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1600-1754: Science and Medicine: Publications

1600-1754: Science and Medicine: Publications

José de Acosta, The Naturall and Morall Historie of the East and West Indies (London: Printed by V. Sims for E. Blount & W. Aspley, 1604)a natural history based on New World discoveries;

John Bartram, Observations on the Inhabitants, Climate, Soil, Rivers, Productions, Animals, and Other Matters Worthy of Notice (London: Whiston & White, 1751)one of Bartrams most important works and a significant source of information on the natural history and native inhabitants of early America, especially in the northern colonies;

Robert Beverley, The History and Present State of Virginia, in Four Parts (London: R. Parker, 1705)includes an assessment of natural resources and an ethnographic discussion of Native Americans;

William Brattle, An Ephemeris of Coelestral Motions, Aspects, Eclipses... (Cambridge, Mass.: Printed by S. Green, 1682)an astronomy text with information on eclipses and astrology;

Thomas Cadwalader, Essay on the West-India Dry-Gripes (Philadelphia: B. Franklin, 1745) a medical treatise discussing lead poisoning;

Mark Catesby, The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands (London: Printed for C. Marsh, 1754)a natural history by an Englishman who stayed in America for eleven years;

Cadwallader Colden, An Explication of the First Causes of Action in Matter (New York: Printed by J. Parker, 1745)a treatise on theoretical physics;

Colden, The History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province of New York (New York: Printed and sold by William Bradford, 1727)a major ethnohistorical discussion of the Iroquois tribes;

William Douglass, A Summary, Historical and Political, of the... British Settlements in North-America (Boston: Rogers Sc Fowle, 17471752)an historical work that includes a discussion of inoculation;

Benjamin Franklin, An Account of the New Invented Pennsylvania Fire-Places... (Philadelphia: Printed and sold by B. Franklin, 1744)Franklins account of his fireplace, or stove;

Franklin, Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America... (London: Printed and sold by E. Cave, 1751)a collection of letters from Franklin to Peter Collinson describing the formers research;

Franklin, Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind (Philadelphia: Printed & sold by B. Franklin & D. Hall, 1755)the first colonial American treatise on population;

Isaac Greenwood, A Philosophical Discourse Concerning the Mutability and Changes of the Material World (Boston: Printed for S. Gerrish, 1731);

Louis Hennepin, Description de la Louisiane (Paris: Chez la veuve Sebastien Hure, 1683)a natural history of the Great Lakes and upper Mississippi River;

John Josselyn, An Account of Two Voyages to New-England (London: Printed for G. Widdows, 1674);

Josselyn, New-Englands Rarities Discovered (London: Printed for G. Widdowes, 1672);

John Lawson, A New Voyage to Carolina: Containing the Exact Description and Natural History of That Country... (London: J. Knapton, 1708)the author served as surveyor general of the colony and helped found New Bern;

Cotton Mather, The Christian Philosopher (London: E. Matthews, 1721)illustrates the compatibility of Puritanism and science;

John Smith, A Description of New England (London: Printed by Humfrey Lownes for Robert Clerke, 1616)accounts of Smiths experiences interspersed with natural history and ethnological descriptions;

Smith, The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles... (London: Printed by I. D. & I. H. for Michael Sparks, 1624);

William Strachey, The Historie of Travaile into Virginia Britannia (London: Printed for W. Burre, 1612);

John Tennent, An Epistle to Dr. Richard Mead, Concerning the Epidemical Diseases of Virginia... (Edinburgh: Printed by P. Matthie, 1738)a discussion of the Seneca rattlesnake root, the cure for such ailments as pleurisy, gout, rheumatism, and dropsy;

William Wood, New Englands Prospect (London: Printed by Tho. Cotes, 1635).

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