NP: Williams & Wilkins Company, Offprint from 'Modern Medical Therapy in General Practice' (1940), inscribed 'To Jerry with affection - Phil - ' The inscription is to Gerald Rodnan (1927-1983) who was a lifelong doctor and professor at University of Pittsburgh Medical School, appointed chief of the newly formed Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology in 1956 and president of the American Rheumatology Association 1975-76. Stapled printed wraps, good copy with some wear and loss to covers, and Rodnan has made a few pencil and pen marks to text, to no more than 5 pages. Hench, who was born in Pittsburgh in 1896 and educated partly at the University of Pittsburgh, won the Nobel Prize in 1950 for the discovery of coritisone and its application to rheumatoid arthritis. Nice association between two Pittsburghers both involved in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Hench is one of only a handful of Nobel winners with connections to Pittsburgh. There are no copies of the offprint in institutions according to OCLC but plenty of the anthology from which this came. Good.