Culture, Race, Climate and Eye Disease. An Introduction to the Study of Geographical Ophthalmology. Signed. Ida Mann.

Culture, Race, Climate and Eye Disease. An Introduction to the Study of Geographical Ophthalmology. Signed.

Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, 1966. Hardcover. Signed by the author at the title page. Dame Ida Mann (1893 - 1983) was a distinguished doctor recognized for her research on the development of the eye, and on the role of social and genetic factors on eye disease in different parts of the world. She famously identified a trachoma epidemic among the Aborigines of the Kimberleys, and believed that the people needed better housing and sanitation. She loved Australia and eventually relocated to Perth. She was appointed DBE in 1980 for her work on the welfare of Aboriginal people. With over 40 pages, including maps, ills and graphs concerning Australian Aborigines. 8vo, ix 580pp, 72 ills, maps. Dark blue gilt cloth. Signed by the author on the half-title. Fine. Item #20893

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