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”

16018 entries, 14076 authors and 1941 subjects. Updated: July 23, 2024


3 entries
  • 10460

La chirurgie d'Abulcasis. Précédée d'une introduction. Avec planches.Traduite par le Dr. Lucien Leclerc.

Paris: J.-B. Baillière, 1861.

First translation into French. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link

  • 6505

Histoire de la médecine arabe. Exposé complet des traductions du grec. Les sciences en Orient, leur transmission à l’Occident par les traductions latines. 2 vols.

Paris: E. Leroux, 1876.

An exhaustive history, for its time, of Arabian medical translations from East to West and vice versa. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive, at this link.

Subjects: ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 8528

Traité des simples. 3 vols. Notices et extraits des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque nationale et autres bibliothèques, 1877, tome 23,1; tome 25,1; tome 26,1. Traduit par Lucien Leclerc.

Paris: Imprimerie nationale, 18771883.

Ibn al-Baytar systematically recorded the additions to pharmacy made by medieval Islamic physicians, who added between 300 and 400 types of medicines to the roughly one thousand known since antiquity.

"Ibn al-Baitar’s largest and most widely read book is his Compendium on Simple Medicaments and Foods. It is a pharmacopoeia (pharmaceutical encyclopedia) listing 1400 plants, foods, and drugs and their uses. It is organized alphabetically by the name of the useful plant or plant component or other substance—a small minority of the items covered are not botanicals. For each item, Ibn al-Baitar makes one or two brief remarks himself and gives brief extracts from a handful of different earlier authors about the item. The bulk of the information is compiled from the earlier authors. The book contains references to 150 previous Arabic authors, as well as 20 previous Greek authors.[6][7] One of the sources he quotes the most frequently is the Materia Medica of Dioscorides, and another is Book Two of the Canon of Medicine of Ibn Sina. Both of those sources have similarities in layout and subject matter with Ibn al-Baitar's own book, but Ibn al-Baitar's treatments are richer in detail, and a large minority of Ibn al-Baitar's useful plants or plant substances are not covered at all by Dioscorides or Ibn Sina. In modern printed edition, the book is more than 900 pages long. As well as in Arabic, it was published in full in translation in German and French in the 19th century" (Wikipedia article on Ibnal-Batar, accessed 01-2017). Digital facsimile from at this link.

Subjects: BOTANY › Medical Botany, Encyclopedias, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, NUTRITION / DIET, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines, PHARMACOLOGY › Pharmacopeias