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The author's copy in in my possession and it is dated 23.9.1938. I have transcribed it for publication on the www. It is some 254 pages long. The whole of the book has been transcribed is available as a pdf file in two forms, with the original in Ovation-Pro format:
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With this he examined the blood of sick and well patients and came to interesting conclusions.
My father's ideas were also founded on the works of J.E.R. McDonagh and other authors of the time - there is a bibliography in the book.
The book also has case notes of some of his patients. As the author's copy has, written in the margins, the names of some of these patients, these have been added to the transcription.
Medicine in 1939, when the book was published, was primitive: the book makes interesting reading on this account alone. The hospital (Royal Victoria Hospital, Shelley Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth) where my father was a consultant was, of course, small, so that there was much interaction between consultants in the various disciplines. My father was often called in on non-dental cases and the case notes indicate the high regard in which he was held by his colleagues.