CLARK, Paul F. Alice in Virusland.

(Madison, WI): Society of American Bacteriologists, 1938.  First edition.  Octavo.  23 pages.  Professor Clark by paraphrasing Alice in Wonderland, takes Alice, by virtue of a shrinking potion, into Virusland, where she gets an unvarnished opinion of the human race from the microscopic creatures. This is effectively summed up by a verse from a poem “The Coccus and the Spirochaete”:  “Should we permit,” the Coccus asked, “These silly beasts to thrive, Who call themselves the lords of earth yet selfishly connive freedom, dignity and peace From many lands to drive?”  Illustrated with drawings by W. Allen.  A near fine copy in blue cloth with black lettering.

 

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