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Medicine, epidemics and public health historical collections (BMC)

Historical books, manuscripts, and other sources relating to the history of medicine, epidemics and public health in Bryn Mawr's Special Collections

Medicine 1750-1920

Armstrong, John. The Art of Preserving Health. A new ed. To which is prefixed a critical essay on the poem, by J. Aikin. London: printed for TCadell, Junand WDavies , WFlint, Printer, 1803.

Ayer’s American Almanac, for the Use of Farmers, Planters, Mechanics, and All Families. 1857.: Calculated for the Four Great Meridians of This Country, and Consequently May Be Relied on as Accurate for Every Place in the United States and the British Provinces of North America. Also, Giving Some of the Evidences Which Show the Virtues, the Effects, and the Extensive Usefulness of Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral, and Cathartic Pills. Lowell, Mass: Published by DrJCAyer, practical and analytical chemist, Lowell, Mass, USA, 1856.

Barton, William P. C. Outlines of Lectures on Materia Medica and Botany: Delivered in Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, 1827.

Carpenter, George W. Carpenter’s Family Medicine Chest Dispensatory .. Philadelphia: GWCarpenter’s Chemical Warehouse, 1835.

Columbia Hospital for Women. Report of Columbia Hospital for Women and Lying-in Asylum, Washington, D. C. Washington: GovtPrintOff, 1873.

D. Jayne and Son. Dr. D. Jayne’s Medical Almanac and Guide to Health. 1903. Philadelphia: DrDJayne & Son, 1902.

Le docteur au village: entretiens familiers sur l’hygiène. Paris: Hachette, 1868.

Dunne, P. C. The Young Married Lady’s Private Medical Guide. 4th ed. Boston? Published for the proprietor, 1854.

Edwards, J. The British Herbal, Containing One Hundred Plates of the Most Beautiful and Scarce Flowers, and Useful Medicinal Plants, Which Blow in the Open Air of Great Britain; with Botanical Characters: Also a Short Account of Their Cultivation, &c. &c. The Whole Corrected According to the Latest Editions of Botany. The 1st ed. London: Printed for the author; and sold by MrBarnes, engraver etc, 1770.

Fischer-Dückelmann, Anna. Die Frau als Hausärztin; ein ärztliches Nachschlagebuch der Gesundheitspflege und Heilkunde in der Familie mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Frauen- und Kinderkrankheiten, Geburtshilfe und Kinderpflege. Stuttgart: Süddeutsches Verlags-Institut, 1901.

Green, Thomas. The Universal Herbal: Or, Botanical, Medical and Agricultural Dictionary. Liverpool: Printed at the Caxton Press by HFisher, 1820.

Hill, John.  The Family Herbal, or, An Account of All Those English Plants, Which Are Remarkable for Their Virtues: And of the Drugs Which Are Produced by Vegetables of Other Countries : With Their Descriptions and Their Uses, as Proved by Experience ... Bungay: CBrightly, 1810.

Stearns, Samuel. The American Herbal, or Materia Medica: Wherein the Virtues of the Mineral, Vegetable, and Animal Productions of North and South America Are Laid Open, so Far as They Are Known ; and Their Uses in the Practice of Physic and Surgery Exhibited ; Comprehending an Account of a Large Number of New Medical Discoveries and Improvements, Which Are Compiled from the Best Authorities ... Walpole [N.H: Printed by David Carlisle, for Thomas & Thomas, and the author, 1801.

Strong, Asa B. The American Flora: Or History of Plants and Wild Flowers : Containing Their Scientific and General Description, Natural History, Chemical and Medical Properties, Mode of Culture, Propagation, &c. Designed as a Book of Reference for Botanists, Physicians, Florists, Gardeners, Students, Etc. . New York: Published by Green & Spencer, 1851.

Thornton, Robert John. A Family Herbal: Or Familiar Account of the Medical Properties of British and Foreign Plants; Also Their Uses in Dying, and the Various Arts, Arranged According to the Linnaean System, and Illustrated by Two Hundred and Fifty-Eight Engravings from Plants Drawn from Nature by Henderson, and Engraved by Bewick of Newcastle. 2nd ed., considerably enl. and improved. London: Printed for Band RCrosby, 1814.

Wythe, J. H. The Physician’s Dose and Symptom Book: Containing the Doses and Uses of All the Principal Articles of the Materia Medica and Officinal Preparations .. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1868.

Public Health and Sanitation

Brooklyn. Board of Water Commissioners. The Brooklyn Water Works and Sewers: A Descriptive Memoir. New York: DVan Nostrand, 1867.

Essays on the Street Re-Alignment, Reconstruction, and Sanitation of Central London, and on the Re-Housing of the Poorer Classes: To Which Prizes Offered by William Westgarth Were Awarded by the Society of Arts, 1885. London: G.Bell, 1886.

Plunkett, H. M. Women, Plumbers, and Doctors, or, Household Sanitation. New York: D.Appleton and Co, 1885.

Waring, George E. Street-Cleaning and the Disposal of a City’s Wastes: Methods and Results and the Effect upon Public Health, Public Morals and Municipal Prosperity. London: Gay & Bird, 1898.