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Clemens E. Benda
DOWN SYNDROME 1946 1ST ED MONGOLISM & CRETINISM - INSCRIBED by BENDA to his wife
New York: Grune & Stratton, 1946. The corners and head & tail of the spine are lightly bumped. There is staining to the inner top corner of the rear cover. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY CLEMENS E. BENDA TO HIS WIFE, GIVING HER THE FIRST COPY OF HIS NEW BOOK Benda, Clemens E. (1898-1975). MONGOLISM AND CRETINISM. A Study of the Clinical Manifestations and the General Pathology of Pituitary and Thyroid Deficiency. New York: Grune & Stratton, 1946. Octavo, 9-3/8 inches high by 6-1/4 inches wide. Blue cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The corners and head & tail of the spine are lightly bumped. There is staining to the inner top corner of the rear cover. xv, [i] & 310 pages, with over 100 textual illustrations and graphs. Very good. First edition of this important work on Down syndrome. Inscribed in German by the author Clemens E. Benda giving his wife Elizabeth the first copy of his new book. The 28 word inscription penned by Benda on the front endpaper concludes: "das erste Exemplar des neuer Buches". The author's ownership stamp "Clemens E. Benda, M.D. Wrentham, Mass." is stamped in blue at the top right of the front endpaper. Considered the authority Down syndrome, which was then referred to as "Mongolism", Dr. Clemens E. Benda (1898-1975) was recognized as an internationally known expert on "mental deficiency". Benda argued for an end to "artificial distinctions between mental defect and mental illness" and believed that "so-called mentally deficient children are often the victims of unfair and unjust discrimination". Born in Berlin where he received his medical degree, Ben … [Click Below for Full Description]
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