National Geographic : 1961 Sep
tuberculosis. We are also treating 75 lepers." As we walked about, Dr. Roberts pointed out a young Ovimbundu tribesman carefully filing a sheaf of medical records. Another, bending over a microscope, analyzed blood samples. And in the dispensary a white coated male nurse filled prescriptions for a line of waiting patients. By his teeth, filed to points, I recognized him as a Chokwe. Only 358 yesterday his sinewy hands might have beat en jungle drums. In a private room we saw a woman with a thermometer jutting from her mouth and with the eyes of a frightened animal. An Af rican evangelist sat by her bedside, reading the scriptures in her native tongue, Ngan guela. As I watched, his strong face and mel low voice seemed to calm her fears.