New York: Paul B. Hoeber, 1930. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition Thus; "Reprinted with additions and corrections from the American Journal of Surgery, vol. 8, nos. 1-2, 1930." Small 8vo. xvii, 120 pp. Bibliography. Textual and plate illustrations. Foreword by Aldred Scott Warthin. Blue cloth with gilt lettering in very good condition (fading to spine; wear to extremities; 2 owner name stamps). Item #17602
Dr. Gudger was an internationally known ichthyologist who worked at the American Museum of Natural History and a known expert on the the candiru, a species of parasitic freshwater catfish in the family Trichomycteridae native to the Amazon Basin, of which the smaller species are known for an alleged tendency to invade and parasitise the human urethra.