Toledo, Ohio: Communica, Inc., 2007. Inscribed and signed by author on free front endpaper of Vol I. First Edition. 4to.Red Cloth, two volumes, 1242 pp. in all! Both volumes fine in fine slipcase. Item #663
Allen Oldfather Whipple born in Urmia, Iran to Christian missionary parents in 1881, is known for the pancreatic cancer operation which bears his name as well as Whipple's triad. He passed away in 1963 after a long career in medicine serving many people in the Middle East and America. "Although Allen Whipple grew up in a family of relative poverty - he never considered himself poor. His standard of living was the same as that of his friends and well above that of the native Persian children. A hard worker and an avid thirst for knowledge characterized the young man. Loyalty to family was enduring. Was Allen Whipple ambitious? Certainly, but for wholesome goals. Never ambitious for the accumulation of wealth, his goal was to gain and to fulfill the opportunity of improving the care of the sick. By hard work he gained such an opportunity at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. His clinical contributions to surgery of the pancreas and of portal hypertension gained him international recognition.