London: Cassell, 1914. Head & tail worn and re-inforced in the channel; slight wear on corners, now professionally repaired; covers re-coloured. Pages yellowed; one plate has been re-backed. xxiv plus 937pp incl index; col frontis with tissue guard; plus 11 col plates and 4 plates in b&w; a name sticker on the title p can be removed on request. 239 text figures in b&w. P M, father of tropical medicine in England born Aberdeen, Scotland, worked in Formosa and China, 1871, and Hong Kong, 1883, studied elephantiasis in China, showed that it was caused by a parasite spread by the mosquito, the first disease shown to be transmitted by an insect vector. Founded London School of Tropical Medicine in 1899. Manson proposed the extracorporeal life cycle for the malarial parasite in the mosquito in 1894 which was followed up by Sir Ronald Ross, 1857-1932 who demonstrated its presence in the Anopheles mosquito in 1897. P M also described the periodicity of filarial parasite & identified the Anopheles mosquito as its vector in 1879. Tokelau disease, described in the Philippines by Sir William Dampier, 1652-1751, was first identified as a fungal disease by P M in 1879. This work, The Bible of Tropical Diseases, was first published in 1898. Fifth Edition, Revised & Augmented. Hard Cover Navy Cloth.. Very Good in Plastic/None. 191x50p4mm.

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Authored by Sir Patrick Manson and published by Cassell and Company of London in 1914. This Fifth Edition, Revised and Enlarged Edition is in Very Good condition. The copy is covered in plastic and without a dust jacket. The size of the book is 191x128x50mm.