Published in 2000 by the Royal Society of Medicine Press. Illustrated with black & white photographs and includes an index.
Hardback with dust jacket.
Includes a postcard written by the author, Michael Dunnill addressed to a colleague/friend, David Weatherall.
This book was kindly donated to the shop by the Weatherall family. Sir David John Weatherall, GBE, FRS (1933-2018) was a British physician and researcher in molecular genetics, haematology, pathology and clinical medicine. He founded the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford, which was renamed the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in his honour in 2000 upon his retirement.
This work considers the life and times of Almroth Wright, a colourful and controversial doctor who made a significant impact on medicine during the last decade of the 19th and the first part of the 20th century. The author analyses Wright's various contributions, many of which have not been accorded due acknowledgement because of his contempt for the Harley Street ethos and his misogynistic views.
For instance, Wright's belief in the importance of public funding of medical research helped to bring about the foundation of the Medical Research Council. In many ways a man ahead of his time, Wright also helped to overcome the intransigent attitude of the military and medical hierarchy towards the prevention of typhoid fever by vaccination and encouraged the rational treatment of war wounds. Wright had an incalculable effect on those around him. Indeed, many distinguished men received their training from him and it was in his laboratory that his assistant, Fleming, discovered penicillin.
In very good condition. Crisp and clean with a firm binding. Light finger marks on the dust jacket.