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”

16017 entries, 14075 authors and 1941 subjects. Updated: July 11, 2024

RICHARDSON, Sir Benjamin Ward

7 entries
  • 5666

On chloroform and other anaesthetics: Their action and administration. Edited, with a memoir of the author, by Benjamin W. Richardson.

London: John Churchill, 1858.

Snow, the first specialist in anesthesiology, delivered Queen Victoria with the aid of chloroform in 1853 and 1857. This work was edited for publication after Snow's premature death by Richardson, who included a biography of Snow. Snow's final book, which consisted of 538pp. compared to only 88pp. in his first book on anesthesia published in 1847, put the administration of chloroform and ether on a scientific basis. Snow also investigated amylene, which he was the first to administer. Digital facsimile of William T. G. Morton's copy in the Countway Library of Medicine from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: ANESTHESIA › Chloroform, ANESTHESIA › Ether
  • 9316

Hygeia: A city of health.

London: Macmillan, 1876.

Imaginative outline for an utopian city of 100,000 people which Richardson, as public health reformer, hoped would reduce mortality to five per thousand in two generations. Includes details of the laying out of streets - with subway trains beneath - down to their paving and camber. Housing, Richardson planned to be entirely above ground; with impermeable brickwork, but laid with removable wedges that allowed cavity air to be flushed or heated. Interior walls and arched ceilings, Richardson planned to be made of glazed brickwork, allowing the complete interior to be washed down with water. As in other garden cities, Richardson placed factories, sanitation works, abbatoirs, etc. some distance from the city, and trades such as tailoring, shoe-making, lacework, he removed from homes to convenient blocks of offices and workrooms. He planned small, almost portable, model hospitals every few blocks, with the insane, infirm and incapacitated to be cared for in houses indistinguishable from the houses of healthy people. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

  • 9527

Diseases of modern life.

London: Macmillan, 1876.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

  • 10397

On health and occupation. Manuals of Health. Published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1879.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.

  • 1625

The health of nations: A review of the works of Edwin Chadwick, with a biographical dissertation by Benjamin Ward Richardson. 2 vols.

London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1887.

Chadwick may be said to have initiated the public health era. Largely through his efforts the Public Health Act 1848 came into existence in England. He was the greatest sanitarian of the 19th century; among other things he was responsible for the introduction of glazed earthenware pipes for drains. See also R. A. Lewis’s Edwin Chadwick and the public health movement, 1832-54, London, 1952.  Digital facsimile of the 1887 work from the Internet Archive at this link.

Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, PUBLIC HEALTH
  • 10836

Biological experimentation: Its function and limits.

London: George Bell & Sons, 1896.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.

Subjects: Medicine: General Works › Experimental Design, Medicine: General Works › Experimental Design › Vivisection / Antivivisection
  • 6721

Disciples of Aesculapius, with a life of the author by his daughter, Mrs. George Martin. 2 vols.

London: Hutchinson & Co., 1900.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link

Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Autobiography, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals