By Edgar Erskine Hume
Baltimore   The Johns Hopkins Press
10.5" by 7.5" [6] vii-xxii, [2] 371pp
A comprehensive illustrated history of the medical work of the Knights Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem, including numerous pieces of ephemera regarding the organisation.
By Edgar Erskine Hume

1940 Medical Work of the Knights Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem

Baltimore   The Johns Hopkins Press
10.5" by 7.5" [6] vii-xxii, [2] 371pp
A comprehensive illustrated history of the medical work of the Knights Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem, including numerous pieces of ephemera regarding the organisation.
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Letter

A fascinating and comprehensive history of the medical works of the Knights Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem. The Knights Hospitaller was a Catholic military order during the Middle Ages which operated in Jersalem, Rhodes, Malta, and Saint Petersburg. This work chronicles the order's early period (circa 1065 to 1530), the second period in Malta (1530 to 1798), and the third period (1798 to 1940).

Written by Edgar Erskine Hume, former Lieutenant-Colonel of the Medical Corps of the United States Army, and including a foreword by Ludovico Chigi-Albani, and a preface by Lieutenant-General Sir Aldo Castellani. 

Containing an illustrated frontispiece and one hundred and thirty in-text illustrations. Collated and complete. 

An association copy, owned by Tony Glenister, a medical and author and a previous member of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus. The Military Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus is a Catholic military order founded by crusaders in 1119 in Jerusalem. This copy contains a letter written by Tony Glenister (dated Feb 26th, 1997), as well as numerous pieces of ephemera relating to the Military Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus.

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In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, very smart, with just some light shelf wear and bumping to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

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