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La mission jamot au cameroun, 1926-32.

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A remarkable clinical and historical record of the epidemic of sleeping sickness which ravaged the Central Highlands of the French Cameroons in the mid and late 1920s, and of the fieldwork of the French Permanent Mission for the Prevention of Sleeping Sickness in the Cameroons led by Dr. Eugene Jamot (1879-1937) in 1926-30. A unique historical document of imperial medicine on the grand scale. Images: General views of jungle, rivers, tsetse fly; Medical dispensary with long lines of Africans; Jamot in half-profile, with captions over; African looking at blood slide under microscope; Queues of Africans at the Mission; Stretcher cases arriving in litters; Skeletal patient being helped to his feet; Chubby children with well-rounded bellies; Skeletal adult patients; Child on the verge of falling asleep; adult seen in profile gradually falling asleep; Long line of patients being carried into the hospital across a kind of moat; Patients walking down a road between the hospital buildings; A patient having his lymph nodes palpated and punctured; African doctor [?] or medical auxiliary with microscope; Cameroonian auxiliary obtaining, preparing and examining blood samples; Lumbar puncture; Long queues both inside and outside the hospital; Injections into spleen[?] and arm veins; Exterior scene with huts and palm trees-? Ayos; African bearers carrying cratefuls of equipment, together with white doctor through the jungle; Cameroonian medical auxiliaries seting up mobile laboratory. microscopes etc.Numerous images of ths operation being carried out; Male Cameroonian nurse palpates lymph nodes of women patients in a line; Doctor brusquely dismisses elderly male patient; Drums used to summon patients; Male patient being examined by European in white coat; Map of Cameroons; with statistics over; Jamot with colleagues on verandah, in high good humour.


[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1930.

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1 videocassette (VHS) (16 min.) : sound, black and white, SECAM


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Cither Productions with Rhone Poulenc and the Societe Parisienne d'Expansion Chimique

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Rhone-Poulenc Rorer



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