Account of the Native Africans in the Neighbourhood of Sierra Leone: To Which Is Added, an Account of the Present State of Medicine Among Them Thomas Winterbottom

ISBN: 9781108020862

Published: October 21st 2010

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440 pages


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Account of the Native Africans in the Neighbourhood of Sierra Leone: To Which Is Added, an Account of the Present State of Medicine Among Them  by  Thomas Winterbottom

Account of the Native Africans in the Neighbourhood of Sierra Leone: To Which Is Added, an Account of the Present State of Medicine Among Them by Thomas Winterbottom
October 21st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 440 pages | ISBN: 9781108020862 | 5.60 Mb

Sierra Leone in West Africa is the subject of this 1803 work by English physician Thomas Winterbottom (1766 1859). In the 1790s he spent four years there working for the Sierra Leone Company (established by abolitionists to resettle ex-slaves), andMoreSierra Leone in West Africa is the subject of this 1803 work by English physician Thomas Winterbottom (1766 1859).

In the 1790s he spent four years there working for the Sierra Leone Company (established by abolitionists to resettle ex-slaves), and combating diseases such as malaria and scurvy. He displays none of the pejorative views of Africa or its inhabitants that some of his contemporaries expressed, but has a very positive opinion of the country.

Winterbottom describes the women as beautiful and graceful, and he dismisses racial differentiations based on skin colour as being absurd. In Volume 1 he draws a many-faceted picture of the climate, history and traditions of Sierra Leone, describing the limited diet of the inhabitants (consisting mainly of rice and palm oil), and seeking to give scientific answers to such questions as why the hair of the inhabitants is mostly of a woolly type.



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