About thirty-five items, bound in one volume, the author's own copy set of his offprints, with a few abstracts and news articles taped in. Light shelfwear. A very good copy. Full maroon morocco by L. de Palhares of Lisbon. Covers and spine decoratively stamped in gilt and blind. Bookplate of the author on front pastedown. Item #15455
Savitsch (1902-?) was a doctor and sexologist. Born in St. Petersburg, his family fled to Japan on the outbreak of the Russian Revolution. He later moved to America, where he struggled with poverty and tuberculosis, but became a doctor. After graduating from the University of Chicago, he studied at the Pasteur Institute and the Bunge Institute in Antwerp. At the latter, he did field work on sleeping sickness in the Belgian Congo. Much of his early work was done in the area of tuberculosis, and many of the articles here are on that subject. He later distinguished himself in the are of transgender studies, publishing Homosexuality, Transvestism and Change of Sex in (1958). He published an autobiography, In Search of Complications, in 1937.