Album [of cases at Mulago Hospital and Makerere Medical School, Kampala, Uganda] and other places
- Part of
- Burkitt, Denis Parsons (1911-1993)
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
Most of the photographs were evidently taken in Africa, however there are some photographs of x-rays of one of Burkitt's first cases after qualifying of tabes (also known as syphilitic myelopathy) and a case Burkitt saw at Poole in 1937 of a large aerocele following head injury and a case of seminoma from undescended testis that presented as an abdominal mass seen at Poole in 1947.
Many of the photographs are labelled individually (typed captions) with the name of the condition and some also include details such as case history, how condition was treated.
Some images show surgical interventions, removed tumours, fibroids and stones, and x-rays. There are also pictures of an artificial leg fashioned from bamboo.
The images are undated but appear to date from around 1937 probably to the early to mid-1960s. The original album is labelled 'medical' on the spine.
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