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This list of resources includes bibliographic, call number, and location information for reference works in the OHSU Library collections that may be useful for research in the history of medicine.

BIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES

International

Fischer, I. Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Arzte der letzten funfzig Jahre. Berlin, Wien: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1932-33.
Call No: WZ13 F52 1933
Location: Reference (16)


Hirsch, August, ed. Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Artze aller Zeiten und Volker. 2d ed. Berlin, Wien: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1929-1934.
Call No: WZ13 H66 1929-1934
Location: Reference (16)

New York Academy of Medicine. Library. Catalog of Biographies. Boston : G. K. Hall, 1960.
Call No: WZ112 N53c 1960 [Oversize]
Location: Reference (16)

United States

Atkinson, William B. A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary American Physicians and Surgeons. 2nd ed. Philadelphia : Brinton, 1880.
Call No: WZ140 AA1 A87b 1880
Location: Reference (16)


Atkinson, William B. The Physicians and Surgeons of the United States. Philadelphia, C. Robson, 1878.
Location: History of Medicine Room

Kaufman, Martin, ed. Dictionary of American Medical Biography. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1984.
Call Number: WZ140 AA1 D554 1984
Location: Reference (16)

Kelly, Howard A. and Burrage, Walter L. American Medical Biographies. Baltimore: The Norman, Remington company, 1920.
Call No: WZ140 DA2 K29a 1920
Location: Reference (16)

Kelly, Howard A. A Cyclopedia of American Medical Biography, Comprising the Lives of Eminent Deceased Physicians and Surgeons from 1610 to 1910. Philadelphia, London: W.B. Saunders company, 1912.
Call No: WZ140 DA2 K29c 1912
Location: Reference (16)

Kelly, Howard A. and Burrage, Walter L. Dictionary of American Medical Biography; Westport, Conn: Greenwoord Press, 1984
Call No: WZ140.AA1 D554 1984
Location: Reference (16)

Stone, R. French. Biography of Eminent American Physicians and Surgeons. Indianapolis: Carlon and Hollenbeck, 1894.
Call No: WZ140 AA1 S87 1894
Location: Reference (16)

Thacher, James. American Medical Biography. New York: Da Capo Press, 1967.
Call No: WZ140 AA1 T35 1967
Location: Reference (16)

Watson, Irving A. Physicians and Surgeons of America. A Collection of Biographical Sketches of the Regular Medical Profession. Concord, N.H.: Republican Press Association, 1896.
Call No: WZ140 DA2 W33 1896
Location: Reference (16)

Specialties

Bullough, Vern L, Church, Olga M., and Stein, Alice P., eds. American Nursing : a Biographical Dictionary. New York: Garland, c1988-2000.
Call No: WZ112.5 N8 A512 1988- 2000
Location: Reference (16)


Kaufman, Martin, ed. Dictionary of American Nursing Biography. New York : Greenwood Press, c1988.
Call No: WZ112.5 N8 D554 1988
Location: Reference (16)

 

PORTRAITS

Note: Most of the biographic works listed above include portraits.

New York Academy of Medicine. Library. Portrait Catalog. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1960.
Call No: WZ112 N53 1960-70
Location: Reference (16)

Royal College of Physicians of London. Portraits. London : J. & A. Churchill, 1964-1977. 2 vols.
Call No: WZ140 FA1 R888p
Location: Reference (16)

 

BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Chaff, Sandra L., et al., comps., eds. Women in Medicine : a Bibliography of the Literature on Women Physicians. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1977.
Call No: W21 W871 1977
Location: Old Library


Cordasco, Francesco. American Medical Imprints, 1820-1910: A Checklist of Publications Illustrating the History and Progress of Medical Science, Medical Education, and The Healing Arts in the United States. Totowa, N.J. : Rowman & Littlefield, 1985. 2 vols.
Call No: Z6661 U5 C794a 1985 [Oversize]
Location: Reference (17)

Emmerson, Joan S. Translations of Medical Classics : A List. Newcastle upon-Tyne, U.K. University Library, 1965.
Call No: WZ40 E54 1965
Location: Storage

Garrison, Fielding H. A medical bibliography (Garrison and Morton) : an annotated check-list of texts illustrating the history of medicine. 4th ed. Aldershot, Hampshire : Gower ; Lexington, Mass.: 1983.
Call No: WZ40 M489 1983
Location: Old Library

Norman, Jeremy M., ed. Morton's Medical Bibliography : an Annotated Checklist of Texts Illustrating the History of Medicine (Garrison and Morton), 5th ed. Aldershot, Hants, England : Scolar Press ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : Gower, 1991.
Call No: WZ40 M489 1991
Location: Reference (17)

Russell, K. F. British anatomy, 1525-1800: A Bibliography. [Parkville, Victoria] Melbourne University Press, 1963
Call No: QS11 FA1 R964b 1963
Location: Storage

 

ILLUSTRATIONS AND ARTIFACTS

Apple, Rima D., comp. Illustrated Catalogue of the Slide Archive of Historical Medical Photographs at Stony Brook. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1984.
Call No: WZ18 C397i 1984
Location: Reference (17)


Davis, Audrey B. The Finest Instruments Ever Made : A Bibliography of Medical, Dental, Optical, and Pharmaceutical Company Trade Literature, 1700-1939. Arlington, Mass.: Medical History Pub. Associates I, 1986.
Call No: W26 D261f 1986
Location: History of Medicine Room Reference

Lyons, Albert S. and Petrucelli, R. Joseph II. Medicine : An Illustrated History. New York : H. N. Abrams, 1978.
Call No: WZ40 L992m 1978 [Oversize]
Location: Old Library and History Of Medicine Room

Ring, Malvin E. Dentistry : An Illustrated History. New York : Abrams, 1985.
Call No: WU11.1 R581d 1985
Location: History of Dentistry

 

DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Firkin, Barry G. Dictionary of Medical Eponyms. 2nd ed. New York: Parthenon Pub. Group, 1996.
Call No: W13 F523d 1996
Location: Reference (1)

Gillispie, Charles C., ed. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York, Scribner [1970-1980]
Call No: Q141 D55 1970- 1980
Location: Reference (16) 

Haubrich, William S. Medical meanings : a Glossary of Word Origins. Rev. ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: American College of Physicians, 1997.
Call No: W15 H368m 1997
Location: Reference (1)

Jablonski, Stanley. Jablonski's Dictionary of Syndromes & Eponymic Diseases, 2nd ed. Malabar, FL : R.E. Krieger Pub., 1991.
Call No: WB15 J11 1991
Location: Reference (2)

Kelly, Emerson C. Encyclopedia of Medical Sources. Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co., 1948.
Call No: WZ13 K29 1948
Location: Reference (17)

Magalini, Sergio I. Dictionary of Medical Syndromes. 4th ed. Philadelphia : Lippincott-Raven, 1997.
Call No: WB15 M18 1997
Location : Reference (2)

McGrew, Roderick E. Encyclopedia of Medical History. New York: McGraw Hill, 1985.
Call No: WZ13 M147e 1985
Location: Reference (17)

Skinner, Henry Alan. The Origin of Medical Terms. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1961.
Call No: W15 S62 1961
Location: Reference (4)

Strauss, Maurice B., ed. Familiar Medical Quotations. Boston: Little, Brown, 1968.
Call No: WZ309 S91 1968
Location: Reference (5)

 

OTHER WORKS

Garrison, Fielding H. An Introduction to the History of Medicine, with Medical Chronology, Suggestions for Study and Bibliographic Data. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, 1968.
Call No: WZ40 G24i 1929 [1968]
Location: Reference (17)

Major, Ralph H. Classic Descriptions of Disease: with Biographical Sketches of the Authors. 3rd ed. Springfield,Ill.: Thomas, c945.
Call No: QZ11.1 M234c 1945
Location: Storage

Major, Ralph H. A History of Medicine. Springfield, Ill. : Thomas, 1954
Call No: WZ40 M23 1954
Location: Storage and Reference (17)

Willius, Frederick A. and Keys, Thomas E., eds. Classics of Cardiology: A Collection of Classic Works on the Heart and Circulation with Comprehensive Biographic Accounts of the Authors. Malabar, Fla.: Krieger, 1983-.
Call No: WG5 C614 1983-
Location: Reference (17)

 

PACIFIC NORTHWEST RESOURCES

Bulletin. Portland, OR: Oregon State Board of Health. Publication Dates: 1903-1913. Note: Continued by Quarterly Bulletin.
Location: vol. 7, no. 1, PNW Archives

Larsell, Olaf. The Doctor in Oregon: A Medical History.Portland, OR: Binfords & Mort for the Oregon Historical Society, 1947. Definitive work on the early history of the doctor in Oregon.
Call No: WZ70 AO7 L33d 1947
Location: PNW Archives and Storage

Medical Sentinel. Portland, OR. Publication Dates: v. 1-38, no. 8; Jan. 1893-Aug. 1930. Notes: Issued Jan.-Oct. 1893 with title: Pacific Medical Record. Continued by the Western Journal of Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Constitutes the main storehouse of medical history of the Pacific Northwest region from 1893-1930.
Location: vols. 1-37 Storage

Northwest Medicine. Seattle, WA: Northwest Medical Publishing Association. Publication Dates: v. 1-72, no. 3; Jan. 1903-Mar. 1973. Organ at various times of the state medical associations of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, and Alaska.
Location: vols. 1-43 Storage; vols. 44-72 Old Library

Oregon Health Bulletin. Portland, OR. Publications Dates: v. 21-59, 1943-1981. Note: Continues the Weekly Bulletin by the Oregon State Board of Health.
Location: vols. 21-22 Storage; vols. 23-54 Old Library

Oregon Medical and Surgical Reporter. Salem, OR: Marion County Medical Society. Publication Dates: v. 1-2, no. 3; Nov. 1869-Oct. 1871. Includes the first attempt at a physicians' register in Oregon.
Location: vol. 1, 1869-70, PNW Archives

The Oregon Medical Journal. Salem, OR: Marion County Medical Society. Publication Dates: v. 1, no. 1, 1876-vol. 1, no. 4, 1877.
Location: vol. 1 PNW Archives

Oregon's Health. Portland, OR: Oregon State Board of Health. Publication Dates: 1921-1940?. Note: Continues Quarterly Bulletin
Location: vol. 10, no. 2, 1921 PNW Archives

Oregon State Board of Health. Annual Report of the State Board of Health. Salem, OR: State Printing Dept. Publication Dates: 1904?-1922. Note: Reports for 1918-20 combined in one issue. Continued in the Board's Biennial Report. Library has years 1908-1920.
Call No: RA137 B1 O66a
Location: PNW Archives

Oregon State Board of Health. Biennial Report of the Oregon State Board of Health. Salem, OR. Publication Dates: 1905 - . Notes: Fourteenth biennial report of 1928-1929 includes: Report of first twenty-five year 1903-1928. 25th biennial report of 1950-1952 titled: 50 Years of Health in Oregon. Library has years 1905-1969.
Call No. WA AO7 S79b 1905-
Location: PNW Archives

Pacific Medical and Surgical Journal. San Francisco, CA. Publication Dates: v. 1-26; 1858-June 1884. Note: Merged with the San Francisco Western Lancet to form the Pacific Medical and Surgical Journal and Western Lancet
Location: vols. 3-25 Storage

Pacific Medical and Surgical Journal and Western Lancet. San Francisco, CA. Publication Dates: v. 27-31; July 1884-Dec. 1888. Note: Continued by the Pacific Medical Journal.
Location: vol. 31 Storage

Pacific Medical Journal. San Francisco, CA. Publication Dates: v. 32-60; Jan. 1889-Nov. 1917. Notes: Continuation of Pacific Medical and Surgical Journal and Western Lancet. Absorbed by American Journal of Urology and Sexology.
Location: vols. 32-60 Storage

The Portland Clinic Bulletin. Portland, OR. Publication Dates: v. 1-16, June 1947-1969.
Location: vols. 1-15 Old Library

Quarterly Bulletin. Portland, OR: Oregon State Board of Health. Publication Dates: 1913-1915. Note: Continued by Oregon's Health.
Location: PNW Archives

The Rod and Serpent: Official Bulletin of the Oregon State Medical Society. Portland, OR. Publication Dates: v. 1-2, Aug. 1930-32.
Location: vol. 1, no. 1 and 2, PNW Archives

Transactions of the Oregon State Medical Society. Portland, OR. Publication Dates: v. 2-36; 1875-1910. Note: No proceedings of the first meeting were published, but a single sheet with the title "Preliminary Organization of the Oregon State Medical Society" is bound at end in front of the cover for the second annual meeting. Not a true medical journal, but to a certain extent served the purpose for many years.
Location: vols. 2-34 PNW Archives

Western Journal of Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Seattle, WA. Publications Dates: v. 38, no. 9-v. 72, no. 4; Sept. 1930-July/Aug. 1964. Note: Continued by Pacific Medicine and Surgery. Originally the official journal of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association; later the official journal of many Pacific Coast medical organizations. Recognized as one of the leading specialty journals of the country and the first and principal one published west of St. Louis.
Location: vols. 39-52 Storage; vols. 53-72 Old Library