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Poison in small measure : Dr. Christopherson and the cure for bilharzia

Author: Ann Crichton-Harris
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Khartoum in 1917, Dr. Christopherson injected seventy bilharzia patients with antimony tartrate and cured them. This biography examines the life of this medical pioneer, his fight for priority and professional survival against the politics of exclusion in colonial Africa.
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Crichton-Harris, Ann.
Poison in small measure.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
(DLC) 2009014373
(OCoLC)318243451
Named Person: John Brian Christopherson; John Brian Christopherson; John Brian Christopherson; Kṛṣṇalāla Śarmā, Sūdana; John Brian Christopherson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Crichton-Harris
ISBN: 9789047428855 9047428854
OCLC Number: 593295879
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 428 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Worms and dead eggs in the long hot summer --
Three generations of Christophersons : tanner to clergyman to physician --
The Boer War experience : the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital-a palace in the desert --
Sudan 1902-3 : smallpox delivers both fear and opportunity --
1904 and the appointment blunder --
The wellcome laboratory on the Nile and a relapsing fever dispute. A storm in a teacup? Some of what really happened is revealed only in 1923 --
Christopherson's difficult years : surviving disaster : 1908-1911 --
1912 marriage and the decision to remain in Sudan --
With the Red Cross in Serbia, and Rudolph Slatin's role as 'fairy godfather' --
France 1917. The commission on medical establishments --
The 'Aha' moment and consequences --
On the practice of medicine, Sudan 1902-1919 --
Life after Sudan-the varied life of a London consultant --
Heavensgate, Gloucestershire --
Looking back from the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: by Ann Crichton-Harris.

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