The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

diaries kept by Ursula Graham Bower on visits to Manipur and North Cachar between 1937 and 1940

caption: dispensary at Jessami
medium: diaries
date: 27.3.1939
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
person: private collection
text: (31) March 27th Jessami.
text: Long dispensary. Oh! those sores! One boy with toe almost off, cut suppurating; woman with huge sore on leg - made Chinaorang put his cloth to his face, & I took cover in Vapex. Yesterday's case with 3 huge sores - filthy stuff on dressings. Bandages now finished all but three small 1" strips. Dispensed from 9 till after 12. Luikai's tooth better, but still slight pain. Held bonfire of dressings from Naga sores. Went up village in p.m. Old gaonbura not so good. Boy had been sick over castor oil, so issued 1/2gr. Calomel. Looked out from village towards north and presumably Rengma, but camp Naga said 'Somaleng'. Never heard of them. Saw two of our Tangkhuls up in village on sitting-place. It rained again.