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The Resource David Livingstone and the Myth of African Poverty and Disease : A Close Examination of His Writing on the Pre-Colonial ERA

David Livingstone and the Myth of African Poverty and Disease : A Close Examination of His Writing on the Pre-Colonial ERA

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David Livingstone and the Myth of African Poverty and Disease : A Close Examination of His Writing on the Pre-Colonial ERA
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David Livingstone and the Myth of African Poverty and Disease
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A Close Examination of His Writing on the Pre-Colonial ERA
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This study about David Livingstone is different from all other publications about him. Here, Livingstone is not the main topic of interest; the focus of the author is on nutrition and health in pre-colonial Africa and Livingstone is his key informant. David Livingstone and the Myth of African Poverty and Disease is an unusual book. After a close examination of Livingstone's writings and comparative reading of contemporary authors, Sjoerd Rijpma has been able to draw cautious conclusions about the relatively favourable conditions of health and nutrition in southern and central Africa during the pre-colonial period. His findings shed new light on the medical history of Sub-Saharan Africa
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David Livingstone and the Myth of African Poverty and Disease : A Close Examination of His Writing on the Pre-Colonial ERA
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David Livingstone and the Myth of African Poverty and Disease : A Close Examination of His Writing on the Pre-Colonial ERA
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  • Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- Preface to the 2015 Edition -- Some Basic Data (Tables 1 and 2) -- David Livingstone Chronology -- Acronyms and Abbreviations -- Part 1 Africa's Past: Surprising New Aspects -- Introduction to Part 1 -- Chapter 1 'Health and Nutrition' or 'Disease and Hunger'? -- What is the Actual Meaning of 'Malnutrition'? -- How Old is 'Malnutrition'? -- 'Malnutrition' in Africa Since Decolonization -- New Concepts, the Same 'Malnutrition' -- European Doctors in Africa before 1880 -- Poverty in Precolonial Tropical Africa -- The United Nations, Statistics and the Present -- Livingstone as Source of Information -- Malaria, Mal Aria and 'Fever' -- The Correlation between Health and Nutrition -- What is Meant by 'Resistance'? -- Community and Sickness -- Assumptions -- Part 2 David Livingstone in Tropical Africa -- Introduction to Part 2 -- Chapter 2 1849-56: Missionary Travels and Researches -- Sojourn and Travels in Southern Africa (1841-49), The MissionaryTravels (1849-53) and the Trans-Africa Journey (1853-56).A Paraphrase of a Number of Aspects of the Book -- A Short Historical Outline -- The First Ten Years in Southern Africa -- The Kololo -- To Luanda (1853-54) -- Luanda (1854) -- Back to Linyanti (1854-55) -- From Linyanti to Quelimane (1855-56) -- Reflections on Livingstone's Missionary Travels -- Differences between Book and Journals -- Missionary Travels Compared -- Preparations for the Zambezi Expedition -- Chapter 3 1858-64: Narrative of an Expedition -- Exploration of Rivers and Lakes -- Return to Linyanti with the Kololo. A Paraphrase of Various Aspects of the Second Book -- Investigating the Zambezi -- Exploring the River Shire and Lake Malawi -- Intermezzo: A Journey on Foot from Mozambique to Linyanti and Back (1860) -- The Universities' Mission -- The Ruvuma Explorations -- The End of the Expedition
  • Reflections on Narrative of an Expedition -- Narrative of an Expedition Compared -- Once Again to Africa -- Chapter 4 David Livingstone: A Usable Source of 'General' Information? -- David Livingstone's 'Inaccuracies, Distortions and Omissions' inAnother Perspective -- Scientific Reliability -- Part 3 Unexpected Discoveries in Tropical Africa -- A Journey with Blinkers -- Introduction to Part 3 -- Chapter 5 1849-56: Missionary Travels and Researches -- Sojourn and Travels in Southern Africa (1841-49), the Missionary Travels (1849-53), and the Trans-Africa Journey (1853-56). A Paraphrase with the Emphasis on Health and Nutrition -- The Kalahari Desert and Lake Ngami -- The Kololo -- To Luanda (1853-54) -- Luanda (1854), and Back to Linyanti (1854-55) -- From Linyanti to Quelimane (1855-56) -- Reflections: Health and Nutrition in Missionary Travels -- 'Malnutrition' -- Breastfeeding, Sexual Abstinence and Birth Spacing -- Health and Sickness -- Nutrition and Food Production -- With the Bushmen -- With the Kololo and in the Barotse Valley -- On the Way to Luanda, and then to Quelimane -- Impressions Without Quantifying -- Other Doctors on Food and Food Supply -- The Opinion of Other Doctors -- Wars -- Chapter 6 1858-64: 'Narrative of an Expedition' -- Exploration of Rivers and Lakes -- Return to Linyanti with the Kololo. A Paraphrase with the Emphasis on Health and Nutrition -- Investigating the Zambezi -- Exploring the River Shire and Lake Malawi (1859) -- Intermezzo: A Journey on Foot from Mozambique to Linyanti and Back (1860) -- The Universities' Mission -- the Ruvuma Explorations -- The End of the Expedition -- Reflections: Health and Nutrition in Narrative of an Expedition -- 'Malnutrition' -- Sickness and Health Among the Local Population -- The Europeans -- Nutrition and Food Supply -- Poverty and War -- Doctor John Kirk
  • Chapter 7 1866-73: Waller's The Last Journals of David Livingstone -- Searching for the Sources of the Nile (1866-73), A Paraphrase ofWaller's The Last Journals of David Livingstone -- To Lake Malawi, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Mweru and Lake Bangweulu (1866-68) -- From Zanzibar to Lake Malawi -- En Route to Lake Tanganyika -- To Kazembe, and Finally to Lake Bangweulu -- From Lake Bangweulu to Lake Tanganyika and Back (-1873): The Full Circle -- With Stanley to Tabora -- To the Source of the Nile in Lake Bangwuelu -- Reflections on Waller's The Last Journals of David Livingstone (1874) -- Livingstone and the 'Personnel' -- Livingstone and the Arabs -- Livingstone, Stanley and the Sources of the Nile -- Reflections: Health and Nutrition in The Last Journals -- Health -- Livingstone's Illness and Death -- Food and Food Supply -- Chapter 8 What David Livingstone Really Discovered in Tropical Africa -- Children without 'Malnutrition' -- Symptoms in the Historic Literature -- Lengthy Breastfeeding, Sexual Abstinence and Birth Spacing -- Birth Spacing since Colonization -- Birth Spacing and Birth Control -- Health and Reduced Sickness -- Full Value Nourishment and Food Supply -- 'Ignored Possibilities' -- 'Specialization and Innovation' -- Diversification and Intensification -- His Opinion on Health and Nutrition -- Some Closing Remarks -- Assumptions and Confirmation -- Child Mortality: The Difference Between the Past and the Present -- Development and 'Underdevelopment' -- African Agriculture Before and After 1880 -- 'Population Explosion' -- 'Traditional' and Western Medicine -- Colonisation and Decolonisation -- Help for 'Underdeveloped' Countries -- Ideas About the Future -- What Help Cannot Achieve -- What About 'Malnutrition', Infections and Under-Five Mortality? -- Unnoticed African Solutions -- Literature -- Books Consulted, Not Cited -- Maps -- Index
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