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”

15826 entries, 13745 authors and 1921 subjects. Updated: December 1, 2022

ORFILA, Mathieu Joseph Bonaventure

5 entries
  • 2072

Traité des poisons tirés des règnes minéral, végétal et animal; ou, toxicologie générale. 2 vols, each in 2 parts.

Paris: Crochard, 18141815.

Orfila, pioneer toxicologist, was the leading medico-legal expert of his time. He was born in Minorca, studied at Valencia, Barcelona, and Paris, and was one of the founders of the Académie de Médecine. Digital facsimile of the French edition from the Internet Archive at this link. English translation, 1815-17.



Subjects: Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine), TOXICOLOGY
  • 9508

Secours à donner aux personnes empoisonnées ou asphyxiées, suivis des moyens propres à reconnaître les poisons et les vins frelatés et à distinguer la mort réelle de la mort apparente.

Paris: L'Auteur, 1818.

Translated into English by B. H. Black and published in 1819 as Directions for the treatment of persons who have taken poison, and those in a state of apparent death: Together with the means of detecting poisons and adulterations in wine, also the means of distinguishing real from apparent death: With an appendix, on suspended animation and the means of prevention. Digital facsimile of the 1818 French edition from the Internet Archive at this link. Digital facsimile of the First American (English) edition (1819) from the U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link.



Subjects: Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine), Resuscitation, TOXICOLOGY
  • 13191

Leçons de médecine légale. 2 vols.

Paris: Béchet jeune, 18211823.

Vol. 1, illustrated with 22 plates, of which 7 were hand-colored, was issued in 1823.  Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine), TOXICOLOGY
  • 9954

Traité des exhumations juridiques, et considérations sur les changemens physiques que les cadavres éprouvent en sepourrissant dans la terre, dans l’eau, dans les fosses d’aisance etdans le fumier. 2 vols.

Paris: Béchet jeune, 1831.

The first book devoted entirely to exhumation and decomposition of bodies. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: Forensic Medicine (Legal Medicine)
  • 11145

Catalogue du Musée Orfila publié sour les auspices de la Faculté de Médecine de Paris.

Paris: Paul Dupont & G. Masson, 1881.

Digital facsimile from BnFgallica at this link.



Subjects: MUSEUMS › Medical, Anatomical & Pathological