The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf, Naga diary four

caption: medicine and shyness
medium: diaries
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Hungphoi
date: 26.2.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 12.2.1937-31.3.1937
note: translated from german by Dr Ruth Barnes
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Again there is much demand for quinine and I also have to bandage some cuts. Typical was the case of a young girl (95) who came to my hut to get a foot infection bandaged, and who also kept completely still throughout my treatment. But as soon as the bandage was on and before I could say a single word about further treatment she ran away as though chased by the devil.