This book is about the roots of medicine, medical research & education in the Sudan. It traces the origin of medical practices to the formative years of the era of the Fung Kingdom of Sennar (1504-1821), and follows its evolution through the years of the Turco-Egyptian rule (1821-1881); when modern medicine in its heyday was introduced to the Sudan. The reign of the Mahdi and his successor; Khalifa Abdullahi el-Taeishi witnessed a setback in this chapter, followed by an uprise when the troops (many of them were Sudanese), led by Lord Herbert Kitchener in his Nile Campaign paved the way for the establishment of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (1898-1956). It took six years for the first civil medical service to see the light of day when the Sudan Medical Department (SMD) was established. Before that members of the Royal Army Medical Corps and recruits of Syrian medical schools provided the medical services in the country. SMD (1904-1924) was succeeded by Sudan Medical Service (1924-1956) (SMS). The two eras benefitted from the benevolent enterprise of the Anglo-American philanthropist Henry Solomon Wellcome; whose only tropical medical research laboratory outside the British Isles based at the Nile at Khartoum provided the catalyst and the platform for ingenious work.
About the Author
Dr Tarik Elhadd is a medical physician with special interest in medical history. He qualified from Khartoum University and trained in Sudan & the United Kingdom. He holds a medical doctorate (MD) from Dundee University, Scotland and is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London & Edinburgh (UK); and Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE).
Category: Medical & Political History/AFRICA
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5
Page count: 444 pp
Publication Date: 2020