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”

16011 entries, 14068 authors and 1941 subjects. Updated: June 19, 2024

PARENT-DUCHÂTELET, Alexandre Jean Baptiste [Parent du Châtelet]

2 entries
  • 1606

Hygiène publique. 2 vols.

Paris: J.-B. Baillière, 1836.

The first volume reprints the author's Essai sur les cloaques ou égouts de la ville de Paris (1824). Parent-Duchâtelet wrote that he had visited all the places which he described in the text: ”J’ai surmonté sans hésiter la répugnance et les dangers inséparables de pareilles recherches. ... J’ai fait tout ce que doit faire un homme jaloux de découvrir la vérité, et de jeter quelque lumière sur un sujet obscur."



Subjects: Hygiene, PUBLIC HEALTH
  • 1607

De la prostitution dans la ville de Paris. 2 vols.

Paris: J.-B. Baillière, 1836.

Traditionally viewed as a classic in public health, this work has also been characterized as the first scientific study in sexology. Third and most complete edition "complétée par des documents nouvelles et des notes" par A[dolphe] Trebuchet [1801-1865] and Poirat-Duval suivie d'un précis hygiénique, statistique et administratif sur la prostitution dans les principles villes de l'Europe. 2 vols, Paris, 1857. Digital facsimile of the 1836 edition from BnF Gallica at this link; of the 1857 edition from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: Hygiene, PUBLIC HEALTH, SEXUALITY / Sexology