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Homemade Vaccines in Africa, Then and Now

Homemade vaccines, or autoinoculation against virulent diseases, both for livestock and for people, has – and continues to be practiced – in Africa.  And, as seen in the following picture, early uses of small-pox vaccination in Europe were viewed with great … Continue reading

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Making Salt and gathering food supplies for a boat trip up Lake Albert N’Yanza

After discovering Lake Albert N’Yanza, the Bakers camped near Vacovia, a village next to the lake, in order to prepare boats and supplies for their trip down the lake to the White Nile. As usual, Baker’s descriptions are graphic, as … Continue reading

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