National Geographic : 1917 Sep
Photograph from Walter L.Beasley A YAKUT FREIGHT REINDEER CARAVAN CROSSING THE VERKHOYANSK MOUNTAIN The caravans which carry raw drugs to market often come back with patent medicines made inAmerica as apart oftheir cargo. Arecent traveler from the Yakut region tells of being hailed with delight in a tiny shack town. A boy was sick and no one was there well enough versed in the art of dosing to measure out a spoonful of "pain cure" for him. The natives believe white man's medicine dangerous except when meas ured by a white man's hand.