First edition of White House Physician by Vice Admiral Ross T. McIntire, signed by the author.
Octavo, vi, 244pp. Blue cloth, title stamped in gilt. No additional printings on copyright page. Bookseller’s label on rear endpaper. Clean text throughout. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, price clipped, faint shelf wear, a bright example. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “For Eleanor Nye, with best wishes – Ross T. McIntire, Surgeon General USN. Washington D.C. November 18, 1946.”
Vice Admiral Ross T. McIntire (1889-1959) served as Physician to the President from 1932-1946. While serving in this presidential post, he became Surgeon General of the United States Navy in 1938. Upon the death of President Roosevelt at Warm Springs, he accompanied Mrs. Roosevelt to Georgia to recover his body. He remained at his post until 1946, when he resigned and moved onto other government service positions. McIntire was buried in Arlington National Cemetery following his death in 1959.