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Title: A Report on Investigations Into the Incidence and Prevalence of Air-Borne Allergens in Manitoba
Description: NP (Winnipeg, MB), Published by the author, ND (c. 1953). Hardcover. Thick 4to. Bound in green buckram with gilt lettering to front board. Light shelf wear to the boards. The contents are stoutly bound, and in good condition, given that they are photocopies. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. This is a curious item. The contents are unpaginated (about 250 pages) and are, for the most part, photocopied. However, it appears from the hand-written page headings, and corrections to the text, that this may have been the author's working copy; containing much material on yearly field trips, newspaper interviews and reports, photos, and material relating to the investigations. It is inscribed on the front free endpaper: 'To Mrs. Hough with thanks and Kind Regards from Margaret Dudley'. A typed note, laid-in loose, says that Mrs. Alice Hough was the secretary to Dr. C.H.A. Walton, of the Winnipeg Clinic, who assisted Dr. Dudley 'in the production of this book'. Also laid-in loose is a 3 1/2' x 5' colour photograph of the author as an elderly woman. She is shown working at her desk. Lastly, laid-in loose is an off-print of an article which appeared in 'The Prairie Garden' magazine in 1978. The article is entitled 'Manitoba's Floral Emblem', and is by Dr. Margaret Dudley, who is described as an 'author, researcher, and former lecturer in botany, University of Manitoba.' It does not appear that Dr. Dudley ever published 'Air Borne Allergens'. WorldCat does list one institutional holding at (not surprisingly) The University of Manitoba. That one other copy was produced suggests that the author made some attempt to publish this work.

Keywords: Allergies;;;;;;;; Manitoba; Winnipeg; air-borne; allergens

Price: US$ 75.00 Seller: Greenfield Books
- Book number: 9900038112

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