History of Western Medicine in Zimbabwe (Studies in African Health & Medicine v. 9)

History of Western Medicine in Zimbabwe (Studies in African Health & Medicine v. 9)

By: R.T. Mossop (author), J.E.P. Thomas (foreword_author)Hardback

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Topics discussed in this text include the early days of Western medicine in Zimbabwe; official thinking and action 1897-1998; prevalent diseases in the region; services and special items; and major organizations.


Part 1 The early days: traditional healers; pre-pioneer days; pioneers and the first ten years; Leander Starr Jameson; Frank Richard Rand. Part 2 1897 to 1988 official thinking and action: Fleming; Askins; Martin; Morris; Webster; Burnett-Smith; Preece; Chidede; the ministry; the corporate plan. Part 3 Diseases: mainly viral, bacterial and parasitic - anthrax, bilharziasis, the Mazowe Valley trial 1949-1951, brucellosis, transmittable diseases of childhood, cholera, helminths (other than bilharzia), leprosy, lobar pheumonia and related illness, malaria and blackwater fever, o'nyong'nyong, chikungunya and related fevers, puzzles, oddities and comparative rarities, plague, long sea voyages etc, toxoplasmosis and conspicuous psychiatric morbidity, sexually transmitted disease, smallpox, tick typhus, tuberculosis, trypanosomiasis, typhoid (enteric fever); mainly non-infective disease - cancer, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, non-infective gut disorder, nutritional disorders, scurvy, eye disease, poison. Part 4 Services and special items: medical school; mental illness and its care; mission medical services; mining health problems; laboratory service; schools medical service; local authority health services; water and sanitation; medical insurance; communication; private practice; prevention; mortality statistics. Part 5 Major organizations: health professions council; medical association; nurses, the nurses association; pharmacists; college of primary care physicians; dental practitioners.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773485365
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9780773485365
  • ISBN10: 0773485368

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