The Practical Hygiene of Native Compounds in Tropical Africa. Being notes from the experience of the first eighteen years of European work in the Katanga
By A. Pearson, M.B., B.S. Lond., Late chief Medical Officer of the Tanganyika Concessions and Union Miniere Du Haut-Katanga, and R. Mouchet, M.D., Late Assistant at the University of Liege; Late of the State Laboratory at Leopoldville; Chief Medical Officer of the Union Miniere Du Haut-Katanga. Publishers, Bailliere, Tindall & Cox, London. Price 22s. 6d.
This book is composed of twelve chapters dealing with General Considerations of Native Life, General Situation of Compounds, Construction of Huts in Compounds, Sewage Disposal and Latrines, Water Supplies, Food, Personal Hygiene, Hospital Organization, Recruiting, Epidemic Diseases and Pathological Notes.
This book fills a long felt want and is the first of its kind that has been printed of which we have knowledge.
The medical man intending to engage in work in tropical countries can well use this book as a valuable guide in his daily occupation.
The first chapter deals with the life of the native, giving one a good idea of his habits, telling us many things we should avoid in handling these individuals. It emphasizes the dangers of overcrowding.
The second chapter deals with the site one should select and the manner in which the buildings as huts, kitchens, latrines, etc., should be arranged. The sketches in this chapter are very valuable and give such detail that makes the newcomers work easy.