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”
15872 entries, 13813 authors and 1928 subjects. Updated: March 23, 2023
Permanent Link for Entry #6554
Essay on the natural history of Guiana, in South America. Containing a description of many curious productions in the animal and vegetable systems of that country. Together with an account of the religion, manners, and customs of several tribes of its Indian inhabitants. Interspersed with a variety of literary and medical observations. In several letters....London: T. Becket, 1769.
Bancroft was an English physician who lived for many years in South America. He noted the transmission of yaws by flies (p. 385 of his book). Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.
Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Guyana, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Latin America, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Treponematoses › Yaws, Latin American Medicine, NATURAL HISTORY, TROPICAL Medicine