Book Description
First edition, and a desirable presentation copy, of Sir Patrick Manson’s lectures presenting the chief facts concerning some of the important tropical diseases, delivered at Cooper Medical College, San Francisco in August 1905. ‘Seldom are the complex facts and conditions in the mode of infection and dissemination of tropical diseases so stated as to interest the reader in the degree achieved in these lectures. The eminent lecturer’s own epoch-making influence and work in unraveling the etiology of filariasis and malaria and other tropical diseases are familiar to all students of medicine. His discussion in these lectures of problems of tropical medicine, still unsolved, of the future influence of the Panama canal, and of other questions of importance reveals the comprehensive grasp and imagination of the master’ (see https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/457436). Patrick Manson (1844-1922) ‘campaigned tirelessly for better instruction in tropical diseases in the face of much oppposition and ridicule… In 1898 he published his great work, Tropical Diseases, and in 1899 was responsible for persuading Joseph Chamberlain, then secretary of State for the Colonies, to institute the London School of Tropical Medicine… Equally important was his lifelong campaign for the proper equipment of tropical medical services, which fully earned him the title of ‘Father of Tropical Medicine’ (PMM). Provenance: This copy belonged to the Medical Superintendent Dr. George P. Harlan, inscribed to him by Patrick Manson on the front free endpaper. Evidently in the course of his duties he visited the Durham County hospital, a loosely inserted note jovially commemorating the day: ‘In grateful remembrance of the visit of Geo. P. Harlan M.D. who having done a good turn departed (by the 4.58 train) 28th January 1907. Also numerous valuables which we have since missed! Gone, but not forgotten’.
Dealer Notes
Provenance: inscribed ‘To Dr. Harlan With the author’s kind regards, January 1907’ on front free endpaper, with the recipients name and address stamped below.

OCLC: 11391707; see Printing & the Mind of Man, 388.
Author MANSON, Sir Patrick.
Date 1905
Binding in the original publisher’s cloth, spine lettered in gilt, upper board lettered in blind, lightly rubbed, but still a very desirable copy.
Publisher London, Archibald Constable & Co. Limited,
Condition FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY. 8vo, pp. viii, 230; a clean copy throughout;

Price: £350.00

Offered by Pickering & Chatto

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