Publisher Information: London: Duckworth, 1918. First edition.
Adami, John George (1862-1926). Medical contributions to the study of evolution. xvi, 372pp. 7 plates, text illustrations. London: Duckworth, 1918. 216 x 140 mm. Original green cloth, spine a bit faded. Traces of newspaper cuttings on front free endpaper and verso title. Very good.
First Edition of Adami's 1917 Croonian Lectures on "Adaptation and disease," published together with a collection of previously published papers on heredity, adaptation and growth. In his Croonian Lectures Adami, an eminent pathologist (see Garrison-Morton 2309), "argued with much skill and many illustrations against the biological doctrine that acquired characteristics are not transmitted" (Rolleston, "John George Adami, C.B.E., M.D., F.R.S.," British Medical Journal 2: 3427 [Sept. 11, 1926]: 507-10).Book Id: 40429