Publisher Information: New York: International Press, 1932. First edition.
Libman, Emanuel (1872-1946). Contributions to the medical sciences in honor of Dr. Emanuel Libman. 3 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece portrait, 1 color plate. New York: International Press, 1932. Original cloth, light wear at corners. Endpapers a little foxed. Presentation copy, with Libman's signed, letter-length inscription to Dr. Jesse G. M. Bullowa (1879-1943) on the front free endpaper of Vol. I. Bullowa's bookplate in Vol. I.
First Edition. Festschrift published to mark the 60th birthday of Emanuel Libman, founder of the cardiology department at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital, and a legendary diagnostician and teacher. Libman is associated with Libman-Sachs syndrome, a type of endocarditis. The festschrift contains contributions from 147 of Libman's former pupils, colleagues and friends, including W. C. Alvarez, Simon Flexner, L. Aschoff, Albert Einstein, Fielding Garrison, and Alexis Carrel, who remarked in his tribute that "Libman is medicine itself." Also among the contributors was Jesse G. M. Bullowa, a professor of medicine at New York University Medical School, noted for his researches on the serum treatment of pneumonia. Libman presented this copy of his festschrift to Bullowa; his letter-length inscription to Bullowa reads as follows:
"Dear Bullowa, I am glad to inscribe this volume for you. At the same time, I wish to tell you that I have had much pleasure in watching your career, and that you have my admiration. You have not only, by your own effots, earned a prominent place in the profession, but have also been outstanding in your aid and encouragement to individuals and scientific groups and have made fine contributions yourself. Your whole attitude is dignified, broad and fine. Your devotion to me is much appreciated. With best wishes, Emanuel Libman. Feb. 10, 1935"Book Id: 40304