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The ultimate value

Collis, Robert

Published by Methuen & Co., Ltd, London, 1951
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[8], 183, [8] p. 23 cm. Eleven illustrations on eight pages at end of book. William Robert Fitzgerald Collis (1900 1975) was an Irish doctor and writer. As an author he was known as Robert Collis. As a doctor, he was commonly known as Dr Bob Collis. Maurice Collis was his elder brother. He was born at Killiney, County Dublin. He joined the British Army in 1918 as a cadet, but resigned a year later to study medicine. He was appointed Directory of the Department of Paediatrics at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, and in 1932 physician to the National Childrens Hospital, Harcourt Street. He worked for the Red Cross in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after its liberation by Allied troops. He was instrumental in bringing five orphaned children from the camp to Ireland in 1947, and adopted two of them. He was involved in establishing Cerebral Palsy Ireland. One of his first patients was Christy Brown, a cerebral palsy patient who later became a notable author himself. Collis proofread Brown's first attempt at an autobiography. The writer John Stewart Collis was his twin and Maurice Collis, writer and biographer, was his elder brother. He wrote the play Marrowbone Lane in 1942 and an autobiography The Silver Fleece in 1939. The book Straight On (1947), with Han Hogerzeil, whom he later married, recounts the liberation of Belsen. Other books included The Ultimate Value (1951) about the refugee children, A Doctor s Nigeria (1960), and To Be a Pilgrim (1975). Good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Cover has some wear and soiling. Erasure residue on fep. Bookseller Inventory # 64716

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Title: The ultimate value

Publisher: Methuen & Co., Ltd, London

Publication Date: 1951

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition/ first printing.

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