Lawrence, University of Kansas Press, 1964.
Octavo, xviii, 253 pages with 4 plates.
Cloth; corners slightly bumped; front cover lightly marked; an excellent copy.
With a lengthy inscription on the flyleaf: 'Presented to Hedley R. Marston FRS, who has given his superior mind superior nourishment; who uses solitude for constructive thought in the humanities and the sciences; whose personal attributes are worthy of imitation. A friend of the great, and great among the great, whom I am proud to call my friend. Elmer Verner McCollum'. Professor McCollum was closely connected with the founding, conduct and successes (involving trace elements) of the McCollum-Pratt Institute of the Johns Hopkins University; Hedley Ralph Marston was a (South) Australian scientist, Chief of the CSIRO Division of Biochemistry and General Nutrition and head of the team that discovered the importance of trace elements in the nutrition of ruminants.