Anderson, Donald Drysdale (fl. 1930)

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'Report on Sanitary Investigation in Oyo and Abeokuta Provinces, 1930': to the Director of the Medical and Sanitary Service, Lagos, Nigeria. Typescript with photos and charts.



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Acquisition note

This item was purchased for the Wellcome Institute Library in Tunbridge Wells in 1979 by H J M Symons, and accessioned by the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in 1981. Its provenance prior to that is obscure.

Biographical note

Donald Drysdale Anderson was a Medical Officer of Health on the West African Medical Staff in the early 1930s. He disappears from the Medical Directory and the Medical Register in 1935. He served in Mauritius and Mexico as well as Nigeria.

This report was undertaken on the basis of rumours that certain towns on the Oyo and Abeokuta Provinces of Nigeria were endemic centres of yellow fever, to estimate the cost of sanitating these towns with a view to eradicating this disease. In the Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene for 1931, Anderson published an article 'On mosquito-borne disease in South Nigeria', presumably based on these same investigations.

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