An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to Circa 2020 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15524 entries, 13375 authors and 1905 subjects. Updated: January 26, 2022

STURTEVANT, Alfred Henry

3 entries
  • 245.4

The linear arrangement of six sex-linked factors in Drosophila, as shown by their mode of association.

J. exp. Zool., 14, 43-59, 1913.

Proof that the genes are arranged in a linear sequence along the chromosome. The work paved the way for the construction of chromosome maps for other species besides Drosophila.



Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY
  • 246

The mechanism of Mendelian heredity.

New York: H. Holt, 1915.

Summarizes the major early findings of Morgan’s Drosophila research group, which based its research on the rapidly reproducing small vinegar fly, Drosophila melanogaster, often called the fruit fly. This epoch-making book presented evidence showing that genes were arranged linearly on chromosomes and that the Mendelian laws could be shown to be based on observable events occurring in cells. The group also showed that heredity could be studied rigorously and quantitatively. Morgan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1933.



Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY
  • 258.3

A history of genetics.

New York: Harper & Row, 1965.


Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY › History of Genetics / Heredity