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

LOUIS, Pierre Charles Alexandre

4 entries
  • 3221

Recherches anatomico-pathologiques sur la phthisis.

Paris: Gabon et Cie, 1825.

Louis’ researches were based on 358 dissections and 1,960 clinical cases, and included a numerical study of extra-pulmonary lesions. First edition in English, London, 1835. English translation, Boston, 1836. A translation of the 2nd edition was published by the Sydenham Society in 1844.

Subjects: DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Tuberculosis, PULMONOLOGY › Lung Diseases › Pulmonary Tuberculosis
  • 5023

Recherches anatomiques, pathologiques et thérapeutiques sur la maladie connue sous les noms de gastro-entérite; fièvre putride, adynamique, ataxique, typhoïde, etc. 2 vols.

Paris: J.-B. Baillière, 1829.

Louis introduced the term “typhoid fever” in reference to the disturbed mental condition of the patient; he first described the lenticular rose spots. His book established the pathological picture of the disease. English translation, Boston, 1836.

Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Salmonellosis › Typhoid Fever
  • 1698

Recherches sur les effets de la saignée dans quelques maladies inflammatoires, et sur l’action de l’émétique et des vésicatoires dans la pneumonie.

Paris: J.-B. Baillière, 1835.

Louis refuted Broussais’s system of medicine, his “médicine physiologique.”  Louis was instrumental in establishing medicine as an exact science by the introduction of the numerical or statistical method. English translation by C. G. Putnam, with preface and appendix by James Jackson as Researches on the effects of bloodletting in some inflammatory diseases, Boston, 1836.

Subjects: DEMOGRAPHY / Population: Medical Statistics, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Tuberculosis, THERAPEUTICS › Bloodletting
  • 12011

Anatomical, pathological and therapeutic researches on the yellow fever of Gibraltar of 1828, by P. Ch. A. Louis. From observations taken by himself and M. Trousseau as memebers of the French Commission at Gibraltar. Translated from the manuscript by G. C. Shattuck.

Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1839.

The Translator's Introduction begins as follows: "The work now presented to the public has heretofore existed in manuscript only. Circumstances have delayed its publication in France, and some years may yet elapse before it appears in that country..."

Digital facsimile from the U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link.