The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton's tour diary in the Naga Hills

caption: visit to Phekrokejima dispensary; medicine for worms too expensive; Sohemi ask for payment for cane bridge; assessment for rice provision
medium: tours
location: Phek (Phekrokejima) Sohemi Gwezutomi (Guozatoma) Sakrabami (Sakrabama) Thevopetsima Runguzumi (Rongazuma)
date: 10.10.1922
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 5.10.1922-5.11.1922
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 10th
text: To Phekrokejima. I visited the dispensary, which is in quite good order. Since the Angami S.A.S. came back and the Bengali went, the numbers of patients have started to go up again. They dropped a good deal from February to July. There is no medicine for worms, as Santonine is said to be too expensive and patients are treated with calomel, I don't see how calomel is likely to cure any but mild cases. The complaint is very common and there must be other medicines. Powdered betelnut is excellent for dogs and must be cheap enough, but seems to be tabu because not in the British Pharmacopoea.
text: Here as at Losama, I found the I.B. pantry full of filthy jobra. Sohemi came in and asked about payment for a cane bridge - Rs 50/-. They said that the Overseer promised to see about it when he came, but that the S.O. had come and had not sent for them or done anything.
text: In the Phekrokejima rice list, Guozatoma is assessed at a month's rations of 5 maunds. This is probably too much and Guozetoma can be amalgamated with Sakrabama, and Thevopetsima and Rongazuma can be added to the list.