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

EDWARDS, William Frédéric

3 entries
  • 145.56
  • 1991
  • 598.1

De l’influence des agens physiques sur la vie.

Paris: Crochard, 1824.

Edwards studied the influence of environmental factors on animal life, concluding that vital processes depend on external physical and chemical forces but are not entirely controlled by them. The work includes an account of Edwards’ important experimental work regarding the effect of light on the body. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.  For the English translation by Thomas Hodgkin, with important additional material by Hodgkin and others see No. 12197.


Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment, PHYSIOLOGY › Environmental Physiology
  • 10716

Des caractères physiologiques des races humaines considérés dans leurs rapports avec l’histoire; lettre à M. Amédée Thierry . . .

Paris: Compère Jeune, 1829.

A physiologist and anthropologist, Edwards established the subject of ethnology in France and pioneered the concept of “race” as determined by the shape of the face and head. He has been called the first anthropologist to discuss race. He founded the Société Ethnologique de Paris in 1839. Digital facsimile from the Hathi Trust at this link.

  • 12197

On the influence of physical agents on life, by W. F. Edwards. Translated from the French by Dr. Hodgkin and Dr. Fisher. To which are added, in the appendix, some observations on electricity by Dr. Edwards, M. Pouillet, and Luke Howard; on absorption, and the uses of the spleen, by Dr. Hodgkin; on the microscopic characters of the animal tissues and fluids, by J. J. Lister and Dr. Hodgkin, and some notes to the work of Dr. Edwards.

London: S. Highley, 1832.

Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.

Subjects: BIOLOGY › Ecology / Environment, PHYSIOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY › Environmental Physiology