George Wahr: Ann Arbor, 1903. Item #97-2057
Ten plates of which five are folding, text illustr, charts, graphs, 11.5 x 8.5, boards, 1/4 leather w/ gilt lettering on spine; 620 pp. Outer/inner hinges cracked, covers worn, rubbed and scratched, light staining, corners bumped, leather scuffed, spine cover torn, missing small pieces, tape repairs, light soiling, chipping, blank pages at rear uncut, one of the plates in Chapter Four is detached else contents good and clean. Dr. Vaughan was a biochemist, a researcher in bacteriology and hygiene, a proponent of preventative medicine, an expert in toxicology, built up the University of Michigan medical school to prominence, helped to standardize American medical education, president of the American Medical Association and founder of "Physician and Surgeon." Some of the contributors were either associates or former students and were specialists in their field, i.e, William J. Mayo (cancer), Charles B. Nancrede (surgery), Franklin P. Mall (embryology), Alfred S. Warthin (pathology), Frederick G. Novy (bacteriologist). During World War I, he was the surgeon general and along with some of the contributors were part of a team working on the cause of the major influenza outbreak that caused the death of many U.S. servicemen. FIRST ED.