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

15961 entries, 13944 authors and 1935 subjects. Updated: April 29, 2024


11 entries
  • 11943

Farmacopea araba medievale. Codice Ayasofia 3703. Edited by Alain Touwaide. 4 vols.

Milan: Antea Edizioni, 19921993.

Iconographic reconstruction and original size facsimile in color of 127 sheets, including 97 preserved in Istanbul and 30 sheets dispersed in different institutional collections in Europe and the U.S., of this illuminated manuscript of the Arabic text of Dioscorides that was completed in 1224 in Baghdad, and preserved in Byzantium. For each plate Touwaide provided a commentary. He also provided an historical introduction in the first volume. 

Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 7102

Theriaka y Alexipharmaka de Nicandro.

Barcelona: M. Moleiro, 1997.

Essays by Alain Touwaide, Jean Pierre Angremy,  Christian Förstel and Grégoire Aslanoff concerning the 10th century Byzantine illuminated manuscript designated as "BnF Supplement grec 247." This spectacularly illustrated manuscript is the only surviving Byzantine illuminated manuscript of these didactic poems.  The Theriaka  concern poisonous bites of snakes, scorpions insects and other animals from the sea, air or land. Nicander provided information in three main categories: physical description and ethology of the poisonous animals, the symptoms of their bites and stings, and finally treatment for poisoning. The Alexipharmaka  consists of 630 verses dealing with poisons absorbed orally from plants, animals and minerals, with a systematic tripartite division concerning the physical description of the solution in which the poison was mixed, clinical symptoms following the poisoning, and enumeration of specific therapies. Spanish text; superb color illustrations. This book was a commentary volume for a deluxe facsimile of the manuscript issued by Moleiro.

Subjects: Byzantine Zoology, PHARMACOLOGY, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals, TOXICOLOGY, TOXICOLOGY › History of Toxicology, TOXICOLOGY › Venoms, TOXICOLOGY › Zootoxicology, Zoology, Natural History, Ancient Greek / Roman / Egyptian
  • 9715

Healing kidney diseases in antiquity: Plants from Dioscorides' De materia medica, with Illustrations from Greek and Arabic manuscripts (A.D. 512-15th Century).

Milton Park, Didcot, England: Bios Scientific Publishers, 2002.

Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › History of Ancient Medicine & Biology, NEPHROLOGY › History of Nephrology
  • 9601

Le piante medicinali dal Corpus Hippocraticum.

Naples: Guerini e associati, 2003.

Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece › History of Ancient Medicine in Greece, BOTANY › Medical Botany, Hippocratic Tradition, PHARMACOLOGY › History of Pharmacology & Pharmaceuticals
  • 7154

Visualizing medieval medicine and natural history, 1200-1550.

Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2006.

Avista Studies in the History of Medieval Technology, Science and Art Volume 5.

Subjects: BOTANY › History of Botany, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine, Medieval Zoology › History of Medieval Zoology, WOMEN, Publications by › Years 2000 -
  • 8561

Health and healing from the medieval garden. Edited by Peter Dendle and Alain Touwaide.

Woodbridge, Suffolk, England: The Boydell Press, 2008.

Subjects: BOTANY › History of Botany, BOTANY › Medical Botany, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › History of Medieval Medicine
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 12179

A companion to Byzantine science. Edited by Stavros Lazaris.

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2020.

Chapters relevant to this bibliography include:
Zoology by Arnaud Zucker
Botany by Alain Touwaide
Medicine and Pharmacy by Alain Touwaide
Veterinary Medicine by Stavros Lazaris
Byzantine Theories of Vision by Katerina Ierodiakonou.

Subjects: BOTANY › History of Botany, BYZANTINE MEDICINE › Byzantine Veterinary Medicine, BYZANTINE MEDICINE › History of Byzantine Medicine, Byzantine Zoology, VETERINARY MEDICINE › History of Veterinary Medicine
  • 13087

Greek Medical Manuscripts - Diels' Catalogue. Edited by Alain Touwaide. 5 vols.

New York: De Gruyter, 2021.
Vol. 1: Diels' catalogue with indices.
Vol. 2: Corpus Hippocraticum
Vol. 3: Corpus Galenicum
Vol. 4: Ceteri Medici
Vol. 5. The manuscripts and their texts.

"The medical literature of ancient Greece has been much studied during the 20th century, particularly from the 1970s on. In spite of this intense activity, the search for manuscripts still relies on the catalogue compiled in the early 1900s by a group of philologists led by the German historian of Greek philosophy and medicine Hermann Diels. However useful the so-called Diels has been and still is, it is now in need of a thorough revision. The present five-tome set is a first step in that direction. Tome 1 offers a reproduction of Diels’ catalogue with an index of the manuscripts. The following three tomes provide a reconstruction of the texts contained in the manuscripts listed in Diels on the basis of Diels’ catalogue. Proceeding as Diels did, these three tomes distinguish the manuscripts containing texts by (or attributed to) Hippocrates (tome 2), Galen (tome 3), and the other authors considered by Diels (tome 4). Tome 5 will list all the texts listed in Diels for each manuscript in the catalogue" (publisher).

Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Byzantine Medicine, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology