ADVENTURES IN MASHONALAND
Blennerhasseff & Sleeman
A saga of three Victorian nurses in Africa. The fever swamps and lion-infested mountain fastnesses of Rhodesia's eastern highlands were no place for refined young ladies, but they did not deter Nurses Blennerhasseff, Sleeman and Welby from setting up hospital services in the territory. In 1891 the three women sailed up the Pungwe River from Beira (there was neither road nor railway at the time) to 'Mpanda's, and then took the bush baths over the hills to Penhalonga, a journey of some 200 miles. Here, at Sabi Ophir Hill they opened their "hospital", in a rough mud hut.
Their supplies and personal belongings had been abandoned by their porters en route, and their entire equipment consisted of "two or three iron spoons, two tin mugs, a couple of pots of Liebig's extract of meat and a packet of Maizena".
This volume reveals the story of their enterprise in the face of extreme privation and intimidating natural hazards. It is a tale of outstanding courage and initiative, an impressive chapter in the history of nursing in Southern Africa.Hardback, good condition.
Hardback, very good (as new) condition
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