There Was a Man. The Life and Times of Sir Arnold Theiler K.C. M.G. Of Onderstepoort
(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1979) 0869781642. . 4to; original pale brown boards; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (x) + 487, incl. index; plates; maps. Dustwrapper rubbed, and a bit edgeworn, with earlier owner's tape reinforcing to reverse of spine panel and flap folds; trace of spotting to edges; earlier owner's bookplate to front free endpaper; small scuff to lower pastedown. Good to very good condition. "The illustrious name of Max Theiler, Nobel laureate in Physiology and Medicine, has tended to overshadow that of his famous father, Sir Arnold Theiler K.C.M.G. who was honoured and respected in scientific circles throughout the world. It is doubtful who did more for the welfare of humanity. This authoritative biography puts the reader in a position to judge. Emigrating from Switzerland to the Transvaal in 1891 as a qualified veterinary surgeon, Arnold Theiler within weeks completely severed his left hand in a chaff-cutter. His career was apparently ruined but through sheer courage and dogged persistence aided by his wife Emma (who did much of his laboratory work), he became a world-famous veterinary pathologist... The world at large prospered from his discoveries and after his death, his Government erected a statue in his honour. Animal husbandry continues to benefit from his work and his dauntless courage and determination continue to inspire his successors. Drawn from hitherto unavailable sources, this is the first definitive account of his life and reveals the character and achievements of a strange man previously known only vaguely by repute.".
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Mots-clés: Rinderpest. Diseases. Stock . Draught Animals. Parasites.