oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Archives and medical history

Volume 31, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



It was almost entirely through the records in our National Archives that I was able to write a medical history of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), one of Nyasaland (Malawi) and one of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia). Worthy of comment, perhaps, is that I relied almost completely on the Archival material although most medical histories do not seem to have emanated from archival research but from those of medical bodies and from doctors themselves.

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