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ALMROTH EDWARD WRIGHT SIGNED DANTE QUOTE, BACTERIOLOGIST, IMMUNOLOGIST

$400.00

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SIR ALMROTH EDWARD WRIGHT (1861-1947) SIGNED QUOTE FROM DANTE, “Almroth E. Wright”, on a card 4.5 x 3, October 12, 1922, his London address, by the British bacteriologist and immunologist notable for his development of a system of  anti-typhoid fever inoculation. Sir Wright was a strong advocate of preventive medicine and during WWI convinced the armed forces to produce vaccine does for the troops. He recognized early on that antibiotics would create resistant bacteria, something that has proven an increasing danger. Wright wrote a book against women’s suffrage: “The Unexpurgated Case Against Women’s Suffrage” (1913). He was honored for his deeds 29 times and was nominated 14 times for the Nobel Prize. His handwritten quote from Dante’s Inferno: Canto XX, in Italian, translated in full: “As God may let thee, Reader, gather fruit.” In fine condition, with minor age toning.

$400   #12518