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Africans in the countryside.

'The word of god in Africa ' A map of Africa with a highlighted southern portion. Length and breadth of Africa. Countries that fit into the area occupied by Africa. An animation shows countries like America, India, China and others fitting into the area occupied by Africa. Africans outside their huts in countryside. People move across the railroad tracks.

Date: 1931
Duration: 1 min 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Tsetse fly and mosquitoes cause diseases in Central Africa

A documentary ' Medical missions in Africa'. A map of Africa with a highlighted Central part having high temperatures and heavy rainfall. This climate leads to diseases like malaria. Malaria carrying mosquitoes, tsetse fly causes sleeping sickness.

Date: 1931
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Africans build bridges for missionaries to travel across Africa

African tribesmen construct bamboo bridges for European and American missionaries to move across parts of Africa. A truck moves over a bamboo bridge. A car crosses a shallow stream as African children play in the stream. A missionary with natives get on to a raft on a canoe as they cross a stream. Tribesmen carry boxes on shoulders and on hand driven carts.

Date: 1931
Duration: 2 min 25 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Tribesmen use herb brews and make sacrifices to treat epidemics and diseases in Central Africa

Contrasts the methods used by witch doctors with Protestant missionaries in Africa. African tribesmen use herb brews to treat patients suffering from diseases. Witch doctor addresses the tribesmen and performs sacrifices to please the god. Men sit in a group as sacrifices performed. Men, women and children suffer from sleeping sickness. A man with ulcers on his body due to unhygienic conditions. Patients lined up at a mission hospital

Date: 1931
Duration: 1 min 34 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Patients treated and looked after at a medical mission in Central Africa

Contrasts the methods used by witch doctors with Protestant medical missionaries in Africa. An attendant comes in a village to look after patients suffering from an epidemic. Patients examined by medics at a dispensary, blood samples checked with microscopes. Patients treated for leprosy, doctors conduct a minor operation. Patient lies down on a table for the operation. African tribesmen inoculated. Women and children lined up at an outdoor clinic, men check blood samples. Doctors operate a patient, patients in bed as a nurse looks after them and takes their temperatures.

Date: 1931
Duration: 2 min 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Patients brought to mission hospital in Central Africa

Primitive transportation of patients to mission hospital in Central Africa. Men carry a patient wrapped in a sheet and put him in a primitive horse drawn carriage made of cane to be transported to nearby mission hospital. Carriage outside the hospital and men carry the patient inside the building. Patients arrive by various primitive means at the hospital. Some arrive in a cloth sling while others carried in a palanquin.

Date: 1931
Duration: 1 min 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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