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”

15011 entries, 12906 authors and 1846 subjects. Updated: June 10, 2021

BROWNE, Sir Thomas

8 entries
  • 6612.9

Religio medici.

London: Andrew Crooke, 1642.

The most famous work of English literature written by a physician. Browne did not intend to have it published, but manuscripts of the work circulated privately. Two unauthorized and inaccurate editions were issued surreptitiously by the same publisher in the same year.

This was Sir William Osler's favorite book. He may have learned the entire work by heart, and was fond of giving copies of later editions to friends. Full text of the first and second editions from penelope.uchicago.edu at this link.



Subjects: DEATH & DYING, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology, RELIGION & Medicine & the Life Sciences
  • 10032

Pseudodoxia epidemica, or, enquiries into very many received tenents and commonly presumed truths.

London: Printed by T. H. for E. Dod, 1646.

In this widely read work of popular science that underwent six editions in Browne's lifetime Browne debunked numerous quack cures, etc. Full text from quod.lib.umich.edu at this link. Digital facsimile of the 4th edition (1658) from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: Popularization of Medicine, Quackery
  • 9395

Works. Containing I. Enquiries into vulgar and common errors. II. Religio medici: With annotations and observations upon it. III. Hydriotaphia; or, urn-burial: Together with the garden of Cyrus. IV. Certain miscellaneous tracts. With alphabetical tables.

London: Tho. Bassset, Ric. Chiswell, Tho. Sawbridge ...., 1686.

Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.



Subjects: Collected Works: Opera Omnia, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 10055

A letter to a friend, upon occasion of the death of his intimate friend.

London: Printed for Charles Brome, 1690.

One of the most eloquent and learned discussions of death. Full annotated text from penelope.uchicago.edu at this link.



Subjects: DEATH & DYING, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 7122

A catalogue of the libraries of the learned Sir Thomas Brown, and Dr. Edward Brown, his son, late President of the College of Physicians. Consisting of many very valuable and uncommon books in most faculties and languages. Chiefly in physic, chirurgery, chemistry.... Which will begin to be sold by auction, at the Black-boy Coffe house....by Thomas Ballard bookseller.

London, 1710.

Auction catalogue of the libraries of Sir Thomas Browne and his son Dr. Edward Browne. Digital facsimile of a xerographic copy from the Hathi Trust at this link.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Catalogues of Physicians' / Scientists' Libraries
  • 9396

The works of Sir Thomas Browne. Edited by Geoffrey Keynes. 4 vols.

London: Faber & Faber & Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1964.

Revised and slightly expanded from Keynes's first edition (6 vols., London: Faber & Faber, 1928-31).



Subjects: Collected Works: Opera Omnia, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 11204

A bibliography of Sir Thomas Browne. By Geoffrey Keynes, Kt.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968.

Second edition, revised and augmented.



Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology
  • 10076

Thomas Browne and the writing of early modern science.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2005.


Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology