Baltimore: The John Hopkins Press, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. Octavo [23.5 cm] Brown cloth over boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine, the publisher's device stamped in gilt on the front cover, a double gilt and blind ruled lines on the spine and covers. Good plus condition. The extremities are mildly rubbed and bumped. Four ink stamps on the pastedowns have been rubbed out. The pages are tanned. Item #40481
Inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet. From the Preface- "Malaria has played a spectacular role in influencing the outcome of the long struggle for the development of Panama as an inter-oceanic gateway for world commerce. The sanitary measures which made possible the construction and maintenance of The Panama Canal caused a reduction in mosquito-borne diseases, but the control of malaria is still a problem."