delhi: D.K. Printworld, 2012.

"This volume discusses the history and importance of ethnobotany with specific reference to four tribal communities of Odisha, India. It begins with an account of the nature of the tribes involved in the study. Based on participatory fieldwork, it presents an insider's account of the tribal culture and its relationship with plants. It provides the ethnobotanical descriptions of 210 species of plants belonging to 77 families, presenting their local names, origin and the medicinal, cultural, culinary, economic, ecological uses of the species. It takes up study of the plants used by tribes in the drug-based and spiritual healing processes elaborating the philosophies behind knowledge transmission such as divination, hereditary, discipleship and kinship. Related aspects such as disease diagnosis, diet restrictions and rituals are depicted in detail. There is a special chapter on forests and non-timber forest products (NTFPs) that details the efforts of communities in forest conservation, their land-use patterns, forest classification systems, list of NTFPs and their harvest-consumption patterns. It also deals with the role of NGOs, middlemen and government agencies in this" (Publisher).



Subjects: BOTANY › Ethnobotany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › India
  • 9330

The doctor dissected: A cultural history of the Burke and Hare murders.

New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.


Subjects: ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Scotland, Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine) › History of Forensic Medicine
  • 9418

Atlas of human brain connections.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

The authors combined the science of diffusion tensor imaging with the art of tractography: Spectacular color images.



Subjects: ANATOMY › 21st Century, ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy, IMAGING › Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • 9458

Atlas of epidemic Britain: A twentieth century picture.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.


Subjects: Cartography, Medical & Biological, EPIDEMIOLOGY, EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology
  • 9538

AIDS at 30: A history.

Dulles, VA: Potomac Books, 2012.


Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › HIV / AIDS › History of HIV / AIDS
  • 9563

Index Novus Litteraturae Entomologicae : Bibliography of the entomological literature from the beginning until 1863 : online database - version 1.0 - Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut.

2012.

http://sdei.senckenberg.de/index/index.php

"This database is a completely revised new edition of the "Index Litteraturae Entomologicae : Serie I : Die Welt-Literatur über die gesamte Entomologie bis inclusive 1863" published by Walther Horn und Sigmund Schenkling in 1928-1929. The most important new features are:

  • the original 25,229 citations (Horn & Schenkling 1928) have been increased to over 46,500; the extra data result from resolution of highly condensed original entries or are new;
  • over 11,300 authors, artists, engravers, etc. have been recorded separately, thus supporting searches with various spellings of the name and connecting the bibliography with the biographies;
  • over 10,300 journals, publishers etc., (called ‘sources’) have been recorded separately, thus supporting searches with various spellings of the title; dating information is included and titles are given in full;
  • parts of works, other editions, addenda, translations, etc. were cross-referenced;
  • Publication dates of the works have been revised based on secondary sources (see references);
  • the citations can be exported in text format or BibTex format;
  • users can comment on each citation and contribute to improving the database."


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases, ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology
  • 9723

Computer medical databases: The first six decades (1950–2010).

London & New York: Springer, 2012.


Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology › History of Computing / Mathematics in Medicine & Biology
  • 9778

Poison, detection and the Victorian imagination.

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012.


Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, TOXICOLOGY › History of Toxicology
  • 9839

Digitized Collections: Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

New Haven, CT: Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, 2012.


Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries
  • 9850

Dialysis: History, development and promise. Edited by Todd S. Ing, Mohamed Rahman, and Carl M. Kjellstrand.

Singapore & Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing Co., 2012.


Subjects: NEPHROLOGY › History of Nephrology
  • 9886

An historical overview of natural products in drug discovery.

Metabolites, 2, 303-336, 2012.

Available from PubMedCentral at this link.



Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 9925

From melancholia to Prozac: A history of depression.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.


Subjects: PSYCHIATRY › Depression, PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry
  • 9951

US National Library of Medicine Digital Library.

Bethesda, MD: U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2012.

https://archive.org/details/usnationallibraryofmedicine%26tab=about&tab=collection

In October 2018, this collection housed at the Internet Archive had over 15,700 titles.

"The National Library of Medicine (NLM), in Bethesda, Maryland, is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Since its founding in 1836, NLM has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. It is the world's largest biomedical library and the developer of electronic information services that deliver trillions of bytes of data to millions of users every day. Scientists, health professionals, and the public in the US and around the globe search the Library's online information resources more than one billion times each year. The NLM also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the NLM coordinates a 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.

The NLM supports an extensive digitization program to preserve and make available its historical collections, which stand among the richest of any institution in the world. To this end, the NLM is a principal contributor to the Medical Heritage Library (MHL), a collaborative effort of several large medical research libraries to digitize and make available online thousands of pieces of historical medical literature. All of NLM's digitized historical content is also available through NLM's Digital Collections, and much of the content will also be available with that of other contributors on the MHL’s collections page on the Internet Archive."



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries
  • 9971

American canopy: Trees, forests and the making of a nation.

New York: Scribner, 2012.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › History of Ecology / Environment, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States
  • 9977

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 22: Science and medicine. Edited by James G. Thomas, Jr. & Charles Reagan Wilson.

Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2012.


Subjects: AFRICAN AMERICANS & MEDICINE & BIOLOGY › History of African Americans & Medicine & Biology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American South, Encyclopedias, Slavery and Medicine › History of Slavery & Medicine, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine
  • 10239

The Repository.

London: The Royal Society, 2012.

https://blogs.royalsociety.org/history-of-science

This is the Royal Society's History of Science blog.



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Blogs
  • 10290

Lincoln and medicine.

Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2012.


Subjects: American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE › History of U.S. Civil War Medicine, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Midwest, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10294

The art of medicine: Over 2000 years of images and imagination.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

"The pharmaceutical magnate Henry S. Wellcome (1853-1936) sought to illumine the 'history of the Healing art' across cultures and from the ancient past to his own day through his vast historical medical collection. This large, visually arresting volume represents a studied sampling of the Wellcome collection and its ambition to encapsulate, through art and artifact, a spectrum of medical questions, remedies, and their sociocultural consequences." Messbarger. ISIS 104: 145, 2013



Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10345

Death, dying, and organ transplantation: Reconstructing medical ethics at the end of life.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.


Subjects: DEATH & DYING, Ethics, Biomedical, TRANSPLANTATION
  • 10418

Contagion: How commerce has spread disease.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012.


Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease
  • 10584

Illustrated Suśruta Samhitā. Translated by K. R. Srikantha Murthy. 3 vols.

Varanasi, India: Chaukhamba Orientalia, 2012.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › India
  • 10586

Doctored: The medicine of photography in nineteenth-century America.

University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2012.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , IMAGING › Photography / Photomicrography , WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10668

Democratic governance & health: Hospitals, Politics and health policy in New Zealand.

Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press, 2012.

"New Zealand is the only country in the world where elected health boards have long been a core feature of the health care system. These boards are conceptually important and aspirational for policy-makers and communities across the world grappling with issues of how to increase public participation in health care. This book traces the development of New Zealand’s elected health boards, from the 1930s to the present District Health Board structure, analyzing the history of democratic governance of health care, how boards have functioned, the politics surrounding their reform, and the idea of local democracy in health care decision-making. Based on extensive primary research, it assesses the capacity of elected boards to effectively govern the allocation of public expenditure on behalf of taxpayers and patients. Are there alternatives to the existing District Health Board model? How might the electoral model be improved upon? The concluding chapter provides some suggestions" (publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › New Zealand, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10708

Dissection on display: Cadavers, anatomists and public spectacle.

Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.


Subjects: ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10865

Comparative anatomy and phylogeny of primate muscles and human evolution.

Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press & Jersey, British Isles: Science Publishers, 2012.

1027pp. The most comprehensive review of the comparative anatomy, homologies and evolution of the head, neck, pectoral and upper limb muscles of primates. The format is unusual with the text occupying the first 134pp., followed by 20 pages of bibliographical references. The remainder of the book consists of Appendix 1. Tables of primate head, neck, pectoral and upper limb muscles (pp. 155-896), And Appendix 2: Photographs of primate head, neck, pectoral and upper limb muscles. This covers pp. 897-1020 and consists of over 240 color plates of dissections.



Subjects: COMPARATIVE ANATOMY, EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution, ZOOLOGY › Mammalogy › Primatology
  • 10876

Severe respiratory illness associated with a novel coronavirus - Saudi Arabia and Qatar, 2012.

Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. (MMWR) 61, 820., 2012.

Reports on the first two patients affected by a "new" coronavirus. The first patient, hospitalized in June 2012, died, and the other was in both pulmonary and renal failure. In this paper the CDC referenced a website posting by the WHO, offering "interim case definitions" and criteria for "probable case" and "confirmed case." This paper is available from the CDC at this link.

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



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Qatar, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Saudi Arabia, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) , VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Coronaviruses (Coronaviridae) › MERS
  • 10877

Brief Report: Isolation of a novel coronavirus from a man with pneumonia in Saudi Arabia.

New Eng. J. Med., 367, 1814-1820, 2012.

This paper, dated November 8, 2012, characterized the virus up to and including its genome sequence, including radiology and imaging findings, lab findings, diagnosis and management. The authors tentatively named the virus "HCoV-EMC" for Human and the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, where the lead author, Zaki, sent the virus to be sequenced. Taxonomists later renamed the virus MERS-CoV.  Available from nejm.org at this link.

Remarkably, for political reasons Zaki lost his job at a private hospital in Saudi Arabia immediately after he sent the disease sample to Rotterdam. He also had to flee the country immediately. Details of this firing were reported on FluTrackers.com at this link. Further details were reported in Nature Middle East on June 2, 2014 at this link.

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



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Saudi Arabia, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) , VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Coronaviruses (Coronaviridae) › MERS
  • 10907

Encylopedia of the black death.

Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2012.


Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of
  • 10915

A new phlebovirus associated with severe febrile illness in Missouri.

New Eng. J. Med., 367, 834-841, 2012.

Order of authorship in the original paper: McMullan, Folk, Kelly. Discovery of a new Phlebovirus, which the authors name the "Heartland virus" and with high probability that Amblyoma is the tick vector. Digital facsimile from nejm.org at this link.

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



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Tick-Borne Diseases › Heartland Virus, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Missouri, VIROLOGY, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10932

Leading the way: A history of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.


Subjects: Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Maryland
  • 11048

Medical prescriptions in the Cambridge Genizah Collections: Practical medicine and pharmacology in medieval Egypt. Cambridge Genizah Studies Series, Volume 4.

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2012.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Egypt, Jews and Medicine › History of Jews and Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 11067

Napoleon Ier et ses médecins.

Paris: Harmattan, 2012.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › France, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Napoleon's Campaigns & Wars
  • 11149

Les origines de la sexologie (1850-1900).

Paris: Payot, 2012.


Subjects: SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 11386

Children's surgery: A worldwide history.

Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.


Subjects: Pediatric Surgery › History of Pediatric Surgery
  • 11455

Charcot in Morocco. Introduction, notes and translation by Toby Gelfand.

Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2012.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Morocco, Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientsts
  • 11844

A programmable dual RNA-guided DNA endonuclease in adaptive bacterial immunity.

Science, 337, 816-821, 2012.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Jinek, Chylinski, Fonfar, Hauer, Doudna, Charpentier. Doudna, Charpentier and colleagues showed for the first time that the CRISPR evolutionary immune tool of bacteria against bacteriophages could be manipulated, reprogrammed, and guided to make very specific "cuts" on desired target segments of DNA in the lab, making this a gene-targeting and genome-editing tool. This potentially allowed scientists to change or rewrite the genetic code of any organism at will. However, at this point the science was only applied to bacteria.

Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.

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



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › CRISPR , WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 12054

La littérature médicale de la compagne d'Égypte.

Histoire des Sciences Medicales, 46, 19-30, 2012.

Digital facsimile from biusante.parisdescartes.fr at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Egypt, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Napoleon's Campaigns & Wars
  • 12131

Revolutionary medicine: Health and the body in post-Soviet Cuba.

Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012.

"Until the Soviet bloc collapsed in 1989, socialist Cuba encouraged citizens to view access to health care as a human right and the state's responsibility to provide it as a moral imperative. Since the loss of Soviet subsidies and the tightening of the U.S. economic embargo, Cuba's government has found it hard to provide the high-quality universal medical care that was so central to the revolutionary socialist project. In Revolutionary Medicine, P. Sean Brotherton deftly integrates theory and history with ethnographic research in Havana, including interviews with family physicians, public health officials, research scientists, and citizens seeking medical care. He describes how the deterioration of health and social welfare programs has led Cubans to seek health care through informal arrangements, as well as state-sponsored programs. Their creative, resourceful pursuit of health and well-being provides insight into how they navigate, adapt to, and pragmatically cope with the rapid social, economic, and political changes in post-Soviet Cuba." (publisher).



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Cuba, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 12143

The evolution of the human placenta.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.

Chapter one is "The history of placental investigations."



Subjects: ANATOMY › 21st Century, EVOLUTION, PHYSIOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY › Fetal Physiology
  • 12154

The scars of Venus: A history of venereology.

New York: Springer, 2012.


Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES › History of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • 12339

Ultrasound in clinical diagnosis: From pioneering developments in Lund to global application in medicine. Edited by Bo Ekloff, Kjell Lindström and Stig Persson.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Concerns applications in echocardiography, echoencephalography, in obsterics and gynecology, Doppler ultrasound in vascular disease, ultrasound in radiology, and development of ultrasound in ophthalmology.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Sweden, IMAGING › History of Imaging, IMAGING › Sonography (Ultrasound)
  • 12350

Vaccine: The debate in modern America.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.


Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Anti-Vaccination, IMMUNOLOGY › Vaccines
  • 12374

British cardiology in the 20th century. Edited by Mark E. Silverman, Peter R. Fleming, Arthur Hollman, Desmond G. Julian, Dennis M. Krikler.

London & New York: Springer Science , 2012.

"The first and only detailed history of mdoern cardiology and cardiac surgery in Britain" (W. Bruce Fye, 2020).



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › History of Cardiology
  • 12465

Cuvier’s History of the natural sciences Vol. 1: Twenty-four lessons from antiquity to the renaissance, translated from the French by A. J. Simpson. Vol. 2: Nineteen lessons from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, translated from the French by B. D. Marx. Vol. 3: Twenty lessons from the first half of the eighteenth century. Edited and annotated by T. W. Pletsch.

Paris: Publications Scientifiques du Muséum and Bibliothèque Centrale, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, 20122018.

Annotated English editions and translation of Cuvier's 5 volume Histoire des sciences naturelles, depuis leur origine jusqu’a nos jours, originally published in French from 1841 to 1845.



Subjects: NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History
  • 12643

The neurological patient in history. Edited by L. Stephen Jacyna and Stephen T. Casper.

Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2012.


Subjects: NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology
  • 12676

Epidemics in context: Greek commentaries on Hippocrates in the Arabic tradition. Edited by Peter E. Pormann.

New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2012.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology › Translations to and from Arabic, Hippocratic Tradition, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Syria and Syriac Texts
  • 12751

Eyewire: A game to map the brain.

Princeton, NJ: Sebastian Seung's Laboratory, 2012.

https://eyewire.org/explore

Eyewire is a game to map the brain from Sebastian Seung's Lab at Princeton University. This citizen science human-based computation game challenges players to map retinal neurons. Eyewire launched on December 10, 2012. Over five years, 250,000 people from 150 countries have signed up.
 
Eyewire challenges players, "Eyewirers", to map neurons in 3D. Upon registering, players are directed through a tutorial that explains the game. Supplementary video tutorials are available on the Eyewire Blog.

In Eyewire, the player is given a cube with a partially reconstructed neuron branch stretching through it. On the right side of the screen is a grayscale image of the cross sections of neurons. The player learns to "color" inside a gray outline of a single neuron branch, which usually extends from one side of the cube to another. As a player colors, segmentations that were generated by AI are added to the 3D section on the left of the screen. Reconstructions are compared across players as each cube is submitted, yielding a consensus reconstruction that is later checked by expert players of rank Scout and Scythe. These players have the power to extend branches, remove erroneous segments (nicknamed "mergers"), and flag cubes for further review. This end result is volumetric reconstructions of complete neurons.




Subjects: ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy › Cytoarchitecture, COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Collaborations Online (Wikis), NEUROSCIENCE › Computational Neuroscience › Connectomics
  • 12804

Oswaldus Crollius und Daniel Sennert im frühneuzeitlichen Istanbul: Studien zur Rezeption des Paracelsismus im Werk des osmanischen Arztes Salih b. Nasrullāh Ibn Sallūm al-Halabī. By Natalia Bachour.

Freiburg: Centaurus Verlag & Media, 2012.

Study of the "Al-Ṭibb al-jadīd al-kīmiyāʼī alladhī ikhtaraʻahu Barākalsūs (The new chemical medicine invented by Paracelsus), an Arabic compendium of alchemical works from early modern Europe by Salih ibn Nasrallah al-Halabi ibn Sallum (died 1671). Ibn Sallum was a noted physician in Aleppo and subsequently chief physician in the Ottoman capital of Istanbul. Ibn Sallum’s work is on iatrochemistry and consists of translations of Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, known as Paracelsus (1493‒1541), an alchemist, physician, and medical reformer, and of alchemist and physician Oswald Crollius (circa 1563–1609). The first part of Ibn Sallum’s work is an Arabic translation of Paracelsus, which includes an introduction and four chapters (each of which are divided further into sections). The introduction, an overview of the history of alchemy, describes the invention of alchemy by “Hermes Trismegistus the Egyptian” (a legendary “thrice-great Hermes” to whom a large corpus of writing was attributed) and the subsequent transfer of alchemical knowledge to the Hellenistic and Islamic worlds. The book also discusses Paracelsus and his transformation of alchemy into a field of medicine, with a dual focus on the perfection and purification of metals and on preserving the health of the human body. Chapter one is entitled al-Juz’ al-naẓarī min ashyā’ gharība wa huwa al-ṭibb al-kīmīyā’ī fī al-umūr al-ṭabī‘īya (On the speculative part of paranormal objects, i.e., alchemical medicine regarding the affairs of nature). This chapter includes a discussion of such topics as al-Hayūlā al-ūlā wa al-sirr al-akbar (prime matter and the great secret). The second chapter is entitled Asās ṭibb al-kīmīyā (On the principles of alchemical medicine). Presented in this chapter are sections on asbāb al-amrāḍ (the causes of illness), al-nabḍ (the pulse), and al-ʻalāj al-kullī (general treatments). The third chapter, Bayān kayfīyat tadbīr al-adwīya (On an explication of the manner of managing medicines), discusses chemical procedures involving metals and minerals. The fourth chapter, Fī al-ʻamaliyāt (On operations), discusses such procedures as the distillation of water. The second part of this compendium is an Arabic rendition of Basilica Chymica, by Crollius, who was influenced by Paracelsus. The first edition of Crollius’s work was probably printed in 1609 in Frankfurt, with a French translation appearing in 1622. The Arabic version of this work, which takes up roughly the second half of the manuscript, deals with the general treatment of diseases as well as the treatment of ailments that are specific to various organs. The bismallah (in the name of God) and the invocation to God and the Prophet have been omitted from the introduction to this manuscript. Also omitted is the subsequent sentence which identifies the work, and lists Paraclesus as the inventor of the new alchemical medicine" (https://www.wdl.org/en/item/17155/).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Turkey, Chemistry, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS
  • 12805

Well-Mannered medicine: Medical ethics and etiquette in classical Ayurveda.

New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › India › History of Ancient Medicine in India, Ethics, Biomedical › History of Biomedical Ethics, INDIA, Practice of Medicine in › History of Practice of Medicine in India
  • 12826

Latin editions of Galen's Opera omnia (1490-1625) and their prefaces.

Early Science and Medicine, 17, 391-412, 2012.

Analysis of publishing and editorial aspects of the many editions of Galen's collected works published during the height of Galen's influence after the invention of printing. This filled a gap in Galenic bibliography since Richard Durling did not cover most of these editions in his Chronological census (1961).



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors
  • 13209

Il Museo di storia naturale dell'Università degli studi di Firenze. Vol. 4, Le collezioni mineralogiche e litologiche.

Florence: Firenze University Press, 2012.


Subjects: MUSEUMS › Natural History Museums / Wunderkammern
  • 13244

Historische phonetische Geräte. Katalog der historischen akustisch-phonetischen Sammlung (HAPS) der Technischen Universität Dresden. Erster Teil.

Dresden: TUD Press, 2012.


Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Medical Instruments, Speech, Anatomy and Physiology of
  • 13342

Histoire de la médecine arabe en Tunisie durant dix siècles.

Carthage, Tunisia: Editions Cartaginoiseries, 2012.

Includes a biography and bibliography of Ben Miled as well as a reprint of his thesis, L'école médicale de Kairouan aux xe et xie siècles (1933). The 2012 work was originally published in Arabic as Ṭibb al-ʻArabī al-Tūnisī fī ʻasharat qurun̄. Tunis: Déméter, 1980.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Tunisia, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 7034

Chinese medicine and healing. An illustrated history.

Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.

Contributions from 53 scholars, edited by Hinrichs and Barnes.



Subjects: Chinese Medicine › History of Chinese Medicine
  • 7133

The eye in history. Edited by Frank Joseph Goes.

New Delhi: Jaypee-Highlights Medical Publishers, 2013.

Explains scentific subjects and procedures for the lay person or general practitioner and then discusses the history of these topics; well-documented with bibliographical references; illustrated in color throughout.



Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › History of Ophthalmology
  • 7192

Naturalists at sea: Scientific travelers from Dampier to Darwin.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2013.


Subjects: VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists › History of Voyages & Travels by Physicians....
  • 7198

"A plaine and easie waie to remedie a horse.' Equine medicine in early modern England.

Leiden: Brill, 2013.


Subjects: VETERINARY MEDICINE › History of Veterinary Medicine, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 7235

The early history of the cochlear implant: A retrospective.

JAMA Otolaryngology-- Head & Neck Surgery, 139, 446-53., 2013.


Subjects: OTOLOGY › History of Otology, OTOLOGY › Prostheses › Cochlear Implant
  • 7501

Imaging and imagining the fetus: The development of obstetric ultrasound.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.


Subjects: IMAGING › Sonography (Ultrasound), INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 7527

La biblioteca di Avraham ben David Portaleone Secondo L'inventario della sua eredita.

Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 2013.

An attempt to reconstruct the library of Avraham Portaleone (1542-1612) of Mantua, physician to the ducal house of Gonzaga, on the basis of two interesting inventories, including a Hebrew list of 1585 and an inventory associated with Portaleone's death in 1612, notarized and preserved in the Archivio Notarile at Mantua.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries, Jews and Medicine
  • 7544

The drug book: From Arsenic to Xanax, 250 milestones in the history of drugs.

New York: Sterling Publishing Company, 2013.


Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 7556

A history of geology and medicine.

London: The Geological Society, 2013.


Subjects: Minerals and Medicine
  • 7617

Medical museums: Past, present, future.

London: Royal College of Surgeons, 2013.

A collective work edited by Alberti and Hallam. Includes many fine images in color.  An unusual feature of the book is the artistic reconstruction in cross-section of John Hunter's home and his anatomy school and his purpose-built building for his museum (p. 19).



Subjects: MUSEUMS › History of Museums, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 7618

An environmental history of the Middle Ages: The crucible of nature.

London: Routledge, 2013.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › History of Ecology / Environment, Environmental Science & Health › History of Environmental Science, Medieval Zoology › History of Medieval Zoology
  • 7651

Fritz Kahn.

Cologne: Taschen, 2013.

Text and captions in English, French and German.



Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, Illustration, Biomedical
  • 7691

Galen's psychological writings: Avoiding distress, Character traits, The diagnosis and treatment of the affections and errors peculiar to each person's soul, The capacites of the soul depend upon the mixtures of the body. Edited by P. N. Singer. Translated with introductions and notes by Vivian Nutton, Daniel Davies and P. N. Singer.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

In 2005 a long lost treatise by Galen, entitled Περι αλυπιας (Avoiding distress), was discovered in the Monastery of the Vlatades (Moni Vlatadon) in Thessaloniki, central Macedonia, Greece. The manuscript, identified as Vlatadon 14, dates from the fifteenth century. In Peri ton idion biblio (De Libris propriis liberOn his Own Writings), Galen referred to Περι αλυπιας, but the last evidence of the text was preserved by the 13th century physician and writer Joseph ben Judah ibn Aknin, who paraphrased and/or translated extacts of it into Hebrew. Rediscovery of the complete text is considered one of the most spectacular finds ever in ancient literature.

Galen was motivated to write Περι αλυπιας in 192 CE after a large portion of his library, his supply of medicines and medical instruments, and wax molds for the casting of new instruments that he had invented, and other valuable items, were destroyed when a devastating fire burned the Temple of Peace (Forum of Vespasian) and nearby storehouses on the Via Sacra, the main street of ancient Rome, where his property was kept. Galen chose to keep his library there because the storehouse also held some of the imperial archives, and was kept under military guard. The fire that destroyed Galen's library also burned all the public libraries on the Palatine Hill.

Galen's Περι αλυπιας provides significant information on the use of the codex form of the book in the second century CE, on the general vulnerability of books and texts, and on the production, copying, dissemination and storage of information, including the operation of Rome's imperial public libraries and Galen's use of them. It also provides information on the "consolation genre" of writings in antiquity. For the 2013 edition Galen's Avoiding distress was edited and translated by Vivian Nutton. For further details see HistoryofInformation.com at this link.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries, PSYCHOLOGY
  • 7843

The history of blood transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2013.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Africa, THERAPEUTICS › Blood Transfusion › History of Blood Transfusion
  • 7851

Medical saints: Cosmas and Damian in a postmodern world.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Subjects: RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 7926

A handbook of African traditional healing approaches & research practices. Edited by Njoki Wane and Erica Neeganagwedgin.

Nairobi, Kenya: Nsemia Inc., 2013.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Africa, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine
  • 7997

Pliny and the artistic culture of the Italian Renaissance.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2013.


Subjects: NATURAL HISTORY › Art & Natural History, Renaissance Medicine › History of Renaissance Medicine
  • 8001

Licensed to practice: The Supreme Court defines the American medical profession.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.

History of the 1889 Supreme Court case that legalized the licensing of physicians in the U.S. and the impact of that decision on the subsequent development of this nation's unique medical system.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession, LAW and Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8037

Eating the Enlightenment: Food and the sciences in Paris, 1670-1760.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2013.


Subjects: NUTRITION / DIET › History of Nutrition / Diet, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8097

Between flesh and steel: A history of military medicine from the Middle Ages to the war in Afghanistan.

Dulles, VA: Potomac Books, 2013.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Afghanistan, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine
  • 8100

In the blink of an eye: The deadly story of epidemic meningitis.

New York: Springer Science , 2013.


Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Neuroinfectious Diseases › Meningitis, NEUROLOGY › Inflammatory Conditions › Cerebrospinal Meningitis
  • 8142

Before bioethics: A history of American medical ethics from the colonial period to the bioethics revolution.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Subjects: Ethics, Biomedical › History of Biomedical Ethics
  • 8151

3D printed bionic ears.

Nano Letters, 13, 2634-2639, 2013.

Description and illustration of the first 3D printed bionic organ: an ear.  From the Abstract: "The ability to three-dimensionally interweave biological tissue with functional electronics could enable the creation of bionic organs possessing enhanced functionalities over their human counterparts. Conventional electronic devices are inherently two-dimensional, preventing seamless multidimensional integration with synthetic biology, as the processes and materials are very different. Here, we present a novel strategy for overcoming these difficulties via additive manufacturing of biological cells with structural and nanoparticle derived electronic elements.' The abstract and two color images are available from acs.org at this link.



Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology
  • 8185

The inevitable hour: A history of caring for dying patients in America.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.


Subjects: DEATH & DYING › Hospice, DEATH & DYING › Palliative Care , GERIATRICS / Gerontology / Aging › History of Gerontology & Aging, HOSPITALS › History of Hospitals, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 8250

Medicine and the saints: Science, Islam, and the colonial encounter in Morocco, 1877-1956.

Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2013.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Morocco, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8266

Moses Maimonides and his practice of medicine.

Haifa: Maimonides Research Institute, 2013.


Subjects: Jews and Medicine, Jews and Medicine › History of Jews and Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 8286

Nikolaus Joseph Jacquin's American plants: Botanical expedition to the Caribbean (1754-1759) and the publication of the Selectarum stirpium Americanarum historia.

Leiden: Brill, 2013.


Subjects: BOTANY › History of Botany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Caribbean, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists › History of Voyages & Travels by Physicians....
  • 8300

Medicine and society in Ptolemaic Egypt.

Leiden: Brill, 2013.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Egypt › History of Ancient Medicine in Egypt, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Hellenistic, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8487

Mathematical demography: Selected papers. Edited by David Smith and Nathan Keyfitz. Second, revised edition, edited by Kenneth W. Wachter and Hervé Le Bras.

Heidelberg & New York: Springer, 2013.


Subjects: DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics, DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics › History of Demography
  • 8513

BabMed - Babylonian medicine: Corpora

Berlin: Frei Universität Berlin, 2013.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Cuneiform, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries
  • 8683

Leech.

London: Reaktion Books, 2013.

Published in the "Animal" series. Seemingly a definitive work on the natural history and medical application of leeches.



Subjects: PARASITOLOGY › Marine Parasitology, THERAPEUTICS › Bloodletting, THERAPEUTICS › History of Therapeutics, ZOOLOGY › Annelidology
  • 8697

The rise of fetal and neonatal physiology: Basic science to clinical care.

New York: Springer, 2013.


Subjects: EMBRYOLOGY › History of Embryology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics, PHYSIOLOGY › Fetal Physiology, PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology
  • 8760

A perfect vision: Catalogue of the William Holland Wilmer rare book collection. By Richard Semba and Kristine Smets.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries, OPHTHALMOLOGY › History of Ophthalmology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 8823

Avicenna's medicine: A new translation of the 11th-century Canon with practical applications for integrative health care.

Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2013.

A new translation of volume one of Avicenna's Qānūn (Canon), directly from the original Arabic.



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Persian Islamic Medicine
  • 8838

The Oxford handbook of women and gender in Medieval Europe. Edited by Judith M. Bennett and Ruth Mazo Karras.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Part V "Bodies, pleasures, desires" includes much of medical and biological interest, including a remarkable chapter by Kathryn M. Ringrose on "The Byzantine body."



Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE › History of Byzantine Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 8929

Dispelling the darkness: Voyage in the Malay Archipelago and the discovery of evolution by Wallace and Darwin.

Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co., 2013.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Singapore, EVOLUTION › History of Evolutionary Thought
  • 8954

Simon of Genoa's Medical Lexicon. Edited by Barbara Zipser.

Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013.

"Simon of Genoa's Medical Lexicon”, an edited volume based on the conference held on March 17th, 2012, is part of the Simon Online project – a dynamically growing Wiki edition of Simon of Genoa's Clavis sanationis, a Latin-Greek-Arabic medical dictionary from the late 13th century.... The volume demonstrates the importance of the Clavis, not only for the history of pharmacology and medicine, but also for Byzantine and medieval studies, Roman, Greek, Latin and Arabic philology and lexicography" (Publisher).



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Italy, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 8969

Animals in the ancient world from A to Z.

New York: Routledge, 2013.

"Animals were integral to ancient commerce, war, love, literature and art. Inside the city they were found as pets, pests, and parasites. They could be sacred, sacrificed, liminal, workers, or intruders from the wild. Beyond the city domesticated animals were herded and bred for profit and wild animals were hunted for pleasure and gain alike. Specialists like Aristotle, Aelian, Pliny and Seneca studied their anatomy and behavior. Geographers and travelers described new lands in terms of their animals. Animals are to be seen on every possible artistic medium, woven into cloth and inlaid into furniture. They are the subject of proverbs, oaths and dreams. Magicians, physicians and lovers turned to animals and their parts for their crafts. They paraded before kings, inhabited palaces, and entertained the poor in the arena" (Publisher).

 



Subjects: ZOOLOGY › History of Zoology
  • 9065

História da medicina portuguesa durante a expansão.

Lisbon: Temas e Debates, 2013.

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



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Portugal
  • 9336

Life atomic: A history of radioisotopes in science and medicine.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2013.


Subjects: Nuclear Medicine, ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Radiation (Radiotherapy)
  • 9374

Ship of death: A voyage that changed the Atlantic world.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2013.

A multi-disciplinary account from the perspectives of the history of the slave trade, the anti-slavery movement and medical history, of the voyage of the Hankey, a small British ship that circled the Atlantic in 1792-93, causing a pandemic of yellow fever. The voyage was originated by a group of high-minded British colonists who planned to establish a colony free of slavery in West Africa. When the colony failed the ship set sail from Africa for the Caribbean and the North America, carrying, as was later understood, mosquitoes from Africa infected with yellow fever virus. The Hankey traveled from one port to the next, spreading yellow fever, leading to the death of tens of thousands of people in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Charleston.



Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, EPIDEMIOLOGY › Pandemics, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Yellow Fever › History of Yellow Fever, Slavery and Medicine › History of Slavery & Medicine
  • 9405

The history of American homeopathy: From rational medicine to holistic health care.

Rutherford, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2013.


Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Homeopathy › History of Homeopathy, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States
  • 9853

Medical visions: Producing the patient through film, television, and imaging technologies.

New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

"Kirsten Ostherr focuses on moving images produced in the United States from the early twentieth century to the present day. The types of images she considers are diverse and range from sober education films to television documentaries and fictionalized accounts of medical life. She also considers briefly at the end of the book more recent forms, including “reality” television and such virtual worlds as Second Life. The core of Medical Visions consists of six case studies, arranged in chronological order, that include close readings of specific films and programs. Ostherr is alert to the texts’ ideological dimensions as well as their aesthetic properties, often showing the close relationships between visual techniques associated with cinema and those deployed in medical contexts. The volume is rich in detail about the conditions under which works were made and received; especially telling are the ways in which medical organizations attempted to, and often succeeded in, controlling content and audiences" (https://muse.jhu.edu/article/548082, accessed 02-2018).

 



Subjects: Graphic Medicine, IMAGING › Cinematography, IMAGING › Photography / Photomicrography , LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 9857

Landmark papers in nephrology. Edited by John Freehally, Christopher McIntyre and J. Stewart Cameron.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Subjects: NEPHROLOGY › History of Nephrology
  • 9930

Routledge handbook on the global history of nursing. Edited by Patricia D'Antonio, Julie A. Fairman and Jean C. Whelan.

Abingdon, Oxford & New York: Routledge, 2013.


Subjects: NURSING › History of Nursing
  • 9949

US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection.

Falls Church, VA: U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), 2013.

https://archive.org/details/usnavybumedhistoryoffice&tab=collection

"A historical component has existed at the US Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery since May 1907 with the establishment of the Publications Office. In addition to producing The Naval Medical Bulletin, the Publications Office was responsible for producing occasional historical monographs, and maintaining a historical archive. Today the Office of Medical History's mission has evolved to preserve and promote the history and heritage of the Navy Medical Department while serving the needs of our customers. The collection consists of publications, public records, manuscripts, personal papers, hospital plans, Navy Hygiene Museum records, biographical files, subject files, facility files, films, videos, photographs, prints, drawings, and artifacts. The OMH currently consists of over 100 collections covering over 1,000 linear feet and is staffed by a historian and an archivist."

In March 2018 this digital library, housed at the Internet Archive, had over 5300 items online.



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Navy
  • 9960

Circulating Now: From the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine. Elizabeth A. Mullen, Managing Editor.

Bethesda, MD: U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2013.

https://circulatingnow.nlm.nih.gov/

 

"Free things like air,

Vital things like blood,

Living things like ideas…
Circulate.

"For over 175 years the National Library of Medicine’s historical collections have circulated to generations within the reading rooms of its various locations in and around Washington, DC. Now, these collections—as part of the trillions of bytes of data produced and delivered by the world’s largest biomedical library—circulate daily to millions of people around the world, including scientists, health professionals, scholars, educators, students, and the general public.

Circulating Now sustains the tradition and commitment of the NLM, and libraries everywhere, to provide knowledge and expertise freely and to inspire people and enrich lives.

Circulating Now conveys the vitality of medical history in our 21st-century world: its relevance and importance for research, teaching, and learning about the human condition.

Circulating Now evokes the living quality of the NLM’s historical collections and the stories they offer about the experience of health and disease across ten centuries and around the world."

 



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Blogs
  • 10062

Transforming the culture of dying: The work of the Project on Death in America.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

"Over a period of almost 10 years, the work of the Project on Death in America (PDIA) played a formative role in the advancement of end of life care in the United States. The project concerned itself with adults and children, and with interests crossing boundaries between the clinical disciplines, the social sciences, arts and humanities. PDIA engaged with the problems of resources in poor communities and marginalized groups and settings, and it attempted to foster collaboration across a range of sectors and organizations. Authored by medical sociologist David Clark, whose research career has focused on mapping, archiving and analyzing the history and development of hospice, palliative care and related end of life issues, this book examines the broad, ambitious conception of PDIA - which sought to 'transform the culture of dying in America' - and assesses PDIA's contribution to the development of the palliative care field and to wider debates about end of life care within American society. Chapters consider key issues and topics tackled by PDIA grantees which include: explorations of the meanings of death in contemporary American culture; the varying experiences of care at the end of life (in different settings, among different social and ethnic groups); the innovations in service development and clinical practice that have occurred in the US in response to a growing awareness of and debate about end of life issues; the emerging evidence base for palliative and end of life care in the US; the maturation of a field of academic and clinical specialization; the policy and legal issues that have shaped development, including the ethical debate about assisted suicide and the Oregon experience; the opportunities and barriers that have been encountered; and the prospects for future development. A final chapter captures developments and milestones in the field since PDIA closed in 2003, and some of the challenges going forward" (publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , DEATH & DYING, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10219

Paralysed with fear: The story of polio.

Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Neuroinfectious Diseases › Poliomyelitis (Infantile Paralysis), NEUROLOGY › Inflammatory Conditions › Poliomyelitis, VIROLOGY › History of Virology, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Picornaviridae › Poliovirus
  • 10372

Pharmacy in World War II.

New York & London: Pharmaceutical Products Press, 2013.


Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › World War II, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACY › History of Pharmacy
  • 10414

"Good tuberculosis men": The Army Medical Department's stuggle with tuberculosis.

Fort Sam Houston, TX: Defense Dept., Army, Office of the Surgeon General, Borden Institute, 2013.

Digital facsimile from cs.amedd.army.mil at this link.



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Tuberculosis › History of Tuberculosis, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10486

The pleasure's all mine: A history of perverse sex.

London: Reaktion Books, 2013.


Subjects: SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10527

The medical trade catalogue in Britain, 1870–1914.

London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation
  • 10541

Medicine and the workhouse. Edited by Jonathan Reinarz and Leonard Schwarz.

Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2013.
The first in depth study of the history of the medical services provided by workhouses, both in Britain and its former colonies, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Throughout this period workhouses were a key provider of medical care to the poor. Workhouse beds in Britain far outnumbered beds provided by charitable hospitals, and a high percentage of inmates were elderly and infirm, needing not only accommodation and work, but also medical relief.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL › History of Biomedical Economics, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10552

The Routledge history of sex and the body, 1500 to the present. Edited by Sarah Toulalan and Kate Fisher.

Abingdon, Oxford & New York: Routledge, 2013.


Subjects: SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10564

Design for information: An introduction to the histories, theories, and best practices behind effective information visualizations.

Beverly, MA: Rockport Publishers, 2013.

Visually splendid; includes frequent comparisons of modern computer representations with historical examples.



Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology › Visualization, Cartography, Medical & Biological, DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics › Graphic Display of
  • 10638

Hippocrate, Oeuvres complètes, Tome III, 1re partie: Pronostic. Texte établi, traduit et annoté par Jacques Jouanna, Anargyros Anastasiou, and Caroline Magdelaine.

Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2013.

This treatise on prognostication in acute diseases was possibly written by Hippocrates himself; or if not, by a physician close to him, sometime during the second half of the 5th century, before 410 BCE.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, Hippocratic Tradition
  • 10701

Medicina per animalia.

Bologna: CLUEB, 2013.


Subjects: VETERINARY MEDICINE › History of Veterinary Medicine
  • 10712

Charles Dickens and the sciences of childhood: Popular medicine, child health and victorian culture .

London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology › Fiction, PEDIATRICS › History of Pediatrics, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10772

Smallpox: A history.

Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013.


Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Smallpox › History of Smallpox
  • 10774

Broadcasting birth control: Mass media and family planning.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.

Explores the films and radio and television broadcasts developed by twentieth-century birth control advocates to promote family planning at home in the United States, and in the expanding international arena of population control.



Subjects: Contraception › History of Contraception, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 10801

Marrow of tragedy: The health crisis of the American Civil War.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.


Subjects: American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE › History of U.S. Civil War Medicine, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 10878

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus in bats, Saudi Arabia.

Emerg. Infect. Dis., 19, 1819-1823, 2013.

Dated November 2013. The authors collected bat feces from sites in Bisha, Saudi Arabia found less than 1-12 kilometers from the place of employment or home of an index case-patient there, and performed total nucleic acid extraction, and used PCR to amplify a chosen segment that showed 100% nucleotide identity correlation between human and bat virus.

Available from PubMedCentral at this link.

Remarkably, it was reported by Reuters on June 3, 2014, that Memish, who was Deputy Health Minister in Saudi Arabia when the paper was published, later lost his position for political reasons, after he was criticized by international organizations for failure to collaborate with international laboratories on MERS research. The Reuters article reported that 575 people in the kingdom were then infected with MERS, and that the disease had "spread around the world."

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



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Saudi Arabia, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) , POLICY, HEALTH, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Coronaviruses (Coronaviridae) › MERS
  • 10908

De materia medica. Il Discoride di Napoli (Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli - Ms ex-Vindobonense Greco 1, VI-VII sec d. C. 2 vols.

Sansepolcro: Aboca Museum Edizioni, 2013.

Translation into Italian of the text of the Naples Dioscorides, a 6-7th century illustrated manuscript. With color facsimiles of the original paintings in the manuscript, 243 modern drawings in color.  Foreword by Mauro Giancaspro and Valentino Mercati. Essays by Paolo Caputo, Paolo De Luca, Roberto De Lucia, Roberto Romano and Manuela De Matteis Tortora, Hans Walter Lack, Pietro Baraldi, Paolo Bensi and Alessandro Menghini. Afterword by Alain Touwaide. 243 Modern botanical images by Luca Massenzio Palermo.



Subjects: BOTANY, BOTANY › Botanical Illustration, BOTANY › Medical Botany, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 11045

A novel prion disease associated with diarrhea and autonomic neuropathy.

New Eng. J. Med., 369, 1904-1914, 2013.

Order of authorship in the original paper: Mead, Gandhi, Beck, Collinge. Collinge was the main author. Digital facsimile from nejm.org at this link.

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



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Prion Diseases, NEUROLOGY › Neuropathology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 11366

Reconstructing faces: The art and wartime surgery of Gillies, Pickerill, McIndoe and Mowlem.

Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press, 2013.


Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › World War I, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › World War II, PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY › History of Plastic Surgery
  • 11459

Duodenal infusion of donor feces for recurrent Clostridium difficile.

New Eng. J. Med., 368, 407-415, 2013.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Nood, Vrieze, Nieuwdorp....This research provided convincing evidence that fecal donation (faecal microbiota transplantation) is more effective therapy for virulent C. difficile infections than the previous drug of choice, Vancomycin.

Digital facsimile from NEJM.org at this link.

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



Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Gram-Positive Bacteria › Clostridium, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Clostridium Difficile (C. difficile) Infections, MICROBIOLOGY › Microbiome
  • 11519

The miraculous conformist: Valentine Greatrakes, the body politic, and the politics of healing in restoration Britain.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Subjects: POLICY, HEALTH, PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry
  • 11582

Kenelm Digby's Two Treatises, edited with an introduction by Paul. S. MacDonald.

Lexington, KY: The Gresham Press, 2013.


Subjects: EMBRYOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY
  • 11845

RNA-programmed genome editing in human cells.

eLIFE, 2, e00471, 2013.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Jinek, East, Cheng...Doudna. Doudna and colleagues presented the first demonstration that the CRISPR Cas/Cas9 bacterial editing tool functions could be applied in human cells. The DNA of cells modified in this research were human embryonic kidney cells called HEK-293. The authors summarized the consequences of this paper in the last sentence of their Abstract, which read, "These results show that RNA-programmed genome editing is a facile strategy for introducing site-specific genetic changes in human cells." Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.

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



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › CRISPR Gene Editing, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 11846

Multiplex genome engineering using CRISPR/Cas systems.

Science, 339, 819-823, 2013.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Cong, Ran, Cox....Zhang. Zhang and colleagues edited the genome of human and mouse cells (mammalian cells). Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.

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



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › CRISPR Gene Editing
  • 11847

RNA-guided human genome engineering via Cas9.

Science, 339, 823-826, 2013.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Mali, Yang, Esvelt....Church. Church and colleagues reported genome editing in human cells. Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.

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



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › CRISPR Gene Editing, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 11915

Biologics. A history of agents made from living organisms in the twentieth century. Edited by Alexander von Schwerin, Heiko Stoff and Bettina Wahrig.

London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013.


Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Biological Medical Product (Biologic)
  • 11978

The NCBI handbook, 2nd edition.

Bethesda, MD: U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2013.

Available online from ncbi.nlm.nih.gov at this link.

"The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, is a leader in the field of bioinformatics; it studies computational approaches to fundamental questions in biology and provides online delivery of biomedical information and bioinformatics tools. NCBI hosts approximately 40 online literature and molecular biology databases—including PubMed, PubMed Central, and GenBank—that serve millions of users around the world. The second edition of the NCBI Handbook, released in November 2013 in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of NCBI, aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the breadth of informatics resources at NCBI, and an in-depth account of the scope, data, infrastructure, processing, and access for each major database or resource. The databases and resources are organized here into seven concept areas: literature, genomes, variation, health, genes and gene expression, nucleotide, proteins, and small molecules and biological assays. Three additional categories encompass tools, infrastructure, and metadata. Each concept area begins with an overview chapter that provides a contextual framework for the resources discussed under that concept; the overview is followed by separate chapters that cover individual databases or resources.

As with the first edition, The NCBI Handbook 2nd Edition is geared towards advanced users of NCBI resources to provide an understanding of how bioinformatics resources at NCBI work. It is not a step-by-step user manual but complements NCBI user guides, tutorials, help information, and other existing documentation. It is our intent that the handbook will reflect, to the extent possible, the current state of databases, resources, and tools at NCBI, with information updated periodically."



Subjects: Biomedical Informatics, COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology, DIGITAL RESOURCES
  • 12023

Ritual and conflict: The social relations of childbirth in early modern England.

Abingdon, Oxford & New York: Ashgate, 2013.

"This book places childbirth in early-modern England within a wider network of social institutions and relationships. Starting with illegitimacy - the violation of the marital norm - it proceeds through marriage to the wider gender-order and so to the ’ceremony of childbirth’, the popular ritual through which women collectively controlled this, the pivotal event in their lives. Focussing on the seventeenth century, but ranging from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, this study offers a new viewpoint on such themes as the patriarchal family, the significance of illegitimacy, and the structuring of gender-relations in the period" (publisher).



Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › Midwives, PEDIATRICS › History of Pediatrics, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 12040

The duke and the stars: Astrology and politcs in renaissance Milan.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013.

Explores science and medicine as studied and practiced in fifteenth-century Italy, including how astrology was taught in relation to astronomy. It illustrates how the “predictive art” of astrology was often a critical, secretive source of information for Italian Renaissance rulers, particularly in times of crisis.



Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Medical Astrology
  • 12102

Alcohol and opium in the Old West: Use, abuse and influence.

Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American West, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs › Opium, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction › Alcoholism, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction › History of Drug Addiction
  • 12141

Cholera in Detroit: A history.

Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013.


Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Cholera, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Michigan
  • 12194

Mankind beyond earth: The history, science, and future of human space exploration.

New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.


Subjects: AVIATION Medicine › Aerospace Medicine, AVIATION Medicine › History of Aviation / Aerospace Medicine
  • 12219

Partnership for excellence: Medicine at the University of Toronto and academic hospitals.

Toronto, Canada & Buffalo, NY: University of Toronto Press, 2013.

A history of medicine and medical discoveries made at these Canadian hospitals.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Canada, HOSPITALS › History of Hospitals
  • 12299

Medical books in the Byzantine world. Edited by Barbara Zipser.

Bologna: Eikasmós Online II, 2013.


Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE › History of Byzantine Medicine
  • 12389

Landmark papers in allergy. Seminal papers in allergy with expert commentaries. Edited by Aziz Sheikh, Thomas Platts-Mills, and Allison Worth.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Subjects: ALLERGY › History of Allergy
  • 12391

Landmark papers in anaesthesia. Edited by Nigel Webster and Helen Galley.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Subjects: ANESTHESIA › History of Anesthesia
  • 12493

Medicine on screen: Films and essays from NLM.

Bethesda, MD: U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2013.
https://medicineonscreen.nlm.nih.gov/

Medicine on Screen logo
"Medicine on Screen is a curated portal to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) historical audiovisual collections. This site showcases unique, rare, and important medical films enriched with contextual information, scholarly essays, and related resources.


"NLM holds a world-renowned historical audiovisual collection of nearly 10,000 titles from the silent era to the present. These films cover a broad range of medical and health-related topics, from public health, surgery, and nursing to mental health, cancer, tuberculosis, child development, tropical medicine, genetics, and substance abuse. Some are public education films, some are professional training films, and some document scientific or medical research. The collection does not generally include Hollywood-type entertainment films, though the occasional celebrity name does appear, for example, Gene Kelly directed and starred in a WWII-era naval training film. Many of these films are rare, and in some cases NLM may have the only surviving copy.

"Medicine on Screen replaces the inventive NLM project Medical Movies on the Web, which debuted in 2013 under the direction of David Cantor, Michael Sappol, and Paul Theerman. Building on that foundation, Medicine on Screen adds fresh design, content, and functionality, and continues to highlight selected films from the Library’s audiovisual collections along with expert commentary that sets the films in historical context. In some cases, the films are supplemented with a bibliography and a selection of related materials from the collections of the Library and other repositories. Access to these and other digitized films is also provided through the NLM Digital Collections and YouTube channel."

 



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , IMAGING › Cinematography
  • 12568

Wars, pestilence and the surgeon's blade: The evolution of British Military medicine and surgery during the nineteenth century.

Solihull, England: Helion & Company, 2013.


Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Crimean War, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Napoleon's Campaigns & Wars
  • 12580

Geschichte der Dermatologie in Deutschland.

Berlin: Springer, 2013.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Germany, DERMATOLOGY › History of Dermatology
  • 12682

Catching cancer: The quest for its viral & bacterial causes.

Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2013.


Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER › History of Oncology & Cancer
  • 12927

History of orthodontics.

New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, 2013.

This history covers 19th century and earlier developments but emphasizes 20th century material including "History of dental lasers and their applications in orthodontics," "History of of Invisalign," etc.



Subjects: DENTISTRY › History of Dentistry, DENTISTRY › Orthodontics, INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Surgical Instruments › Lasers
  • 13230

A history of psycholinguistics: The Pre-Chomsky Era.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Subjects: PSYCHOLOGY › Psycholinguistics, Speech, Anatomy and Physiology of
  • 13265

The history of radiology.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Subjects: RADIOLOGY › History of Radiology
  • 13284

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Science, governance, and the pursuit of cures. By the Committee on a Review of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Board on Health Sciences Policy. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2013.

The California Institute for Regenerative medicine was the first state-fund institution that provided stable, in-state funding on a very large scale for biomedical research.

"The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) was created in 2005 by The California Stem Cell Research and Cures Act (Proposition 71) to distribute $3 billion in state funds for stem cell research. The passage of Proposition 71 by the voters of California occurred at a time when federal funding for research involving human embryonic stem cells was uncertain, given the ethical questions raised by such research. During its initial period of operations, CIRM has successfully and thoughtfully provided more than $1.3 billion in awards to 59 California institutions, consistent with its stated mission.

"As it transitions to a broadened portfolio of grants to stimulate progress toward its translational goals, the Institute should obtain cohesive, longitudinal, and integrated advice; restructure its grant application review process; and enhance industry representation in aspects of its operations. CIRM's unique governance structure, while useful in its initial stages, might diminish its effectiveness moving forward. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine: Science, Governance, and the Pursuit of Cures recommends specific steps to enhance CIRM's organization and management, as well as its scientific policies and processes, as it transitions to the critical next stages of its research and development program" (publisher).


A free PDF of this book was available from the National Academies Press at this link.


Subjects: ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL, POLICY, HEALTH, Regenerative Medicine, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › California
  • 13295

Dangerously sleepy: Overworked Americans and the cult of manly wakefulness.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.

The first book to track the longtime association of overwork and sleep deprivation from the nineteenth century to the present.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Sleep Physiology & Medicine, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE , OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE › History of Occupational Health & Medicine
  • 13532

The PKU paradox: A short history of a genetic disease.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.


Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY › GENETIC DISORDERS › Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • 13582

Modern colonization by medical intervention: U.S. medicine in Puerto Rico.

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013.


Subjects: U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Puerto Rico
  • 13647

Medical consulting by letter in France, 1665-1789.

Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2013.

"Ailing seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French men and women, members of their families, or their local physician or surgeon, could write to high profile physicians and surgeons seeking expert medical advice. This study, the first full-length examination of the practice of consulting by letter, provides a cohesive portrayal of some of the widespread ailments of French society in the latter part of the early modern period. It explores how and why changes occurred in the relationships between those who sought and those who provided medical advice. Previous studies of epistolary medical consulting have limited attention to the output of one or two practitioners, but this study uses the consultations of around 100 individual practitioners from the mid-seventeenth century to the time of the Revolution to give a broad picture of patients and physicians perceptions of illnesses and how they should be treated on a day-to-day basis.... (publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › France
  • 13660

Ophthalmologia: Optica et visio in nummis.

Piribebuy, Paraguay: J. P. Wayenborgh & New York: American Numismatic Society, 2013.


Subjects: Numismatics, Medical, OPHTHALMOLOGY › History of Ophthalmology
  • 13661

The history of color blindness. Translated from the original French manuscript by Colin Mailer.

Piribebuy, Paraguay: J. P. Wayenborgh & Amsterdam: Kugler Publications, 2013.


Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › History of Ophthalmology
  • 13674

Ways of regulating drugs in the 19th and 20th centuries. Edited by Jean-Paul Gaudillière and Volker Hess.

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 13691

A medical history of skin: Scratching the surface. Edited by Jonathan Reinarz and Kevin Siena.

London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013.


Subjects: DERMATOLOGY › History of Dermatology, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 13729

The NCBI handbook, 2nd edition.

Bethesda, MD: U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2013.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK143764/

"The National Center for Biotechnology Information (), a division of the National Library of Medicine () at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, is a leader in the field of ; it studies computational approaches to fundamental questions in biology and provides online delivery of biomedical information and bioinformatics tools. NCBI hosts approximately 40 online literature and molecular biology databases—including PubMed, PubMed Central, and GenBank—that serve millions of users around the world. The second edition of the NCBI Handbook, released in November 2013 in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of NCBI, aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the breadth of informatics resources at NCBI, and an in-depth account of the scope, data, infrastructure, processing, and access for each major  or resource. The databases and resources are organized here into seven concept areas: literature, genomes, variation, health, genes and , nucleotide, proteins, and small molecules and biological assays. Three additional categories encompass tools, infrastructure, and metadata. Each concept area begins with an overview chapter that provides a contextual framework for the resources discussed under that concept; the overview is followed by separate chapters that cover individual databases or resources.

"As with the first edition, The  Handbook 2nd Edition is geared towards advanced users of NCBI resources to provide an understanding of how  resources at NCBI work. It is not a step-by-step user manual but complements NCBI user guides, tutorials, help information, and other existing documentation. It is our intent that the handbook will reflect, to the extent possible, the current state of databases, resources, and tools at NCBI, with information updated periodically."





Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Institutional Medical Libraries, Histories of, Biomedical Informatics, DIGITAL RESOURCES
  • 5557

De arte phisicale et de cirurgia. By John of Arderne. From a new digital version of the Stockholm roll translated and commented by Torgny Svenberg & Peter Murray Jones, art-historical reflexions by Eva Lq Sandgen.

Stockholm: Hagströmerbiblioteket, 2014.

John of Arderne was the first English surgeon of note. The Stockholm manuscript preserved in the National Library of Stockholm is an illustrated vellum roll nearly 18 feet long and 15 inches wide written in England in 1412. It was written in two or three columns and includes 130 miniature paintings in color, often both artistic and humorous. The roll was first reproduced in black & white facsimile in an edition limited to 100 copies, Stockholm, Generalstabens Litografiska Anstalt, 1929. See No. 3416. The roll was first translated into English by D'Arcy Power in De arte phisicale et de cirurgia of Master John Arderne: Surgeon of Newark dated 1412  "from a transcript made by Eric Millar from the replica of the Stockholm manuscript in the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum" (1922). In the 2014 annotated translation (in codex form) the entire roll and all individual miniatures were reproduced in color. Digital facsimile of the 1922 edition from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England, SURGERY: General
  • 7220

Walking corpses: Leprosy in Byzantium and the Medieval West.

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014.

Leprosy first became known to Europeans during the 12th century when a frightening epidemic ravaged Catholic Europe. The Church responded by constructing charitable institutions called leprosariums to treat the rapidly expanding number of victims. Long before this the Byzantine Empire was forced to confront the disease. 



Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE › History of Byzantine Medicine, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Leprosy › History of Leprosy, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine
  • 7237

Jewish medical resistance in the holocaust. Edited by Michael A. Grodin.

New York: Berghahn Books, 2014.


Subjects: Jews and Medicine, Jews and Medicine › History of Jews and Medicine
  • 7289

The complete genome sequence of a Neanderthal from the Altai Mountains.

Nature, 505, 43-49, 2014.

First complete sequence of a Neanderthal genome. With more than 20 co-authors.



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Genomics, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Central Asia, EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution
  • 7377

The Oxford handbook of animals in classical thought and life.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.


Subjects: ZOOLOGY › History of Zoology
  • 7411

The herbal of al-Ghāfiqī. A facsimile edition of MS 7508 in the Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University, with critical essays. Edited by F. Jamil Ragep and Faith Wallis with Pamela Miller and Adam Gacek.

Montréal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 7503

The tools of Asclepius: Surgical instruments in Greek and Roman times.

Leiden: Brill, 2014.

The first major work on the subject since Milne's Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times (1907).



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece › History of Ancient Medicine in Greece, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire › History of Medicine in the Roman Empire, INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation
  • 7624

Madness and memory: The discovery of prions- a new biological principle of disease.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014.

Prusiner discovered prions, the agent causing scrapie in sheep and goats, mad cow disease, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans.



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Autobiography, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Prion Diseases, NEUROLOGY › Degenerative Disorders, NEUROSCIENCE › Neuropsychology › Memory, VETERINARY MEDICINE
  • 7664

Joseph Towne at the Gordon Museum.

London: Gordon Museum, Guy's Hospital Campus, King's College London, 2014.


Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, MUSEUMS › History of Museums, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 7754

African American medicine in Washington, D.C.: Healing the capital during the Civil War Era.

Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2014.

Concerns the role of African American nurses, doctors and surgeons during the American Civil War.



Subjects: AFRICAN AMERICANS & MEDICINE & BIOLOGY › History of African Americans & Medicine & Biology, American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE › History of U.S. Civil War Medicine
  • 7837

Border medicine: A transcultural history of Mexican American curanderismo.

New York: NYU Press, 2014.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Mexico, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American West, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine
  • 7845

Global population: History, geopolitics and life on earth.

New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.


Subjects: DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics › History of Demography, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 7846

Imperial hygiene: A critical history of colonialism, nationalism and public health.

London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.


Subjects: PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 7858

The teaching hospital: Brigham and Women's Hospital and the evolution of academic medicine. Edited by Peter V. Tishler, Christine Wenc and Joseph Loscalzo.

New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2014.


Subjects: Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession, HOSPITALS › History of Hospitals, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 7889

The Oxford encyclopedia of the history of American science, medicine, and technology. Edited by Hugh Richard Slotten.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , Encyclopedias, History of Medicine: General Works
  • 7936

Science in the vanished arcadia: Knowledge of nature in the Jesuit missions of Paraguay and Rio de La Plata.

Leiden: Brill, 2014.

An overview of Jesuit scientific production in Paraguay during the 17th and 18th centuries, including natural history, medicine, cartography, astronomy, and practical science.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Paraguay, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine, NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History
  • 7937

Historia de la medicina Argentina: Desde la dominación hispánica hasta la actualidad.

Buenos Aires: Eudeba, 2014.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Argentina, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine
  • 8038

Feeding France: New sciences of food, 1760-1815.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2014.


Subjects: ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL › History of Biomedical Economics, NUTRITION / DIET › History of Nutrition / Diet
  • 8067

Seeing the insane: A visually and cultural history of our attitudes toward the mentally ill.

Brattleboro, VT: Echo Point Books & Media, 2014.


Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry
  • 8131

Encyclopedia of Bioethics. 4th edition. Edited by Bruce Jennings. 6 vols.

New York: Macmillan, 2014.


Subjects: Encyclopedias, Ethics, Biomedical
  • 8160

Art of Vesalius. Edited by Robrecht Van Hee.

Antwerp: Garant, 2014.


Subjects: ANATOMY › Anatomical Illustration, ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, ART & Medicine & Biology
  • 8189

The emergence of tropical medicine in France.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2014.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › France, TROPICAL Medicine › History of Tropical Medicine
  • 8194

COPAC.

Manchester, 2014.

http://copac.jisc.ac.uk/search/form/main: "Copac exposes rare and unique research material by bringing together the catalogues of c.90 major UK and Irish libraries (and growing). In a single search you can discover the holdings of the UK’s national libraries (including the British Library), many University libraries, and specialist research libraries.  Researchers and educators use Copac to save time in their research, to quickly and easily discover and locate resources, to check document details, review materials in their field, and assess the rarity of materials etc. Information professionals trust Copac to give them access to a unique pool of high-quality bibliographic information.

"Searching Copac means you are searching a wide and varied range of library catalogues, from the collections of the Oxford and Cambridge universities to the libraries at the National Trust and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Copac’s contributors run the gamut from conservatoires to the catalogues of the major Russian and East European Collections in the country. We are adding more libraries all the time with a focus on specialist research collections, for example the Middle Temple Library and Institution of Mechanical Engineers Library, increasing the visibility of a growing range of specialist and rare materials" (accessed 12-2016).

 



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases
  • 8252

Intolerant bodies: A short history of autoimmunity.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.


Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY › History of Immunology
  • 8259

Maimonides On rules regarding the practical part of the medical art. A parallel English-Arabic edition and translation. Translated by Gerrit Bos, edited by Y. Tzvi Langermann

Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 2014.


Subjects: Jews and Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 8296

History of toxicology and environmental health. Toxicology in antiquity. 2 vols. Edited by Philip Wexler.

New York: Academic Press, 2014.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › History of Ancient Medicine & Biology, BYZANTINE MEDICINE › History of Byzantine Medicine, Environmental Science & Health, TOXICOLOGY › History of Toxicology
  • 8397

History of allergy. Edited by K. C. Bergmann and J. Ring. (Chemical Immunology and Allergy Vol. 100.)

Basel: Karger, 2014.

Allergy through 20 centuries; most common allergic diseases: historical reflections; mechanisms of allergy: important discoveries; detection and environmental influences and allergens; progress in allergy management; pioneers of allergy; allergy societies and collections; online supplementary material.



Subjects: ALLERGY › History of Allergy
  • 8464

Medicine and religion: An historical introduction.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.


Subjects: RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8509

Sourcebook for ancient Mesopotamian medicine.

Atlanta, GA: SBL Press, 2014.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, BIBLIOGRAPHY , BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Cuneiform
  • 8515

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

Leiden: Brill, 2014.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia
  • 8584

Food and environment in early and medieval China.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › History of Ecology / Environment, NUTRITION / DIET › History of Nutrition / Diet
  • 8705

Huarte y Navarro: The examination of men's wits, translated by Richard Carew. Edited by Rocío G. Sumillera. (MHRA Tudor & Stuart Translations, Vol. 17).

Modern Humanities Research Association, 2014.

Includes a very significant historical introduction, particularly concerning the very wide influence of this work on literature and philosophy as well as medicine.



Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, PSYCHOLOGY
  • 8897

Médecine, sciences de la vie et littérature en France et en Europe, de la révolution à nos jours. 3 vols. Edited by Lisa Dumusay-Queffélec and Hélène Spengler.

Geneva: Librairie Droz, 2014.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › France, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 9108

Medicine and the law in the Middle Ages. Edited by Wendy J. Turner and Sara M. Butler.

Leiden: Brill, 2014.

"... a dozen authors address this intersection within three themes: medical matters in law and administration of law, professionalization and regulation of medicine, and medicine and law in hagiography. The articles include subjects such as medical expertise at law on assault, pregnancy, rape, homicide, and mental health; legal regulation of medicine; roles physicians and surgeons played in the process of professionalization; canon law regulations governing physical health and ecclesiastical leaders; and connections between saints’ judgments and the bodies of the penitent. Drawing on primary sources from England, France, Frisia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, the volume offers a truly international perspective" (publisher).



Subjects: Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine) › History of Forensic Medicine , LAW and Medicine & the Life Sciences, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 9412

Shadow medicine: The placebo in conventional and alternative therapies.

New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.


Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › History of Alternative Medicine in General, PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE › Placebo / Nocebo
  • 9703

Scottish medicine and literary culture, 1726-1832.

New York & Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2014.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Scotland, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 9845

Sudden death: Medicine and religion in eighteenth-century Rome.

London: Routledge, 2014.

"In 1705-1706, during the War of the Spanish Succession and two years after a devastating earthquake, an ’epidemic’ of mysterious sudden deaths terrorized Rome. In early modern society, a sudden death was perceived as a mala mors because it threatened the victim’s salvation by hindering repentance and last confession. Special masses were celebrated to implore God’s clemency and Pope Clement XI ordered his personal physician, Giovanni Maria Lancisi, to perform a series of dissections in the university anatomical theatre in order to discover the 'true causes' of the deadly events. It was the first investigation of this kind ever to take place for a condition which was not contagious. The book that Lancisi published on this topic, De subitaneis mortibus (’On Sudden Deaths’, 1707), is one of the earliest modern scientific investigations of death; it was not only an accomplished example of mechanical philosophy as applied to the life sciences in eighteenth-century Europe, but also heralded a new pathological anatomy (traditionally associated with Giambattista Morgagni). Moreover, Lancisi’s tract and the whole affair of the sudden deaths in Rome marked a significant break in the traditional attitude towards dying, introducing a more active approach that would later develop into the practice of resuscitation medicine. Sudden Death explores how a new scientific interpretation of death and a new attitude towards dying first came into being, breaking free from the Hippocratic tradition, which regarded death as the obvious limit of physician’s capacity, and leading the way to a belief in the 'conquest of death' by medicine which remains in force to this day" (publisher).



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › History of Cardiology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Italy, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 9912

Handbook of African medicinal plants. Second edition.

Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2014.

"With over 50,000 distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. While more than 25 percent of known species have been used for several centuries in traditional African medicine for the prevention and treatment of diseases, Africa remains a minor player in the global natural products market largely due to lack of practical information. This updated and expanded second edition of the Handbook of African Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive review of more than 2,000 species of plants employed in indigenous African medicine, with full-color photographs and references from over 1,100 publications.

The first part of the book contains a catalog of the plants used as ingredients for the preparation of traditional remedies, including their medicinal uses and the parts of the plant used. This is followed by a pharmacognostical profile of 170 of the major herbs, with a brief description of the diagnostic features of the leaves, flowers, and fruits and monographs with botanical names, common names, synonyms, African names, habitat and distribution, ethnomedicinal uses, chemical constituents, and reported pharmacological activity. 

The second part of the book provides an introduction to African traditional medicine, outlining African cosmology and beliefs as they relate to healing and the use of herbs, health foods, and medicinal plants. This book presents scientific documentation of the correlation between the observed folk use and demonstrable biological activity, as well as the characterized constituents of the plants" (publisher).



Subjects: BOTANY › Ethnobotany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Africa, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine
  • 10043

Death before dying: History, medicine, and brain death.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

"Brain death-the condition of a non-functioning brain, has been widely adopted around the world as a definition of death since it was detailed in a Report by an Ad Hoc Committee of Harvard Medical School faculty in 1968. It also remains a focus of controversy and debate, an early source of criticism and scrutiny of the bioethics movement. Death before Dying: History, Medicine, and Brain Death looks at the work of the Committee in a way that has not been attempted before in terms of tracing back the context of its own sources-the reasoning of its Chair, Henry K Beecher, and the care of patients in coma and knowledge about coma and consciousness at the time. That history requires re-thinking the debate over brain death that followed which has tended to cast the Committee's work in ways this book questions. This book, then, also questions common assumptions about the place of bioethics in medicine. This book discusses if the advent of bioethics has distorted and limited the possibilities for harnessing medicine for social progress. It challenges historical scholarship of medicine to be more curious about how medical knowledge can work as a potentially innovative source of values" (publisher).



Subjects: DEATH & DYING, Ethics, Biomedical › History of Biomedical Ethics
  • 10087

Kennewick man: The scientific investigation of an ancient American skeleton. Edited by Douglas W. Owsley and Richard L. Jantz.

College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2014.

" This volume resents the results of the most comprehensive scientific study of one of the most complete ancient human skeletons ever found in North America" (from the introduction).

"Kennewick Man is the name generally given to the skeletal remains of a prehistoric Paleoamerican man found on a bank of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington, United States, on July 28, 1996.[1] It is one of the most complete ancient skeletons ever found. Radiocarbon tests on bone have shown it to date from 8.9k to 9k calibrated years before present.[2][3] In the early 2000s, genetic analysis did not have sufficient techniques to analyze such ancient DNA. By 2013, however, techniques had improved and the ancient DNA (aDNA) was analyzed. In June 2015 the team announced their conclusions, that Kennewick Man had most in common with Native Americans among living peoples, including those in the Columbia River region where he was found....

"The discovery of Kennewick Man, along with other ancient skeletons, has furthered scientific debate over the exact origin and history of early Native American people.[15] One hypothesis holds that a single source of migration occurred, consisting of hunters and gatherers following large herds of game who wandered across the Bering land bridge. An alternative hypothesis is that more than one source population was involved in migration immediately following the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), which occurred ~22k to ~18k years BP, and that the land migration through Beringia was either preceded by or roughly synchronous with a waterborne migration from coastal Asia.[34]" (Wikipedia article Kennewick Man, accessed 03-2018).



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Physical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Washington
  • 10097

Bodies in balance: The art of Tibetan medicine. Edited by Theresia Hofer.

Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2014.

The first comprehensive, interdisciplinary exploration of the triangular relationship among the Tibetan art and science of healing (Sowa Rigpa), Buddhism, and arts and crafts. Sowa Rigpa was influenced by Chinese, Indian, and Greco-Arab medical traditions but is distinct from them. Developed within the context of Buddhism, Tibetan medicine was adapted over centuries to different health needs and climates across the region encompassing the Tibetan Plateau, the Himalayas, and Mongolia.



Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Tibet
  • 10125

Learning from the wounded: The Civil War and the rise of American medical science.

Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2014.

How medical knowledge and experience gained during the U.S. Civil War advanced the development of American medicine after the war ended.



Subjects: American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE › History of U.S. Civil War Medicine, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10171

Santé et société à Montpellier à la fin du Moyen Âge.

Leiden: Brill, 2014.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › France, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10214

The Framingham Heart Study and the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases: A historical perspective.

Lancet, 383 (9921) 999-1008., 2014.

Full text available from PubMedCentral at this link.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY, CARDIOLOGY › History of Cardiology, EPIDEMIOLOGY, EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology
  • 10422

Aphrodisiacs, fertility and medicine in early modern England.

London: Royal Historical Society, 2014.

This work "... in its extensive study of gynecological treatises from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, provides an important intervention into assumptions about the subversive quality of aphrodisiacs and abortifacients. Rather than reading the imbibing of these substances as women’s taking control of their bodies and their sexuality, Evans considers these medicines as having “a legitimate place in medical treatments for infertility” (174) in the early modern period. Most of her scholarship works to articulate that “legitimate place” through citing print midwifery treatises and other medical texts, but she also calls upon broadside ballads, manuscript recipes, pornographic literature, and witchcraft pamphlets to argue for the presence that “printed medical literature” had in less authoritative discourse and, perhaps, vice versa.

"Evans’s work is most impressive in its survey of the medical literature, which includes not only the well-known midwifery manuals of Nicholas Culpepper and Jane Sharp but also more obscure anonymous texts. Occasionally her analysis will distinguish between works by licensed practitioners and those by others, but the accumulation of examples across the print record provides persuasive evidence supporting the ubiquity of the practices she describes. Through these practices, early modern individuals expressed the belief that sexual arousal and fulfillment were the keys to fertility; thus fertility itself, not arousal and fulfillment, was the goal of undertaking these practices. In this discussion, Evans considers aphrodisiacs for both men and women as addressing the same problem — infertility — thus providing a corrective to the contention that medical discourse placed the sole blame for infertility on the woman. Similarly, emmenagogues, medicines that “bring down the terms” or menstruation, were conceived as part of a regimen that established regular menstrual health and therefore contributed to women’s fertility" (https://muse.jhu.edu/article/640508)



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › Infertility, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10489

Die Erfindung der Ophthalmoskopie dargestellt in den Originalbeschreibungen der Augenspiegel von Helmholtz, Ruete und Giraud-Teulon. Eingeleitet und erläutert von Wolfgang Jaeger.

Berlin: Springer, 2014.


Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation, OPHTHALMOLOGY › History of Ophthalmology
  • 10542

Female circumcision and clitoridectomy in the United States: A history of a medical treatment.

Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2014.

"From the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century, American physicians treated women and girls for masturbation by removing the clitoris (clitoridectomy) or clitoral hood (female circumcision). During this same time, and continuing to today, physicians also performed female circumcision to enable women to reach orgasm. Though used as treatment, paradoxically, for both a perceived excessive sexuality and a perceived lack of sexual responsiveness, these surgeries reflect a consistent medical conception of the clitoris as a sexual organ. In recent years the popular media and academics have commented on the rising popularity in the United States of female genital cosmetic surgeries, including female circumcision, yet these discussions often assume such procedures are new..." (publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , Ethics, Biomedical › History of Biomedical Ethics, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10566

Medical Museums outside the United States.

Cleveland, OH: Case Western Reserve University, 2014.

http://artsci.case.edu/dittrick/research/links-of-interest/medical-museums-outside-the-united-states/

Annotated listing of medical museums outside the United States with links to their websites.



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 10629

The Pelvis: Structure, gender and society.

Heidelberg & New York: Springer, 2014.

"This book offers a critical review of the pelvic sciences—past, present and future—from an anatomical and physiological perspective....The book starts with a “construction plan” of the pelvis and shows its structural consequences. The historical background of pelvic studies proceeds from medieval and early Italian models to the definitive understanding of the pelvic anatomy in the Seventeenth century. During these eras of pelvic research, concepts and approaches developed that are illustrated with examples from comparative anatomy and from mutations, also with regard to the biomechanics of pelvic structures. Perceptions of the pelvis as an important element in sexual arousal and mating conduct are discussed, as well as attitudes to circumcision, castration and other mutilations, in its anthropological, social context.

"The anatomy and physiology of the pelvic wall and its organs as well as the development of these pelvic organs are covered as a prerequisite to understanding, for example, the spread of pelvic carcinoma and male and female bladder muscle function. Connective pelvic tissue is examined in its reinforcing capacity for pelvic structures, but also as a “hiding place” for infections. Innervations and reflexes relayed through the pelvic nerves are discussed in order to explain incontinence, sphincter function and the control of smooth and striated muscles in the pelvis.

"Catheters and drugs acting on pelvic function are described, and a critical review of alternative clinical methods for treating pelvic dysfunctions is provided" (publisher).



Subjects: ANATOMY › 21st Century, ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Carcinoma, PHYSIOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology, SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology
  • 10699

Animalia: Men and animal care in the manuscripts of the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana. Edited by Donatella Lippi.

Florence: Mandragora, 2014.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, VETERINARY MEDICINE › History of Veterinary Medicine, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10771

Cholera: A worldwide history.

Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2014.


Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Cholera, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease
  • 10778

The early spread and epidemic ignition of HIV-1 in human populations.

Science, 346, 56-61, 2014.

Using the viral genome isolated from the archival serum of the "Kinshasa patient", Lemey, Faria and colleagues deduced that the prototype African viral strain first crossed from monkeys to humans about 1920 in the area of Kinshasa in Africa. This was about forty years before it was first detected in a stored human blood sample collected in 1959 from a hospitalized patient it in Kinshasa. Order of authorship in the original publication was Faria, Rambaut, Suchard...Lemey.

Full text and images from PubMedCentral at this link.

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



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Africa, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › HIV / AIDS › History of HIV / AIDS
  • 10879

Brief report: Evidence for camel-to-human transmission of MERS coronavirus.

New Eng. J. Med., 370, 2499-2505, 2014.

Dated June 26, 2014. Using viral genomics and PCR, the Saudi authors demonstrated that full genome sequences of a man, and the camel he had contact with, were identical. Available from nejm.org at this link.

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



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Saudi Arabia, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) , VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Coronaviruses (Coronaviridae) › MERS
  • 10909

A database for three Dioscoridean illustrated herbals.

HortScience, 49, 977-979, 2014.

"Abstract. An image database was developed for three illustrated recensions of the nonillustrated manuscript of Dioscorides entitled ... (De Materia Medica in Latin; On Medical Matters in English) written in approximately Year 65: Juliana Anicia Codex (JAC) or Codex Vindobonensis produced in Year 512, Codex Neapolitanus (NAP) produced in the late sixth or early seventh century, and Morgan 652 (M652) produced between 927 and 985. The database that brings up images and accompanying records is searchable by herbal, common name in English and Greek (Roman alphabet), binomial (current and in source document), and botanical family. In addition, a Venn diagram of images in the three herbals permits a search for images that are common or unique among the three herbals. The database makes it possible to locate images in herbals written in Greek that are difficult to access and will be useful to horticulturists and herbal scholars." The database is available at: https://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/pdfs/herbal-database-hortsci-v49-2014.pdf

 



Subjects: BOTANY › Botanical Illustration, BOTANY › History of Botany, BOTANY › Medical Botany, DIGITAL RESOURCES, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines › History of Materia Medica, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10911

Medicine in Iran: Profession, practice, and politics, 1800-1925.

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Iran (Persia), POLICY, HEALTH, Persian (Iranian) Islamic Medicine › History of Persian (Iranian) Islamic Medicine
  • 10928

Emergence of Zaire Ebola virus disease in Guinea.

New Eng. J. Med., 371, 1418-1425, 2014.

Order of authorship in the original paper: Baize, Pannetier, Oestereich. The authors used PCR, viral sequencing, and phylogenetic analysis to track down the index case, a two-year-old child in Meliandou village, Guékédou Prefecture, southern Guinea. This case, in which the child died on December 6, 2013, sparked the Ebola Zaire epidemic of 2014. The authors tracked down all contacts with the child to a point of unstoppable spread and dissemination. In a multi-country collaboration the virus was sequenced and characterized.

Digital facsimile from nejm.org at this link.

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



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Guinea, Republic of, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Ebola Virus Disease, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Filoviridae › Ebolavirus, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10929

Clinical illness and outcomes in patients with Ebola in Sierra Leone.

New Eng. J. Med., 371, 2092-2100, 2014.

Order of authorship in the original paper: Schieffelin, Shaffer, Goba. The authors used "quantitative reverse-transcriptase-polymerase-chain-reaction assays to assess the load of Ebola virus (EBOV, Zaire species) in a subgroup of patients." Includes data on patient clinical characteristics and presentation of the illness, describes clinical pathology and lab abnormalities observed in the hot zone, presents management recommendations, special precautions and infection control advice. Digital facsimile from nejm.org at this link.

With: Chertow, Daniel S., Kleine, Christian, Edwards, Jeffrey K., "Ebola virus disease in West Africa--Clinical manifestations and management," New Eng. J. Med., 371 (2014) 2054-2057. Authors present a system of "phases of the illness", and practical information on the logistics of fighting it.

"In resource-limited areas, isolation of the sick from the population at large has been the cornerstone of control of Ebola virus disease (EVD) since the virus was discovered in 1976.1 Although this strategy by itself may be effective in controlling small outbreaks in remote settings, it has offered little hope to infected people and their families in the absence of medical care. In the current West African outbreak, infection control and clinical management efforts are necessarily being implemented on a larger scale than in any previous outbreak, and it is therefore appropriate to reassess traditional efforts at disease management. Having cared for more than 700 patients with EVD between August 23 and October 4, 2014, in the largest Ebola treatment unit in Monrovia, Liberia (see diagrams), we believe that our cumulative clinical observations support a rational approach to EVD management in resource-limited settings." Digital facsimile of the paper from nejm.org at this link.

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



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Liberia, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Sierra Leone, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Ebola Virus Disease, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Filoviridae › Ebolavirus
  • 10930

Clinical care of two patients with Ebola virus disease in the United States.

New Eng. J. Med., 371, 2402-2409, 2014.

Report on Ebola virus disease management from the Emory University unit and its specialists detailing the diagnosis, management, complications and expectations of this illness for infectious disease physicians. The authors emphasized the key role that intensive fluid management played in patient outcome.

"The largest outbreak of EVD in history began in December 2013 in Guinea, a country in West Africa.1 By late March, Liberia had reported seven cases. By the end of May, the epidemic had spread to Sierra Leone. As of November 5, 2014, a total of 13,042 cases of EVD (including 4818 deaths) had been reported in six countries in West Africa (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal), the United States, and Spain.2"

Digital facsimile from nejm.org at this link.

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

 



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Ebola Virus Disease, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Filoviridae › Ebolavirus
  • 10970

Wounded: A new history of the Western Front in World War I.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

A comprehensive account of medical care at the Western Front in World War I. Over 21 million military in were wounded in World War I, and nearly 10 million were killed.



Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › World War I, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 11061

Uroscopy in Middle English: A guide to the texts and manuscripts. Studies in medieval and Renaissance History, 3rd Series, Vol. 11.

Tucson, AZ: AMS Press, 2014.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 11115

Annotated x-ray bibliography 1896-1945, also containing some selected references on nuclear physics, radioactivity & nuclear medicine.

Warsaw, Poland: Polish Oncological Society, 2014.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Specific Subjects, Nuclear Medicine, RADIOLOGY › History of Radiology
  • 11157

An annotated bibliography of the Dennis G. Pappas Otolaryngology Collection at the Reynolds Historical Library.

Birmingham, AL: Printed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2014.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries, DIGITAL RESOURCES, OTOLOGY , OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY (Ear, Nose, Throat)
  • 11195

Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and the religion of biologic living.

Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2014.

"Purveyors of spiritualized medicine have been legion in American religious history, but few have achieved the superstar status of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his Battle Creek Sanitarium. In its heyday, the 'San' was a combination spa and Mayo Clinic. Founded in 1866 under the auspices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and presided over by the charismatic Dr. Kellogg, it catered to many well-heeled health seekers including Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Presidents Taft and Harding. It also supported a hospital, research facilities, a medical school, a nursing school, several health food companies, and a publishing house dedicated to producing materials on health and wellness. Rather than focusing on Kellogg as the eccentric creator of corn flakes or a megalomaniacal quack, Brian C. Wilson takes his role as a physician and a theological innovator seriously and places his religion of 'Biologic Living' in an on-going tradition of sacred health and wellness. With the fascinating and unlikely story of the 'San' as a backdrop, Wilson traces the development of this theology of physiology from its roots in antebellum health reform and Seventh-day Adventism to its ultimate accommodation of genetics and eugenics in the Progressive Era" (publisher). 



Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, NUTRITION / DIET › History of Nutrition / Diet, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 11321

Rum maniacs: Alcoholic insanity in the Early American Republic.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2014.


Subjects: PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction › History of Drug Addiction
  • 11340

Genome sequence of the Tsetse Fly (Glossina morsitans): Vector of African Tyrpanosomiasis.

Science, 344, 380-386, 2014.

The Internation Glossina Genome Initiative consisted of 179 collaborators.

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



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Genomics › Pathogenomics, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Triatomine Bug-Borne Diseases › Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis) , PARASITOLOGY › Molecular Parasitology
  • 11341

Presence of extensive Wolbachia symbiont insertions discovered in the genome of its host Glossina morsitans morsitans.

PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis., 8, doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002728, 2014.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Brelsfoard, Tsiamis, Falchetto....The authors suggested that infection by Wolbachia may give a reproductive advantage to the fly that carries the parasite causing Sleeping Sickness and nagana. Digital edition avalable from PubMedCentral PMCID: PMC3998919.

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

 



Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Rickettsiales › Wolbachia, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Genomics › Pathogenomics, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Tsetse Fly-Borne Diseases › Sleeping Sickness (African Trypanosomiasis), PARASITOLOGY › Molecular Parasitology, ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology
  • 11346

Cancer virus: The story of Epstein-Barr virus.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.


Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER › History of Oncology & Cancer, VIROLOGY › History of Virology, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Herpesviridae › Epstein-Barr Virus, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 11359

Trans bodies, Trans selves: A resource for the transgender community. Edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.


Subjects: SEXUALITY / Sexology › Transsexuality, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 11397

Actionable diagnosis of neuroleptospirosis by next-generation sequencing.

New Eng. J. Med., 370, 2408-2416, 2014.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Wilson, Naccache, Samayoa...Chiu. This research demonstrated the value of "next-generation-sequencing" in the diagnosis of a specific meningoencephalitis, a disease which can be caused by more than 100 different infectious agents.

"Summary: A 14-year-old boy with severe combined immunodeficiency presented three times to a medical facility over a period of 4 months with fever and headache that progressed to hydrocephalus and status epilepticus necessitating a medically induced coma. Diagnostic workup including brain biopsy was unrevealing. Unbiased next-generation sequencing of the cerebrospinal fluid identified 475 of 3,063,784 sequence reads (0.016%) corresponding to leptospira infection. Clinical assays for leptospirosis were negative. Targeted antimicrobial agents were administered, and the patient was discharged home 32 days later with a status close to his premorbid condition. Polymerase-chain-reaction (PCR) and serologic testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) subsequently confirmed evidence of Leptospira santarosai infection."

Digital facsimile from nejm.org at this link.

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



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Genomics › Pathogenomics, Biomedical Informatics, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Neuroinfectious Diseases, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Neuroinfectious Diseases › Encephalitis
  • 11501

Zoology in early modern culture: Intersections of science, theology, philology, and political and religious education. Edited by Karl A. E. Enenkel and Paul J. Smith.

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2014.


Subjects: NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences, ZOOLOGY › History of Zoology
  • 11513

Banking on the body: The market in blood, milk, and sperm in modern America.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014.


Subjects: OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › Infertility, THERAPEUTICS › Blood Transfusion › History of Blood Transfusion
  • 11612

Medical monopoly: Intellectual property rights and the origins of the modern pharmaceutical industry.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2014.


Subjects: LAW and Medicine & the Life Sciences › Medical Patents, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACY › History of Pharmacy
  • 11745

Reading vampire gothic through blood: Bloodlines.

New York: Springer, 2014.


Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, THERAPEUTICS › Blood Transfusion › History of Blood Transfusion
  • 11786

Doctors of another calling: Physicians who are best known in fields other than medicine. Edited by David K. C. Cooper.

Lanham, MD: University of Delaware Press & Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 11849

The new frontier of genome engineering with CRISPR-Cas9.

Science, 346. DOI: 10.1126/science.1258096, 2014.

Order of authorship in the original paper: Doubna, Charpenter.

"Abstract

"The advent of facile genome engineering using the bacterial RNA-guided CRISPR-Cas9 system in animals and plants is transforming biology. We review the history of CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced palindromic repeat) biology from its initial discovery through the elucidation of the CRISPR-Cas9 enzyme mechanism, which has set the stage for remarkable developments using this technology to modify, regulate, or mark genomic loci in a wide variety of cells and organisms from all three domains of life. These results highlight a new era in which genomic manipulation is no longer a bottleneck to experiments, paving the way toward fundamental discoveries in biology, with applications in all branches of biotechnology, as well as strategies for human therapeutics."

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



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › CRISPR Gene Editing
  • 11863

Generation of gene-modified Cynomolgus monkey via CAS9/RNA-mediated gene targeting in one-cell embryos.

Cell, 156, 836-843, 2014.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Niu, Shen, Cui. The authors presented the first evidence that CRISPR can work in primates. Open Archive version available from Cell at this link. "Summary

"Monkeys serve as important model species for studying human diseases and developing therapeutic strategies, yet the application of monkeys in biomedical researches has been significantly hindered by the difficulties in producing animals genetically modified at the desired target sites. Here, we first applied the CRISPR/Cas9 system, a versatile tool for editing the genes of different organisms, to target monkey genomes. By coinjection of Cas9 mRNA and sgRNAs into one-cell-stage embryos, we successfully achieve precise gene targeting in cynomolgus monkeys. We also show that this system enables simultaneous disruption of two target genes (Ppar-γ and Rag1) in one step, and no off-target mutagenesis was detected by comprehensive analysis. Thus, coinjection of one-cell-stage embryos with Cas9 mRNA and sgRNAs is an efficient and reliable approach for gene-modified cynomolgus monkey generation."

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

 



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › CRISPR Gene Editing
  • 12043

Viruses and man: A history of interactions.

Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2014.


Subjects: VIROLOGY › History of Virology
  • 12149

Urolithiasis: A comprehensive history.

New York, 2014.


Subjects: NEPHROLOGY › Renal Disease › Renal Calculi (Kidney Stones), UROLOGY › History of Urology, UROLOGY › Urinary Calculi
  • 12155

Global Health Events web archive.

Bethesda, MD: U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2014.

Global Health Events web archive

"Collected by: National Library of Medicine

"Archived since: Oct, 2014

"Description: 

"A selective collection of over 200 websites archived by the National Library of Medicine beginning in 2014 related to global health events, including the 2014 and 2016 Ebola outbreaks, Zika virus disease in 2015-2016, and the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Included in the archive are websites and social media of government and non-government organizations, journalists, healthcare workers, and scientists in the United States and around the world, with an aim to collect and preserve a diversity of perspectives. Archived websites are primarily in English. NLM will continue to develop, review, describe, and add content to the collection.

"Subject:   Government - National Science & Health Spontaneous Events Ebola hemorrhagic fever Ebola virus disease Zika Virus Zika Virus Infection Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , EPIDEMIOLOGY › Pandemics, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Ebola Virus Disease, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Zika Virus Disease
  • 12296

Doctors of empire: Medical and cultural encounters between Imperial Germany and Meiji Japan

Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2014.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Germany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Japan
  • 12380

Polio wars: Sister Kenny and the golden age of American medicine. By Naomi Rogers.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

"During World War II, polio epidemics in the United States were viewed as the country's "other war at home": they could be neither predicted nor contained, and paralyzed patients faced disability in a world unfriendly to the disabled. These realities were exacerbated by the medical community's enforced orthodoxy in treating the disease, treatments that generally consisted of ineffective therapies. Polio Wars is the story of Sister Elizabeth Kenny — "Sister" being a reference to her status as a senior nurse, not a religious designation — who arrived in the US from Australia in 1940 espousing an unorthodox approach to the treatment of polio. Kenny approached the disease as a non-neurological affliction, championing such novel therapies as hot packs and muscle exercises in place of splinting, surgery, and immobilization. Her care embodied a different style of clinical practice, one of optimistic, patient-centered treatments that gave hope to desperate patients and families. The Kenny method, initially dismissed by the US medical establishment, gained overwhelming support over the ensuing decade, including the endorsement of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (today's March of Dimes), America's largest disease philanthropy. By 1952, a Gallup Poll identified Sister Kenny as most admired woman in America, and she went on to serve as an expert witness at Congressional hearings on scientific research, a foundation director, and the subject of a Hollywood film. Kenny breached professional and social mores, crafting a public persona that blended Florence Nightingale and Marie Curie. By the 1980s, following the discovery of the Salk and Sabin vaccines and the March of Dimes' withdrawal from polio research, most Americans had forgotten polio, its therapies, and Sister Kenny" (publisher).



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Neuroinfectious Diseases › Poliomyelitis (Infantile Paralysis)
  • 12525

Medicine in Medieval Islam by Emilie Savage-Smith. IN: The Cambridge history of science, Vol. 2: Medieval science, edited by D. Lindberg and M. H. Shank, pp. 140-167.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2014.


Subjects: ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine
  • 12540

Islamic medical manuscripts at the National Library of Medicine.

Bethesda, MD: U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2014.


Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology › Translations to and from Arabic, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE
  • 12709

Forensic medicine and death investigation in Medieval England.

London: Routledge, 2014.


Subjects: Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine) › History of Forensic Medicine , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine
  • 12713

Acute neurologic illness of unknown etiology in children - Colorado, August-September 2014.

Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. (MMWR) 63, 901-902, 2014.

The authors reported a cluster of 9 children seen at Colorado Children's Hospital with an acute neurologic illness characterized by extremity weakness, cranial nerve dysfunction, diplopia (double vision), facial droop, dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) dysarthria (weak or slurred speech) or both. Median age was 8 years. All had a preceding febrile illness with cold-like symptoms. Four had enterovrus (EV) D68 isolated from the nasopharynx. Polio virus was excluded. (Order of authorship in the original publication: Pastula, Aliabadi...Miller.) Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.

Related to this case cluster:

Patrick Ayscue, Keith Van Haren,....C. Glaser, "Acute flaccid paralysis with anterior myelitis- California, June 2012," MMWR, 63, 903-906. These authors reported on a case of classic Acute Flaccid Myelitis dating to August 2012 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The patient was 29 years old. Polio virus was excluded. They noted that a total of 23 cases of Acute Flaccid Paralysis with myelitis were identified between December 2012 and February 2014. For this cluster the mean age was 10 years, and only 2 of those patients had EV D68. Once again polio was excluded. At this time the diagnosis of these cases was "Acute flaccid paralysis with anterior myelitis." Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for these references and their interpretation.)



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Neuroinfectious Diseases › Acute Flaccid Myelitis, NEUROLOGY › Child Neurology, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › California, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Colorado
  • 12722

Healing traditions of the Northwestern Himalayas.

New Delhi: Springer, 2014.

"This book discusses the perception of disease, healing concepts and the evolution of traditional systems of healing in the Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh, India. The chapters cover a diverse range issues: people and knowledge systems, healing in ancient scriptures, concept of sacredness and faith healing, food as medicament, presumptions about disease, ethno-botanical aspects of medicinal plants, collection and processing of herbs, traditional therapeutic procedures, indigenous Materia medica, etc. The book also discusses the diverse therapeutic procedures followed by Himalayan healers and their significance in the socio-cultural life of Himalayan societies.

"The World Health Organization defines traditional medicine as wisdom, skills, and practices based on theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, used in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness and maintenance of health. In some Asian and African countries, 80% of the population depends on traditional medicine for primary health care. However, the knowledge of these conventional healing techniques and traditions associated with conveying this knowledge are slowly disappearing. The authors highlight the importance of safeguarding this indigenous knowledge in the cultural milieu of the Himachal Himalayas" (publisher).



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Himalayas, INDIA, Practice of Medicine in, INDIA, Practice of Medicine in › Traditional Indian Medicine, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences › Faith Healing
  • 12783

Music and the nerves 1700-1900. Edited by James Kennway.

Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.


Subjects: Music and Medicine, NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology
  • 12799

The malaria project: The U.S. government's secret mission to find a miracle cure.

New York: New American Library, 2014.

"....the story of America's secret mission to combat malaria during World War II—a campaign modeled after a German project which tested experimental drugs on men gone mad from syphilis.

"American war planners, foreseeing the tactical need for a malaria drug, recreated the German model, then grew it tenfold. Quickly becoming the biggest and most important medical initiative of the war, the project tasked dozens of the country’s top research scientists and university labs to find a treatment to remedy half a million U.S. troops incapacitated by malaria.

"Spearheading the new U.S. effort was Dr. Lowell T. Coggeshall, the son of a poor Indiana farmer whose persistent drive and curiosity led him to become one of the most innovative thinkers in solving the malaria problem. He recruited private corporations, such as today's Squibb and Eli Lilly, and the nation’s best chemists out of Harvard and Johns Hopkins to make novel compounds that skilled technicians tested on birds. Giants in the field of clinical research, including the future NIH director James Shannon, then tested the drugs on mental health patients and convicted criminals—including infamous murderer Nathan Leopold.

"By 1943, a dozen strains of malaria brought home in the veins of sick soldiers were injected into these human guinea pigs for drug studies. After hundreds of trials and many deaths, they found their “magic bullet,” but not in a U.S. laboratory. America 's best weapon against malaria, still used today, was captured in battle from the Nazis. Called chloroquine, it went on to save more lives than any other drug in history" (publisher).



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Malaria › History of Malaria
  • 12839

Unseen enemy: The English, disease, and medicine in colonial Bengal, 1617–1847.

Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › India, INDIA, Practice of Medicine in › History of Practice of Medicine in India
  • 13210

Il Museo di storia naturale dell'Università degli studi di Firenze. Vol. 5, Le collezioni antropologiche ed etnologiche.

Florence: Firenze University Press, 2014.


Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY › Anthropometry, EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution, MUSEUMS › Natural History Museums / Wunderkammern
  • 13213

Ethnobotany of tuberculosis in Laos.

Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2014.


Subjects: BOTANY › Ethnobotany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Laos, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Tuberculosis
  • 13528

Muslim midwives: The craft of birthing in the premodern Middle East.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2014.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Middle East, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 13530

The black doctors of colonial Lima: Science, race, and writing in colonial and early Republican Peru.

Montréal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014.

"In this groundbreaking study on the intersection of race, science, and politics in colonial Latin America, José Jouve Martín explores the reasons why the city of Lima, in the decades that preceded the wars of independence in Peru, became dependent on a large number of bloodletters, surgeons, and doctors of African descent. The Black Doctors of Colonial Lima focuses on the lives and fortunes of three of the most distinguished among this group of black physicians: José Pastor de Larrinaga, a surgeon of controversial medical ideas who passionately defended the right of scientific learning for Afro-Peruvians; José Manuel Dávalos, a doctor who studied medicine at the University of Montpellier and played a key role in the smallpox vaccination campaigns in Peru; and José Manuel Valdés, a multifaceted writer who became the first and only person of black ancestry to become a chief medical officer in Spanish America. By carefully documenting their actions and writings, The Black Doctors of Colonial Lima illustrates how medicine and its related fields became areas in which the descendants of slaves found opportunities for social and political advancement, and a platform from which to engage in provocative dialogue with Enlightenment thought and social revolution" (publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Peru, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine
  • 13692

Past scents: Historical perspectives on smell.

Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2014.


Subjects: Olfaction / Smell, Anatomy & Physiology of
  • 6824

Neuroanatomical terminology: A lexicon of classical origins and historical foundations.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

The first global, historically documented, hierarchically organized parts list of the human nervous system. "This defined vocabulary accurately and systematically describes every human nervous system structural feature that can be observed with current imaging methods, and provides an extendible frame for describing accurately the nervous system in all animals including invertebrates and vertebrates. . . ."



Subjects: ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy, ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy › History of Neuroanatomy, Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical, NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology
  • 6939

Worlds of learning. The library and world chronicle of the Nuremberg physician Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514). Edited by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

Munich: Allitera Verlag, 2015.

Schedel's library, mostly preserved at the Bayerisches Staatsbibliothek, is the most extensive and multifaceted surviving private library of a fifteenth-century German collector. According to Schedel's original manuscript catalogue, the library consisted of 623 works in 645 volumes of which about 190 works were on medicine. With numerous fine color plates. Schedel also owned a collection of prints and drawings, described and illustrated in Die Graphiksammulung des Humanisten Hartmann Schedel by Béatrice Hernad (Munich, 1990).



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 7203

Anatomy and anatomists in early modern Spain.

Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2015.


Subjects: ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain
  • 7209

Odontologia: Rare & important books in the history of dentistry. An illustrated and annotated catalogue.

Stockholm: Swedish Medical Society, 2015.

Outstanding descriptions, with beautiful color illustrations, of some of the greatest classics in the history of dentistry in the library of the Svenska Tandläkare-Sällskapet (Swedish Dental Society).



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Dentistry, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Institutional Medical Libraries, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Sweden, DENTISTRY › History of Dentistry
  • 7502

Patients and healers in the High Roman Empire.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire › History of Medicine in the Roman Empire
  • 7504

Cherokee medicine, colonial germs: An indigenous nation’s fight against smallpox, 1518–1824.

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American Southeast, EPIDEMIOLOGY › History of Epidemiology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Smallpox › History of Smallpox, NATIVE AMERICANS & Medicine
  • 7509

The technical image: A history of styles in scientific imagery.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2015.


Subjects: IMAGING › History of Imaging, Illustration, Biomedical
  • 7582

William Hunter's world: The art and science of eighteenth-century collecting.

Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2015.

Authoritative illustrated chapters on aspects of Hunter's collecting, including anatomy, zoology, entomology, fossils, numismatics, paintings, drawings, printed books and manuscripts. A collective work edited by Hancock, Pearce and Campbell.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Book Collecting, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries, MUSEUMS › History of Museums
  • 7637

The fate of anatomical collections.

Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2015.

A collective work, edited by Knoeff and Zwijenberg, which includes several chapters of great interest. Relevant to the history of John Hunter's museum see Andrew Cunningham, "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Or, what Richard Owen did to John Hunter's collection". Cunningham shows how Richard Owen (see No. 326), influenced by the new science of comparative anatomy developed by Cuvier in Cuvier's Leçons d’anatomie comparée (5 vols., 1800-05; No. 321) intentionally or unintentionally shaped Hunter's museum to fit the new paradigm.

 



Subjects: ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, MUSEUMS › History of Museums, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 7781

Essays on the history of respiratory physiology.

Washington, DC: American Physiological Society, 2015.


Subjects: PHYSIOLOGY › History of Physiology, RESPIRATION › Respiratory Physiology
  • 7854

Health care in America: A history.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , History of Medicine: General Works
  • 7855

Caring for the heart: Mayo Clinic and the rise of specialization.

Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

The history of cardiology and cardiac surgery from the perspective of the history of the Mayo Clinic. Of special interest for details of the history of cardiac surgery in Minnesota. The book may be most remembered for its definitive account of the heart disease of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the way virtually all information about this was kept from the American public during Roosevelt's presidency. This disease proved fatal early in Roosevelt's fourth term. 



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › History of Cardiology, CARDIOVASCULAR (Cardiac) SURGERY › History of Cardiac Surgery, Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession, HOSPITALS › History of Hospitals
  • 7942

Medicine and public health in Latin America: A history.

New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Latin America, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine
  • 8007

For All of Humanity: Mesoamerican and colonial medicine in enlightenment Guatemala.

Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 2015.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Guatemala, Latin American Medicine › History of Latin American Medicine
  • 8012

U. S. Army psychiatry in the Vietnam War: New challenges in extended counterinsurgency warfare.

Washington, DC: Defense Dept., Borden Institute, 2015.


Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › Vietnam War, PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry
  • 8042

Vietnamese traditional medicine: A social history.

Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2015.

Reception of foreign medical ideas and techniques through the case study of smallpox.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Vietnam, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Smallpox › History of Smallpox, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8043

Another person's poison: A history of food allergy.

New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.


Subjects: ALLERGY › History of Allergy, NUTRITION / DIET › History of Nutrition / Diet
  • 8056

Histoire et épistémologie de l'anatomie et de la physiologie en art dentaire: De l'antiquité à la fin du XXe siècle.

Paris: L'Harmattan, 2015.


Subjects: DENTISTRY › History of Dentistry
  • 8159

NeuroTribes: The legacy of autism and the future of neurodiversity. Foreward by Oliver Sacks.

New York: Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2015.

A very well written semi-popular historical account of autism.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology, NEUROLOGY › Neurodevelopmental Disorders, NEUROLOGY › Neurodevelopmental Disorders › Autism
  • 8186

HistoryofMedicineandBiology.com

Novato, CA, 2015.

On December 27, 2016, as this database reached its 10,000th entry, though its entry number is less because of the old decimal extensions used in the prior printed editions, I decided to add it in the "electronic resource" category. What distinguishes this site from the other "electronic resources" included under this category til this date is that it has been the work of only three people: Fielding Garrison, Leslie Morton, and myself, and it traces its origins back to 1912.  See About HistoryofMedicineandBiology.com.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases
  • 8253

A historical perspective on evidence-based immunology.

Amsterdam & Waltham, MA: Elsevier, 2015.

Thoroughly documented and well-illustrated history, with a timeline and bibliography for each chapter.



Subjects: IMMUNOLOGY › History of Immunology
  • 8260

Al-Rāzī, On the treatment of small children (De curis puerorum). The Latin and Hebrew Translations, edited and translated by Gerrit Bos and Michael McVaugh.

Leiden: Brill, 2015.

One of the few texts on pediatrics that circulated during the Middle Ages, this short Latin tretise is the translation of a lost Arabic original attributed--perhaps mistakenly--to Rhazes.



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Persian Islamic Medicine, PEDIATRICS
  • 8274

Plague and empire in the early modern Mediterranean world: The Ottoman experience, 1347-1600.

New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Turkey, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8290

The Sanskrit, Syriac and Persian sources in the Comprehensive Book of Rhazes. By Oliver Kahl.

Leiden: Brill, 2015.

Razi's Kitab al-Hawi, a vast medical-pharmaceutical encyclopedia, was compiled from multiple sources. For each identified source this study provides Razi's Arabic text with an English translation. When possible, the original version of the quoted text is provided.

"All text material appears in full Arabic with English translation whilst the traceable Indian fragments are represented here, for the first time, in both the original Sanskrit and corresponding English translations. The philological core of the book is framed by a detailed introductory study on the transmission of Indian, Syrian and Iranian medicine and pharmacy to the Arabs, and by extensive bilingual glossaries of relevant Arabic and Sanskrit terms as well as Latin botanical identifications" (publisher).



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › India, Iranian Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Syria and Syriac Texts, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, Persian (Iranian) Islamic Medicine
  • 8291

The Alexandrian summaries of Galen’s On critical days. Editions and translations of the two versions of the JAWĀMIʿ, with an introduction and notes by Gerrit Bos and Y. Tzvi Langermann.

Leiden: Brill, 2015.

"Galen's impact on Islamic civilization, mainly on medicine but also on physics and philosophy, was enormous. His most important books were mediated through "summaries" which not only shortened, but in some cases also revised Galenic teachings. Several versions of these summaries exist, and their appreciation is critical for a proper understanding of the development of medieval science. This book presents the first editions, translations, and studies of the remaining summaries to On Critical Days. In Galenic theory, fevers develop towards a crisis which will determine the fate of a patient" (publisher).



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Hellenistic, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 8431

The Hippocratic Corpus: Content and context.

Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge, 2015.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece › History of Ancient Medicine in Greece, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, Hippocratic Tradition
  • 8516

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

Boston, MA: Walter de Gruyter, 2015.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Mesopotamia, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Cuneiform, Magic & Superstition in Medicine
  • 8583

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

Leiden: Brill, 2015.

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



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Central Asia, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE
  • 8724

The evolution of forensic psychiatry: History, current developments, future directions. Edited by Robert L. Sadoff.

New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.


Subjects: Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine), Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine) › History of Forensic Medicine , PSYCHIATRY › Forensic Psychiatry, PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry
  • 8770

Medicare and Medicaid at 50: America's entitlement programs in the age of affordable care. Edited by Alan B. Cohen, David C. Colby, Keith A. Wailoo, and Julian E. Zelizer.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.


Subjects: ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL, ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL › History of Biomedical Economics, Insurance, Health, Insurance, Health › History of Health Insurance, SOCIAL MEDICINE
  • 8790

Indigenous medicine among the Bedouin in the Middle East.

New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015.


Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Middle East, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine
  • 8800

History, sex and syphilis: Famous syphilitics and their private lives.

Bradenton, FL: BookLocker.com, Inc., 2015.


Subjects: ART & Medicine & Biology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES › Syphilis › History of Syphilis, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, Music and Medicine
  • 9000

Civil War nurse narratives 1863-1870.

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

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



Subjects: American (U.S.) CIVIL WAR MEDICINE › History of U.S. Civil War Medicine, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1800 - 1899, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 9039

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

London & New York: Routledge, 2015.

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



Subjects: Global Health, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 9195

Radium and the secret of life.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2015.


Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY › History of Genetics / Heredity
  • 9202

Confronting contagion: Our evolving understanding of disease.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.


Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease
  • 9315

Peter of Spain, Questiones super libro De animalibus Aristotelis. Critical edition with introduction, edited by Francisca Navarro Sánchez.

New York: Routledge, 2015.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Spain, Medieval Zoology
  • 9429

Bones: Orthopaedic pathologies in Roman Imperial age.

New York & Berlin: Springer, 2015.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire › History of Medicine in the Roman Empire, ORTHOPEDICS › Diseases of or Injuries to Bones, Joints & Skeleton, PATHOLOGY › Paleopathology
  • 9476

The medieval Islamic hospital: Medicine, religion, charity.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Focuses on Egyptian and Levantine institutions of the twelfth to fourteenth centuries.



Subjects: HOSPITALS › History of Hospitals, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 9636

In search of the perfect health system.

London: Palgrave, 2015.

"With chapters on 25 different countries, this practical and succinct guide to the world's major health systems explores what lessons can be drawn from each to improve health worldwide. Each chapter is an essay designed to give the reader essential knowledge of the history, strengths, weaknesses and lessons of each health system and provide a truly global health perspective – all in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee" (Publisher).



Subjects: Global Health, PUBLIC HEALTH, SOCIAL MEDICINE
  • 9705

Sanitation, latrines and intestinal parasites in past populations. Edited by Piers D. Mitchell.

Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015.


Subjects: Hygiene › History of Hygiene, PARASITOLOGY › History of Parasitology, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 9706

Science and civilisation in China: Vol. 6, biology and biological technology, Part 4, traditional botany: An ethnobotanical approach.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2015.


Subjects: BOTANY › Ethnobotany, BOTANY › History of Botany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, China, History & Practice of Medicine in, Chinese Medicine › History of Chinese Medicine
  • 9716

The making and meaning of the Liber Floridus: A study of the original manuscript, Ghent, University Library, MS 92.

London: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2015.

"The Liber Floridus (1121), composed, written and illustrated by Canon Lambert of Saint-Omer, is the earliest illustrated encyclopedic compilation of the Latin West. Its autograph (Ghent, University Library, MS 92), a masterpiece of Romanesque book art and one of the most complicated manuscripts ever made, has been studied by the author for almost half a century. The present book is the culmination of this research and provides a detailed codicological and textual analysis, showing how this wonderful book was put together and which are the hidden ideas Lambert sought to develop in its hundreds of texts and pictures dealing with astronomy, geography, natural history, history, religion and countless other subjects" (publisher).



Subjects: Medieval Zoology › History of Medieval Zoology, NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History
  • 9818

The graphic medicine manifesto.

University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2015.

"...establishes the principles of graphic medicine and begins to map the field. The volume combines scholarly essays by members of the editorial team with previously unpublished visual narratives by Ian Williams and MK Czerwiec, and it includes arresting visual work from a wide range of graphic medicine practitioners. The book’s first section, featuring essays by Scott Smith and Susan Squier, argues that as a new area of scholarship, research on graphic medicine has the potential to challenge the conventional boundaries of academic disciplines, raise questions about their foundations, and reinvigorate literary scholarship—and the notion of the literary text—for a broader audience. The second section, incorporating essays by Michael Green and Kimberly Myers, demonstrates that graphic medicine narratives can engage members of the health professions with literary and visual representations and symbolic practices that offer patients, family members, physicians, and other caregivers new ways to experience and work with the complex challenges of the medical experience. The final section, by Ian Williams and MK Czerwiec, focuses on the practice of creating graphic narratives, iconography, drawing as a social practice, and the nature of comics as visual rhetoric. A conclusion (in comics form) testifies to the diverse and growing graphic medicine community. Two valuable bibliographies guide readers to comics and scholarly works relevant to the field" (publisher).



Subjects: GRAPHIC DISPLAY of Medical & Scientific Information, Graphic Medicine
  • 9829

The great paleolithic war: How science forged an understanding of America's ice age past.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2015.

 A masterful synthesis of the history of the study of human origins in North America with a comprehensive bibliography.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , EVOLUTION › Human Origins / Human Evolution › History of
  • 9859

Yellow Fever and Public Health in the New South.

Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2015.

"The public health movement in the South began in the wake of a yellow fever epidemic that devastated the lower Mississippi Valley in 1878--a disaster that caused 20,000 deaths and financial losses of nearly $200 million... 

"At the national level, southern congressional leaders fought to establish a strong federal health agency, but they were defeated by the young American Public Health Association, which defended states' rights. Local responses and results were mixed. In New Orleans, business and professional men, reacting to the denunciation of the city as the nation's pesthole, organized in 1879 to improve drainage, garbage disposal, and water supplies through voluntary subscription. Their achievements were of necessity modest.

"In Memphis--the city hardest hit by the epidemic--a new municipal government in 1879 helped form the first regional health organization and during the 1880s led the nation in sanitary improvements. In Atlanta, though it largely escaped the epidemic, the Constitution and some citizens called for health reform. Ironically their voices were drowned out by ritual invocation of local health mythology and by unabashed exploitation of the stigma of pestilence attached to New Orleans and Memphis. By 1890 Atlanta rivaled Charleston and Richmond for primacy in black mortality rates" (publisher)



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States › American South, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Yellow Fever › History of Yellow Fever, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 9870

Elegant anatomy: The eighteenth-century Leiden anatomical collections.

Leiden: Brill, 2015.


Subjects: ANATOMY › History of Anatomical Illustration, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Netherlands, MUSEUMS › History of Museums, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 9957

Wounds and wound repair in medieval culture. Edited by Larissa Tracy and Kelly DeVries.

Leiden & Boston, MA: Brill, 2015.

Essays on a wide range of aspects of wounds during the Middle Ages, particularly resulting from war and violence, but also those of Christ, from ca. 1000 CE to the 15th century in the West  (England, Ireland, Scotland, and Spain) and also, remarkably, in medieval Mongol medicine.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Mongolia, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Ireland, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Scotland, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Spain, SURGERY: General › History of Surgery
  • 9968

Palliative care: The 400-year quest for a good death.

Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015.

This is a fine example of "you can't judge a book by its cover" since this study is outstanding from the bibliographical point of view and contains footnotes that are remarkable for their scholarly detail.



Subjects: DEATH & DYING › Palliative Care , Ethics, Biomedical › History of Biomedical Ethics
  • 10034

Die Geschichte der Palliativmedizin: Medizinische Sterbebegleitung von 1500 bis heute.

Frankfurt: Mabuse-Verlag, 2015.

Translated into English by Logan Kennedy and Leonhard Unglaub as A history of palliative care, 1500-1970: Concepts, practices, and ethical challenges (Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2017).



Subjects: DEATH & DYING › Palliative Care , Ethics, Biomedical › History of Biomedical Ethics
  • 10088

History of medical practice in Nigeria.

Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria: Stirling-Horden Publishers Ltd., 2015.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Nigeria
  • 10116

The dying and the doctors: The medical revolution in seventeenth-century England.

Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: Boydell & Brewer, 2015.

"From the sixteenth century onwards, medical strategies adopted by the seriously ill and dying changed radically, decade by decade, from the Elizabethan age of astrological medicine to the emergence of the general practitioner in the early eighteenth century. It is this profound revolution, in both medical and religious terms, as whole communities' hopes for physical survival shifted from God to the doctor, that this book charts. Drawing on more than eighteen thousand probate accounts, it identifies massive increases in the consumption of medicines and medical advice by all social groups and in almost all areas. Most importantly, it examines the role of the towns in providing medical services to rural areas and hinterlands [using the diocese of Canterbury as a particular focus], and demonstrates the extending ranges of physicians', surgeons' and apothecaries' businesses. It also identifies a comparable revolution in community nursing, from its unskilled status in 1600 to a more exclusive one by 1700" (publisher).



Subjects: DEATH & DYING, NURSING › History of Nursing, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10119

An illustrated history of health and fitness, from pre-History to our post-modern world.

Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2015.

1077 pages.



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Cultural Anthropology, PHYSICAL MEDICINE / REHABILITATION › Exercise / Training / Fitness › History of Exercise / Training / Fitness
  • 10147

Pioneers in plastic surgery.

Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2015.


Subjects: PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY › History of Plastic Surgery
  • 10275

A Cree healer and his medicine bundle: Revelations of indigenous wisdom: Healing plants, practices, and stories.

Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 2015.

"With the rise of urban living and the digital age, many North American healers are recognizing that traditional medicinal knowledge must be recorded before being lost with its elders. A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle is a historic document, including nearly 200 color photos and maps, in that it is the first in which a native healer has agreed to open his medicine bundle to share in writing his repertoire of herbal medicines and where they are found. Providing information on and photos of medicinal plants and where to harvest them, anthropologist David E. Young and botanist Robert D. Rogers chronicle the life, beliefs, and healing practices of Medicine Man Russell Willier in his native Alberta, Canada. Despite being criticized for sharing his knowledge, Willier later found support in other healers as they began to realize the danger that much of their traditional practices could die out with them. 

"With Young and Rogers, Willier offers his practices here for future generations. At once a study and a guide, A Cree Healer and His Medicine Bundle touches on how indigenous healing practices can be used to complement mainstream medicine, improve the treatment of chronic diseases, and lower the cost of healthcare. The authors discuss how mining, agriculture, and forestry are threatening the continued existence of valuable wild medicinal plants and the role of alternative healers in a modern health care system. Sure to be of interest to ethnobotanists, medicine hunters, naturopaths, complementary and alternative health practitioners, ethnologists, anthropologists, and academics, this book will also find an audience with those interested in indigenous cultures and traditions" (publisher).

"The Cree (CreeNēhiyawFrenchCri) are one of the largest groups of First Nations in North America, with over 200,000 members living in Canada. The major proportion of Cree in Canada live north and west of Lake Superior, in OntarioManitobaSaskatchewanAlberta and the Northwest Territories. About 38,000 live in Quebec.[1]

In the United States, this Algonquian-speaking people historically lived from Lake Superior westward. Today, they live mostly in Montana, where they share a reservation with the Ojibwe (Chippewa).

The documented westward migration over time has been strongly associated with their roles as traders and hunters in the North American fur trade.[3] "(Wikipedia).



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Canada, NATIVE AMERICANS & Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › Ethnopharmacology, TRADITIONAL, Folk or Indigenous Medicine, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Montana
  • 10341

Beyond germs: Native depopulation in North America. Edited by Catherine M. Cameron, Paul Kelton, and Alan C. Swedlund.

Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 2015.

This book "challenges the “virgin soil” hypothesis that was used for decades to explain the decimation of the indigenous people of North America. This hypothesis argues that the massive depopulation of the New World was caused primarily by diseases brought by European colonists that infected Native populations lacking immunity to foreign pathogens. In Beyond Germs, contributors expertly argue that blaming germs lets Europeans off the hook for the enormous number of Native American deaths that occurred after 1492.

"Archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians come together in this --- volume to report a wide variety of other factors in the decline in the indigenous population, including genocide, forced labor, and population dislocation. These factors led to what the editors describe in their introduction as “systemic structural violence” on the Native populations of North America" (publisher).



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , NATIVE AMERICANS & Medicine, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10424

L'invention de l'hystérie au temps des lumières (1670–1820).

Paris: Éditions de l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales, 2015.

Translated into English as On hysteria: The invention of a medical category between 1670 and 1820 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015).



Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY › History of Gynecology, PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry, PSYCHIATRY › Hysteria, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10442

The butterflies of North America: Titian Peale's lost manuscript. Foreward by Ellen V. Futter. Preface and scientific captions by David A. Grimaldi. Introduction by Kenneth Haltman.

New York: American Museum of Natural History & Abrams, 2015.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology, ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology › Lepidoptera, ZOOLOGY › Illustration
  • 10556

Brought to Light: Stories from UCSF Archives & Special Collections.

San Francisco, CA: University of California, 2015.


Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Blogs, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10620

The courtiers' anatomists: Animals and humans in Louis XIV's Paris.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2015.


Subjects: ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, COMPARATIVE ANATOMY › History of Comparative Anatomy, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › France, NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10724

Sleep medicine: A comprehensive guide to its development, clinical milestones, and advances in treatment. Edited by Sudhansu Chokroverty and Michel Billiard.

New York: Springer, 2015.


Subjects: NEUROLOGY, NEUROLOGY › Sleep Physiology & Medicine, PSYCHIATRY
  • 10800

The historical ecology of malaria in Ethiopia: Deposing the spirits.

Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2015.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Ethiopia, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Malaria › History of Malaria
  • 10905

Human infection with Ehrlichia muris-like pathogen, United States, 2007-2013.

New Eng. J. Med., 365, 422-429, 2015.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Johnson, Schiffman, Davis, Pritt. The authors, found some commonality in this pathogen, originally designated generally as "Wisconsin and Minnesota, 2009" with the mouse strain, and identified the vector of what appeared to be a new species as the Ixodes scapularis tick. Available from www.nc.cdc.gov at this link.

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



Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Rickettsiales › Ehrlichia, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Tick-Borne Diseases › Ehrlichiosis, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10917

Novel thogotovirus associated with febrile illness and death, United States, 2014.

Emerg. Infect. Dis., 21, 760-64, 2015.

Order of authorship in the original paper: Kosoy, Lambert, Hawkinson, Staples. Discovery of a new tick-borne Thogotovirus named by the authors "Bourbon virus" after Bourbon County, Kansas.

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



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Tick-Borne Diseases › Bourbon Virus, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Kansas, VIROLOGY, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10919

Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks as reservoir and vector of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus in China.

Emerg. Infect. Dis., 21, 1770-1776, 2015.

Order of authorship in the original paper: Luo, Zhao, Wen. Discovery that the tick H longicornis can transmit the SFTSV transstadially and transovarially, and could potentially be both the reservoir and vector of the virus.

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



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Tick-Borne Diseases › SFTSV Bunyavirus Disease, VIROLOGY
  • 10969

Ill composed: Sickness, gender, and belief in early modern England.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015.

A cultural history of illness from the standpoint of how gender determined perceptions and experiences of illness in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 11068

Chirurgie dentaire et nazisme.

Paris: Harmattan, 2015.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Germany, DENTISTRY › History of Dentistry, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › World War II
  • 11084

Greek manuscripts at the Wellcome Library in London: A descriptive catalogue. By Petros Bouras-Vallianatos with contributions by Georgi R. Parpulov.

Medical History, 59, 275-326, 2015.

Detailed bibliographical descriptions of the 16 manuscripts then owned by the Wellcome Library, including several from the collections of Anthony Askew (1722-1774), who acquired his in the dispersal of the library of Richard Mead (1673-1754). Most are medieval and fall into the category of Byzantine and post-Byzantine iatrosophia, a "type of physician's handbook consisting of simple recipes for use in daily practice."

Digital facsimile from journals.cambridge.org at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, BYZANTINE MEDICINE › History of Byzantine Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE
  • 11196

The art of medicine in early China: The ancient and medieval origins of a modern archive.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2015.


Subjects: Chinese Medicine › History of Chinese Medicine, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 11368

The genealogy of a gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS, and race.

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2015.

"Myles Jackson uses the story of the CCR5 gene to investigate the interrelationships among science, technology, and society. Mapping the varied “genealogy” of CCR5—intellectual property, natural selection, Big and Small Pharma, human diversity studies, personalized medicine, ancestry studies, and race and genomics—Jackson links a myriad of diverse topics. The history of CCR5 from the 1990s to the present offers a vivid illustration of how intellectual property law has changed the conduct and content of scientific knowledge, and the social, political, and ethical implications of such a transformation.

"The CCR5 gene began as a small sequence of DNA, became a patented product of a corporation, and then, when it was found to be an AIDS virus co-receptor with a key role in the immune system, it became part of the biomedical research world—and a potential moneymaker for the pharmaceutical industry. When it was further discovered that a mutation of the gene found in certain populations conferred near-immunity to the AIDS virus, questions about race and genetics arose. Jackson describes these developments in the context of larger issues, including the rise of “biocapitalism,” the patentability of products of nature, the difference between U.S. and European patenting approaches, and the relevance of race and ethnicity to medical research" (publisher).



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › History of Molecular Biology, Biotechnology › History of Biotechnology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › HIV / AIDS › History of HIV / AIDS, LAW and Medicine & the Life Sciences, LAW and Medicine & the Life Sciences › Medical Patents
  • 11442

Salmonella infections, networks of knowledge, and public health in Britain, 1880-1975.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Salmonellosis, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 11807

The coral reef era: From discovery to decline. A history of scientific investigation from 1600 to the anthropocene epoch.

New York: Springer, 2015.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › History of Ecology / Environment, BIOLOGY › Marine Biology › History of Marine Biology, ZOOLOGY › Anthozoology
  • 11848

Gene-edited pigs are protected from porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus.

Nature Biotechnology, 34, 20-22, 2015.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Whitworth, Rowland, Ewen, ... Prather. Using the CRISPR Cas molecular gene-editing tool, Prather and colleagues edited the gene that codes for the CD163 protein in adult male and female pigs gametes (sperm and egg) that acts similar to a receptor to which the Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) attaches. This artificial genetic mutation created offsprint piglets that were resistant and immune to this panzootic infection which was previously lethal and incurable.

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



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › CRISPR , BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › CRISPR Gene Editing, IMMUNOLOGY, VETERINARY MEDICINE, VETERINARY MEDICINE › Panzootics, VIROLOGY, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 11864

CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing in human tripronuclear zygotes.

Protein and Cell, 6, 363-372, 2015.

This paper was rejected by both Nature and Science partly for "ethical objections." When published it immediately triggered worldwide controversy among scientists and the public. This was the first application of the CRISPR gene-editing tool to human embryos. The authors used human embryos from fertility clinics which had been created for in vitro fertilization but had an extra set of chromosomes (tripronuclear) which was the result of anomalous fertilization by two sperm instead of one. Such  embryos could undergo only a few stages of development but could not result in a live birth. Of 84 initial embryos, 71 went on to the early stages of division and 54 were chosen for genetic evaluation, leaving 28 of them acceptable. However, a surprising number of "off target" mutations were introduced by the CRISPR/Cas complex acting on other parts of the cell's genome with catastrophic results. This led the authors to stop the experiment.

Open access: available from link.springer.com at this link.

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



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › CRISPR Gene Editing, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 11923

The influenza pandemic in Japan, 1918-1920: The first world war between humankind and a virus. Translation by Lynne E. Riggs and Takechi Manbu.

Kyoto: International Research Center for Japanese Studies, 2015.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Japan, EPIDEMIOLOGY › Pandemics › Influenza › 1918 Pandemic (H1N1 virus), INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease
  • 12130

Medicine on the periphery: Public health in Yucatán, Mexico, 1870-1960.

Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Mexico, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 12201

An edition, translation and commentary of Mustio's Gynaecia (Unpublished doctoral thesis).

Calgary, Canada: University of Calgary, 2015.

This dissertation represents "a new critical edition of Mustio’s Gynaecia, the first since Valentin Rose’s 1882 volume for the Teubner series. It is accompanied by a facing page translation, the first in English, and related commentary. Introductory material locates the text and its author within the history of women’s medicine, including a discussion of extant sources and transmission of the work. Written in Latin sometime in the fifth or sixth century CE, the Gynaecia covers the topics of obstetrics, paediatrics and gynaecology. Its author, the otherwise unknown Mustio, concedes to his audience that he is re-using older Greek material, but stresses that he is going to rework the content into a novel format suitable for midwives with limited formal education. In fact, he sets a good part of the work into a basic question-and-answer format that is ideal for rote memorization, making it a practical training tool for women whose level of literacy might be rudimentary. It is generally believed that Soranus, the greatest exponent of the Methodist school of medicine at Rome, is the source for the Greek material, via the work commonly known as the Gynaecology. It has also been argued that Soranus wrote (at least) two versions of the Gynaecology, a full version and an abridged one set in a question-and-answer format, and that it is the latter shorter version that Mustio bases his work upon. I challenge both the idea that Mustio inherited the question-and-answer format from Soranus, and the notion that Soranus wrote several versions of the Gynaecology. I argue, rather, that while Mustio may not have ‘invented’ the question-and-answer-format, his adaptation of it as a catechetic instructional tool for women was indeed innovative. I also question the traditional connection between Mustio’s work and the Gynaecology of Soranus, and suggest alternative readings for the Cateperotiana and the Triacontas which scholarship has thus far interpreted as catechetic and non-catechetic versions by Soranus of his own material from the Gynaecology. In terms of stylistic method, subject matter and intended audience, this a unique text in ancient writing, yet one that has attracted little modern research" (Bolton).

A PDF of the dissertation may be downloaded from the University of Calgary at this link.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Late Antiquity, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › GYNECOLOGY
  • 12408

Beyond the state: The colonial medical service in British Africa.

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Kenya, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Malawi, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Nigeria, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Tanzania, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Uganda, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 12441

Vaccine nation: America's changing relationship with immunization.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2015.


Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Anti-Vaccination, IMMUNOLOGY › Immunization, IMMUNOLOGY › Vaccines, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 12531

The shape of spectatorship. Art, science, and early cinema in Germany.

New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

"Focusing on the nontheatrical use of motion picture technology in Germany between the 1890s and World War I....Staging a brilliant collision between the moving image and scientific or medical observation, visual instruction, and aesthetic contemplation, The Shape of Spectatorship showcases early cinema's revolutionary impact on society and culture and the challenges the new medium placed on ways of seeing and learning" (publisher). Chapter 2: "Between observation and spectatorship: Medicine, movies, and mass culture."



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Germany, IMAGING › Cinematography
  • 12545

A history of the Medical Council of New Zealand. Compiled by Richard Sainsbury.

Wellington, NZ: Medical Council of New Zealand, 2015.

Available only as a PDF from ncnz.org at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › New Zealand
  • 12548

Idioms of Sámi health and healing. Edited by Barbara Helen Miller.

Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2015.

"The Sámi—Indigenous people of northernmost Europe—have relied on Traditional Healing methods over generations. This pioneering volume documents, in accessible language, local healing traditions and demonstrates the effectiveness of using the resources local communities can provide. This collection of essays by ten experts also records how ancient healing traditions and modern health-care systems have worked together, and sometimes competed, to provide solutions for local problems" (publisher).



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Norway, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Sweden
  • 12629

The paradigmatic translator and his method: Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq’s translation of the Hippocratic aphorisms from Greek via Syriac into Arabic. IN: New Horizons in Graeco-Arabica Studies, ed. by D. Gutas, S. Schmidtke, A. Treiger.

Intellectual History of the Islamicate World 3, 158‒187, 2015.

This analysis of the work of the leading medieval Arab translator of Greek texts into Arabic emphasizes that Hunayn ibn Ishāq, a Nestorian Christian, typically prepared an intermediary translation into Syriac, from which the texts were translated into Arabic.



Subjects: ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Syria and Syriac Texts
  • 12684

On the move: A life.

New York: Random House, 2015.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Autobiography, NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology
  • 12690

Albrecht von Haller 1708-1777.

Bern: Albrecht von Haller Foundation of the Burgergemeinde Bern & Institute of History and the Institute of History of Medicine of the University of Bern, 2015.
http://www.albrecht-von-haller.ch/e/index.php

"The Swiss polymath Albrecht von Haller (1708–1777) was one of the central figures of the century of the Enlightenment. As a poet and scholar, physician and botanist, collector and encyclopaedist, university professor and experimental researcher, society president and correspondent, renowned author and influential reviewer, magistrate and orthodox Christian, he reflects many of the intellectual movements, events, and conditions of his time.

"Interest in Haller as a paradigmatic representative of the 18th Century has grown rapidly over the past years. Recent research has shown a growing awareness of the diverse nature of the Age of Enlightenment and an increasing interest in the functioning of the republic of letters and its interactions with economics, politics, and society. Haller’s rich life and work, his immense and multifaceted body of publications, and the extraordinarily extensive collection of handwritten documents he left at his death offer an ideal starting point for understanding and studying the century in which he lived.

"This website is intended to serve as a platform for all who are interested in Haller and his times. It offers an abundantly illustrated introduction to Haller’s life and work, information about the principal fields of endeavour in which he was engaged, insights into past and present research, and an index of the large body of Haller’s original writings available online."

This website also includes an expansion of the standard bibliography of Haller's writings by Steinke and Profos, as well as links to hundreds of published works by Haller available online.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries
  • 12714

Acute flaccid myelitis of unknown etiology in California, 2012-2015

J. Amer. Med. Assoc., 314, 2663-2671, 2015.

The authors presented a retrospective study based on demographics, race, ethnicity, signs, lab results, MRI results of 59 patients identified between June 2012 and July 2015 who presented symptoms that they characterized as Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM). Of 45 tested only 9 had EV D68; certain others had other enterviruses. Polio was excluded in all patients, but almost all had limb weakness or paralysis and typical prodromal upper respiratory or gastrointestinal illness, and clinically, and by MRI, this illness was essentially indistinguishable from polio. (Order of authorship in the original publication: Van Haren, Ayscue, Waubant.)

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



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Neuroinfectious Diseases › Acute Flaccid Myelitis, NEUROLOGY › Child Neurology, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › California
  • 12736

Architecture of the cerebral cortical association connectome underlying cognition.

Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA), 112, E2093-E2101, 2015.

"Significance

"Connections between cerebral cortex regions are known as association connections, and neural activity in the network formed by these connections is thought to generate cognition. Network analysis of microscopic association connection data produced over the last 40 years in a small, easily studied mammal suggests a new way to describe the organization of the cortical association network. Basically, it consists of four modules with an anatomical shell–core arrangement and asymmetric connections within and between modules, implying at least partly “hardwired,” genetically determined biases of information flow through the cortical association network. The results advance the goal of achieving a global nervous system wiring diagram of connections and provide another step toward understanding the cellular architecture and mechanisms underpinning cognition.

"Abstract

"Cognition presumably emerges from neural activity in the network of association connections between cortical regions that is modulated by inputs from sensory and state systems and directs voluntary behavior by outputs to the motor system. To reveal global architectural features of the cortical association connectome, network analysis was performed on >16,000 reports of histologically defined axonal connections between cortical regions in rat. The network analysis reveals an organization into four asymmetrically interconnected modules involving the entire cortex in a topographic and topologic core–shell arrangement. There is also a topographically continuous U-shaped band of cortical areas that are highly connected with each other as well as with the rest of the cortex extending through all four modules, with the temporal pole of this band (entorhinal area) having the most cortical association connections of all. These results provide a starting point for compiling a mammalian nervous system connectome that could ultimately reveal novel correlations between genome-wide association studies and connectome-wide association studies, leading to new insights into the cellular architecture supporting cognition."

Available from pnas.org at this link.



Subjects: ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy › Cytoarchitecture, NEUROSCIENCE › Cognitive Neuroscience, NEUROSCIENCE › Computational Neuroscience, NEUROSCIENCE › Computational Neuroscience › Connectomics, PSYCHOLOGY › Cognition
  • 12980

The correspondence of Dr. Martin Lister (1639-1712). Volume one: 1662-1677. Edited and translated by Anna Marie Roos.

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2015.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals › Edited Correspondence & Archives, NATURAL HISTORY › History of Natural History
  • 13024

Vesalius: The China Root epistle. A new translation and critical edition, edited and translated by Daniel H. Garrison, with added illustrations from the 1543 and 1555 De humani corporis fabrica.

New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.


Subjects: ANATOMY › 16th Century, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES › Syphilis, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs
  • 13186

Insects, hygiene and history.

London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.


Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease, PARASITOLOGY › History of Parasitology, ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology › Medical Entomology
  • 13531

Expelling the plague: The Health Office and the implementation of quarantine in Dubrovnik, 1377-1533.

Montréal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Croatia, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of
  • 7518

A census of Greek medical manuscripts: From Byzantium to the Renaissance.

Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge, 2016.

An amended and updated index of Diels' catalogue (No. 6767), and a list of items missed or overlooked in Diels, or located since.



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece › History of Ancient Medicine in Greece, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology, BYZANTINE MEDICINE › History of Byzantine Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, Renaissance Medicine › History of Renaissance Medicine
  • 7526

A Linnean kaleidoscope: Linnaeus and his 186 dissertations. 2 vols.

Stockholm: The Hagströmer Medico-Historical Library, 2016.

The first comprehensive introduction to all 186 Linnaean dissertations, in the form of short essays (many illustrated) on each dissertation. Most of these dissertations, which were published in Latin, have remained relatively obscure until now. The essays describe the content of each dissertation, and place each dissertation its historical context. Topics of the dissertations include botany, zoology, pharmacology, and medicine.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Natural History, BOTANY › History of Botany, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, ZOOLOGY › History of Zoology
  • 7566

The Anatomical Venus: Wax / Sex / God / Death.

New York: Thames & Hudson, 2016.


Subjects: ANATOMY › History of Anatomical Illustration, ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 7804

Virus: An illustrated guide to 101 incredible microbes.

Brighton, England: Ivy Press & Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016.

Includes historical data, spectacular color photomicrographs, drawings, and geographical range maps for 101 viruses



Subjects: IMAGING › Photography / Photomicrography , VIROLOGY, VIROLOGY › History of Virology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 7826

Facing addiction in America: The Surgeon General's report on alcohol, drugs, and health.

Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2016.

The first U.S. Surgeon General's report on substance misuse and the wide range of adverse health effects from alcohol and both legal and illegal drugs. It brought together evidence on prevention; treatment; and recovery interventions, policies, and programs. In 2016 the full report could be downloaded at this link: https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov/surgeon-generals-report.pdf .



Subjects: PUBLIC HEALTH, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction › Alcoholism
  • 7861

Wombs with a view: Illustrations of the gravid uterus from the Renaissance through the Nineteenth century.

Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2016.


Subjects: ANATOMY › History of Anatomical Illustration, ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics, Renaissance Medicine › History of Renaissance Medicine
  • 7964

Bibliography of natural history travel narratives.

Zeist, Netherlands: KNNV Publishers, 2016.

The author is a professor of mathematical logic and the foundations of mathematics. Besides treatment of earlier literature, this bibliography includes many lesser known 20th century works.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Natural History, NATURAL HISTORY, Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientsts, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists › History of Voyages & Travels by Physicians....
  • 8015

Highlights in the history of the Army Nurse Corps.

Washington, DC: Defense Dept., Army Center for Military History, 2016.


Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, NURSING › History of Nursing
  • 8047

Food and health in early modern Europe: Diet, medicine and society, 1450-1800.

London & New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.


Subjects: NUTRITION / DIET › History of Nutrition / Diet, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 8062

WHO Historical collection.

Geneva: World Health Organization, 2016.


Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , Global Health, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 8063

Wikipedia Timeline of global health.

San Francisco, CA: Wikimedia Foundation, 2016.


Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Collaborations Online (Wikis), Encyclopedias, Global Health, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 8064

WHO Model list of essential medicines.

San Francisco, CA: Wikimedia Foundation, 2016.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WHO_Model_List_of_Essential_Medicines (accessed 12-2016).

The first list, published in 1977, included 204 pharmaceutical drugs.[1] The WHO updates the list every two years. The WHO later added a separate WHO Model List of Essential Medicines for Children up to 12 years of age.

As of 2016, at least 156 countries have created national lists of essential medicines based on the WHO's model list.[2] The national lists contain between 334 and 580 medications.[3]



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Collaborations Online (Wikis), Global Health, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS
  • 8106

The smoke of London: Energy and environment in the early modern city.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2016.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › History of Ecology / Environment, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom)
  • 8165

International Committee of the Red Cross: History.

Geneva: International Committee of the Red Cross, 2016.

https://www.icrc.org/en/who-we-are/history. Extensive background, videos, links to the ICRC archives, etc., etc. Accessed 12-2016



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , Global Health, HOSPITALS › History of Hospitals, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 8233

Hunayn ibn Ishāq on his Galen translations: A parallel English-Arabic text edited and translated by John C. Lamoreaux, with an appendix by Grigory Kessel.

Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 2016.


Subjects: ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 8338

Huang Di Ne Jing Ling Shu. The ancient classic on needle therapy. The complete Chinese text with annotated English translation.

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2016.


Subjects: Chinese Medicine
  • 8339

Nan Jing: The classic of difficult issues. Second edition, revised and updated.

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2016.


Subjects: Chinese Medicine
  • 8539

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

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2016.


Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › History of Anthropology, EVOLUTION › History of Evolutionary Thought, GENETICS / HEREDITY › History of Genetics / Heredity
  • 8550

Household medicine in seventeenth-century England.

London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), Household or Self-Help Medicine
  • 8739

Medical ethics: Accounts of ground-breaking cases. 8th edition

New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2016.


Subjects: Ethics, Biomedical › History of Biomedical Ethics
  • 8826

A history of anthropological theory. 5th edition.

Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2016.


Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › History of Anthropology
  • 8847

Simulation in healthcare education: An extensive history.

New York: Springer International Publishing, 2016.

The first history of this topic on the history of mannikins and the unusually wide variety of devices, including interactive software, used in the training of the different specialties in medicine and nursing.



Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology › History of Computing / Mathematics in Medicine & Biology, Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession, INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › History of Biomedical Instrumentation
  • 8859

Bloody brilliant! A history of blood groups and blood groupers.

Bethesda, MD: AABB, 2016.


Subjects: HEMATOLOGY › Blood Groups, HEMATOLOGY › History of Hematology
  • 8977

The British Pharmacopoeia, 1864 to 2014: Medicines, international standards and the state.

London: Routledge, 2016.

"The British Pharmacopoeia has provided official standards for the quality of substances, medicinal products and articles used in medicine since its first publication in 1864. It is used in over 100 countries and remains an essential global reference in pharmaceutical research and development and quality control. This book explores how these standards have been achieved through a comprehensive review of the history and development of the pharmacopoeias in the UK, from the early London, Edinburgh and Dublin national pharmacopoeias to the creation of the British Pharmacopoeia and its evolution over 150 years. Trade in medicinal substances and products has always been global, and the British Pharmacopoeia is placed in its global context as an instrument of the British Empire as it first sought to cover the needs of countries such as India and latterly as part of its role in international harmonisation of standards in Europe and elsewhere. The changing contents of the pharmacopoeias over this period reflect the changes in medical practice and the development of dosage forms from products dispensed by pharmacists to commercially manufactured products, from tinctures to the latest monoclonal antibody products" (Publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, PHARMACOLOGY › Pharmacopeias
  • 8986

Fake silk: The lethal history of viscose rayon.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016.


Subjects: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE › History of Occupational Health & Medicine
  • 8997

Nurse writers of the great war.

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016.


Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › World War I, NURSING › History of Nursing, WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 1900 - 1999
  • 9010

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

Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter, 2016.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Late Antiquity, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire
  • 9114

Remaking the American patient: How Madison Avenue and modern medicine turned patients into consumers.

Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2016.

"In a work that spans the twentieth century, Nancy Tomes questions the popular--and largely unexamined--idea that in order to get good health care, people must learn to shop for it. Remaking the American Patient explores the consequences of the consumer economy and American medicine having come of age at exactly the same time. Tracing the robust development of advertising, marketing, and public relations within the medical profession and the vast realm we now think of as "health care," Tomes considers what it means to be a "good" patient. As she shows, this history of the coevolution of medicine and consumer culture tells us much about our current predicament over health care in the United States. Understanding where the shopping model came from, why it was so long resisted in medicine, and why it finally triumphed in the late twentieth century helps explain why, despite striking changes that seem to empower patients, so many Americans remain unhappy and confused about their status as patients today" (publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 9238

A history of global health: Interventions into the lives of other peoples.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.


Subjects: Global Health, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 9257

The culture of food in England 1200-1500.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › England, NUTRITION / DIET › History of Nutrition / Diet
  • 9401

Success and suppression: Arabic sciences and philosophy in the Renaissance.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016.

A bibliographically oriented historical analysis of the numerous Renaissance translations of Arabic medical, scientific and philosophical works into Latin from the Arabic, which the author argues reached a peak in the 16th century, only later to decline in influence.



Subjects: ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, Renaissance Medicine › History of Renaissance Medicine
  • 9454

Birthing bodies in early modern France: Stories of gender and reproduction.

London & New York: Routledge, 2016.


Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 9479

Childbirth, maternity, and medical pluralism in French Colonial Vietnam, 1880-1945.

Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2016.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Vietnam, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics
  • 9554

African American doctors of World War I: The lives of 104 volunteers.

Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2016.


Subjects: AFRICAN AMERICANS & MEDICINE & BIOLOGY › History of African Americans & Medicine & Biology, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › History of Military Medicine, MILITARY MEDICINE & HYGIENE › World War I
  • 9594

Data Refuge.

2016.

https://www.datarefuge.org/

"Data Refuge is a public and collaborative project designed to address concerns about federal climate and environmental data that is in danger of being lost[1]. In particular, the initiative addresses five main concerns:

  • What are the best ways to safeguard data?
  • How do federal agencies play a crucial role in collecting, managing, and distributing data?
  • How do government priorities impact data's accessibility?
  • Which projects and research fields depend on federal data?
  • And, Which data sets are of value to research and local communities, and why?[2].

"Data Refuge began as a grassroots organization in opposition to government data on climate change and the environment not being archived systemically[3]. Data Refuge's main goal is to collect and allocate data in multiple safe locations to create a sustainable way of archiving old and new data[4].

"Data Refuge was initiated in 2016 to protect federal climate and environmental data that is vulnerable under an administration that denies climate change[5]. The system aims to make public research-quality copies of federal climate and environmental data[6]. Data Refuge is supported by the National Geographic Foundation, private donors, Libraries+ Network, Preserving Electronic Governance Initiative (PEGI), the Union of Concerned Scientists (USC), and the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH)[7].

Types of Data

Data Refuge collects public federal data on the climate and environment in the form of satellite imageryPDFs, and stories[8].

The data are stored in multiple trusted locations as they are less vulnerable if in only one location, and to ensure accessibility for researchers[9]. Through the Data Rescue events, Data Refuge has accumulated 4 terabytes of data, 30,000 URLs, and 800 participants[10].

Storytelling

Data Refuge collects stories on vulnerable federal climate and environmental data through: surveys, oral history, photo essays, maps, video shorts, and animations[11]. The stories are archived in a public bank that showcase how federal environmental data support health and safety in communities[12]. Data Stories are collected at Data Rescue events, which are partnered with universities, city and town halls, and advocacy groups[13].

Data stories are collected and used to emphasize the importance of Data Refuge, in how the data on climate change and the environment are being used by people in the United States and across the world for meaningful practices[14]" (Wikipedia article on Data Refuge, accessed 01-2018).

 



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Online Access Catalogues & Bibliographic Databases, BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries
  • 9599

Ancient botany.

London & New York: Routledge, 2016.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › History of Ancient Medicine & Biology, BOTANY, BOTANY › Medical Botany
  • 9610

Galen: On the constitution of the art of medicine. The art of medicine. A method of medicine to Glaucon. Edited and translated by Ian Johnston.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire
  • 9617

The gene: An intimate history.

New York: Scribner, 2016.


Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY › History of Genetics / Heredity
  • 9694

The great transition: Climate, disease and society in the late-medieval world.

Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.


Subjects: Bioclimatology › History of Bioclimatology, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 9779

Murder and the making of English CSI.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.


Subjects: Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine) › History of Forensic Medicine
  • 9795

Dictionary of medical vocabulary in English, 1375–1550: Body parts, sicknesses, instruments, and medicinal preparations. 2 vols.

London: Routledge, 2016.

Based on a detailed analysis of 11,397 pages from medical manuscripts and early printed books.It includes information on the spelling variants, origins, and meanings of the terms. A wealth of quotations from the texts analysed are provided. Towards the end of each entry, there are references to corresponding entries, if any, in standard historical dictionaries of English (Dictionary of Old English, Middle English Dictionary, The Oxford English Dictionary). If the origin or meaning of the term has been discussed in academic books or articles, references to the latter are also provided.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › England (United Kingdom), Dictionaries, Biomedical
  • 9812

L'Anonyme de Londres. P.: Lit.Lond. 165, Brit.Libr. Inv. 137. Un papyrus médical grec du Ier siècle après J.-C. Edited by Antonio Ricciardetto.

Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2016.

Edition of the Greek text with French translation and introduction. Apart from minor changes listed on page vii, the work reproduces the previous  publication by the author in the collection Papyrologia Leodensia (Liège, 2014).



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Medical Papyri
  • 9872

Anatomy museum: Death and the body displayed.

London: Reaktion Books, 2016.


Subjects: ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, MUSEUMS › History of Museums, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 9895

Ethnographic plague: Configuring disease on the Chinese-Russian frontier.

London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

"Challenging the concept that since the discovery of the plague bacillus in 1894 the study of the disease was dominated by bacteriology, Ethnographic Plague argues for the role of ethnography as a vital contributor to the configuration of plague at the turn of the nineteenth century. With a focus on research on the Chinese-Russian frontier, where a series of pneumonic plague epidemics shook the Chinese, Russian and Japanese Empires, this book examines how native Mongols and Buryats came to be understood as holding a traditional knowledge of the disease" (publisher)



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Mongolia, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Russia, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Flea-Borne Diseases › Plague (transmitted by fleas from rats to humans) › Plague, History of
  • 9922

The David Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project, Published by Livingstone Online and the UCLA Digital Library Program.

Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Library, 2016.

http://livingstone.library.ucla.edu/index.htm

"The David Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project is a collaborative, international effort to use spectral imaging technology and digital publishing to make available a series of faded, illegible texts produced by the famous Victorian explorer when stranded without ink or writing paper in Central Africa."

 



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Africa, DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists
  • 10012

Hippocrate, Oeuvres complètes, Tome IV, 1ère partie: Epidémies I et III. Texte établi, traduit et annoté par Jacques Jouanna. (Collection des universités de France.)

Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2016.

Greek text with facing French translation. Epidemics I and III, by a physician of Hippocrates' milieu, possibly by Hippocrates himself, sometime around 410 BCE



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, EPIDEMIOLOGY, Hippocratic Tradition
  • 10048

Nature's path: A history of naturopathic healing in America.

Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.


Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Naturopathy, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States
  • 10050

Women medical doctors in the United States before the Civil War: A biographical dictionary.

Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2016.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), WOMEN in Medicine & the Life Sciences, Publications About
  • 10081

Slavery at sea: Terror, sex, and sickness in the middle passage.

Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2016.


Subjects: Slavery and Medicine › History of Slavery & Medicine
  • 10096

Farewell to the god of plague: Chairman Mao's campaign to deworm China.

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2016.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, China, History & Practice of Medicine in, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › DISEASES DUE TO METAZOAN PARASITES, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease, PARASITOLOGY › History of Parasitology, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10185

A biographical history of endocrinology.

Washington, DC: Endocrine Society & Ames, IA: John Wiley & Sons, 2016.


Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), ENDOCRINOLOGY › History of Endocrinology
  • 10240

A critical history of schizophrenia.

Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.


Subjects: PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry, PSYCHOLOGY › History of Psychology
  • 10419

A history of midwifery in the United States: The midwife said fear not.

New York: Springer, 2016.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › History of Obstetrics, OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY › OBSTETRICS › Midwives, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10420

Novel medicine: Healing, literature, and popular knowledge in early modern China.

Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2016.

"By examining the dynamic interplay between discourses of fiction and medicine, Novel Medicine demonstrates how fiction incorporated, created, and disseminated medical knowledge in China, beginning in the sixteenth century...." (publisher).



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › China, People's Republic of, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 10421

Vanishing America: Species extinction racial peril, and the origins of conservation.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016.

"Nineteenth-century citizens of European descent widely believed that Native Americans would eventually vanish from the continent. Indian society was thought to be tied to the wilderness, and the manifest destiny of U.S. westward expansion, coupled with industry’s ever-growing hunger for natural resources, presaged the disappearance of Indian peoples. Yet, as the frontier drew to a close, some naturalists chronicling the loss of animal and plant populations began to worry that white Americans might soon share the Indians’ presumed fate.

Miles Powell explores how early conservationists such as George Perkins Marsh, William Temple Hornaday, and Aldo Leopold became convinced that the continued vitality of America’s “Nordic” and “Anglo-Saxon” races depended on preserving the wilderness. Fears over the destiny of white Americans drove some conservationists to embrace scientific racism, eugenics, and restrictive immigration laws. Although these activists laid the groundwork for the modern environmental movement and its many successes, the consequences of their racial anxieties persist" (publisher).



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY, BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment › History of Ecology / Environment, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States
  • 10423

Charles Darwin’s life with birds: His complete ornithology.

New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.


Subjects: EVOLUTION › History of Evolutionary Thought, ZOOLOGY › Ornithology
  • 10485

Amatory pleasures: Explorations in eighteenth-century sexual culture.

London & New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.


Subjects: SEXUALITY / Sexology › History of Sexuality / Sexology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10538

Ärztliches Leben und Denken im arabischen Mittelalter. Von Johann Christoph Bürgel. Bearbeitet von Fabian Käs.

Leiden: Brill, 2016.

"...Investigates conditions of life and professional ethics of the Arab physicians in the Middle Ages. Based on a multitude of biographical, protreptic, deontological, and isagogic texts, Bürgel analyzes diverse aspects of medical education, professional conduct, and the role of doctors in Islamicate societies. Special attention is given to the survival and further development of ancient Greek professional ethics. Another focus is on the interrelations between scientific medicine and Islamic religion" (publisher). 



Subjects: Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession › History of Biomedical Education & Medical Profession, Ethics, Biomedical › History of Biomedical Ethics, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 10565

Medical Museums in the United States.

Cleveland, OH: Case Western Reserve University, 2016.

http://artsci.case.edu/dittrick/research/links-of-interest/medical-museums-in-the-united-states/

A comprehensive, annotated listing of U.S. medical museums with links to their websites.



Subjects: DIGITAL RESOURCES, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological
  • 10662

Progressive mothers, better babies, race, public health, and the state in Brazil, 1850-1945.

Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2016.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Brazil, PEDIATRICS › History of Pediatrics, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 10667

Fixing medical prices: How physicians are paid.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL, ECONOMICS, BIOMEDICAL › History of Biomedical Economics, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10669

Public opinion, public policy, and smoking: The transformation of American attitudes and cigarette use.

Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health, Social or Sociopolitical Histories of Medicine & the Life Sciences, TOXICOLOGY › Drug Addiction › History of Drug Addiction
  • 10779

1970s and 'Patient 0' HIV-1 genomes illuminate early HIV/AIDS history in North America.

Nature, 539, 98-101., 2016.

By genetic analysis of HIV, Worobey, Lemey and colleagues from the social sciences "cleared" Gaëtan Dugas, a Canadian air steward, who previously had been identified by name as Patient Zero--the source of the epidemic. Unfortunately Dugas was cleared of his responsibility only after his death. One lesson that researchers drew from this was not to identify patients by name in contexts like this. Full text available from PubMedCentral at this link. Order of authorship in the original publication was Worobey, Watts, McKay...Lemey....

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



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › HIV / AIDS › History of HIV / AIDS
  • 10922

Identification of a novel pathogenic Borrelia species causing Lyme borreliosis with unusually high spirochaetemia: A descriptive study.

Lancet Infectious Diseases, 5, 556-564, 2016.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Pritt, Mead, Johnson. Discovery of Lyme Borreliosis or Borrelia mayonii, a new variant of B. burgdorferi.

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



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Tick-Borne Diseases › Lyme Disease, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Minnesota, VIROLOGY, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10925

Discovery and description of Ebola Zaire virus in 1976 and relevance to the West African epidemic during 2013-2016.

J. infect. Dis., 214, (Suppl. 3) S93-S101, 2016.

A first hand account of events as they occurred in Yambuku in 1976, including the causes and reasons for the spread of Ebola within the Yambuku Mission hospital, the probable index event/patient (not identified), and the extreme shortage of syringes and needles in this small village hospital. The paper also relates these details to the three-country (Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia) West African epidemic of 2013-2016.

Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this liink.

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



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Guinea, Republic of, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Liberia, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Sierra Leone, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Ebola Virus Disease, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Filoviridae › Ebolavirus
  • 10941

The 3.8Å resolution cryo-EM structure of Zika Virus.

Science, 352, 467-470, 2016.

Order of authorship in the original paper: Sirohi, Rossmann, Kuhn. Using cryogenic-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), the authors presented the molecular structure of the Zika virus at 3.8Å resolution. Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.

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



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Zika Virus Disease, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Flaviviridae › Zika Virus, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 10942

Wolbachia blocks currently circulating Zika virus isololates in Brazilian Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Cell Host Microbe, 19, 771-774, 2016.

Order of authorship in the original paper: Dutra, Rocha, Moreira. The authors infected lab populations of mosquitos with Wolbachia pipientis, a common parasitic microbe that infects a high proportion of insects. They then released the infected mosquitos into native populations of wild mosquitos, infecting the Aedes aegypti mosquitos. It was found that the infected mosquitos did not transmit the Zika virus because the Wolbachia stops or blocks Zika virus transmission in the mosquitos. Digital facsimile from PubMedCentral at this link.

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



Subjects: BACTERIOLOGY › BACTERIA (mostly pathogenic; sometimes indexed only to genus) › Rickettsiales › Wolbachia, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Brazil, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Zika Virus Disease, PARASITOLOGY, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Flaviviridae › Zika Virus
  • 10944

Local mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus - Miami - Dade and Broward counties, Florida, June-August 2016.

Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. (MMWR) 65, 1032-1038, 2016.

First report on Zika virus infections in the U.S., tracing the area of infection to a specific square mile, creating a buffer zone around the area, targeting it for spraying and mosquito collection, intervention, mass screening and testing. Nevertheless the disease became widespread. Digital facsimile from cdc.gov at this link.

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



Subjects: EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Zika Virus Disease, U.S.: CONTENT OF PUBLICATIONS BY STATE & TERRITORY › Florida, VIROLOGY › VIRUSES (by Family) › Flaviviridae › Zika Virus
  • 10968

Bellevue: Three centuries of medicine and mayhem at America's most storied hospital.

New York: Doubleday, 2016.


Subjects: HOSPITALS › History of Hospitals, PSYCHIATRY › History of Psychiatry
  • 11013

The General: A history of the Montreal General Hospital.

Montréal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Canada, HOSPITALS › History of Hospitals
  • 11049

Arabian drugs in early medieval Mediterranean medicine.

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Mediterranean, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 11138

Anatomy: An encyclopedic reference to the language of anatomy and neuroanatomy. It provides the fascinating origin of terms and biographies of anatomists/physicians who originated them.

Denver, CO: Outskirts Press, 2016.


Subjects: ANATOMY › 21st Century, ANATOMY › History of Anatomy, ANATOMY › Neuroanatomy › History of Neuroanatomy
  • 11375

Protective monotherapy against lethal Ebola virus infection by a potently neutralizing antibody.

Science, 351, 1339-1342, 2016.

The cited paper was immediately followed in the same issue of Science by: John Misasi, Morgan A. Gilman, Masaru Kanekiyo et al, "Structural and molecular basis for Ebola virus neutralization by protective human antibodies," Science, 351, 1343-1346. This paper illustrates crystal structures at 2Å resolution of the Ebola viral epitopes that are being recognized and targeted by monoclonal antibodies from a particular human survivor of the 1995 Kikwit (Congo) Ebola outbreak, who happened to mount an unusual and very robust and potent immune response.

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



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Congo, Democratic Republic of the, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Ebola Virus Disease, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Biological Medical Product (Biologic)
  • 11409

Whole-genome characterization and strain comparison of VT2f-producing Escherichia coli causing hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Emerg. Infect. Dis., 22, 2078-2085, 2016.

Order of authorship in the original publication: Grande, Michelacci, Bondi.... Demonstration that a phage infecting E. coli conveys the genes into the E. coli that code for the production of the verotoxin that causes hemolytic uremic syndrome. The authors also discovered that the reservoirs of this toxin-producing strain are pigeons.

Available from cdc.gov at this link.

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



Subjects: BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Genomics › Pathogenomics, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Food-Borne Diseases, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 11437

Hidden lives, concealed narratives: A history of leprosy in the Philippines. Edited by Maria Serena I. Diokno.

Manila, Philippines: National Historical Commission of the Philippines, 2016.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Philippines, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Leprosy › History of Leprosy, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 11496

Quarantine: Local and global histories. Edited by Alison Bashford.

London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.


Subjects: Global Health, PUBLIC HEALTH › History of Public Health
  • 11614

The Andean wonder drug: Cinchona bark and imperial science in the Spanish Atlantic, 1630-1800.

Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016.


Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs › Cinchona Bark
  • 11794

The wounded brain healed: The golden age of the Montreal Neurological Institute, 1934–1984.

Montréal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016.


Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Canada, NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology, NEUROSURGERY › History of Neurosurgery
  • 11956

Nature's colony: Empire, nation and environment in the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2016.


Subjects: BOTANY › Botanical Gardens › History of Botanical Gardens, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Singapore
  • 12234

A century of telemedicine: Curatio sine distantia et tempora.

Sofia, Bulgaria: Malina Jordanova, 2016.

345 pages. Available online from isfteh.org at this link.



Subjects: Telemedicine › History of Telemedicine
  • 12312

Dreams, healing, and medicine in Greece: From antiquity to the present. Edited by Steven M. Obewrhelman.

London & New York, 2016.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece › History of Ancient Medicine in Greece, Magic & Superstition in Medicine, PSYCHOLOGY › History of Psychology
  • 12452

The development of sleep medicine: A historical sketch.

J. Clin. Sleep Med., 12, 1041-1052, 2016.

Extensively bibliographical. Available from PubMedCentral at this link.



Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Sleep Physiology & Medicine
  • 12644

The neurologists: A history of a medical specialty in modern Britain, c. 1789-2000.

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016.


Subjects: NEUROLOGY › History of Neurology
  • 12727

Doctoring traditions: Ayurveda, small technologies, and braided sciences.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

"Like many of the traditional medicines of South Asia, Ayurvedic practice transformed dramatically in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With Doctoring Tradition, Projit Bihari Mukharji offers a close look at that recasting, upending the widely held yet little-examined belief that it was the result of the introduction of Western anatomical knowledge and cadaveric dissection.

"Rather, Mukharji reveals, what instigated those changes were a number of small technologies that were introduced in the period by Ayurvedic physicians, men who were simultaneously Victorian gentlemen and members of a particular Bengali caste. The introduction of these devices, including thermometers, watches, and microscopes, Mukharji shows, ultimately led to a dramatic reimagining of the body. By the 1930s, there emerged a new Ayurvedic body that was marked as distinct from a biomedical body. Despite the protestations of difference, this new Ayurvedic body was largely compatible with it. The more irreconcilable elements of the old Ayurvedic body were then rendered therapeutically indefensible and impossible to imagine in practice. The new Ayurvedic medicine was the product not of an embrace of Western approaches, but of a creative attempt to develop a viable alternative to the Western tradition by braiding together elements drawn from internally diverse traditions of the West and the East" (publishers).



Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, INDIA, Practice of Medicine in › History of Practice of Medicine in India, INDIA, Practice of Medicine in › Traditional Indian Medicine
  • 12803

Ethnobotany of Mexico: Interactions of people and plants in Mesoamerica. Edited by Rafael Lira, Alejandro Casas, José Blancas.

New York: Springer, 2016.


Subjects: BOTANY › Ethnobotany, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Mexico
  • 13089

The germ of an idea: Contagionism, religion, and society in Britain, 1660-1730.

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

"Contagionism is an old idea, but gained new life in Restoration Britain. The Germ of an Idea considers British contagionism in its religious, social, political and professional context from the Great Plague of London to the adoption of smallpox inoculation. It shows how ideas about contagion changed medicine and the understanding of acute diseases" (publisher).



Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease
  • 13505

A century of parasitology: Discoveries, ideas and lessons learned by scientists who published in The Journal of Parasitology, 1914-2014. Edited by John Janovy, Jr. and Gerald W. Esch.

Hoboken, NJ & Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.


Subjects: PARASITOLOGY › History of Parasitology
  • 13722

Social media use in healthcare: A systematic review of effects on patients and on their relationship with healthcare professionals.

BMC Health Services Research, 16, 442, 2016.

"Since the emergence of social media in 2004, a growing percentage of patients use this technology for health related reasons. To reflect on the alleged beneficial and potentially harmful effects of social media use by patients, the aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the extant literature on the effects of social media use for health related reasons on patients and their relationship with healthcare professionals." 

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-016-1691-0






Subjects: Social Media & Medicine
  • 8279

Medicine and pharmacy in Byzantine hospitals: A study of the extant formularies.

London: Routledge, 2017.


Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE › History of Byzantine Medicine, HOSPITALS › History of Hospitals, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 8517

Balm of America: Patent medicine collection.

Washington, DC