The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary one

caption: visit to hospital ; neglected infections
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Angami
location: Kohima
date: 24.6.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1936
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: 24th June
text: I visited the hospital which has four wards. Many cases are neglected infections, especially on the legs, some of which have gone right down to the bone. Apart from that, malaria is the most common illness. The problem about the Naga is that they always bring their sick when it is much too late. All patients now have their blood group checked. The results, with tribal affiliation, is sent to London where someone is working on the material.