Prison Doctor [HOMOSEXUAL / NARCOTICS INTEREST]. Louis M. D. BERG.

Prison Doctor [HOMOSEXUAL / NARCOTICS INTEREST]. New York: Brentano's, (1932).

First Edition or First Brentano's Edition. R. T. Worman dustjacket art. "This young doctor, filled with scientific zeal and the ethics of his profession comes into one of America's great prisons as medical examiner. It is a strange world within a world that he finds there, a a world of viciousness and official corruption. He gives his sympathy to Buddy, who went joyriding in a hot car, and now is thrown among professional murderers, drug addicts, and strange, malevolent creatures of the Third Sex, the entire company of the Lost Ones. Then there is Rose, in the Women's Ward, who smiled at Buddy... " Berg's entry in the Downs' Encyclopedia of American Biography cites Macaulay as the publisher of this work. "While serving as physician to the New York County Penitentiary and Workhouse on Welfare Island he was so deeply stirred by evidence of criminal organization and illicit traffic among the inmates that he initiated a series of protests against conditions there and was largely instrumental in bringing about the widely publicized investigation of 1934. Remedial measures followed as informed public opinion brought about the restoration of sound penal administration at these institutions. Dr. Berg's published volume Revelations of a Prison Doctor [Putnam's] based upon his experiences at Welfare Island reached a wide circle of readers and won high praise. His novels Devil's Circus, Prison Nurse, and Prison Doctor [Macaulay Company 1932] dealing with the same theme also reached a considerable audience." A very scarce title. Very Good, flecking to white lettering at front cover and spine in nearly Very Good dustjacket, split along rear spine edge, chipped at spine ends and flap corners, red color faded at spine and front panel.

Price: $250.00

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