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Title
Dressers and Nurses, Tumutumu, Kenya, September 1926
Date Created and/or Issued
1926-09
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
For commercial reproduction please contact the National Library of Scotland by referring to http://www.nls.uk/copyright . For access to the originals please e-mail manuscripts@nls.uk
National Library of Scotland
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW, Scotland, UK
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Description
"Dressers and Nurses (Miss Milligan, Dr Philp, Mr Stevenson)". Group portrait of dressers outside of hospital.The Tumutumu mission (in the Kenia sphere) was administered to the Chuka and Mwimbi tribes, two sections of the Kikuyu people. The Chuka numbered about 15,000 and the Mwimbi numbered about 25,000. In 1908 Kabandango was the biggest chief in the Chuka district and Kianbati the biggest chief of the Mwimbi district. Tumutumu was established in 1908 by Rev. Henry Scott and Dr. John Arthur and is situated in the Central Highlands of Kenya, 130km north of Nairobi. The mission was set up as a clinic to deal with primarily Yaws (ulceration) and Tuberculosis was also common. In 1933 average hospital attendances was 15,000 with 1,000 annual injections to treat yaws. The effects of famine and starvation were also readily dealt with. Hospitals started by the missionaries at both sites have thrived and continue to play a vital role in modern Kenyan society.
Type
image
Format
Photographic prints, 8.8 x 6.7 cm.
Identifier
impa-a-nls-75657696-1.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-c123-79763
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/impa-a-nls-75657696-1.jpg
Subject
Indigenous peoples
Medical personnel
Milligan, Miss, medical, Chogoria, fl.1926
Philp, Horace Robert Andrew, Medical missionary, Tumutumu, Kenya, 1883-1956
Stevenson, W.B. (Rev.), minister, Chogoria fl.1926
Group portraits
Time Period
1926-09
Place
Africa
Central Province
Kenya
Tumutumu
Source
Acc.7548/F/25 [Reference number]
NLS DOD ID: 75657694 [File]
Relation
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from Kenya missions, Africa, 1926
Photographs from Scottish Missions, the National Library of Scotland
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