typed letter signed, single sheet. Item #15082
TLS by Margaret Mead, with two edits written in her hand, addressed to Dr. Ackerknecht. Toning and folds to sheet. Sheet measures 11"w x 8 1/2"w. Will be accompanied by letter of authenticity. Letter succinctly outlines religious foundations of post mortem cesarean operations of Samoans, with implications touching upon the intersection between religion and medicine in general. Mead also refers Dr. Ackernecht to further resources, and offers a glimpse of the brilliance and breadth of Mead's knowledge. Dr. Ackernecht was a renowned historian of medicine.