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”

15422 entries, 13278 authors and 1897 subjects. Updated: October 15, 2021

BOS, Gerrit

25 entries
  • 8243

Qustā ibn Lūqā's medical regime for the pilgrims to Mecca. The Risāla fī tabīr safar al-hajj. Edited with translation and commentary by Gerrit Bos.

Leiden: Brill, 1992.

The only known early health guide for the pilgrim to Mecca, by the Syrian Melkite Christian physician, scientist and translator.



Subjects: BYZANTINE MEDICINE, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Saudi Arabia, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 8244

Ibn al-Jazzār on forgetfulness and its treatment. Critical edition of the Arabic text and the Hebrew translations with commentary and translation into English by Gerrit Bos.

London: Royal Asiatic Society, 1995.


Subjects: ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, NEUROLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE › Neuropsychology › Memory
  • 13307

R. Moshe Narboni: Philosopher and physician, a critical analysis of Sefer Orah Hayyim by Gerrit Bos.

Medieval Encounters 1, 2, 219-251, 1995.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 8237

Ibn Al-Jazzār on sexual diseases and their treatment: A critical edition of Zād al-musāfir wa-qūt al-hādir. Translated and edited by Gerrit Bos.

London: Kegan Paul, 1997.


Subjects: INFECTIOUS DISEASE › SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES, ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 8245

Maimonides on asthma: a parallel Arabic-English text, edited, translated and annotated by Gerrit Bos. Maimonides on asthma, Vol. 2: Critical editions of medieval Hebrew and Latin translations by Gerrit Bos and Michael R. McVaugh.

Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 20022007.


Subjects: ALLERGY › Asthma, Jews and Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 8310

Maimonides: Medical aphorisms. A parallel Arabic-English edition edited, translated, and annotated by Gerrit Bos. Vol. 1: Treatises 1-5.; Vol. 2: Treatises 6-9; Vol. 3: Treatises 10-15; Vol. 4: Treatises 16-21. Vol. 5: Treatises 22-25.

Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 20042015.


Subjects: Jews and Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 8254

Hebrew Medical Astrology: David Ben Yom Tov, Kelal Qaṭan: Original Hebrew text, medieval Latin translation, modern English translation by Gerrit Bos, Charles Burnett, and Tzvi Langermann.

Trans. Am. Phil. Soc. (New Ser.) 95 (5), 2005.


Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Medical Astrology, Jews and Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 8256

Maimonides On poisons and the protection against lethal drugs. A parallel Arabic-English edition, edited, translated, and annotated by Gerrit Bos, along with critical editions of Hebrew and Latin; medieval translations by Gerrit Bos and Michael R. McVaugh.

Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 2009.


Subjects: Jews and Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine, PHARMACOLOGY, TOXICOLOGY
  • 8535

Medical synonym lists from medieval Provence: Shem Tov ben Isaac of Tortosa: Sefer ha - Shimmush. Book 29. Part 1: Edition and commentary of List 1 (Hebrew-Arabic- Romance /Latin).

Leiden: Brill, 2011.

The first critical edition of Book 29 of Shem Tov ben Isaac's Sefer ha-Shimmush, and a lexicological analysis of the medico-botanical terms in the first of the two synonym lists of this book. The Sefer ha-Shimmush was compiled in Southern France in the middle of the thirteenth century. The list edited in this volume consists of Hebrew or Aramaic lemmas, which are glossed by Arabic, Latin and Romance (Old Occitan and, in part, Old Catalan) synonyms written in Hebrew characters. Containing over 700 entries, this edition is one of the most extensive glossaries of its kind.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › France, Dictionaries, Biomedical › Lexicography, Biomedical, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 13309

Novel medical and general Hebrew terminology from the 13th century. Translations by Hillel Ben Samuel of Verona, Moses Ben Samuel Ibn Tibbon, Shem Tov Ben Isaac of Tortosa, Zeraḥyah Ben Isaac Ben She’altiel Ḥen. Journal of Semitic Studies Supplement 27.

Oxford: Oxford University Press on behalf of the University of Manchester, 2011.


Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 13455

Novel medical and general Hebrew terminology from the Middle Ages. 5 vols.

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 20112021.


Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 8257

Galen: On problematical movements. Edited with introduction and commentary by Vivian Nutton, with an edition of the Arabic version by Gerrit Bos.

Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.


Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, Neurophysiology, PHYSIOLOGY
  • 8258

Maimonides On hemorrhoids. A new parallel Arabic-English edition and translation, edited and translated by Gerrit Bos and Michael R. McVaugh.

Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 2012.


Subjects: Colon & Rectal Diseases & Surgery, Jews and Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 8259

Maimonides On rules regarding the practical part of the medical art. A parallel English-Arabic edition and translation. Translated by Gerrit Bos, edited by Y. Tzvi Langermann

Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 2014.


Subjects: Jews and Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 8260

Al-Rāzī, On the treatment of small children (De curis puerorum). The Latin and Hebrew Translations, edited and translated by Gerrit Bos and Michael McVaugh.

Leiden: Brill, 2015.

One of the few texts on pediatrics that circulated during the Middle Ages, this short Latin tretise is the translation of a lost Arabic original attributed--perhaps mistakenly--to Rhazes.



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Persian Islamic Medicine, PEDIATRICS
  • 8291

The Alexandrian summaries of Galen’s On critical days. Editions and translations of the two versions of the JAWĀMIʿ, with an introduction and notes by Gerrit Bos and Y. Tzvi Langermann.

Leiden: Brill, 2015.

"Galen's impact on Islamic civilization, mainly on medicine but also on physics and philosophy, was enormous. His most important books were mediated through "summaries" which not only shortened, but in some cases also revised Galenic teachings. Several versions of these summaries exist, and their appreciation is critical for a proper understanding of the development of medieval science. This book presents the first editions, translations, and studies of the remaining summaries to On Critical Days. In Galenic theory, fevers develop towards a crisis which will determine the fate of a patient" (publisher).



Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Hellenistic, ANCIENT MEDICINE › Roman Empire, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE , MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine
  • 10537

Medical glossaries in the Hebrew tradition: Shem Tov Ben Isaac, Sefer Almansur: With a supplement on the romance and Latin terminology. By Gerrit Bos, Guido Mensching and Julia Zwink.

Leiden: Brill, 2017.


Subjects: Dictionaries, Biomedical, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 13129

Maimonides On coitus. A new parallel Arabic-English Edition and Translation by Gerrit Bos. (The Medical Works of Moses Maimonides Vol. 11.)

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2018.

"Moses Maimonides' On Coitus was composed at the request of an unknown high-ranking official who asked for a regimen that would be easy to adhere to, and that would increase his sexual potency, as he had a large number of slave girls. It is safe to assume that it was popular in Jewish and non-Jewish circles, as it survives in several manuscripts, both in Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic. The present edition by Gerrit Bos contains the original Arabic text, three medieval Hebrew translations, two Latin versions from the same translation (edited by Charles Burnett), and a Slavonic translation (edited by Will Ryan and Moshe Taube)" (publisher).



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine, SEXUALITY / Sexology
  • 12778

The Regimen Sanitatis of Avenzoar: Stages in the production of a medieval translation.

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2019.

"The authors publish a previously unedited Regimen of Health attributed to Avenzoar (Ibn Zuhr), translated at Montpellier in 1299 in a collaboration between a Jewish philosopher and a Christian surgeon, the former translating the original Arabic into their shared Occitan vernacular, the latter translating that into Latin. They use manuscript evidence to argue that the text was produced in two stages, first a quite literal version, then a revision improved in style and in language adapted to contemporary European medicine. Such collaborative translations are well known, but the revelation of the inner workings of the translation process in this case is exceptional. A separate Hebrew translation by the philosopher (also edited here) gives independent evidence of the lost Arabic original" (publisher).



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Manuscripts & Philology › Translations to and from Arabic, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 13130

Maimonides, On the elucidation of some symptoms and the response to them. (Formerly known as On the causes of symptoms). A new parallel Arabic-English edition and translation, with critical editions of the medieval Hebrew translations by Gerrit Bos. (The Medical Works of Moses Maimonides, Vol. 13).

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2019.

"The present consilium, commonly known as De causis accidentium, after the Latin translation by John de Capua, was, like the earlier consilium On the Regimen of Health, composed by Maimonides at the request of al-Malik al-Afḍal Nūr al-Dīn Alī, Saladin’s eldest son. As a result of not adopting the lifestyle and dietary recommendations in On the Regimen of Health, al-Afḍal may have continued to suffer from a number of afflictions, amongst them hemorrhoids, depression, constipation, and, possibly, a heart condition. The consilium was written after 1200, the year in which al-Afḍal was deposed and banished from Egypt permanently, but probably not long before 1204, the year in which Maimonides died" (publisher).



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 13131

Maimonides, On the regimen of health. A new parallel Arabic-English translation by Gerrit Bos. (The Medical Works of Moses Maimonides Vol. 12).

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2019.

"Maimonides’ On the Regimen of Health was composed at an unknown date at the request of al-Malik al-Afḍal Nūr al-Dīn Alī, Saladin’s eldest son who complained of constipation, indigestion, and depression. The treatise must have enjoyed great popularity in Jewish circles, as it was translated three times into Hebrew as far as we know; by Moses ben Samuel ibn Tibbon in the year 1244, by an anonymous translator, and by Zeraḥyah ben Isaac ben She’altiel Ḥen who was active as a translator in Rome between 1277 and 1291. The present edition by Gerrit Bos contains the original Arabic text, the medieval Hebrew translations and the Latin translations, the latter edited by Michael McVaugh" (publisher).



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 13128

Maimonides, commentary on Hippocrates’ aphorisms: a new parallel Arabic-English edition and translation, with critical editions of the medieval Hebrew translations by Gerrit Bos. 2 vols. (The Medical Works of Moses Maimonides, Vols. 14.1, 14.2.)

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2020.

"Hippocrates’ Aphorisms enjoyed great popularity in the ancient and medieval world and, according to Maimonides, it was Hippocrates’ most useful work as it contained aphorisms, which every physician should know by heart. They were translated into Hebrew several times, but it was Maimonides’ Commentary on Hippocrates’ Aphorisms that made the work influential in Jewish circles. For the composition of his commentary, Maimonides consulted the Aphorismsthrough the commentary by Galen, translated by Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq. This edition of Maimonides’ Arabic commentary and its Hebrew translations, the first with an English translation based on the Arabic text, is part of a project undertaken by Gerrit Bos to critically edit Maimonides’ medical works" (publisher).



Subjects: Hippocratic Tradition, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 13132

Maimonides, Medical aphorisms, Hebrew translation by Nathan ha-Me'ati. Edited by Gerrit Bos. (The Medical Works of Moses Maimonides, Vol. 15.)

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2020.

"The original Arabic text of Maimonides’ major medical work, Medical Aphorisms, was critically edited and translated into English by Gerrit Bos in the years 2004-2017, and published in earlier volumes of the book series The Medical Works of Moses Maimonides. The present work is a new critical edition of the medieval Hebrew translation by Nathan ha-Meʾati, who was active as a translator of scientific texts in Rome in the late thirteenth century, where his colleague Zeraḥyah Ḥen had completed a translation of the same Maimonidean text in 1277, only a few years earlier. Nathan aimed to provide the general reader with a translation that was easier to understand than Zeraḥyah's translation. The present critical edition of Nathan’s translation is primarily based on MS Paris, BN, héb. 1174, and not on MS Paris, BN, héb. 1173, used by Suessmann Muntner for his edition in 1959, as this copy suffers from many mistakes and corruptions" (publisher).



Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 13310

Maimonides, Medical aphorisms, Hebrew translation by R. Zerahyah ben Isaac ben She'altiel Hen. By Gerrit Bos. (The medical works of Moses Maimonides, Vol. 16.)

Leiden: Brill, 2020.


Subjects: MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Jewish Medicine
  • 13454

Marwān ibn Janāh, on the nomenclature of medicinal drugs (Kitāb al-Talkhīs). Edition, translation and commentary with special reference to the Ibero-Romance terminology. By Gerrit Bos and Fabian Käs. 2 vols.

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2020.

"In early eleventh century Zaragoza, the eminent Jewish scholar Abū l-Walīd Marwān ibn Janāḥ wrote a glossary containing almost 1100 entries, entitled Kitāb al-Talkhīṣ. This important text, considered lost until recently, contains Arabic and foreign-language names of simple drugs, weights, measures, and other medical terms. In the present volume, the Kitāb al-Talkhīṣ is edited and translated for the first time by Gerrit Bos and Fabian Käs. In detailed commentaries, the editors identify the substances mentioned in the Talkhīṣ. They also elaborate on the role of the text in the history of Arabic glossaries concerned with medical nomenclature. Special attention is paid to Ibn Janāḥ’s Ibero-Romance phytonyms, analysed in depth by Mailyn Lübke and Guido Mensching" (publisher).