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Author Name:    SABBBEN-CLARE, E.E., D..J. BRADLEY, and K. KRKWOOD (eds.)

Title:   Health in Tropical Africa During the Colonial Period : Based on the proceedings of a symposium held at New College, Oxford, 21-23 March, 1977. in dustjacket

Publisher:    Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1980, ISBN:0198581653 

Seller ID:   110219

SABBBEN-CLARE, E.E., D..J. BRADLEY, and K. KRKWOOD, (eds.). Health in Tropical Africa During the Colonial Period : Based on the proceedings of a symposium held at New College, Oxford, 21-23 March, 1977. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1980. Pp (6),[v]-ix,,(3),[3]-276. Illustrated. Map. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This book records the views of some of thosewho took a leading part in the developments of health services in Africa d uring the latter part of the colonial period. These views are often necessarily subjective, but it is hoped that the book will provide a quarry for historians of Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It also illustrates for the general reader how Western medicine, at first completely baffled by tropical diseases, gradually came to grips with the problems of combating such scourges as malaria, yellow fever, yaws, and leprosy and by thelate 1940s and 1950s had achieved much encouraging success. These last yea rs of colonial rule were also those in which colonial governments, adoptinga more generous financial policy and helped by international agencies, dev eloped their medical services more rapidly than ever before; but by that time the colonial erwas almost at an end. When independence came very much remained, and still remains, to be done but, in the words of the distinguished Nigerian contributor to the book, 'What we inherited provided a useful foundation on which to build." Contents : Opening addresses : 1. Questions toanswer (by K.Kirkwood). 2. The situation and the response (by D.J. Bradley ). Epidemc threats : 3. Sleeping sickness epidemics (by A. J. Duggan). 4. Early ideas about sleeping sickness and their influence on research and control (by John Ford). 5. Food shortage as a health catastrophe (by T. P. Eddy). 6. Malaria and yellow fever (by L. J. Bruce-Chwatt and Joan M. Bruce-Chwatt). 7. DDT versus malaria, Kenya 1946-commentary on a film (by P. C. C. Garnham). Response to specific endemic diseases : 8. Leprosy (by S.G. Browne). 9. Tuberculosis (by H.V. Morgan). 10. Yaws (by T.P. Eddy). Health and medical services in African territories : 11. Tanzania (by David F. Clyde). 12. Nigeria: the influence of medical missions on health policy (by Ralph Schram). 13. Indigenous concepts of disease and their interaction with scientific medicine (by John Orley). 14. The District Medical Officer (by R. L. Cheverton). 15. Primary Health Care in Uganda 1894-1962 (by B. E. C. Hopwood). 16. A District Medical Officer in north-west Ghana (by B. B. Waddy). Theorganization of health institutions : 17. Makerere Medical School (by Sir Bernard de Bunsen). 18. The Mengo Medical School, Uganda (by W. D. Foster).19. Research institutions (by A.J. Haddow). 20. Environment and industry ( by D. M. Mackay). The involvement of Whitehall. 21. The view from the Colonial Office (by Sir Hilton Poynton). The colonial legacy : 22. Comparative aspects: 1. the Belgian Congo (by P.G. Jannsens). 23. Comparative aspects: II. French West and Equatorial Africa (by J. H. Ricossc). 24,. What we inherited (by Adetokunbo 0. Lucas). Summing up : 25. Summing uop (by David J. Bradley). Penned name, else very good in sunned, unclipped dustjacket. 90.00


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