Telford Work made this film during an expedition to the Nuba Mountains in southern Sudan in search of evidence of yellow fever, and to evaluate the possible spread of yellow fever northward. The film shows laboratory equipment being loaded onto a Jeep along with Dr. Mansour, a Sudanese veterinarian and microbiologist in charge of the eradication of the tsetse fly, and Dr. Richard Moreland Taylor, Dr. Work's colleague on the expedition. The film documents the trip. Scenes include airplane views of the Nile and Nubian Desert, Khartoum and the Aswan dam from the air, a steam locomotive traveling through the savannahs to El Obeid, a Nuba village, warriors, women, and children, evidence of scarification, taking of blood samples, Baggara tribesmen, Dinka people building a new village, collection of monkeys to test for yellow fever antibodies, the Mayem Mission, and cranes, egrets, and ibis feeding in swamps.
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Dr. Martine Jozan Work; Source: Item; Research date: 01/20/2012
Telford H. Work.
Received: Apr. 29, 2004; gift; from Martine Jozan Work, M.D.