The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary two

caption: Tsampio has gonorrhoea
medium: diaries
person: Tsampio
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Oting
date: 10.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 2.6.1936-11.7.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Just as I was strolling through the village looking for motifs, boys came from Punkhung with the doctor's answer and a bottle of medicine. Apparently the different messengers walked all night long. The doctor's diagnosis is not very pleasant. He says gonorrhoea and I do not doubt that he is right. Stupidly I had not thought of venereal disease. No doubt Tsampio caught this in Kohima where he was while I was in Borjan. Today he is so ill (117) that he can barely move and tomorrow I have to send him to Wakching on a stretcher. In my camp the Oting people put the stretcher together surprisingly quickly. Of course my work suffered from all the consultation and activity.