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 22, 2024

MAUPERTUIS, Pierre Louis Moreau de

2 entries
  • 215.1

Dissertation physique à l’occasion du nègre blanc.

Leiden: [Publisher not identified], 1744.

Stimulated by the much talked about appearance of an albino negro in Paris, Maupertuis expressed theories of biparental heredity and epigenesis which substantially anticipated those of Darwin, Mendel, and De Vries nearly a century and a half later.



Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY
  • 215.2

Vénus physique, contenant deux dissertations, l’une, sur l’origine des hommes et des animaux, et l’autre, sur l’origine des noirs.

The Hague, 1745.

English translation, The earthly Venus, was published in New York, 1966. Includes a reprint of No. 215.1.



Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY