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”

15972 entries, 13969 authors and 1940 subjects. Updated: June 16, 2024

ROYAL SOCIETY, [The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge]

5 entries
  • 6760

Catalogue of scientific papers. Compiled and published by the Royal Society of London. 19 vols.

London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 18671925.

An author index to scientific papers contained in the transactions of societies, journals, and other periodical works, published from 1800 to 1900. Continued by the international catalogue of scientific literature, which deals with literature published after 1900. Complemented by the society's "Catalogue of scientific papers, 1800-1900. Subject index.Vol. 1-7: Digital facsimile of all 19 vols. from the Hathi Trust at this link.


  • 6734

Obituary notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. Vol. 1-9.

London, 19321954.

Continued as Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 1- 1955-  See

Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works)
  • 9037

Biographical memoirs of fellows of the Royal Society.

London: The Royal Society, 1955.

 "November 1955 
"Obituaries of Royal Society Fellows first appeared in 1830, in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Initially obituaries were read at the Anniversary meeting and were printed within the record of that meeting. From 1859 they appeared in a separate section at the back.

"Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society were published from 1932 as a continuation of these tributes. They then developed from being relatively short, traditional obituaries to biographical essays of record. This change was duly recognized by a change of title to Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society in 1955, when the new annual carried life studies of Albert EinsteinEnrico Fermi and Alan Turing.

"Content since 1932 can be browsed below. To find specific obituaries we recommend using the ‘Advanced Search’ and entering the Fellow’s name in the ‘Title’ box. For more information and search tips please visit our information for readers page, which outlines where all obituaries published since 1830 can be found."



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Reference Works Digitized and Online, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital or Digitized Periodicals Online
  • 9036

Philosophical Transactions - the world's first science journal.

London: The Royal Society, circa 2000.

"In 1662, the newly formed 'Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge' was granted a charter to publish by King Charles II and on 6 March 1665, the first issue of Philosophical Transactions was published under the visionary editorship of Henry Oldenburg, who was also the Secretary of the Society. The first volumes of what was the world's first scientific journal were very different from today's journal, but in essence it served the same function; namely to inform the Fellows of the Society and other interested readers of the latest scientific discoveries. As such, Philosophical Transactions established the important principles of scientific priority and peer review, which have become the central foundations of scientific journals ever since. In 1886, the breadth and scope of scientific discovery had increased to such an extent that it became necessary to divide the journal into two, Philosophical Transactions A and B, covering the physical sciences and the life sciences respectively."

"Most of our oldest content is now freely available, specifically, all papers older than 70 years. In addition, papers published between 10 years ago and either 12 months ago (biological sciences) or 24 months ago (physical sciences) are freely available. For Biographical Memoirs all issues are now freely available, apart from the most recent issue" (, accessed 02-2017).

[When I created this entry I was unable to determine when this digitization project originated; therefore I arbitarily assigned the year 2000. If anyone could supply the project origination date that would be much appreciated.]

Subjects: BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works), DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital Archives & Libraries , DIGITAL RESOURCES › Digital or Digitized Periodicals Online
  • 10239

The Repository.

London: The Royal Society, 2012.

This is the Royal Society's History of Science blog.