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”

15959 entries, 13943 authors and 1935 subjects. Updated: February 28, 2024

FERRIAR, John

3 entries
  • 10035

Of the treatment of the dying: Disturb him not - let him pass peaceably. IN: Medical histories and reflections, volume 3, 191-208.

London: Cadell & Davies, 1798.

"This apparently first-ever full essay on palliative care is tightly reasoned and carefully crafted—an innovative classic that attests to years of first-hand experience in the care of gravely ill and dying persons" (Vanderpool, Palliative care [2015] 26). Digital facsimile of the full text in the Philadelphia, 1816 edition from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: DEATH & DYING › Palliative Care , Ethics, Biomedical
  • 11592

An essay on the medical properties of the digitalis purpurea or foxglove.

Manchester: Printed by Bowler and Russell & London: For Messrs. Cadell and Davies, 1799.

"John Ferriar...published the first monograph on digitalis after William Withering (1785). Ferriar was the first to suggest that digitalis was beneficial in dropsy (severe congestive heart failure), in part because it appeared to act directly on the heart" (W. Bruce Fye, Profiles in cardiology, 76).

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: CARDIOLOGY › CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE › Heart Failure, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Botanic Sources of Single Component Drugs › Digitalis, PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Cardiovascular Medications
  • 14156

The bibliomania, an epistle to Richard Heber, Esq.

London: T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1809.

Ferriar coined the term "bibliomania" in this work. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Book Collecting