Alan King had one burning ambition - to become a surgeon. When he was offered a position as Flying Doctor in Wyndham he grabbed it, knowing it would enable him to save enough money to finance his studies in Edinburgh. But like many young people of his time, he was swept up by World War II. While incarcerated in German POW camps he learnt
how to treat and control tuberculosis. When he returned to Australia TB was spreading with frightening speed. Alan King's work in controlling the epidemic is one of the important stories in Australian medicine. 240 x 167mm., pp. 188, black & white and colour plates, Papers published in the Medical Journal of Australia, Students who graduated MB. BS from Melbourne University in 1935. Trade paperback, pictorial card covers. SIGNED by ALAN KING half title page - no other inscription; card cover slightly rubbed on corners. NEAR FINE.