The African Republic of Liberia and the Belgian Congo. Based on the Observations Made and Material Collected During the Harvard African Expedition, 1926-1927. [Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by editor].
Medical, biological, and pathological investigations in Liberia and the Belgian Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo) with an emphasis on infectious and tropical diseases in humans, plus plant diseases and animal parasitic infections.
Human medical topics include filariasis, keloids, yaws and syphilis, gangosa, leprosy, various skin diseases, schistosomiasis, and sleeping sickness. Animal investigations concern mammals, birds, reptiles, insects. Well-illustrated.
This copy inscribed by the editor, Richard Strong, the first professor of tropical medicine at Harvard, to Dr. Eugene Lindsay Opie (1873–1971), a fellow graduate of Johns Hopkins Medical School, noted pathologist, medical author, and later dean of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Description: The African Republic of Liberia and the Belgian Congo. Based on the Observations Made and Material Collected During the Harvard African Expedition, 1926-1927. [Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by editor].
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1930. Two volumes: 1-568pp, 569-1064pp. First edition. Quarto. Hardbound in publisher’s maroon cloth. Over 475 half tone illustrations, some in color, and over 25 text figures, plus 9 maps. Volume I with rubbing at top and base of spine. Both volumes, very good. First volume with author’s signature and inscription, written in ink, onto a partly printed professional card, which is pasted onto the half title page. The inscription is to American pathologist, Eugene Lindsay Opie. Italics indicate printed portion: “For E. Y. Opie with lofty recollections of our days in Baltimore & France, with very great appreciation of your important research in scientific medicine. With the compliments of Richard P. Strong, Department of Tropical Medicine, Harvard University Medical School”.