Since its original publication in 1943, Morton's Medical Bibliography has become the world's foremost annotated guide to classic works in the history of medicine and related sciences. From the approximately 7,800 entries in the fourth edition the work has been expanded to a total of 8,927. I will discuss three of these influential works below. In all, 1051 entries have been added, 2,313 annotations revised or rewritten, and 119 deleted. Classed arrangement with brief annotations indicating the significance of the work in the history and development of the medical sciences. Booksellers and auction houses similarly rely on the text as an important reference for which books to buy and sell, and for describing books within catalogues. .
Even though there are 8,927 entries in the bibliography, readers will note that the final entry in is numbered 6810. In 2014, copyright of the original book passed to Norman, who began working on the online database form of the bibliography. The annotations briefly explain the significance of individual contributions to the history and development of the bio-medical sciences. Garrison and now revised, with additions and annotations, by Leslie T. Virtually every section has been changed in some way. The entries include books, articles and pamphlets, with more and more medical research being initially published in journals rather than physical books.
Therefore entries were added by the use of decimals. Or get in touch with us on to let us know what books you would want to see in a medical bibliography! This list contained over 4,000 items. From the 7800 entries in the fourth edition I expanded the work to 8927 annotated entries. In November 2013, when I created this database entry, the fifth edition remained a standard work. Heinroth argued that signs of madness were caused by sin, and that the only way to recover was to return to Biblical piety. As Garrison wrote in 1933, the incentive to this enterprise came from , who advised the then Librarian as to the advantage of segregating the more valuable historic items in the Army Medical Library for safe keeping under glass.
In 1991, while working in San Franicisco, I was pleased to issue a revised fifth edition of the work, retitled to give credit to Morton as. Morton 1907-2004 , and Jeremy M. To revise and expand the work I had to read and check virtually every word in Morton's fourth edition, and study the historical literature of most medical specialties up to the year 1980. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. The indices to personal names and subjects are completely new for this edition.
For this edition I added 1051 new entries, and revised or rewrote 2313. Maroon cloth with gilt-stamped title, index. The final printed edition of the bibliography was the fifth, in 1991, but the bibliography is still updated to this day online, at. An Annotated Check-list of Texts Illustrating the History of Medicine. The 1566 edition retains most of its original binding, with an impressively embellished leather cover.
Lehrbuch der Storungen des Seelenlebens. In 1994 the fifth edition received the award for Best Reference Work from the. References to Geriatrics have been significantly expanded within the section on State Medicine: Public Health: Geriatrics: Hygiene. If books alone are taken into consideration, rather than books and articles, the library has a slightly higher percentage of holdings, with 67%, or 36 out of 54 mentioned books. Of the books we do not have copies of, the majority are foreign-language books in Italian and German, which may have been less popular or harder to acquire for Scottish doctors in the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Over the next forty-one years Morton put the work through four expanded editions, the last of which contained 7800 entries.
There are completely new sections for Ecology, Paleoanthropology: Human Prehistory, Teratology, Medical Education and the Medical Profession, Resuscitation, Aviation Medicine, Paleopathology, Sports Medicine, Paediatric Surgery, and Alternative Medicine: Acupuncture Western References. H Book condition: One leaf with a slight projection and tear at the upper fore-edge where incorrectly trimmed in the press, otherwise near Very Go Book Description Gower Publishing Company Ltd, London, fourth edition, 1983. The compilation of the fifth edition has involved revision of the work from literally the first entry all the way through to the end. Classed arrangement with brief annotations indicating the significance of the work in the history and development of the medical sciences. By the time these works were completed I had developed a love for writing large and complex historical bibliographical studies.
Before the Internet I had to travel extensively to see a lot of the material cited in the bibliography, and I remember lugging a heavy laptop computer containing the wordprocessing files, and duly backing them up on a series of floppy discs after most writing sessions. The sections on Anatomy and Medicine in Art, have been extensively rewritten and expanded. This was done, and an exhibition of some of the library's greatest treasures was held in 1910. He was one of the first European physicians to take an objective view on mental illness and recommend humane treatment for patients. Last but not least, book historians can use the bibliography as a reference text for how publications have changed through the years, and to ascertain how certain texts have risen and fallen in popularity.
Between 1912 and 1933, Fielding H. A Medical Bibliography Garrison and Morton. The aim of the publication is to provide a chronological list of the most influential works in medical history mostly primary sources although the number of secondary sources is expanding. Garrison moved to Baltimore in 1930. The online version of Morton's Medical Bibliography, which went live in the spring of 2015, has has already been extensively revised and enlarged from the 1991 fifth edition, and will continue to be updated and corrected. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users.
Secondary sources are included up to roughly 1990. A massive chronological blbliography of the most important contributions to world literature on medicine and related science including the works of Paracelsus. Garrison 1870-1935 , Leslie T. Mr Norman is well qualified to undertake this monumental revision. By the third edition in 1970 it was felt that in spite of certain limitations in the organizational scheme of this book the Garrison-Morton numbers were already sufficiently entrenched in the library records of the world that to change them would create more harm than good.