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Photographs taken in Congo

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Browne, Stanley George, CMG, OBE, MD, FRCS, FRCP, DTM (1907-1986)
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Comprising a mixture of mainly black and white negatives and photographs relating to Yakusu and the Yalisombo leper colony. Most are labelled either on the photograph itself or the sleeve, or on both. Many are dated. The majority are in sleeves, although not all. They have been grouped in small envelopes and labelled with a subject/place, etc., prior to transfer to the Wellcome Library. There follows a summary of the images and the covering dates. There may be duplicates in other parts of the collection. Opening of Yakusu Church, 1937

Chief of [Yalomongo], Jan 1939

dance at Yandijali, Apr 1939

Yakusu Hospital Bristol Ward re-roofed interior and exterior, 1941

'old hospital', 1942

child with witch-doctor's charms, Yakusu 1943

school for medical auxiliaries, successful candidates and students, trained midwives working at Yalisombo, classes being taught, 1948 and 1958

Tabora Church opening, group, and baptism, Yalisombo baptism, Yalisombo market, Yabola Dispensary, boys school assembly hall, Nov-Dec 1956

Yalisombo patients, children's choir, 'Mama Browne', Browne presenting medal to Dickie for meritorious service to the people of Congo at Yalisombo, 1958

Stanley and Mali on journeys [into jungle], with bicycles, in Bamboli forest, at Equator, cooking meals, setting out in motor boat, at village clinics, Yalasuna dispensary, Bunba dispensary in Topoke Forest, Topoke journeys, on the road to Yatumba Mbole, 1941-1942

Yakusu Hospital

Stanley Browne and Dr Cochrane doing a population survey for leprosy in the Topoke forests, 1956 (colour slide)

Bosoko on bicycle off to injection centre, 1949

Bochoko (in tribal dress), Yakusu 1949

Pastor Lititiyo and family including wife Naomi, son Mokili an infirmier, with teacher evangelists outside Yakusu Church, on the village drum call to worship, with Mama Browne and Sylvia Duncan, 1958

personal pictures including Reine Astrid bringing Mali, Stanley and Mali's wedding, 1940, setting out from Yalaondo, Feb 1942, Derek on the village drum, Yalocha, Jul 1944, picnic at Banalia, Feb 1944, Christopher new born and one day old, 1947, various of Alastair and Christopher, 1947-1950, Mali's sewing class, Mali with house boys, Apr 1955, Mali and Stanley on set of 'The Nun's Story' taken by Chuck Hanson, Feb 1958

disinfecting a stream, Bokuma

See also scrapbooks A.22



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Biographical note

Series B.8 was added to Section B in Dec 2006


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