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”
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Practical rules for the management and medical treatment of negro slaves in the sugar colonies. By a professional planter.London: Vernor and Hood, 1803.
Collins, a British doctor and planter, spent fourteen years in the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent. Written from the utilitarian perspective of a master, this handbook on slave medicine was intended to maximize the output of the plantation by minimizing labor losses due to disease. Collins emphasized providing appropriate diet, clothing, and housing while reducing or eliminating extreme forms of physical punishment. This book is an example of slave management as occupational medicine. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.
Subjects: AFRICAN AMERICANS & MEDICINE & BIOLOGY, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Caribbean, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & MEDICINE , Slavery and Medicine