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”

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KNOX, Frederick John

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The anatomist's instructor, and museum companion; being practical directions for the formation and subsequent management of anatomical museums.

Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1836.

"Dr Frederick Knox was the librarian of New Zealand's first public library. He emigrated from Scotland in July 1840 and within days of arriving in Port Nicholson became involved in establishing the country's first public library.

"The library lasted for just one year before winding up and handing over its contents to another organisation. But Knox continued to contribute to the cultural development of the country until his death in 1873....

"Records suggest that Knox did not practise as a medical practitioner in New Zealand until after he moved to the Hutt Valley, where he practised between 1851 and 1855. After this time he held various medical positions, including Resident Medical Officer to the Asylum (Karori) from 1855 to 1857, and Coroner at Porirua from 1861 to 1862. But on his death in August 1873 he was best remembered for his contribution as a scientist...." (

Knox was the brother of Robert Knox, who became notorious as the client of resurrection men, Burke and Hare.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: ANATOMY › 19th Century, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › New Zealand, MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological