de Kruif, Paul THE FIGHT FOR LIFE. First Edition; pp. [x], 342; index; original cloth, fore-edge uncut; a nice copy in worn dustwrapper. New York; Harcourt, Brace and Company; (1938).
***The progress of medical research in fighting disease with particular reference to U.S. public health. Covers especially microbial infections including maternal mortality (childbed fever), meningitis, syphilis, tuberculosis and infantile paralysis (polio). Written before the advent of polio vaccines and antibiotics this book provides a useful historical perspective on more recent achievements. #45895

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