No.4 Canadian Hospital.
The Letters of Professor J.J. Mackenzie from the Salonika Front.Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1933 Stock Code: 77202
First edition. A series of letters written by MacKenzie between May 1915 and June 1916. Includes a memoir by his wife Kathleen Cuffe Mackenzie. John Mackenzie only served briefly before being repatriated home to Canada because of a heart infection, which stayed with him and caused his untimely death in 1922. During The Great War Mackenzie joined No.4 Canadian General Hospital, becoming a captain in April 1915 and head of its laboratory. Staffed largely from Toronto's hospitals and the university, the unit went overseas the following month. From November to August 1916 Mackenzie served with it at Salonica (Thessaloniki), Greece, where his work on severe dysentery led to improved treatment. These war time letters were published posthumously. In addition to being an army officer, Mackenzie was also a scientist, civil servant and professor.
Octavo. Original blue clot, titles gilt to spine. With dust jacket.
Portrait frontispiece, 11 photographs, 1 facsimile menu card.
Faint spotting to edges but essentially a fine copy in the price clipped jacket with tanned spine panel and light rubbing to extremities.
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