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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The cures of the diseased, in remote regions. Preventing mortalitie, incident in forraine attempts, of the English nation.

London: F. K[ingston] for H. L[ownes], 1598.

This book is the earliest work in English devoted to tropical medicine. It discusses sunstroke, tabardilla (possibly typhus or yellow fever), prickly heat, dysentery, erysipelas and scurvy. Facsimile reproduction, with introduction and notes by Charles Singer, Oxford, 1915. Because the author is identified only as G. W. on the title page for a long time authorship of this work was attributed to George Whetsone, an Elizabethan poet, soldier, and traveller. More recently authorship has been assigned to George Wateson, who signed the dedication. Little is known about Wateson.

Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Bacillary Dysentery, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Lice-Borne Diseases › Typhus, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES › Mosquito-Borne Diseases › Yellow Fever, NUTRITION / DIET › Deficiency Diseases › Scurvy, TROPICAL Medicine