oa Central African Journal of Medicine - David Livingstone

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The emblem of this journal is the statue of David Livingstone, the first medical man, who as far as we know practiced in what is today Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Not only did he explore and spread the gospel over vast parts of this territory but he also tended the sick. It is as well to remind people that Livingstone was a doctor and practiced as such in Central Africa for, although his fame is not based on his contributions to medicine, he nevertheless displayed ability as a doctor that was above the average. The more one delves into the story of his life the more one learns with pride that the man, who may be regarded in some respects as the founder of British Central Africa, possessed many of the qualities and virtues that make a good clinician.

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