Medicine: In Sanest Africa

In the British tropical colony of Kenya, malaria and dysentery are rife; schistosomiasis, caused by parasites, is so common that the natives just don't worry about blood in the urine. They live in crowded, chimney-less huts amid smells that nauseate Europeans; food is bad and poorly cooked; 84% of the natives are undernourished.

They are far from Rousseau's nice notions about the Noble Savage—but they aren't nearly as crazy as Americans and Europeans. So reports Dr. J. C. Carothers" in the current issue of the U.S. quarterly Psychiatry. For nine years Dr. Carothers was...

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