Springfield:: Charles C. Thomas, 1954., 1954. Volume I only. 8vo. xxv, , 563,  pp. Beige gilt-stamped tweed cloth, spine lettering quite faded. Inked inscription on front paper, INSCRIBED BY RALPH MAJOR TO ESMOND LONG. "To Esmond Long with most pleasant remembrances of his visit with us April 13, 1955. Ralph Major". Good plus. For twenty-nine years, Major served as Professor and Chairman of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas medical school. He was also Chair of the Department of History of Medicine at Kansas. PROVENANCE: Esmond Ray Long (1890-1979) was a noted researcher on mycobacterial infections, making several seminal discoveries regarding "the biochemistry tuberculin and the epidemiology of tuberculosis in different populations" (Nowell & Delpino, In Memorium, National Academy of Sciences, 1987). Long is perhaps best remembered for his work A History of Pathology (Morton 2317).
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