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 Bartram’s most important works and a significant source of information on the natural history and native inhabitants of early America, especially in the northern colonies;
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;
William Douglass, A Summary, Historical and Political, of the... British Settlements in North-America (Boston: Rogers Sc Fowle, 1747–1752)—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)—Franklin’s 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 former’s 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);
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;
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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