Demerara Doctor: An Early Success Against Malaria : the Autobiography of a Self-taught Physician, George Giglioli 1897-1975
Born into a distinguished Italian-British family, Giglioli's life and times are of great interest in many ways. This autobiography illuminates the period of Italian history from Mazzinai to the rise of Mussolini as well as Italian experience of World War 1. From the 1920s when he arrived there to the 1960s Dr Giglioli provides a rick account of Guyanese life, of its people, its flora and fauna both as a colonial and an independent country. Like many physicians George Giglioli's comments on himan nature were sympathetic and amusing and sometimes penetrating. Of lasting very special value was his success in challenging and overcoming malaria in one country. The pioneering public health work of this self-confessed self-taught physician stands as an example of how progress is made when one individual has the will.
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