The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript 'Journey to Nagaland', by Mildred Archer. An account of six months spent in the Naga Hills in 1947

caption: visit to Wokha
caption: trip to Kohima
caption: hospital
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Lhota
date: 12.8.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: From the school we went to the hospital. There is a keen Ao Naga doctor and the wards were overflowing - two patients sitting on one bed. In spite of more diseases in the rains, gastric troubles, malaria and Naga sores, few patients usually go to the hospital then, but this doctor seems to have gained the confidence of the surrounding villages. There were a number of syphilitic cases. The doctor attributes them to the presence of a military outpost at Wokha many years ago. In several cases he has succeeded in getting the wife as well as the husband to attend the hospital.