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Relatorio do Serviço de Saude, anno de 1908.

MOZAMBIQUE. Provincia de Moçambique, Repartição de Saude].

Published by Lourenço Marques, Imprensa Nacional, 1909., 1909
Soft cover
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8°, original pink printed wrappers (upper wrapper detached, somewhat soiled and chipped). Two short internal tears in final leaf (without loss). In good condition. Signature in ink of Francisco Ferrão (see below) across upper wrapper and title-page. A few neat marginalia. 376 pp., many tables in text. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Narrative of public health in Mozambique in the year 1908, including reports on the spread of infectious disease (scurvy, diphtheria, leprosy, the plague, etc.), administration of hospitals, chemical analyses, campaigns against rats, and autopsy results. The reports are broken down by region and tribe and supplemented by statistical tables.This is one of a series of reports published annually throughout the Portuguese dominions in the early twentieth century. All are rare.Provenance: Francisco Ferrão (Francisco Xavier Ferrão de Castello Branco) was the first secretary of Indigenous Affairs in Mozambique, appointed in 1907. His duties included organizing a justice system, regulating the duties of chiefs, codifying African law, organizing a civil register, controlling migration, and organizing labor and recruitment for the government and private employers. The information presented in this report would have been crucial for his position.*** Not located in Pires de Lima, Catálogo da Bibliotheca da Escola Medico-Cirurgica do Porto. Not located in Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, Catálogo da Colecção Portuguesa. Porbase locates only 1908-1911. Not in Wellcome Library online catalogue. Bookseller Inventory # 22649

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Title: Relatorio do Serviço de Saude, anno de 1908.

Publisher: Lourenço Marques, Imprensa Nacional, 1909.

Publication Date: 1909

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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