Item #66263 Journal of doctor studying yellow fever in El Salvador. Henry Muller, Dr.
Journal of doctor studying yellow fever in El Salvador
Journal of doctor studying yellow fever in El Salvador
Journal of doctor studying yellow fever in El Salvador
Journal of doctor studying yellow fever in El Salvador

Journal of doctor studying yellow fever in El Salvador

El Libertad: 1924-25. Manuscript diary, 8x6.5 in., pp. 111 with text almost exclusively on rectos, plus 89 blank pages; telegrams and newspaper clippings tipped in; stiff card boards backed in cloth; chip to lower board, some creasing and wear to boards, some splitting to telegram folds, text clean and sound. The journal includes daily entries starting from Muller's arrival in El Libertad November 13, 1924, his establishment of a laboratory and the results of regular testing, experimentation, and trips to inspect cases of yellow fever throughout the region, with notes ending abruptly on Feb. 7th, 1925. Muller was sent to El Salvador under the auspices of the Rockerfeller Institute. His diary includes newspaper clippings tracking his own activity, as well as news about disease and telegrams from officials and colleagues. The majority of Muller's work appears to have been animal experiments using guinea pigs and rabbits, but he also makes trips with his associates to hospitals and a hacienda to inspect patients or acquire tissue or autopsies. A significant portion of the diary consists of detailed medical cases of suspected or confirmed cases of yellow fever or malaria. He also frequently performs blood tests (described as Pfeissers), and in the later half of the diary searches out milkweed insects. His work brought him in contact with the top of the El Salvadorean government, including the president (with calling card tipped in), as well as other doctors. Tipped in is a business card and telegrams from two Japanese doctors, still a rarity outside of Japan at that time, J. Hattori and Hideo Noguchi. Item #66263

Price: $950.00

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